Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Process Safety Manager/Process Engineer


~~~$10,000 Sign On Bonus~~~

~~~Eligible for Relocation Assistance~~~

The successful candidate will be provided a $10,000 signing bonus after starting the new role. External candidates and internal Koch company employees moving to the new location when hired are considered eligible.

Georgia-Pacific is seeking a self-motivated and driven individual for our Process Safety Manager / Process Engineer opening at our Alabama River Cellulose facility in Purdue Hill, AL. The selected individual will drive and support value-based strategies, provide technical direction, and influence leadership for process safety.  Long-term value is created through the application of the company’s business philosophy of Market Based Management® and Georgia-Pacific’s Guiding Principles. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Provide 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
  • Provide technical direction to achieve the Process Safety vision using management systems co-developed with the CPS Supervisor
  • Foster process safety ownership within the organization through leadership, coordination, and coaching in keeping with risk-based process safety
  • Provide routine communication to mill management regarding process safety issues impacting the mill and support for safe mitigation
  • Facilitate process safety ownership by the line organization through integration of the safety and health management system
  • Lead risk assessments at the facility for anticipating, identifying, and evaluating hazards as well as more formal Process Hazard Analyses (PHA)
  • Apply the principles of Process Safety Competency to make process safety an operating discipline within all affected roles at the mill
  • Partner with corporate process safety and compliance IT groups to develop and improve training, tools, and policies that support the mill
  • Assist Safety and Health leadership with the development of short and long-term process safety objectives, targets, strategies, and measures that prioritize and mitigate risks
  • Provide analysis of process safety incidents and near misses to assure sustainable corrective actions are implemented and detailed technical direction to improve process safety performance
  • Review training systems for effectiveness and making recommendations for improvement
  • Provide metrics to monitor process safety compliance
  • Review and validate process equipment design specifications, safeguard specifications, and operating procedures
  • Coordinate the engineering review capability for process hazard analyses (PHA), management of change (MOC), and pre-startup safety reviews (PSSR)
  • Provide oversight for the mill's process safety information including P&IDs, PFDs, and chemical compatibility matrix
  • Ensure management systems effectively address the facility’s Process Safety (PS) risk profile and will develop and align PS strategy according to the Facility Safety and Health plan
  • Serve as a mentor for technical and hourly employees to make process safety an everyday mission for continuous improvement in daily operations

    The Experience You Will Bring


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
    • Experience in a process engineering, mechanical integrity, or reliability role within a PSM regulated operation
    • Experience and working knowledge of Process Safety regulations (i.e.: 29 CFR 1910.119 and 40 CFR 68, OSHA)
    • Experience with Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

    What Will Put You Ahead

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering or Safety
    • Supervisory experience within a chemical, petrochemical, or pulp and paper mill
    • Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or equivalent certifications
    • Experience in the pulp & paper industry
    • Experience and knowledge of how manufacturing processes work and basic equipment operation within the processes

    GP Cellulose is a leading producer of high-quality fluff pulps, meeting the needs of the personal hygiene industry and disposable absorbent products manufacturers around the globe. We create real, long-term value in our business by anticipating our customers’ needs and working with them closely to help them achieve their business goals. Our Global Technical Service team is an important part of the company’s commitment to delivering real value to our customers. For more information about GP Cellulose, please visit http://www.gpcellulose.com.

    With a workforce of approximately 420, the Alabama River Cellulose Mill is a nonunion facility situated in Perdue Hill, AL just 15 miles from Monroeville, AL and less than 100 miles north of Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. 

    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


    Sign up for our talent network.

    Not ready to apply? Take a minute to sign up to receive notifications on opportunities that match your interests.

    Sign Up Now
    Our teams around the globe are finding innovative solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. See how