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Process Safety Engineer

Cherokee, / 06 Mar 2023 Lsb Industries FULL_TIME

Process Safety Engineer Entry Level Job Description

The Process Safety Engineer has a passion for process safety and provides leadership and direct support to ensure the PSM program and execution effectively addresses risk and meets compliance requirements. The PSM Engineer develops and works from a comprehensive plan, achieving results through relationships, technical ability, assessing progress through metrics, while driving accountability and a sense of urgency throughout the organization. The PSM Engineer develops and aligns facility's programs to LSBs policies, facilitates ownership at all levels in the plant with a strategic focus on operators, maintenance, and engineering personnel as the customers. Critical thinking is used by the successful candidate to provide innovative solutions and flexibility in support of production.

This entry level position will be developed over-time and will be provided training and mentoring opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Achieve a detailed understanding of PSM risks and controls at the facility including program health and compliance status.
  • Assist and align with the Safety & Process Safety leader and facility leadership in the development of short and long-term PSM objectives, targets, strategies, and measures that prioritize and mitigate risk.
  • Execute against a developed annual H&S and PSM plan using a systematic approach with effective and transparent measures.
  • Maintain detailed connection to the operating units, maintenance activities, and project engineering such that risks and projects are understood.
  • Maintain and improve required OSHA PSM programs for the Cherokee, OK site ensuring that the site meets or exceed regulatory requirements as a PSM chemical facility.
  • Maintain and utilize industry leading PSM metrics including but not limited to API-754 events, Safety System Functions, Management of Change and PHA Recommendations tracking, ensuring visibility to drive performance
  • Coordinate with site contacts in the collection, maintenance and management of site Process Safety Information, ensuring easy access for use and inspections.
  • Support site Process Hazards Analysis (PHA), work toward certified PHA leader if not already qualified. Support/drive resolution of PHA recommendations.
  • Support Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), work toward leading/facilitating LOPAs if not already qualified. Support/drive resolution of LOPA recommendations.
  • Work collaboratively with LSB Corporate EHS/PSM team and other LSB sites to develop the overall capability, driving for best practice and consistency.
  • Maintain a scheduled cadence of employee and leadership interactions focused on Safety and PSM to increase knowledge, drive awareness and accountability, while developing employees.
  • Drive good records management to ensure the robust program, discipline and inspection ready status.
  • Build knowledge and expertise in plant systems to drive progress, change, repairs, and solutions to day-to-day problems and challenges. Remove barriers to progress.
  • Work with the site reliability team to ensure required inspections are scheduled, coordinated with outages, conducted, records kept, findings understood and addressed per expert recommendations.
  • Conduct periodic system self-assessments and support PSM audits to ensure the site is prepared to demonstrate a robust and compliant program to regulatory inspectors.
  • Coordinate with the Environmental Lead on site RMP program elements ensuring adequate controls for worse case and alternative case controls and compliance assurance.
  • Maintain and ensure an effective PSM training capability and robust employee involvement in the PSM program.
  • Lead and follow-up on effective Root Cause Analysis investigations of operational events and PSM incidents, ensuring appropriate, timely and effective corrective actions. Develop expertise in FMEA, Hazop and/or Fault Tree analysis.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert and oversee the site MOC and PSSR programs, providing direct support and expertise in the process.
  • Provide Process Safety Input to enhance the quality of operating procedures
  • Able to express ideas effectively in both individual and group situations.
  • Able to organize and express ideas clearly and effectively in written documents.


Experience and Education

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering discipline (chemical, mechanical, industrial, electrical, or other), or chemistry, or related field.
  • Successful completion of an engineering, PSM or safety internship in industry.
  • Good computer skills, MS Office, and some database exposure

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 1 year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Process engineering: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Chemical engineering: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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