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Safety, Health, and Environmental Supervisor

Lilac Solutions

Lilac Solutions

People & HR, Operations
Salta, Salta Province, Argentina
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

About Lilac Solutions, Inc.

Lilac Solutions is a lithium extraction technology company focused on scaling lithium production for the electric vehicle era. Lilac solves the critical technology problems which today prevent development of the world’s largest lithium resources: low yields, high costs, slow start-up, poor reliability, and massive environmental impacts. Lilac’s technology represents such a step-change in performance and cost that it also unlocks the development of new unconventional lithium deposits with low lithium grades and high impurities, which have historically been impossible to produce. In 2021, Lilac raised $150M in Series B financing from investors including T. Rowe Price, Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Sumitomo, BMW and SK Materials. Lilac is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Job Description

Lilac Solutions is looking to add a Health and Safety Supervisor to its team for its pilot plant in La Puna, Jujuy. Note: Fixed-term contract, 6 months.


  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate aspects related to health and safety in the field of operation of the pilot plant for direct lithium extraction.
  • Analyze, evaluate and control situations inherent to occupational hazards in the chemical, mining, petroleum and related industries.
  • Advise on occupational safety policies and implement programs and programs; Provide training in the prevention and protection of occupational risks, accidents and diseases based on these programs.
  • Participate in the administration and coordination of occupational risk management programs and plans.
  • Coordinate and execute risk prevention and mitigation campaigns
  • Deliver and supervise the correct use of personal protective equipment.
  • Develop recommendations and follow up to prevent recurring accidents.

Specific Knowledge in the Mining Industry

  • Know and apply the current legal regulations on health and safety in the mining industry (taking into account the provisions of each jurisdiction).
  • Know the protocols for working with chemicals and gases (CMP/TLV) Identify the potential risks that exist at each stage of an operation and according to the different types of constructions, projects and extraction methodologies.
  • Detect the risks present in the use of measuring equipment, machines and tools used in the operation of mineral processing plants, where chemicals are used.
  • Establish preventive and corrective measures for each recognized risk, both general and specific.
  • Supervise the correct use of safety elements for each worker, according to the task they perform.
  • Perform the Inspect facilities and prescribe corrective measures to reduce the risks of contracting work-related illnesses or ailments.
  • Investigate and prepare reports on workplace incidents and accidents.

Experience & Training

  • Verifiable experience of at least 5 years practicing the profession.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Advanced handling of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and OneDrive.
  • Experience in Mining, Oil & Gas, chemical or chemical precursor industries.
  • Work experience in high mountains or puna area desirable.
  • Work on rattan system (14x14).

Additional Preferred Skills

  • English will be considered a plus.
  • Experience in the chemical or lithium industry will be a plus.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock options
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Supplementary group life insurance
  • Lilac days: flexible paid time off
  • Language training program
  • Monthly phone and internet stipend
  • Extended paternity leave
  • Coming to the office? Coffee, lunch and snacks are on us!

EEO Statement

Lilac Solutions is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Lilac Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.


Job Description

Lilac Solutions busca sumar a su equipo un Supervisor en Higiene y Seguridad para su planta piloto en la puna, Jujuy. Nota: Contrato a plazo fijo, 6 meses.


  • Planificar, organizar, dirigir, controlar y evaluar aspectos relacionados con la higiene y seguridad en el ambito de la operación de la planta piloto de extracción directa de litio.
  • Analizar, evaluar y controlar situaciones inherentes a los riesgos del trabajo en la industria quimica, mineria, petroleo y afines.
  • Asesorar en políticas de seguridad laboral e implementar programas y procolos; capacitar en prevención y protección de riesgos laborales, accidentes y enfermedades profesionales a partir de dichos programas.
  • Participar en la administración y coordinación de programas y planes de gestión de riesgos del trabajo
  • Coordinar y ejecutar campañas de prevención y mitigación de riesgos
  • Realizar entrega y supervisar el correcto uso de elementos de proteccion personal.
  • Desarrollar recomendaciones y realizar seguimiento para prevenir accidentes recurrentes.

Conocimientos especificos en la Industria de Mineria

  • Conocer y aplicar la normativa legal vigente en materia de salud y seguridad en la industria de la mineria (atendiendo a las disposiciones de cada jurisdicción).
  • Conocer los protocolos de trabajo con productos quimicos y gases (CMP/TLV)
  • Identificar los riesgos potenciales existentes en cada etapa de una operación y en función de los distintos tipos de construcciones, proyectos y metodologias de extracción.
  • Detectar los riesgos presentes en el uso de equipos de medición, máquinarias y herramientas utilizados en la operacion de plantas de procesamiento de minerales, donde se utilizan productos quimicos.
  • Establecer medidas preventivas y correctivas para cada riesgo reconocido, tanto generales como específicos.
  • Supervisar el correcto uso de los elementos de seguridad para cada trabajador, de acuerdo a la tarea que realiza. Realizar las
  • Inspeccionar las instalaciones y prescribir medidas correctivas para reducir los riesgos de contraer enfermedades o dolencias relacionadas con el trabajo
  • Investigar y preparar informes sobre incidentes y accidentesde trabajo

Experiencia y Formación

  • Experiencia comprobable de al menos 5 años ejerciendo la profesión
  • Graduado como Licenciado en Higiene y Seguridad Laboral
  • Manejo avanzado de MS Word, Excel, Outlook y OneDrive
  • Experiencia en Mineria, Oil&Gas, industrias quimicas o de precursores quimicos.
  • Experiencia de trabajo en alta montaña o zona de puna deseable
  • Trabajo en sistema de rota (14x14)

Habilidades adicionales

  • Ingles será considerado un plus
  • Experiencia en la industria quimica o de Litio será un plus

Declaración de EEO

Lilac Solutions se compromete a brindar un entorno de trabajo profesional libre de discriminación y acoso, incluida la discriminación y el acoso basado en una categoría protegida, y un entorno libre de represalias por participar en cualquier actividad protegida. Lilac Solutions se compromete a brindar igualdad de oportunidades laborales a todos los empleados y solicitantes de empleo.