Process Safety Manager

Occidental Petroleum

Process Safety Manager00032861



Contribute. Grow. Lead…with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine, and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem’s market position is among the top three producers in the United States for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Process Safety Manager with our corporate office located in Dallas, TX.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we operate and/or transport our products as our highest priority.

  • Establish, develop, and implement the Process Safety Management, Risk Management Plan and Responsible Care, collectively referred to as “PSM” programs for OxyChem Manufacturing Sites.

  • Manage comprehensive Process Risk capital project reviews from conceptual design through equipment commissioning on projects involving process safety, risk engineering, fire protection systems, hazard management, and critical process related equipment.

  • Function as an OxyChem Process Risk technical expert for the OxyChem Manufacturing Sites in the design, operation, repair, and maintenance of critical process related equipment to assure accordance with applicable codes and standards, regulatory requirements, and suitability for service.  Skills and familiarity with:

    • Consequence modeling using tools such as Phast, Safer-Trace, BEAST, VCEC, V-CLOUD, ISADS, and Baker Risk Vulnerability Tool.

    • Risk analysis using tools such as PHA-Pro or equivalent software, LOPA and Event-Tree’s.

  • Assist OxyChem Manufacturing Sites by conducting Process Risk training on subjects such as; process hazard analysis, facility siting, incident investigation, management of change,  mechanical integrity, and fixed fire protection inspection, testing, and design.

  • Assist OxyChem Manufacturing Site’s Process Risk Engineers by leading in-depth Process Risk studies and assessments including Process Risk facility reviews, PHAs, Facility Siting Studies, and critical process related equipment reviews.

  • Participate in HESS Audits at OxyChem Manufacturing Sites in the area of Process Safety Management to provide management and facilities with an evaluation of facilities’ efforts to comply with OxyChem’s programs, policies, and procedures. Validate that Process Risk related audit action items have been suitably addressed and ensure that adequate supporting documentation is submitted for closure.

  • Oversee OxyChem facility investigations of critical process related equipment, fire, explosion, and process safety related incidents.

  • Assist with keeping OxyChem Corporate PSM procedures up-to-date.

  • Participate and represent OxyChem on Process Risk related issues in external organizations such as Baker Risk Explosion Research Cooperative (ERC), ASME, CCPS, AICHE, CMA, API, and NFPA. Support and contribute to the development of responsible laws, regulations, and standards to safeguard the community, workplace, and environment.

  • Manages the following databases: OxyFire Fire Protection Impairments, HRTF Metrics, Risk Profile (C/E/D risks).

  • Support other functional personnel within the HESS Department & support the annual department budget.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.  Other engineering disciplines will be considered based upon relevant experience.  

  • Prior positions should include 10-15 years of plant process, maintenance, or project engineering work to effectively interact with plant management, including Safety, Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering.

  • Requires in depth knowledge of OSHA, RMP, Responsible Care, and other industry standards relating to process safety management.

  • Specialized training in National Consensus Standards and experience in fire protection, loss prevention, risk analysis, process safety systems, and critical process related equipment strongly preferred.

  • Experience in hazard analysis, consequence modeling, and risk analysis preferred.

  • Ability to travel up to 40% required.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required.  Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.

Additional Desired Qualifications: 

  • Working knowledge of strong Mechanical Integrity programs for tanks, vessels, piping, rotating equipment.

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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Oxy does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruiting process. We will never: 

  • Ask you to pay for applications, interviews, meetings, processing, training or for any other fees

  • Use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind or

  • Request personal information such as passport and bank account details at an early stage of our recruitment process.

We recommend against responding to unsolicited business propositions or offers from people you don’t know. Do not disclose your personal or financial details. If you believe you have been the victim of a recruiting scam, please contact your local police department.



Primary Location

  United States-Texas-Dallas





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