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Process Safety Engineer

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Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Avon Lake, OH, US, 44012

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives. 


Process Safety Engineer

Job Summary: 

Primarily accountability is aiding the technical requirements to ensure adherence to process safety standards at the Avon Lake plant. This role interacts daily with the engineering and quality departments, manufacturing personnel and the HSE&S department. This role requires a strong understanding of the various process technologies used at the Avon Lake site and leverages the available Process Technology resources as needed. This position reports directly to the Process Safety Manager at Avon Lake.



  • Maintain and assist development of systems to ensure all areas of the Avon Lake site comply to the process and technology-focused elements of the OSHA 1910.119 process safety standard. These include the following elements:
    • Process Safety Information, Process Hazard Analysis
    • Operating Procedures, Operator Training
    • Management of Change, Pre-Start up Safety Review
    • Mechanical Integrity
  • Become certified to lead Process Hazard Analyses (PHA) across the Avon Lake plant
  • Participate in Avon Lake process safety management reviews
  • Participate in Avon Lake Leader Standard Work (LSW) programs
  • Contribute to formal investigations for process safety incidents at the Avon Lake
  • Participate in internal Avon Lake auditing process to ensure systems are maintained and followed
  • Assist continuous improvement initiatives to Management of Change system
  • Assist capital planning process to ensure long-term process safety risks are addressed
  • Participation in corporate Process Safety initiatives, including improvement teams, assessments, and plant audits
  • Ensure system is in place for process safety training of new engineers and operators
  • Provide process troubleshooting and technical directions to manufacturing departments
  • Limited travel for training/meetings/audit participation


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Requirements:

  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering with 2+ years process engineering experience in manufacturing
  • Strong process engineering skills, with an emphasis on troubleshooting and process improvement
  • Demonstrated understanding of PSM requirements for chemical processes
  • Strong data management and organization skills utilizing Microsoft office
  • Experience/Training in process hazard analysis, LOPA, FMEA and/or Facility Siting methodologies


Considered a Plus:

  • Training/experience as a HAZOP, FMEA, PHA leader
  • Previous experience with coding language such as C++, VBA, Java, Python, etc
  • Previous experience with SharePoint page creation or management
  • In-depth knowledge of the OSHA 1910.119 process safety standard
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft share point or other file management systems
  • Knowledge of ASME, NEC, NFPA, API engineering standards



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Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Please let us know if you need an accommodation to proceed with your application for a posted job, or with any other aspect of the interview or assessment process.  You can either call 440-943-4200 and ask for Talent Acquisition or send an email to talentacquisition@lubrizol.com. Please note that this phone line and email address are not to be used for checking on the status of an already submitted application and not to be used by third party recruiters.

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