Principal Process Safety Engineer Job at Ecolab, Joliet, IL

  • Ecolab
  • Joliet, IL

Job Description

Ecolab has an immediate need for a Process Safety Engineer at our flagship manufacturing facility located in Joliet, IL. If you are a dedicated professional with a proven track record of success in Process Safety Engineering, we invite you to apply.

The Process Safety Engineer is responsible for compliance with Process Safety Management (PSM) program and Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements at Ecolab's flagship manufacturing facility, located in Joliet and when requested, providing PSM program assistance to other plants or facilities within the network.

What’s in it For You:

  • You will join a growth company offering competitive pay and benefits

  • Access to best-in-class resources, tools and technology

  • Opportunity for a long term, advanced career path

  • A culture that values safety first, including training and personal protection

  • Pride in working for a company that provides clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments

What You Will Do:

  • Maintains all process safety information and other documentation necessary to conduct PHAs or PHA revalidations.

  • Maintains and updates the Joliet Plant Risk Management Plan (RMP). The PSM Specialist coordinates submittal of plan updates with the EPA and local governmental agencies.

  • Develops PSM procedures, maintains existing procedures, and ensures their appropriate use at the Joliet Plant. These procedures include, but are not limited to, Management of Change (MOC), Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR), Incident Investigation, and Process Hazard Analysis (PHA).

  • Leads PHA or PHA revalidation sessions for the Joliet Plant. The PSM Specialist may also coordinate and schedule PHA sessions with third-party contractors for large projects.

  • Provide training on PSM and RMP requirements to new employees and refresher training to existing employees at the Joliet Plant. 

  • Manages and leads incident investigations and root cause analysis (RCA) as needed.

  • Provides technical support during asset Safety/PSM audits and serves as an audit team member/leader on division and corporate audits.

  • Monitors adequacy and closure of corrective action items related to incident investigations, RCAs, audits, PHA recommendations, MOC action plans, agency inspections, etc.

  • Provides support to plant engineering in improving their safety competency and skillsets.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Safety, Process Safety Management or similar technical field

  • 3 years of safety/PSM experience

  • Employees in this position must possess a strong knowledge of PSM and RMP regulations

  • Immigration sponsorship not offered for this position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to deal with various levels of employees, management, vendors, and customers

  • Certifications such as CSP, PSP, PE, etc. are preferred.

  • Completion of the 5-day TapRoot incident investigation process training is a strong plus.

  • Knowledge of the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is a plus. 


Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families. to see our benefits.  

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Covid-19 Vaccine Notice

Due to local mandates and customer requirements, applicants for certain customer-facing positions must be fully vaccinated (which in some situations requires a booster if eligible), unless a religious or medical accommodation is requested by the applicant and approved by Ecolab. 


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Ecolab will provide reasonable accommodation (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance ) with our application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require accommodation assistance in this application process, please visit the Recruiting Support link in the footer of each page of our career website.  

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At Ecolab, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every associate can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of associates and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any associate or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.

In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce. Ecolab is a place where you can grow your career, own your future and impact what matters.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

Job Tags

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