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Company Name:
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Perdue Hill, Alabama
United States
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Process Safety Management
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General Manufacturing
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Process Safety Specialist

Georgia-Pacific is hiring a Process Safety Specialist at our Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) location. This position reports directly to the Safety and Health Manager. As one of six world-class mills in the GP Cellulose business, Alabama River Cellulose is a fully integrated pulp mill producing specialty fluff and market pulp for a variety of high-end uses and converting technologies. We are also manufacture quality hardwood and softwood pulps, knowns as Golden Isles Fluff.  Our products are used in applications ranging from paper products, diapers, hygiene products, and specialty applications including textiles, pharmaceuticals, food, paints and plastic molding components. To learn more about our Cellulose Division, please visit http://www.gppackaging.com/Cellulose 

Since 2010, Alabama River Cellulose invested over $200 million in capital improvements. About 90% of the mill’s energy is from renewable resources or bio-mass and the mill is a net seller of electrical power. The mill continues to make strategic, long-term capital investments for operational excellence and environmental stewardship to compete in the global marketplace and create value for our customers and society. Furthermore, our mill is an active community supporter through partnerships with Monroe County Public Schools, Alabama Southern Community College, United Way, Monroe Health Foundation, YMCA and many others.
Alabama River Cellulose is located in Perdue Hill, AL which is in Monroe County in southwest Alabama. Our mill is about halfway between Montgomery and Mobile, and a short drive off Interstate 65.  We are 162 miles from Birmingham AL, 86 miles from Pensacola, FL, 231 miles from New Orleans, LA and 261 miles from Atlanta, GA.  Hunting, fishing, and visiting historical landmarks are among the hobbies residents enjoy. We are 15 miles from Monroeville, AL. To learn more about Monroeville, please visit: http://www.monroecountyal.com/home.htm

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Provides leadership and direction to achieve the process safety vision through management commitment and employee ownership.
  • Works collaboratively with the mill’s process safety engineer to complement on-going efforts
  • Provides routine communication to mill management regarding process safety plans and issues impacting the mill.
  • Facilitates process safety ownership by the line organization through integration of the S&H Management System.
  • Leads and / or facilitates risk assessments at the facility for anticipating, identifying and evaluating hazards.
  • Leads and / or evaluates the quality of Process Hazard Analyses (PHA) for the mill.
  • Assists S&H leadership with the development of short and long-term process safety objectives, targets, strategies, and measures that prioritize and mitigate risks.
  • Provides analysis of process safety incidents and near misses to assure sustainable corrective actions are implemented.
  • Ensures the development, improvement, and implementation of training systems to meet the needs of the facility utilizing qualified instructors. 
  • Ensures there is a system in place to monitor process safety compliance.
  • Ensures there is a system in place to sustain and improve process safety performance.
  • Develops plans to grow process safety skills and knowledge across the Facility
  • Lead problem solving teams in a plant manufacturing environment.
  • Work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities to achieve goals

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical or mechanical engineering, or other engineering or technical field
  • +3 years of experience in a process safety role or engineering role within a PSM regulated operation
  • Working knowledge of Process Safety regulations, specifically 29 CFR 1910.119 and 40 CFR 68
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) leadership experience

What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience within a chemical, petrochemical, or pulp/paper mill in operations, technical, or mechanical integrity role
  • More than five years’ experience in a process safety role or equivalent engineering experience within a PSM regulated operation
  • Professional Engineer (PE) and/or Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Experience in the pulp & paper industry
  • 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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