Process Safety Engineer

Location: Houston, Texas
Date Posted: 06-14-2018
Location Avin, Texas   near Houston Texas
The Process Safety Engineer/Specialist will be responsible for process safety efforts across the site, and will interface with the appropriate ESSH and manufacturing resources to resolve, implement, or delegate process safety requirements

Job Description

Targeted Outcomes:
  • Ensuring facility compliance with OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP) rules. Partner with operating units to drive process safety improvements and compliance
  • Establish a process safety dashboard
  • Facilitating Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) studies
  • Develop leading and lagging process safety indicators   
Key Responsibilities:
  • Owning and auditing existing process safety programs site wide
  • Driving process safety corrective actions to closure
  • Setting and tracking goals and measures for PSM program improvement
  • Developing and implementing strategies to achieve desired results
  • Coordinating process safety training at the site
  • Interpreting, communicating and facilitating timely and cost effective implementation  of new requirements at the site
  • Assisting with implementation of site safety and health programs
  • Leading site safety incident investigation teams
  • Participating in process safety audits and investigations at other Ascend plants
  • Participating on corporate-wide process safety networks to develop and update process safety related requirements and procedures


Required Skills & Experience:
  • BS degree in engineering (chemical or mechanical engineering preferred)
  • Working knowledge of OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Programs (RMP) regulations    
  • 5 years experience working with OSHA PSM
  • Ability to read and understand Process and Instrument Diagrams    
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational and planning skills, facilitation skills, computer skills    
  • Ability to achieve results through others
  • Flexible, analytical and detailed oriented
  • Facilitation of Process Hazard Analysis
  • Facilitation of Layers of Protection Analysis
  • Leadership of incident investigation teams
  • Process Hazard Recognition training
  • Performing calculations to validate the performance of Instrumented Protection Systems, working knowledge of ISA-84
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