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Process Safety Engineer

Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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The candidate will be part of the site's Process Safety Management (PSM) team responsible to ensure full compliance with PSM OSHA, MIOSHA and requirements and Pfizer's standards.

The candidate will have responsibilities to learn the sites active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing processes, lead the Process Hazard Analysis using the appropriate methodologies, use dispersion modeling in the PHA's, develop and offer training on risk and risk mitigation, conduct investigations and create red-lined revisions to site P&IDs.

He/She will engage with multiple levels of the organization and lead cross functional team at the site level and Pfizer Corporate The selected candidate will be involved in solving complex technical problems and provide expert technical support to the site.


+ Job responsibilities include the practical and effective interpretation, implementation and execution of both external (MIOSHA, OSHA, EPA RMP) and internal Pfizer Guidelines related to Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements.

+ Lead comprehensive Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) on both exiting processes/facilities and capital projects. Participate in and/or lead incident investigations. Provide technical support/review for the evaluation of relief device design basis for the plant.

+ Act as the primary technical expert for management of change. Interpret the modeling of hazardous chemical releases and use the modeling results in PHAs, capital project reviews, emergency planning and compliance with Pfizer PSM guidelines. Develop and deliver PSM related training materials to enhance the understanding and effectiveness of the program.

+ Interpret and apply chemical reaction hazards data to full scale production processes as it pertains to assessing risk. Work with key stakeholders to evaluate the technical, safety and regulatory impact of proposed equipment and process changes as it applies to PSM and provide leadership in risk-based decision making.

+ Coordinate PSM initiatives with other Pfizer operational and support areas (i.e. - Engineering CPA process, Mechanical Integrity program, Emergency Response)

+ Participate and contribute with the revisions of site drawings, P&IDs and hazardous area classifications.

+ Use recognized system analysis tools to identify compliance needs and recommend value added, technically feasible approaches to compliance with the Process Safety Management standard that is also protective of personnel and company property.


+ The position requires a bachelor's degree in Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering and a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience. Practical experience in manufacturing, (such as petroleum, chemical or active pharmaceutical ingredients) or engineering design is highly desirable.

+ Practical experience in facilitating process hazard analyses, chemical reaction hazards data, emergency relief systems design and management of change. Experience with chemical release modeling software is highly desirable.

+ Documented training on hazard analysis methodologies from a recognized training organization and experience with combustible dust is highly desirable.

+ A high degree of proficiency MS Offices (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project Management) is required along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to solve complex technical problems and provide expert technical support is a must.

+ Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with multiple levels of the organization and the proven ability to lead cross functional teams. Demonstrated leadership and technical capabilities. Successful track record at self-directed task accomplishments.


Ability to perform mathematical calculations and perform complex data analysis. Self-driven, insightful.

Basic physical requirements such as standing, walking (indoors and outdoors), and stairway access.

**Work Environment:**

Typically in an office environment, but must be willing to work in the field and operating units as needed to fully analyze situations and implement solutions.


Standard work schedule, Monday - Friday, days; may infrequently require off-shift and weekend support.

Candidates are expected to be on call for EHS investigation purposes and technical support of emergency responses. An extended work schedule may be necessary at times to manage the workload. The position may infrequently require working varying shifts to support the needs of the EHS organization.

+ **Eligible for Relocation Package**

+ **Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus**


**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**EEO & Employment Eligibility**

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Environmental, Health & Safety
Posted: 2020-03-09 Expires: 2020-04-09

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