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Job Summary

FMC Corporation
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Process Safety Engineer

About the Job


Environmental, Health and Safety

  • Interprets, implements, and strictly adheres to site standards, policies and procedures relevant to safety, industrial hygiene, security, and environmental requirements.
  • Leads all process safety activities that help the site comply with 29 CFR 1910.119 including coordinating across functional groups to ensure compliance.
  • Advises plant/site management and personnel on the development and implementation of process safety regulatory strategy, potential areas of regulatory concern, and new government/regulatory developments.
  • Manage the development, implementation and ongoing coordination of process safety reviews, management of change programs and incident investigations.
  • Lead and facilitate process hazard analysis and risk management activities.
  • Audits conformance to regulations and standards related to process safety.
  • Promotes the belief that all jobs can be performed safely and that no job is worth doing that would risk the health, safety, or welfare of the plant employees or community.
  • Provides input to the area’s annual EHS Plan or similar and promotes to plant EHS policies and procedures.
  • Actively participates in plant safety programs.
  • Participates, initiates, and in some cases leads incident investigations or near misses, identifies root causes and implements actions required to close them.
  • Recommends changes to site policy and develops procedures with intent of increasing prevention of incidents and maintaining compliance with regulations and organizational standards.
  • Identifies needs, develops programs for, conducts and/or contracts assistance to conduct, and routinely reviews and provides process safety training for all site personnel.
  • Partners and supports with Corporate Process Safety in company-wide projects as needed.


Business Support

  • Negotiates directly with safety and health regulatory authorities regarding company's filings.
  • Participates in internal and external audits against regulatory and corporate EHS criteria, particularly process safety, at subject site and others throughout corporation as requested. Co-ordinates development of and then maintains status on any action items coming out of site audits.
  • Creates and assures procedures are compliant with PSM requirements and communicate compliance. Any non-compliance issues resolved and communicated.
  • Create and maintain a schedule for PHA/PSI revalidation that is clear to all plant areas and management team.
  • Review/maintain employee participation efforts through active participation in the area.
  • Audit to ensure effective and compliant use of MOCs and PSSRs. Audit schedule communicated to the plant.
  • Develop/maintain PSM metrics and align with business as needed. Provide input into leading metrics that support future business direction and decisions.
  • Support/train personnel, operations, engineers, etc. on PSM requirements to ensure compliance. Develop process to ensure all employees (existing and new) are trained and compliant.
  • Provide regulatory interpretation guidance to the sire regarding OSHA’s PSM & EPA RMP requirements. Communicate changes to site or others as needed.
  • Participate in emergency planning and response efforts and community liaison.
  • Participate in incident investigations as required. Actively seek opportunities to get involved in all investigations for EHS representation.
  • Participate and in some cases lead in compliance audits (OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc.) for the EHS department.
  • Participate in various internal audits and corporate audits as needed.


Required Education:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering.



  • 5 + years of experience in engineering, operations, and/or maintenance with applied experience in Occupational and Process safety. 5 to 8 or more years working in a PSM covered process site. PSM Leadership responsibilities. Familiar with industry standards and recommended practices (API, NFPA, ASME, etc.). Knowledge in application and compliance requirements of regulatory codes (OSHA, EPA, DOT etc.).


Advanced use of Root Cause Analysis methodologies such as Apollo, KT or Tap Root

Computer proficient, skillful in the use of engineering software along with the MS Office products. Ability to plan, delegate, and organize tasks to consistently produce results, with minimal supervision—self-motivated. Organizational and interpersonal skills.



  • Certified PHA Facilitator. Chemical processing experience.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt certified


Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


“FMC employs people across a broad range of occupations in locations across the world where we use advanced technologies in research and development, mining, and manufacturing to produce customized products and applications. Our offerings provide important sustainable benefits, including increased agricultural production, better foods and medicines, advanced energy storage, and cleaner water, air and soil.


FMC employees enjoy competitive compensation, a menu of work/life benefits and opportunities to continue developing their skills and building their career. FMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MFDV and supports a drug-free workplace. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.”


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