The RequirementsTo meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Process Safety Management Coordinator opportunity, you will have:
- A high school diploma; a bachelors' degree is preferred.
- 5+ years of experience in process safety management in industrial environments, ideally including refineries; 7 to 10 years of experience is preferred.
- Solid knowledge of OSHA's 14 elements of PSM.
- The ability to conduct process hazard analyses (PHAs).
- Knowledge of incident investigation methodologies.
- Knowledge of emergency planning requirements and incident command system (ICS) structure.
- Familiarity with MS Office, particularly Excel.
- Experience with MS Access or other databases is strongly preferred.
- Experience improving programs is a plus.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization.
- Attention to detail.
- The ability to:
- Learn quickly.
- Achieve goals independently.
- Solid organizational and time management skills.
The RoleOpportunity Snapshot
Reporting to the Process Safety Supervisor, you will join a team that also includes Safety Trainers and Auditors. You'll also interact with the plant's safety committee.
In this role you will coordinate the refinery's compliance with the OSHA process safety management (PSM) program. This will include auditing the PSM program and keeping abreast of regulations. In addition, you will conduct unit process hazard analysis as needed. We have 11 units and perform PHAs on each one every five years, so there is always PHA work to be done.
As Process Safety Program Coordinator, you will:
- Develop and maintain the refinery's process safety management (PSM) policies, processes and procedures.
- Apply your good working knowledge of the 14 elements of PSM and their implementation in a refinery such as:
- Scheduling of compliance audits by outside companies to ensure compliance with refinery PSM policies and procedures, and then ensuring all recommendations are closed in timely manner.
- Administer management of change (MOC) program, including tracking MOC status, determining if proposed modification falls under MOC system, and conducting field audits to ensure compliance with program.
- Work with Operations to ensure all required process safety information (PSI) is available and current for each PSM covered process.
- Conduct PHAs, including maintaining the schedule and ensuring the schedule is met. You'll prepare documentation and report findings and recommendations, track actions to completion, and resolve outstanding issues.
- Conduct incident investigations and root cause evaluations, ensuring incidents are promptly reported, investigated and action items closed in a timely manner. This will include tracking actions to completion and resolving outstanding issues.
- Maintain and apply knowledge of emergency planning requirements and ICS structure.
- Maintain and apply knowledge of contractor requirements, and audit current contractors, ensuring that all information is on file.
- Maintain and apply knowledge of PSM-related databases to ensure accuracy and completeness of data. Most refinery databases are Microsoft Access databases.
- Maintain and apply knowledge in asbestos programs and regulatory requirements.
What's in It for YouMake your mark
Process Safety is a strong team driving effective programs, and having a strong professional join will give us the resources to do even more. In addition, you can identify and drive improvements in your area to make a good thing even better.
Employee value proposition
Par Pacific is a growing energy company that provides more opportunity and career growth potential because of our ambition, entrepreneurial mindset, premier market position, and integrated business systems.
Working at Par Pacific is different. Because Par is a smaller energy company, employees have the opportunity to make a great impact on the business and to influence decisions. People truly have amazing careers at Par because they are exposed to all areas of the company and are connected to many of the industry experts.
There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- an unorthodox niche player in the energy space that drives operations from production to delivery. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. If you're at Par, you're a driven, creative-thinking, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professional that loves to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in.
Great place to live and work
Because Par Pacific is located in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. You'll work in Newcastle, the county seat of Weston County, which offers the neighborly culture you'd expect in a small town. We're proud of our great schools, low cost of living, and even lower cost of housing. If you love the outdoor life, there aren't too many places to beat Newcastle.
Opportunistic growth strategy
At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions and integrations of newly acquired companies.
In addition to a competitive compensation, we offer comprehensive benefits that include medical and dental insurance; life and AD&D insurance; retirement savings plans; employee assistance programs; and more.
Keys to SuccessYour technical PSM knowledge will be essential, but just as important will be the interpersonal skills to work well with everyone from maintenance mechanics to engineers to upper management. We take a collaborative approach to safety, and you should establish yourself as a resource who can help others achieve goals and be safe at the same time. Of course, there will be time when you'll need to be assertive, such as when we're at risk of being out of compliance.
You also should take pride in working independently, including identifying priorities and monitoring deadlines. The Supervisor will give you general goals, and you should be comfortable attaining them on your own. Support will always be available, but whenever you bring an issue to the Supervisor's attention, you should also bring some ideas for resolving it.
In addition, in order to be an outstanding Process Safety Management Coordinator, you will:
- Be proactive about getting up to speed with our processes quickly.
- Combine analytical skills and creativity in solving problems.
- Pay close attention to details, but also grasp the bigger picture.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts throughout the organization.
- Remain flexible and adaptable as we continue to grow and evolve.