Process Safety Engineer in Oak Brook, IL at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 8/5/2019

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Employee Type:

Full time


IL Oak Brook

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Job Posting Title:

Process Safety Engineer

Job Description:

This role will serve as the technical lead for Process Safety Management (PSM) and PSM-like processes in the Company’s manufacturing locations. This includes but is not limited to ammonia refrigeration systems, natural gas trains and combustion systems, and combustible dust. This role will work closely with our operations and maintenance teams, Engineering, and Environmental, Health and Safety to implement programs, systems, and standard work to minimize risk in these areas.

NOTE: This role is flexible per location. Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA are other acceptable locations due to the proximity to TreeHouse Foods plants.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an internal program to standardize PSM management. The program should focus on risk identification and reduction, incident investigation, auditing, gap analysis, corrective action tracking, and regulatory compliance.
  • Lead complex investigations and identify effective, corrective, and preventive actions.
  • Develop and manage auditing program and schedule. Oversee corrective action implementation from audits and follow through completion.
  • Review observations from internal insurance audits. Track and ensure closure of corrective actions for critical risk findings.
  • Work with manufacturing locations and Engineering team to identify capital needs and build plan. 
  • Serve as technical lead to ensure all critical elements are included in the design and scope of capital projects related to PSM processes.
  • Serve as technical lead supporting the Environmental, Health, and Safety team on compliance related matters.
  • Develop and report on key performance indicators across all levels of the organization (plants through executive leadership).
  • Ensure sufficient training processes and toolkits are available and implemented throughout the company.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required. Preferred discipline in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years plant experience with a strong technical aptitude around ammonia refrigeration and combustion systems.
  • Detailed knowledge of Process Safety Management regulatory requirements.
  • Experience with combustible dust hazards and mitigation.
  • Strong presentation skills with experience in concisely summarizing problems and recommending actions.
  • Proven ability to lead teams, influence operations, and build consensus opinions.
  • Travel estimated up to 50%.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Engineering

Working Conditions:  Able to work within a manufacturing setting.

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EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

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