SHERQ Officer job vacancy at Omnia

Job Summary

Omnia is seeking to hire a suitably qualified professional for the vacancy: Safety Health Environment Risk & Quality (SHEQ) Officer.

Closing date: 02 February 2024

Reference NumberOMN230912-3
Job TitleOfficer (Safety)
CompanyFertilizer a division of Omnia

Location: Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa

Job Purpose

Maintain, implement and support SHERQ strategy and systems to assist the plant in term of compliance verification and risk reduction. All activities, roles and responsibilities are aligned to the world class (manufacturing) philosophy, principles and practices.


  • Matric (Maths and Science)
  • B.Sc. / B.Tech / Degree (SHERQ related field)


  • 2 – 5 years’ experience in Chemical industry

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintains the Integrated Management System (IMS):
Provide coaching and support on IMS aspects to customer areas: 
Control of documented information
Audit and inspection management
Incident and non-conformance management
Communication and awareness

Planning and monitoring of processes and activities
Promote risk based thinking on prevention
Identify opportunities for continuous improvement
Management review of system performance
Control the quality of the data and usage of IMS electronic systems (IsoMetrix, SharePoint, MES, Qlikview

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Ensure compliance with legal requirements, standards, policies, procedures and other requirements:
Conduct plant inspections to identify legal non-conformances
Coach on compliance issues
Facilitate hazard and critical task/activity identification (activity based risk assessment)
Facilitate the review of task procedures and work instructions
Facilitate and confirm PTO evaluations
Ensure and confirm HIRA and clearance certificate issued

Consolidate and analyse SHERQ indicators:
Create effective reporting routes
Ensure all indicators are consolidated in time
Analyse the indicators and provide risk focused issues for solutions and actions
Conduct quality check on data
Feedback to management on indicator status in order to ensure KPI improvement

Increase awareness and competency through SHERQ training:
Identify and advise on training needs analyses and training recommendations, especially to resolve identified system and process competence shortfalls
Create and sustain SHERQ awareness through communication mediums
Facilitate the review of task procedure 
Conduct selected training: Plant specific and Classroom

Conduct regular SHERQ inspections:
Schedule inspections with key customers and suppliers
Conduct routine and ad-hoc inspections as needed
Report on non-conformances, waste and spillage, physical conditions, etc.
Ensure corrective actions are implemented
Follow up to ensure action effectiveness

Job Competencies

Competent in Microsoft Office 
SHERQ Electronic Systems

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Core Behavioural Competencies   
Decision making 
Work standards 
Motivation of self and others 
Integrity and trust 
Communication skills 
Planning and organization 
Stress tolerance 
Building relationships 

Functional / Technical Competency 
Coaching and Mentoring 
Facilitation / Meetings
Project Management 
Effective Change Management 
Conflict Management 
Product Knowledge
Root-cause analysis 
Excellent Customer Service 

Cross-Functional Competency  
Functional integration (Integration with ACTS and plant process)

Leadership Competency   
Drive for Results 
Motivating Others 
Strategic Agility
Managing Vision and Purpose
Motivating Others
Business Acumen (Will be an advantage)

General Skills

Technical knowledge on relevant legislation, site procedures, Divisional procedures and Group policies and standards. 
Effective communication skills
Analytical thinking
Problem solving skills
Good interpersonal skills
Sound technical knowledge
Report writing skills
Sound understanding of implementation, maintenance and auditing of ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001

How to Apply

Please APPLY HERE for this exciting career prospect.

Careers at Omnia

The Omnia Group is a leading, diversified group of companies that manufactures and supplies chemicals, specialist services and solutions to the agriculture, mining and chemical industries.

With a 70-year legacy, our innovative culture, intellectual capital, and industry relationships drive safer and more efficient solutions. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Omnia operates in 26 countries with a distribution network spanning 40 countries.

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The focus of our strategic talent management framework is to attract, develop and retain highly skilled employees. Upskilling and reskilling talent allows us to be future-fit as we provide innovative solutions in our industry.

It is our aim to provide and maintain a safe work environment where our people thrive within a high-performance culture. Explore available opportunities.

A key priority will always be on providing safe and healthy working conditions for all employees. Omnia is dedicated to our workers’ long-term wellbeing and personal well-being. The Group takes a holistic and integrated approach to employee wellness, which includes working with onsite occupational health services and hiring wellness specialists.

At Omnia, we believe that everything is connected. We nurture life for the present and for the future, touching everything that makes your life easier, every day.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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