Process Safety Engineer

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Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Painesville Township, OH, US, 44077-1234

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.   


Job Title: Process Safety Engineer   

Job Location: Painesville, Ohio

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: On-Site


Join Our Thriving Team at Lubrizol as a Process Safety Engineer   

Unleash Your Potential. At Lubrizol we're transforming the chemical industry and looking for exceptional talent to join us on this journey. If you are ready to join an international company with talent around the world, and want to make a real impact, we want you on our team.


What You'll Do:

      As a Process Safety Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of our innovation. The Process Engineer will provide technical expertise and support for the Process Safety Management program to meet corporate, site and regulatory requirements. The selected candidate will also facilitate and document process safety reviews (PHAs, MOCs, PSSRs) for modifications, unit evaluations and capital projects. Coordinate the review, analysis and design of pressure relief and emergency venting systems. Conduct internal audits and investigations of process safety incidents. 


What We're Looking For:

  • Organize, lead and document Process Hazards Analyses (PHAs) and other risk assessments for new and existing processes.
  • Oversee the Management of Change (MOC) process and facilitate MOC reviews.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of pressure safety related hazards, recommend pressure relief and emergency venting design solutions and verify implementation. Provide subject matter expertise in pressure safety and emergency relief system design.
  • Support pressure safety policy/procedure development and execution, including PSI documentation.
  • Categorize process safety events and facilitate or participate in incident investigations to determine root causes and corrective
  • actions.
  • Participate in internal audits at Lubrizol sites to ensure that PSM systems are maintained and followed. Support external audits as required.
  • Collaborate with operations and engineering colleagues on the development and progression of capital projects. Conduct appropriate risk assessments and advise on the potential impacts of regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge in RAGAGEP (especially NFPA, API and FM Global) providing interpretation and guidance on requirements and best practices.
  • Support operations and engineering in proactively identifying and resolving process safety concerns.
  • Monitor and support the execution of corrective actions and recommendations arising from PSM activities (PHA, MOC, RCA, etc.). Follow-up on action items assigned with timely completion.
  • Provide guidance for the assessment and mitigation of process safety risks associated with materials that are not covered under the PSM regulation.
  • Track and report performance metrics by analyzing data from the site’s PSM programs.
  • Participate in corporate/global process safety initiatives including improvement teams and assessments.
  • Maintain and assist in development of systems that ensure compliance with the technology-focused elements of the PSM standard (PSI, PHA, MOC, PSSR and Mechanical Integrity).
  • Support the implementation of new/revised process safety related procedures and standards.
  • Develop and provide process safety training that will enable colleagues to perform their assigned PSM-related duties.

Skills That Make a Difference:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or technical degree 
  • Experience in chemical plant operations, preferably in a process engineering, process design and/or manufacturing role.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of chemical process equipment and unit operations.
  • Practical and direct Process Safety program experience.
  • Experience leading, facilitating and documenting hazard/risk assessments including Process Hazard Analyses using HAZOP methodology.
  • Strong working knowledge of emergency relief devices and pressure safety design principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and use P&IDs, material balances, equipment and layout drawings, and specifications for complex chemical processes.
  • Proven communication and presentation skills; able to effectively promote ideas within the plant and across the organization.

Considered a Plus:

  • Certification or formal training in Process Safety.
  • Experience conducting MOC and PSSR reviews.
  • Experience applying other technology focused PSM elements (PSI, etc.)
  • Experience designing/specifying emergency relief systems and applying pressure safety regulations (ASME BPVC, API-520/521).
  • In-depth knowledge of chemical process hazards (toxicity, reactivity, flammability, combustible dusts, etc.) and preventive measures (area classification, functional safety, etc.)
  • Experience with quantitative risk assessment methods (e.g. LOPA).
  • Formal training in Root Cause Analysis.
  • Formal training in conducting audits.
  • Familiarity with process control and instrumentation systems/concepts.
  • Interpersonal skills (personal rapport and influence) necessary to coach staff and to work with internal groups and outside agencies engaged in process safety.


Perks and Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401k Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave


Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together! 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities. 

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. 

More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. 




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