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Process Safety Engineer

Date: Nov 30, 2022

Location: Owensboro, KY, US

Company: Dart Container

If you are looking for a challenging plus rewarding position and enjoy working in a collaborative environment where your ideas are valued, team members are treated with respect, trust, and integrity -- then you have found your fit!


We are searching for a Process Safety Engineer, to apply engineering knowledge and skills for moderately complex engineering projects involving the design and engineering of facilities, equipment, and processes with a focus on preventing hazardous incidents in a production process. We want to someone who can ensure site compliance with OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA Risk Management Programs (RMP) requirements.


If you want to join a relaxed, sustainability focused, and high-quality industry leader that provides excellence in products and service – Apply today!


Day to Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements.
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • Manage, prioritize, and complete projects or programs of moderate size, scope, and duration
  • Coordinate project work with other engineers, technicians, designers and/or or drafters
  • Ensure site compliance with OSHA PSM and EPA RMP requirements
  • Develop, implement, and maintain internal management systems, procedures and process improvements and reporting metrics needed to demonstrate continuous PSM/RMP compliance
  • Routinely audit all PSM elements to ensure compliance with process hazard analysis (PHA) requirements
  • Facilitate initial and revalidation PHA’s, issue PHA reports and monitor/document resolution of corrective actions
  • Coordinate, develop and/or maintain process safety information and other required PSM/RMP documentation which includes design reviews, process hazard analysis, standard operating procedures, and contractor safety documentation
  • Assist in development, execution, and documentation of PSM related material for new employees and refresher training
  • Lead pre-start up safety reviews for new equipment and assist in new equipment selection
  • Analyze overall processes for potential hazards, verify materials and equipment used meets standards, verify equipment maintenance procedures and schedules are properly defined, and establish reporting processes.
  • Coordinate internal compliance checks, participate in third-party compliance audits and monitor implementation of corrective action
  • Help as needed with air, wastewater, storm water, residual waste and hazmat permits and reporting
  • Lead, facilitate or participate in site incident investigations to determine root cause of incidents, especially those that are considered PSM in nature.
  • Provides incident investigation training.
  • Work with Process Engineering to manage, maintain and improve chemical processes and mitigate risk for the plant
  • Identify broad conceptual ideas and develop them into useful solutions
  • Establish continuous improvement plans where efficiency, quality, safety, or service can be improved


Core Skills and Qualifications

Candidate must have one of the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in engineering or related field of study and three (3) years of related engineering experience, OR
    • Associate degree and nine (9) years of related engineering experience

Candidate must have all of the following:

  • One (1) year of direct involvement with PSM (40 CFR 1910.119) or risk management (Clean Air Act Section 112) programs required
  • Working knowledge of energy and material balance fundamentals, process flow sheets, piping and instrument diagrams (P&ID), OSHA PSM, and EPA RMP requirements
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, safety, and code compliance
  • Experience analyzing production equipment, processes and materials and solving issues
  • Knowledge of various statistical and quality methodologies including but not limited to Statistical Process Control (SPC), Statistical Quality Control (SQC), 5S, 8D, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Root Cause Analysis, Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (R&R), and Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various products
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of products
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Ability to successfully prioritize, and organize projects, deadlines, and tasks with little supervision in both team and independent environments
  • Strong verbal and written skills necessary to communicate intricate job-related information
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in process or EHS engineering roles within the chemical process industry
  • Two (2) years of experience managing a PSM and/or RMP program


Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Owensboro