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Process Safety Management Engineer

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:

JOB DIMENSIONS: (Position reports to the Operations Manager at this speciality chemicals plant)

Responsible for managing the site Process Safety Management (PSM) Program. Key responsibilities in the PSM program include the planning and completion of the Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) for the facility as well as driving closure of site PHA action items and the execution of projects to close gaps identified during the PHA process. Responsible for improving site process safety managements systems. Responsible for ensuring that all AIMS HESQ policies & practices (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001 & RCMS) are followed by all personnel. This includes compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, (OSHA, EPA, TCEQ regulations and permits) quality systems, and safe work permit practices. Accountable for tracking and reporting site process safety metrics. Facilitates a healthy audit program at the Houston site.

Process Safety Management (70%)

  • Accountable for plant PHA, eMOC and IMPACT action item processes.
  • Responsible for giving PSM guidance on all site projects and MOC's.
  • Develop and manage the site SCS list.
  • Responsible for driving open PHA Action Items at the Houston site to closure.
  • Develop and facilitate PSM training program for site personnel.
  • Develop best practices, procedures and innovative solutions to improve process safety.
  • Drive procedure use culture at the Houston site and actively participate in procedure improvement.
  • Ensure site Process Safety Information is up-to-date.
  • Conduct timely incident investigations, event reviews and REX communications.
  • Establish and conduct routine audits of PSM processes (MOC, PHA, Procedures, Investigations, etc.).
  • Participate as the SME in AIMS/PSM/ISO audits.
  • Contribute and support all other site PSM-related activities, including (and not limited to) turnarounds, emergency operations, etc.

Other: Environmental, Safety, Operations and Technical Support, Development


  • Position reports to the Operations Manager.
  • The individual must have a sound knowledge of technical aspects of the Houston Plant, and of the business situation as related to the operation of the process.
  • Individual must be able to communicate on multiple levels of organization and manage multiple tasks required by the plant.
  • May participate in training and audits of other sites.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Company(e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.).
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents.



  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 8-10 years' experience with chemical process unit operations.
  • A working knowledge of the following federal health and safety regulations: OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; EPA 40 CFR 68 Chemical Accident Prevention.


  • Ability and skill to understand and troubleshoot chemical processing to enable facility staff to achieve production goals.
  • Communication and presentation skills are necessary to convey interpretation of process data and recommendations for improvement.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Strong technical knowledge and skillset.
Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Global specialty chemicals company with opportunity for growth and career development.

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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