Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at .
Linde Gas & Equipment Inc. is seeking a Process Safety Specialist to join our Electronics team located in Hampton, NJ.
This position is responsible for providing direction, support and assessment for Process Safety compliance, supporting our strategic vision of not harming people or the environment. Implement and sustain processes for Linde Electronics to ensure compliance with process safety standards including federal (e.g. PSM, RMP), state (e.g. CAL-ARP, TSCA), business (e.g. Linde's MHRP (Major Hazards Review Program, MOC, New Product Review) and best-practice standards (e.g. OSHA VPP and Responsible Care).
Best performance builds transparency and structural resilience for process safety continuous improvement in the Electronics cylinder gases business which has a diverse portfolio of high purity, high risk products.
Process Safety Specialist
- Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, standards and regulations
- Provide training, tools and direct support to sites in preparation of third-party regulatory inspections (PSM, RMP, CAL-ARP, NJ's TCPA), and Linde internal assessments.
- Develop bench strength amongst available site HSE coordinators as well as in the engineering and/or operations teams to provide a core team of experts and trainers.
- Lead risk assessments (e.g. HAZOPs, LOPA's, Facility Siting, Human Factors) on systems under design, or existing. Provide tracking oversight to all PHA's, including those led by other qualified PHA leaders for Electronics.
- Plan, schedule, resource and conduct internal process safety assessments. Produce high quality management audit reports in a timely way. Use the designated Linde Global HSE Assessment Management Platform.
- Influence Electronics teams in timely planning and completion of actions to remediate non-conformances or address recommended actions. At least quarterly, lead HSE-business team review of action status and/or effectiveness.
- Ensure MOC program which supports all needs of Electronics business, at or beyond Linde Global requirements and provide training to all participants in the MOC process.
- Lead quarterly meetings of the existing business-level 'MOC Oversite Team', providing applicable analytics from existing or custom dashboards.
- Facilitate process-safety-related incident investigation, ensuring clarity of root causes and S.M.A.R.T. corrective/preventative action plans.
- Generate relevant process-safety-related reports and participate in developing metrics for current needs and future improvement
- Assess new system options and make recommendations on platform use as applicable to Electronics business needs, become a system expert and ensure bench of system experts, with HSE team support.
- Support existing OSHA VPP site. Develop VPP candidacy position at more sites within Electronics in alignment with business goals. Resource LG&E and Linde Global Responsible Care program tools to develop site alignment with business goals as they evolve. Support Product Stewardship processes, including new product/package reviews.
- Maintain a thorough knowledge of new process safety practices. Participate in select business association activity (eg, CGA, PSI, ACC), bringing best practice details back to the business, implementing as applicable.
- Provide support for emergency response incidents as part of HSE business resource team.
- Various other assignments as directed
- B.S. degree required (engineering, HSE, or chemistry preferred)
- 5 - 10 years of experience in an operations/chemical manufacturing environment
- Excellent knowledge of Federal and State regulations and industry best-practice standards
- Training/Presentation skills to large and small groups
- Preferred specialty training and experience: HAZOP leader; Incident Investigation /Root Cause Analysis
- Hands-on and acts with a sense of urgency. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, must be able to effectively communicate across the organization
- Must be proficient in computer skills including Word, Excel & PowerPoint; able to navigate custom databases
- Self-motivated with the ability to work on teams as well as independently, manage multiple tasks and interact with senior management
- Willingness to travel 30-50%, as needed.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.
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