Process Safety Leader

Location: Hopewell, VA, United States
Date Posted: 03-21-2018
Company: Client of The Griffin Groupe Executive Search
Location: Hopewell, VA
Job Type: Full Time
Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Rate: Market
Process Safety Leader
The Griffin Groupe is searching for an Industrial Hygienist for a premier client in the chemical manufacturing industry. Our client is a leading manufacturer of performance materials as well as other products used in the electronics, aerospace, apparel, agriculture, food and industrial packaging industries. A career at Our client means opportunity and possibility for people who seek variety, responsibility and hands-on experience in a friendly, dynamic workplace.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety, Chemistry or related science discipline
  • Certified (CSP, CHMM, CIH, PE)
  • 15 years’ experience in managing safety programs (particularly in the chemical manufacturing industry)
  • Corporate experience is a plus
  • Ability to present information to all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Working with the process safety director and operational resources to develop and implement process safety and PSM practices.
  • Assist in development of process safety training.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of process safety and PSM (e.g. PHA/LOPA and SIS.)
  • Support and enhance PSM auditing program.  
  • Provide support in process safety incident investigation and root cause analysis.
  • Participating in Safety Services departmental safety & health programs.
  • Support the implementation of PSM programs and practices consistent with the regulatory and corporate requirements
  • Assist in evaluating the depth of process safety competencies within operations and establishing programs to assure process safety compliance is effectively and consistently managed.
  • Assist in educating senior and line management on their roles in process safety management.
  • Provide expert technical support across the organization
  • Assist in establishing vision, goals, objectives and targets for PSM performance. Assist in developing quality metrics to drive performance improvement;
  • Provide expert hands-on technical involvement on issues, programs, and processes involving compliance with PSM standards and policies and interpretation of Local, State and National PSM Requirements and Regulations. Review, interpret and communicate procedures, legal and other requirements.
  • Assist in deploying the Our client PSM Systems to ensure compliance with requirements.

  • A relevant science/ safety/ engineering degree (Bachelors) is required. Additional formal safety certification (e.g. CSP) or engineering (PE) considered a plus.
  • 10+ years’ experience in managing safety/ health programs in the chemical manufacturing industry – facility (single & multi-site) experience required; corporate-level experience a strong plus. 
  • 3-5 years strong working knowledge of process safety OSHA 1910.119.    
  • 3-5 years demonstrating leadership skills, including a demonstrated aptitude to work with teams and motivate others.
  • 3-5 years demonstrating working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must be willing to travel a minimum of +50%.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to provide timely and effective communications to all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals at all level of an organization.
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple / varied tasks efficiently.
  • Demonstrated proficiently with incident investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, databases, graphics).
  • RC-14001 experience
  • Positive attitude and solid analytical skills are desired plus the successful candidate should be willing to remain well connected via e-mail and other electronic communication tools. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications and organizational skills are a must. 
Ryan Schortmann
The Griffin Groupe
Director of Recruiting and Technology

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