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New Augusta, Mississippi
United States
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Process Safety Management
Safety Engineer/Specialist: Single site
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Furniture & Fixtures
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Process Safety Engineer

Georgia-Pacific is seeking a self-motivated and driven individual for our Process Safety Engineer opening at our Leaf River Cellulose facility in New Augusta, MS. The selected individual will drive and support value based strategies, provide technical direction, and influence leadership for process safety across covered areas as well as the balance of the Leaf River Cellulose (fully integrated pulp mill) through the application of the Market Based Management® (MBM®) Framework and Guiding Principles.

Leaf River Cellulose LLC is a world-class manufacturing facility where team members use innovative technologies to produce specialty and market fluff pulp for a variety of high-end uses across the globe. For over 30 years, the Leaf River Mill team has been on a journey to make the best products possible for customers while doing it in new and innovative ways. Creating value for our customers and for society is the ultimate goal for our business, and one of our comparative advantages in our ability to do so is our employees. With a workforce of approximately 300, the Leaf River Pulp Mill, located in New Augusta, MS is a nonunion facility located in the heart of South Mississippi, just 20 miles from Hattiesburg.

As one of six mills in the GP Cellulose business, the Leaf River Mill is a showcase of safety, operational, and environmental excellence. Maintaining the highest levels of workplace safety for employees is crucial and is reflected in our status as a multiyear winner of the Georgia-Pacific CEO Safety Excellence Award. GP Cellulose is also committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship through every stage of our business, using environmentally-conscious production practices to maximize the use of renewable raw materials throughout our process.

Our culture is defined by the Market-Based Management® philosophy, which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create.

Georgia-Pacific creates long-term value by using resources efficiently to provide innovative products and solutions that meet the needs of customers and society, while operating in a manner that is environmentally and socially responsible, and economically sound. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of building products, tissue, packaging, paper, cellulose and related chemicals. Georgia-Pacific employs more than 1,700 individuals in Mississippi and has a workforce of nearly 35,000 at approximately 300 locations in North and South America and Europe.
This position reports to the Mill Safety & Health Manager. 
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
* Providing process safety influential leadership for the site, working with the mill’s Chemical Process Safety Supervisor, with specific focus on ensuring that mill process safety systems reduce risk and assure compliance
* Providing technical direction to achieve the Process Safety vision using management systems co-developed with the CPS Supervisor
* Fostering process safety ownership within the organization through leadership, coordination, and coaching in keeping with risk-based process safety and Market-Based Management (MBM^®)
* Provides routine communication to mill management regarding process safety issues impacting the mill
* Facilitating process safety ownership by the line organization through integration of the S&H Management System
* Leading risk assessments at the facility for anticipating, identifying and evaluating hazards as well as more formal PHAs
* Applying the principles of Process Safety Competency to make process safety an operating discipline within all affected roles at the mill
* Partnering with corporate process safety and compliance IT groups to develop and improve training, tools, and policies that support the mill
* Assisting S&H leadership with the development of short and long-term process safety objectives, targets, strategies, and measures that prioritize and mitigate risks
* Providing analysis of process safety incidents and near misses to assure sustainable corrective actions are implemented
* Reviewing training systems for effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvement
* Ensuring and provides metrics to monitor process safety compliance
* Providing detailed technical direction to improve process safety performance
* Leading problem-solving teams in a plant manufacturing environment
* Working effectively with all levels of the organization
* Possessing strong communication skills
* Working independently and manage multiple priorities to achieve goals
* Reviewing and validation of the following: process equipment design specifications, safeguard specifications, and operating procedures
* Coordinating for the engineering review capability for process hazard analyses (PHA), management of change (MOC), and pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR)
* Leading process incident investigations and develop effective corrective actions to prevent recurrence
* Providing oversight for the mill's process safety information including: P&ID's, PFD's, chemical compatibility matrix, etc.
* Ensuring management systems effectively address the facility’s Process Safety (PS) risk profile and will develop and align PS strategy according to the Facility S&H plan
* Serving as a mentor for technical and hourly employees to make process safety an everyday mission for continuous improvement in daily operations


What You Will Need

Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering (Chemical or Mechanical) Safety, or related engineering or technical field
* Two (2) or more years of experience in a process safety or engineering role within a PSM regulated operation
* Experience and working knowledge of Process Safety regulations, specifically 29 CFR 1910.119 and 40 CFR 68
* Experience with Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
* Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint including but not limited to creating charts, formatting cells/formulas, creating presentations and reports


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
* Supervisory experience within a chemical, petrochemical, or pulp/paper mill in operations, technical, or mechanical integrity role
* Five (5) or more years’ experience in a process safety role or equivalent engineering experience within a PSM regulated operation
* Five (5) or more years process safety experience specific to manufacturing
* Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
* ASP, GSP, CIH or equivalent certification/s
* Experience in the pulp & paper industry
* Experience and knowledge of how manufacturing processes work and basic equipment operation within the processes


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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