Process Safety Engineer


Pasadena, TX, US, 77507

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Process Safety Engineer to work in our Manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX, reporting to the Plant Manager. This position will be responsible for leading the site in PSM and RMP activities, and will be engaged in facilitation, technical “hands-on” work, and continuous improvement activities. The candidate will have the opportunity to be part of a new plant design, build and start-up.

Key Responsibilities:     

•    Recognizes, evaluates, and controls process hazards
•    Provides technical expertise and consults on regulatory compliance, hazard management, behavioral modification and auditing programs
•    Ensures PSM/RMP management system, documentation requirements and operational discipline are robust across the site
•    Interfaces with site functions to upgrade and administer essential program elements
•    Acts as company liaison to contractors to ensure contractor PSM programs are following site requirements
•    Facilitates and/or coordinates incident and near miss investigations, root cause analysis and follow-up
•    Oversees PSM related information systems and databases, including providing regulatory interpretations, developing written site programs and standards, tracking PSM metrics and trend analysis, and facilitating site training
•    Collaborates and problem solves with cross functional teams to develop, maintain and improve PSM programs and training based on changes to regulations, company policies and standards, industry practices and key learnings
•    Develops and implements an audit schedule for the site covering all elements of PSM and leads/conducts audits as required
•    Leads a sustainable culture of excellence by fostering commitment and engaging employees


•    5+ years’ experience in the chemical industry, batch processing preferred
•    Experience in PSM, RMP, OSHA, NFPA requirements 
•    Experience leading PHAs
•    Ability and flexibility to support a continuously operating manufacturing site  
•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
•    Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings
•    Demonstrated problem solving skills and attention to detail 


•    Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) required

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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