Process Safety Engineer
LANXESS Corporation
El Dorado, AR
Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, (A Company of the LANXESS Group), currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced individual for the position of PSM Engineer for a three site facility located in El Dorado, Arkansas. Reporting to the EHS&S Manager, the position will be responsible for adherence to OSHA PSM and EPA RMP regulations along with support of other Environmental, Health and Safety policies in a fast paced, challenging chemical operations environment. This position offer opportunities to participate and lead a 400+ employee site with multiple PSM covered processes toward achieving an incident-free culture in El Dorado, AR.

At LANXESS, we are "Energizing Chemistry". This phrase perfectly embodies our philosophy and operating principles as well as our view of the entire chemical industry. To us, energizing chemistry can be described very simply:

Be quick, agile and resilient
Focus on the essentials
Continuously improve performance and products to help customers, the environment, employees and society as a whole.
LANXESS, as a part of the greater chemical industry, has the performance capabilities and innovative strength to meet these commitments. We believe that by following these principles and energizing chemistry, we can improve the quality of life of people across the world. Further, we see that our innovations and products are making important contributions to society.

It is our corporate responsibility to create lasting value for all shareholders and to consciously address the impact of our actions. The only way to guarantee the future success and sustainability of our company is to balance our strategy with the demands of the economy, ecology and society. At LANXESS, we take a long-term view and use our knowledge, ability, and experience to develop product and technologies that will protect the climate and environment and improve people's quality of life.

We are responsible employers and support social and cultural projects all over the world. Corporate responsibility is integral to every aspect of our enterprise. With our global headquarters in Cologne, Germany, LANXESS is comprised of 15,400 employees and 75 production sites in 19 countries with manufacturing, sales, and customer service capabilities in all region of the world.

LANXESS offers competitive salaries, a wide array of benefit options, and an exceptional retirement savings plan. These are just some of the many ways we recognize our employees for the large difference they make to the LANXESS' success. At LANXESS, our employees are our greatest resource. We invite you to explore the employment opportunities at our company today and invest in a terrific company for your career.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Serve as the site’s Process Safety SME and oversee the site’s overall OSHA Process Safety Management and EPA’s Risk Management Plan obligations as well as internal LANXESS requirements to promote a culture that pursues our incident-free workplace vision
Establish continuous improvement processes to advance the site’s process safety initiatives
Represent the site in LANXESS process safety activities and initiatives
Coordinate, schedule, and participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA’s) and ensure closure of actions
Review Management of Change (MOC) requests and oversee the performance and efficiency of the MOC process
Ensure the sizing and documentation of safety relief valves and rupture disks
Assist Maintenance with development and execution of Mechanical Integrity compliance, with emphasis on safety instrumentation systems and critical safety devices (i.e., pressure relief devices)
Coordinate, schedule, and participate on PSM compliance audits
Coordinate and ensure the accurate and efficient process safety related training to employees and contractor personnel is documented and effective
Assist in the conduct of and ensure thorough Pre-Start Up Safety Reviews (PSSR’s) and Process Hazard Reviews (PHR’s) are appropriately executed and documented
Coordinate Facility Siting studies and ensure appropriate risk reduction actions are in place
Track and communicate open PHA, PSSR/PHR, MOC action items and process status
Participate on new process design and technical reviews
Ensure Process Safety Information (PSI), such as P&ID’s, Process flow diagrams, and equipment files are accurate and complete with compliance requirement
Assist in advancing process safety technical expertise and overall advancement of roles and responsibilities into front line and senior management
Interpret technical standards and RAGAGAP and ensure compliance with requirements and procedures are maintained
Lead the site’s Process Safety Committee to achieve continuous improvement in risk identification/reduction, and performance metrics
Ensure the site maintains a high level of process safety awareness by publishing alerts, interpreting trends and communicating shared-learnings across Lanxess
Lead and participate in incident investigations to ensure accurate root cause(s) and robust corrective actions are identified and implemented
Develop/train in-house engineering and operations staff on PSM design and protective measures so that PSM practices become fully integrated as part of their area of responsibility in early design development and initiation of MOCs
Collect monthly incident, and near-miss data and compile incident trend analysis and support sharing/leveraging learnings throughout the organization
Travel to other Lanxess facilities and industry conference to share and learn best practices and share best practices with the El Dorado site

Qualifications Required:
B.S. Degree in Chemical or related Engineering degree
3-5 years of PSM experience in the chemical/refining industry handling multiple OSHA and RMP covered processes
Demonstrated initiative, drive and passion for continual improvement in PSM performance.
Demonstrated excellent communications (verbal and written) and leadership skills, and able to simultaneously manage and complete multiple projects