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EHS Specialist - Process Safety

Location US-IL-Sauget
Health, Safety and Environment


Responsible for identifying and implementing Process Safety Management (PSM) programs, improve existing PSM programs and strengthen overall performance at manufacturing facilities, and assure compliance with global  PSM regulations.



  • Conduct Process safety management audits to ensure compliance with OSHA standards
  • Manage the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process at all locations. This includes training of facilitators, scheduling of PHA’s, application of Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Safety integrity level (SIL) techniques and tracking of results reports and corrective action items.
  • Share PSM best practices among sites
  • Define and provide input to plants concerning recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) such as NFPA, ASME, API, and NEC.
  • Partner with Site Operations and Technical Mangers to provide process safety support and align site procedures/processes to corporate PSM programs.
  • Define and implement standard work processes, including PSM training and operating procedures, inherent safety design procedures, HZOP, etc. at all facilities.


  • BS in Safety, Engineering, Chemistry, or other technical degree with PSM experience.
  • Additional professional certification and/or a graduate degree in Engineering or Process Safety type education.
  • Certification in Incident Investigation, Process Hazard Analysis, Facility Siting, Dust Hazard Analysis, or other relevant process safety programs.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience in PSM and RMP best practices for petrochemical and/or chemical plants.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing, and executing a PSM program
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and mitigating process safety risks
  • Exceptional leadership, ownership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated audit experience in PSM management positions in the chemical or petrochemical industry
  • Expertise in knowledge-base and application of RAGAGEP


  • P.E. registration, CHMM, CSP, CIH or equivalent is a plus



  • Demonstrate a knowledge of plant Engineering and process safety management
  • Demonstrate familiarity with OSHA PSM requirements
  • Demonstrate understanding of state and federal regulatory laws
  • Demonstrate adequate computer literacy to allow manipulation of Afton's routine EHS applications
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills which are clear, concise and effective
  • Able to handle several projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrate effective organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, Lotus Notes


Competency Statement(s)

  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Self-Confident - The trait of being comfortable in making decisions for oneself.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Responsible Care; EHS Management-Employ equipment, practices, and procedures which promote a healthy, safe, and secure work environment. Regulatory/Legal compliance.



Equal Opportunity Employer


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching contributions, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.





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