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Operations Process Safety Engineer

Company: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Location: Chandler
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

36411BRReq No.:36411BRJob Description and Qualifications:Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opportunity for an Operations Process Safety Engineer. This role will ideally be based at our global headquarters in Allentown, PA, but there is flexibility on location.The successful candidate will be a member of the Americas Operations Process Safety team. The Process Safety team ensures safe operation of all assets across the region, including process plants, pipeline networks, customer installations and fleet equipment. A suite of tools and methodologies help the team stay in sync with corporate process safety criteria and policies by evaluating risk and developing mitigation strategies to keep our employees, our customers, and our neighbors safe. Operating assets cover various technologies, including air separation (cryogenic and noncryogenic), hydrogen/CO/syngas production, liquid CO2 production, and hydrogen for mobility.Principal Accountabilities:

  • Lead and/or facilitate Process Safety Assessments, including Process Hazard Analyses for projects and operating facilities to identify hazards, ensure adequate safeguards exist and recommend additional safeguards as required.
  • Conduct specialized risk and consequence studies, including quantified risk analysis and dispersion modeling, in conjunction with the Central Process Safety Team, for company risk assessment or regulatory requirements.
  • Lead or participate in the root cause analysis and accident investigation for incidents.
  • Provide process safety consulting, review, and approval to support plant Management of Change (MOC) and Mechanical Integrity extensions to ensure good engineering design and compliance with Air Products standards and policies.
  • Administer the global safety retrofit program by providing prioritization, technical guidance, and design details to meet the intended risk reduction
  • Participate in the development of global process safety standards, tools, programs, training courses, and work processes.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement efforts to drive process safety performance.
  • Assist in interpretation of national and local process safety regulatory/code requirements for the region where the plant is installed. Provide documentation for regulatory filings.
  • Peer review process safety calculations, consequence modeling, and analyses completed by others
  • Travel to site in support of process safety assessments - typical travel would be 10-20%Qualifications:
    • Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering strongly preferred; other subject areas will be considered based on experience.
    • Minor in Process Safety a plus.
    • 5-20 years work experience in industrial gas, oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical or related industries in a process safety, process engineering or plant engineering role.
    • Prior knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM) strongly preferred.
    • Experience and understanding of flowsheets (P&IDs), safety relief demand scenarios, and basic function of unit operations.
    • Experience with consequence modeling (PHAST), risk quantification (LOPA) and hazard review documentation (PHAWorks) is a plus.
    • Experience with instrumentation, process controls, and electrical design is beneficial.
    • Good leadership skills, good engineering problem-solving skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, and passion about the job mission.Working here you will discover: Rewards for your achievements and respect as a valued member of the team. Challenging and exciting work that makes a difference. A collaborative environment where you are encouraged to build lasting relationships. Broad opportunities for growth and development in a global company. Colleagues who are caring and driven to win!At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products. ( We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment!Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.) You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.Job Title:Operations Process Safety EngineerEmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-AZ-Chandler, US-CA-Carson, US-CA-Martinez, US-LA-Baton Rouge, US-PA-Allentown, US-TX-HoustonCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Industrial GasesBusiness Sector / Division:Industrial Gases Americas

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