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Principal Process Safety Engineer

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Date: Jun 2, 2022

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

Company: Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.



Job Summary:

Provide technical expertise and support for the Process Safety Management program to meet corporate, site and regulatory requirements. Facilitate and document process safety reviews (PHAs, MOCs, PSSRs) for modifications, unit evalidations 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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 Painesville and other 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, Experience, and Qualification:

  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5+ years’ 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


Working Conditions:

  • Willing/able to work in an industrial environment with time spent in plant/factory areas including outdoor locations subject to inclement weather.
  • Able to wear necessary Personal Protective Equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection, long sleeves, other PPE as required).
  • Able to traverse a 90-acre facility and climb steps and ladders

While headquartered in the United States, Lubrizol is truly a global specialty chemical company.  We have a major presence in five global regions and do business in more than 100 countries. Our corporate culture ensures that Lubrizol is one company throughout the world, but you will find each region is a unique place to work, live and play.


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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