Process Safety Engineer
Company: Pfizer Inc.
Posted on: December 5, 2019
The candidate will be part of the site's Process Safety Management
(PSM) team responsible to ensure full compliance with PSM OSHA,
MIOSHA and requirements and Pfizer's standards.
The candidate will have responsibilities to learn the sites active
pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing processes, lead the Process
Hazard Analysis using the appropriate methodologies, use dispersion
modeling in the PHA's, develop and offer training on risk and risk
mitigation, conduct investigations and create red-lined revisions
to site P&IDs.
He/She will engage with multiple levels of the organization and
lead cross functional team at the site level and Pfizer Corporate
The selected candidate will be involved in solving complex
technical problems and provide expert technical support to the
- Job responsibilities include the practical and effective
interpretation, implementation and execution of both external
(MIOSHA, OSHA, EPA RMP) and internal Pfizer Guidelines related to
Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements.
- Responsible for leading comprehensive Process Hazard Analysis
(PHAs) on both exiting processes/facilities andcapital projects.
Participate in and/or lead incident investigations. Provide
technical support/review for the evaluation of relief device design
basis for the plant. Act as the primary technical expert for
management of change. Interpret the modeling of hazardous chemical
releases and use the modeling results in PHAs, capital project
reviews, emergency planning and compliance with Pfizer PSM
guidelines. Responsibilities will also include the development and
delivery of PSM related training materials to enhance the
understanding and effectiveness of the program.
- Responsibilities include the interpretation and application of
chemical reaction hazards data to full scale production processes
as it pertains to assessing risk. Working with key stakeholders
evaluate the technical, safety and regulatory impact of proposed
equipment and process changes as it applies to PSM and provide
leadership in risk-based decision making. Coordinate PSM
initiatives with other Pfizer operational and support areas (i.e. -
Engineering CPA process, Mechanical Integrity program, Emergency
- Participate and contribute with the revisions of site drawings,
P&IDs and hazardous area classifications.
- Use recognized system analysis tools to identify compliance
needs and recommend value added, technically feasible approaches to
compliance with the Process Safety Management standard that is also
protective of personnel and company property.
- The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, or
Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 2 years of relevant
professional experience. Practical experience in manufacturing,
(such as petroleum, chemical or active pharmaceutical ingredients)
or engineering design is highly desirable.
- Practical experience in facilitating process hazard analyses,
chemical reaction hazards data, emergency relief systems design and
management of change. Experience with chemical release modeling
software is also highly desirable.
- Documented training on hazard analysis methodologies from a
recognized training organization and experience with combustible
dust is highly desirable.
- A high degree of proficiency MS Offices (Word, PowerPoint,
Excel, Project Management) is required along with excellent
interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to solve
complex technical problems and provide expert technical support is
- Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with multiple
levels of the organization and the proven ability to lead cross
functional teams. Demonstrated leadership and technical
capabilities. Successful track record at self-directed task
This position requires basic physical requirements such as
standing, walking (indoors and outdoors), and stairway access.
NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
Candidates are expected to be on call for EHS investigation
purposes and technical support of emergency responses. An extended
work schedule may be necessary at times to manage the workload. The
position at times will require working varying shifts to support
the needs of the EHS organization.
EEO & Employment Eligibility
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and
conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin,
disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all
applicable national, state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and
employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration
and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.
Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care
providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and
implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer
to provide government agencies with information such as a health
care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other
value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further
legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which
Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for
licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value
under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine
Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs
recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we
pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments
made currently will be reported to the government. If you have
questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact
your Talent Acquisition representative.
- Eligible for Relocation Package
- Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
N (Other) (United States of America)
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all
applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each
jurisdiction in which it operates.
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