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Process Safety Engineer Job


Memphis, TN, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Health / Environment / Safety
Posting Date:  Sep 15, 2022

The Process Safety Engineer reports directly to HES Manager.  Position requires direct interaction with other departmental managers, staff positions and KOP technical and safety functional resources to exchange information and ideas directly related to the success of the Memphis plant.


Job Dimensions


This role serves as the technical lead for process safety and serves as primary source for process safety program for the Memphis site.  


Secondary responsibilities include;

  • Support of operations by ensuring optimal process enhancements for the Memphis Plant.
  • People Data: Responsible for the training of operations personnel and other staff in technical issues as it relates to process safety.


Key Activities and Responsibilities


Safety/Environmental Goal:

  • This role provides technical support for safety/environmental related regulatory requirements including OSHA, PSM, RMP, and company policies and programs (AIMS/BBS) and PSM metrics.


Process Safety Goals (80%):

  • Serve as the site Subject Matter Expert on PSM
  • Identify and implement technical solutions to resolve PHA and process safety related action items Develop an evergreen system to maintain safety critical systems lists and testing frequencies
  • Facilitate Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Develop an evergreen system to maintain the Memphis plant’s alarm management program
  • Support all compliance efforts related to ISO9001, 45001, 18001, RCMS certifications
  • Provide training on PSM related topics
  • Ensure Process Safety Information is up to date
  • Work with project lead to ensure functional safety calculation (SIL calculation) as needed. 
  • Educate team members on the importance of Process Safety.


Support operational efficiency and identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement (20%)

  • Assist HES team with field leadership for permitting, incident investigation, PSSRs  and training.
  • Collect data for KPI reporting and complete analysis of plant HES performance trends.


Context and Environment

  • Position reports to the HES Manager with direction from the Technology Manager.  The individual must have a sound knowledge of technical aspects of the Memphis 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.
  • Assure appropriate programs are in place to maintain process safety goals.
  • Accomplish assignments, goals, and objectives with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Required Education/Qualifications /Work Experience

  • Bachelors in Engineering from an accredited University, Chemical Engineering degree preferred. 
  • 5-8 years of experience in PSM experience in chemical or petrochemical environment.
  • Understanding of LOPA methodology is preferred.
  • Functional safety calculation (SIL calculation) and dispersion modeling experience is preferred
  • Awareness of process safety/environmental regulations as they apply in a plant setting.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot chemical processes.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Verbal and written communications skills required for effective interfacing with agencies, plant division, company, and consultants.
  • Business/plant/process understating to evaluate impact on applicable and changing regulations.
  • Attention to detail.


Demonstrated Competencies

  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrates initiative, personal drive and accountability.


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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