Occidental Petroleum Process Safety Engineer in Gregory, Texas

Title: Process Safety Engineer Location: United States-Texas-Gregory Other Locations:

Contribute. Grow. Lead…with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. For every product it makes, OxyChem’s market position is No. 1 or No. 2 in the U.S.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Process Safety Engineer with our Chemical Manufacturing Plant located in Gregory, Tx.

Essential Job Duties:

Oversees the Process Safety Management, Risk Management Plan, (collectively referred to as “PSM” programs below) for the Ingleside Operations. Provides a monthly report and leads monthly review of PSM program status to Ingleside plant management. Facilitates PHA’s on frequencies prescribed by Oxy and OSHA. Develops, updates and tracks action items and assignments of PSM related tasks from MOC’s, and incidents in the Ingleside Database. Supervises contract resources retained for PSM services. Communicates employee concerns relating to PSM activities to appropriate supervision and management. Assures Ingleside site specific PSM procedures align with company and regulatory standards. Keeps Ingleside PSM procedures and guidelines current. Performs formal and informal audits of the PSM elements to ensure compliance to all applicable codes and standards. Coordinates with Corporate Risk Engineering and the Corporate Insurance Department on Ingleside activities and technical issues. Maintains continuing knowledge of company / government rules and regulations. Serves as Process Risk liaison to maintenance, operations, and engineering to successfully fulfill company risk mitigation expectations:

Control System Failsafe Initiative (CSFI), Emergency Shutdown Control (ESS&CS) High Risk Taskforce Metrics (HRTM), and Mechanical Integrity (MI) Work with site Management to assure Process Safety and Risk Management requirements are in place, and are being tracked at all levels of the organization. Interacts with outside organizations such as CCPS and OSHA.
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B.S. Degree in Engineering or related discipline with 7 or more years of experience. Must be certified (or willing to acquire certification) in PHA facilitation Requires in-depth knowledge of OSHA, RMP, Responsible Care, and company standards relating to process safety management. Strong analytical/problem solving skills. High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, write and speak in English. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team. Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts on a non-routine basis. Physical requirements-Must be able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms. Additional Desired Qualifications:

Experienced in LOPA and/or PHA facilitation techniques. Experience programming SQL databases. Good working knowledge of SAP. Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status