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Process Safety Management (PSM) Engineer

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Process Safety Management (PSM) Engineer 

Pasadena, Texas - Polymers United States (US) 

INEOS Styrolution America LLC 

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The Position: Process Safety Management (PSM) Engineer  - The Process Safety Management (PSM) Engineer / SHE Leader is accountable for the implementation, management, and continuous improvement of the Process Safety Management (PSM) program for the INEOS Styrolution Site.  Responsibilities include leading the Process Hazard Analysis program, ensuring regulatory compliance guidance to all elements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119, developing tools to identify and mitigate process safety risks, sharing learnings with the other Texas Gulf Coast sites, and managing the Safety Health & Environmental (SHE) Department. This position will also support compliance to EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) 40 CFR Part 68.

What you will do:  

  • Manage Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) programs.  Serve as the PSM Authority, providing regulatory compliance guidance for PSM/RMP programs for the Site. Advise and assist Managers, Supervisors, Engineers, and Contractor Safety Representatives to ensure that the Site operates within company policies, procedures, and performance standards.
  • Lead the continuous improvement effort of site policies and technical guidelines associated with PSM and RMP elements (e.g., Process Hazard Analysis, Management of Change, Contractor Management, Process Safety Information, etc.) to deliver compliance.
  • Challenge and provide feedback to the Process and/or Production Engineers to develop and implement better solutions to mitigate potential process safety hazards.
  • Continually improve the SHE Procedures that have been developed and adapt IGGN/SGGN to conform to Site as necessary.
  • Conduct incident investigations as needed, and also facilitate Root-Cause Analysis (RCA) sessions using Cause Mapping methodology.
  • This position may provide guidance, coaching, and leadership to the SHE Department on setting and accomplishing annual objectives, including conducting mid-year and year-end performance reviews and development plans (for the “Leader” role at the Bayport ASA Plant).
  • Collaborate with the Site Operations leadership and engineers to scope and prioritize capital improvement projects to improve process safety.
  • Develop process workflow to identify and maintain Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP).
  • Monitor regulatory changes, publicly available information, and significant incidents at plants. 
  • Provide training for our PSM and RMP Programs to the Site employees.  
  • Manage KMS database to track action items from inception to completion.  Provide technical support to the KMS software system and serve as the Administrator for the Site.
  • Collect and analyze process safety KPIs, providing results to the Site / Plant Leadership Team to help assess effectiveness of our PSM/RMP programs.
  • Arrange for contract services support for PSM-related activities.
  • Interface with regulatory agencies as it relates to PSM, RMP, etc. as needed.

What you will bring: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and/or Process Engineering required.
  • Master’s degree or Safety Certification(s) preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations including knowledge of regulatory compliance standards, 29 CFR 1910 series and 40 CFR Part 68 with emphasis on Process Safety Elements and Risk Management program elements required.
  • Possess a working knowledge of common chemical industry process safety policies, procedures, guidelines and best practices.

Experience in general:

  • Minimum of 5-8 years of progressive Process Safety Management (PSM) experience required. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of chemical plant experience required.
  • Supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written communication, required to interpret EPA, OSHA, various other Federal and State agencies and know their applicability to site processes.
  • Presentation and or training experience preferred.

Physical demands: 

  • Must be physically able to climb steps (20' sections -75' tall) and enter manways of varying heights (max 200') and various diameters.
  • Must be physically capable to wear respirator and air supply, hear sound changes in the plant sites, smell differing aromas in the plant sites, and identify visual clues to wind direction.

The Location: This opportunity is located in Pasadena, Texas - Polymers United States (US), only #of miles from the largest city.

What We Offer You

  • Above-market compensation includes performance-related pay and bonuses
  • Career development, job progression, and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment,¬†paid vacation, and sick time
  • A comprehensive health benefits package with low premiums to support employee wellbeing
  • Retirement savings with company match plus contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement to encourage employees to stay healthy and active

Our Company

  • No. 1 global leader in styrenics: Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard, and Styrenic Specialties
  • 3,600 employees worldwide
  • 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries
  • Customers in 106 countries
  • 6 billion EUR in 2021

We are excited to hear from you and share more about our organization.

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team


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