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Process Safety Engineer Regional Leader - US REMOTE

Date:  Nov 5, 2023

Houston, TX, US

Company Overview

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Position Overview

  • This position can be located anywhere in North America but preferred location is in the South- Southeast of the USA. 
  • This position will be responsible for implementation of a strategy for management of process safety, supporting implementation of the PSM programs on a regional basis with a focus continuous improvement of the program. This position will provide specific guidance on technical matters, collaborates closely with the operations, engineering, and the EH&S organization to manage and execute projects and provide support in a manner that addresses business needs.  

Job Responsibilities

As a member of a global Process Safety Center of Excellence: 

  • Support the implementation of the strategy to drive process safety related risk reduction across Hexion. 
  • Ensure appropriate execution of regulatory and Hexion compliance initiatives in PSM. Develop, track, and evaluate metrics (both leading and lagging indicators) to identify trends and drive improvement plans in field of expertise. 
  • Manage implementation of Hexion global PSM management and technical standards, including training programs and developing training materials. 
  • Provide support and expertise for completion of risk assessment activities such as Process Hazard Analysis, LOPA, Fault Tree analysis, etc. 
  • Ensure regional consistency on completion of PHAs and develop regional PHA capabilities. 
  • Analyze findings in process safety and near miss incidents to identify common issues and facilitate consistency in recommendations and corrective action globally. 
  • Lead investigation or assign team members to lead investigations for significant process safety incidents.
  • Assist with the identification of capital that may be required to comply with  
  • PSM/related regulations.
  • or standards, assist with capital prioritization in the SEPP process. 
  • Ensure systems are in place to verify regulatory compliance with PSM, RMP as applicable in the countries in which Hexion operates. 
  • Lead or participate on PSM or other regulatory audits. 
  • Monitor developing regulations to provide a proactive approach in addressing such regulations, monitor emerging issues, and evaluate potential impact to the business. Assist with the development of mechanical integrity programs.
  • Participate in due diligence support to assess PSM risk associated with new acquisitions. 
  • Collaborate with engineering and operations on the development of corporate and business standards/initiatives to address process risks (for example combustible solids, flammables, phenol). 
  • Participate in global teams in support of addressing these issues.


Future Focus: 

  • Able to effectively provide guidance to the manufacturing organization that supports the strategies, goals, and objectives for their respective businesses 
  • Able to learn new businesses and processes in support of the EH&S 

Trust & Teamwork: 

  • Able to effectively build, lead and participate on teams. 
  • Able to effectively communicate, both verbally and written. 

Personal Leadership: 

  • Exhibit drive and influencing skills to arrive at solutions.
  • Leverage processes, and designs to address issues to keep from “reinventing the wheel” – take a global perspective.
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of integrity and courage to make decisions and outcomes in Hexion’s best interest.

Achieves Business Results:

  • Able to develop plans on both short-term and multiyear horizons.
  • Involve key stakeholders in activities. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of EH&S and process safety experience and five years manufacturing or engineering experience preferred.
  • Strong administrative and program management skills. 
  • Strong technical ability to develop people and provide support to EHS professionals in the field. 
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to work well on a team and with others. Strong influencing skills. 
  • Courageous leadership – ability to stand ground on PSM issues if needed; ability to resolve 
  • conflict effectively. 
  • Must have good organizational and communication skills. 
  • Must have a working knowledge of systems and practices in PSM and risk assessment. 
  • Must be generally familiar with safety, environmental, process safety, engineering, and Industrial Hygiene standards and regulations. 
  • Must be able to identify and manage risk issues.
  • Ability to travel on average 30% of time.
  • Must be familiar with Electronic Data Management System for data management. 
  • BS Chemical Engineering or other relevant education 

Preferred Qualifications

Travel Requirements

30% Domestic Travel


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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