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Lafayette Process Safety Engineer

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Date: 18-Aug-2019

Location: Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Tate & Lyle

Process Safety Engineer


The Process Safety Engineer will primarily drive and support process safety management initiatives at our manufacturing facilities, in line with the global Journey to EHS Excellence and the COMAH/OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP).

Together with the operations, engineering and maintenance teams the Safety Engineer will improve overall safety performance. This individual will work on projects of varying scope that will encompass multiple aspects of safety (Hazard identification, HAZOP, Dust Hazard, Bow Tie Analysis, Scenario Based Auditing, and Incident Investigation).

The Safety Engineer will report to the Site EHS Manager or our site technical manager, this might vary by site.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Embed a PSM culture in our EHS Management System at the facilities and develop local knowledge
  • Provide regulatory interpretation and technical support on process safety matters and site projects
  • Coordinate:
    • Compliance efforts in line with COMAH/OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM)and EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP) rules
    • Efforts around Dust Hazards (Analysis, risk reduction, training)
    • Collection and maintenance of Process Safety Information (PSI) with plant personnel 
    • PHA revalidation scheduling and employee participation with plant personnel
    • Process safety training needs
    • Review of contractor PSM qualifications
    • Review and follow-up of Mechanical Integrity inspection reports  
    • A sustainable approach to PSM self-audits and inspections
    • Site’s record keeping process for tracking and closing PHA and audit action items
  • Introduce Process Safety Performance indicators into the facilities
  • Determine appropriate process hazard analysis methodology based on scope of work and proposed Management of Change (MOC)
  • Oversight of Process Safety Critical Asset Integrity/Mechanical Integrity program at the facility.
  • Development of Major Accident Response Plans/Emergency Response Plans and Teams
  • Implement a sustainable uniform format for developing and updating Operating Procedures
  • Establish a culture of program ownership through employee participation by coaching and mentoring employees on their roles and responsibilities within process safety management
  • Provide oversight to MOC by maintaining and auditing MOC and Pre-Start Up Safety Review (PSSR) records and procedures
  • Champion facility siting process to embed requirements into an effective management system
  • Participate in process safety incident investigations
  • Analyze process safety incidents and trends and develop strategic goals for implementation


  • 3-5 years related experience in Process Safety in a chemical/food manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering)
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills in with the ability to effectively interact with site employees at all levels
  • Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, team building and influencing skills
  • Ability to research, analyze, interpret and implement EHS/PSM regulations, standards, and best practices
  • Deep understanding of PSM, OSHA, NFPA, ASME, API standards and codes (ATEX in EU)
  • Experience in EHS management systems and auditing
  • Experience in root cause investigation techniques
  • Qualified PHA facilitator
  • Knowledge of RAGAGEP (Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practice)



Nearest Major Market: Lafayette