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Corporate Process Safety Manager


Decatur, IL

Employer:  Primient
Category:  Engineering
Job Type:  Full Time


Corporate Process Safety Manager

Decatur, IL or Loudon, TN or Dayton, OH or Lafayette, IN

Ready for a safety career with more impact? Join a market leader in ingredient manufacturing that is poised for a new era of success.


Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we're also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Inspired by a meaningful purpose: we use renewable sources to produce plant-based ingredients for some of the world's best-known brands. It feels good to produce safe, high-quality, sustainable products - that go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing.

Poised for a new era of success: we're investing in our plants and people to unlock our potential in the industrial and food sectors. Guided by our values of Safety, Excellence, Integrity, and Growth, we're focused on growing our business, our reputation, and the career of every colleague.


We list "Safety" first in our values because our greatest priority is caring for our people and the environment. Our Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) team is leading on wide-ranging initiatives to make Primient an industry leader in all aspects of EHS - from switching away from coal power to providing a psychologically safe working environment.

The PSM Manager will drive and support process safety management initiatives at the Decatur facility, in line with the global EHSS Management System and the COMAH/OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP). Together with the operations, engineering and maintenance teams the PSM Manager will improve overall PSM performance of the facility. This individual will work on projects of varying scope that will encompass multiple aspects of PSM (Hazard identification, Hazops, Bow Tie Analysis, Scenario Based Auditing, Incident Investigation) for a facility with ~600 employees and contractors.

Key responsibilities: Corporate Process Safety Manager
  • Coordinate compliance efforts in line with COMAH/OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM)and EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP) rules
  • Embed a PSM Management System at the facilities and develop local knowledge
  • Provide regulatory interpretation and technical support on process safety matters and site projects
  • Coordinate collection and maintenance of Process Safety Information (PSI) with plant personnel
  • Introduce Process Safety Performance indicators into the facilities
  • Determine appropriate process hazard analysis methodology based on scope of work and proposed Management of Change (MOC)
  • Coordinate PHA revalidation scheduling and employee participation with plant personnel
  • Oversight of Process Safety Critical Asset Integrity program at the facility.
  • Development of Major Accident Response Plans
  • Implement a sustainable uniform format for developing and updating Operating Procedures
  • Establish a culture of program ownership through employee participation by collaborating with employees on their roles and responsibilities within process safety management
  • Coordinate process safety training needs
  • Coordinate review of contractor PSM qualifications
  • Provide oversight to MOC by maintaining and auditing MOC and Pre-Start Up Safety Review (PSSR) records and procedures
  • Coordinate review and follow-up of Mechanical Integrity inspection reports
  • Champion facility siting process to embed requirements into an effective management system
  • Coordinate a sustainable approach to PSM self-audits and inspections
  • Coordinate site's record keeping process for tracking and closing PHA and audit action items
  • Participate in process safety incident investigations
  • Analyze process safety incidents and trends and develop strategic goals for implementation

  • Bachelor's Degree required (prefer Chemical or Mechanical Engineering)
  • 5+ years related experience in Process Safety in a chemical/food manufacturing environment
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills in English with the ability to effectively interact with site management and field operations personnel
  • Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, team building and influencing skills
  • Ability to research, analyze, interpret and implement EHS/PSM regulations, standards, and best practices
  • Experience in HSE management systems and auditing
  • Experience in root cause investigation techniques


Rewards & benefits
Competitive salary / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

Career development

Our structure provides autonomy and accountability in your role. You have scope to develop a depth of expertise and the opportunity to follow career pathways outside the norm.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are passionate believers in the power of difference. We strive to represent the communities in which we operate and to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. We want Primient to be a place where every employee feels they belong and knows they are seen, heard, valued and safe to speak up. Our aspiration is to unlock the full potential in diverse perspectives, while offering everyone an equal chance to grow, thrive and progress.

Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA") and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.
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