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Process Safety Engineer


Conneaut, OH, US, 44030 Bay City, MI, US, 48706 Perrysburg, OH, US, 43551

Req ID:  85399
Department:  North Kingsville Plant
Division:  Global APS


Basic Function

The Process Safety Engineer is a process safety leader for all three sites ( BIO, NBO, NXO). A primary focus for the individual will be to actively lead and coordinate the PHA and HAZOP process. The individual will be a key participant in all the PSM programs. This position will influence and identify opportunities for improvement in the process safety program for all three sites. The individual will interface with a diverse group of customers including process engineering, operations, maintenance, capital projects, plant management, HSE, and global process safety.  #LI-RH1

Roles & Responsibilities

•    Lead and coordinate PHA and HAZOP activities. Must be knowledgeable and competent with these processes. 
•    Write and implement effective procedures that support process safety, including management of change procedure (MOC).
•    Monitor and develop key performance indicators (most importantly, leading indicators) to track PSM progress.
•    Participate in operational excellence (OE) gap analysis and external OE audits.
•    Understand PSM implications of incidents and provide guidance to sites for proper classification, investigation, and improvements.
•    Coordinate process safety knowledge sharing and best practices across the three sites.
•    Communicate external process safety events and share best practices identified within the company.
•    Provide oversight and conduct audits for management of change (MOC), pre-start up safety review process (PSSR), facility siting and procedures to practice.
•    Lead or participate in incident investigations.
•    Participate in company process safety technical networks.
•    Track and understand action items from Process Hazard Analyses.

Area of Expertise, Requirements
•    Knowledgeable about PHA and HAZOP processes.
•    Trained as a PHA Leader or experience with multiple PHA’s.
•    Familiar with the design and application of Independent Protection layers (IPL’s), Safety Critical 
•    Variables (SCV’s) and Critical Administrative Controls (CAC’s).
•    Knowledgeable in relief system evaluations and designs.
•    Knowledgeable of industry standards and practice for management of combustible dust

•    Familiar with Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) , associated Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Cause and Effect Charts, Control System Narrative, As Low as ALARP Safety Integrity Level (SIL).
•    Knowledge of OSHA PSM and EPA Risk Mgmt Program regulatory requirements.

Min. Qualifications

•    Must possess a four-year applicable BS degree in engineering. Chemical Engineering degree is preferred.


Work Experience 
•    A minimum of 8 years’ experience preferably in a blending, compounding, chemical or petrochemical facility.



•    English, additional language preferred


Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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