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Process Safety Specialist



Georgia-Pacific is seeking a self-motivated and driven individual for our Process Safety Specialist opening at our Foley Cellulose facility in Perry, FL. The selected individual will drive and support value-based strategies, provide technical direction, and influence leadership for process safety.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Providing process safety influential leadership for the site, working with the mill’s Safety team, with specific focus on ensuring that mill process safety systems reduce risk and assure compliance
  • Providing routine communication to mill management regarding process safety issues impacting the mill and support for safe mitigation
  • 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
  • Providing analysis of process safety incidents and near misses to assure sustainable corrective actions are implemented and detailed technical direction to improve process safety performance
  • Reviewing training systems for effectiveness and making recommendations for improvement
  • Ensuring and provides metrics to monitor process safety compliance
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Understanding and implementation of Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) philosophy

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Experience with engineering design, operations, mechanical integrity, reliability, maintenance and/or safety in an industrial, manufacturing, chemical, oil & energy, or military environment
  • Experience working with chemical processes OR safety knowledge relative to hazardous chemicals

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, safety, or related engineering or technical field
  • Experience in the pulp & paper industry
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) knowledge
  • Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or equivalent certifications
  • Experience and working knowledge of Process Safety regulations (i.e.: 29 CFR 1910.119 and 40 CFR 68, OSHA)

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
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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