Senior Process Safety Engineer

Posted 18 Mar 2024

San Jose, California - United States

Req Id 272945


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Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


Your Role:

As a Senior Process Safety Engineer in our semiconductor R&D environment, you will provide leadership and technical expertise to continuously improve Process Safety Management

(PSM) and Risk Management Programs (RMP) by identifying process hazards, evaluating hazard risk, and working with engineering and operations teams to develop effective solutions.


Your responsibilities are as follows, Lead Process Safety Analysis (PHA) of facilities and systems using HAZOP, What-If and FMEA techniques. Lead Process Safety Revalidations of existing systems and processes, including research & development. Lead Pre Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR) for new and existing systems. Drive Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and incident investigations. Own the Management of Change (MOC) process, tracking and documentation. Develop Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) using Fault Tree, LOPA methods and consequence modeling. Create and maintain Mechanical Integrity Programs including Risk Based Inspection. Coordinate site audits and issue management related to external organizations CGA, NFPA, HSE, OSHA, SEMI etc. Generate thorough safety reports related to OSHA, EPA and local regulations. Guide waste management and abatement strategies. Develops PSM and RMP training material and facilitates training of site personnel.



Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related field
  • 6+ years of directly relevant work experience
  • Experienced with common hazard analysis techniques
  • Proficient with industry standard risk assessment methodologies



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Process Hazard Analysis techniques, particularly HAZOP , FMEA and What-If studies
  • Proficient with quantitative and semi-quantitative Risk Assessments, including an understanding of techniques like LOPA and FTA/ ETA
  • Ability to interpret technical documentation such as Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams, Standard Operating Procedures, Interlocks, and control narrative etc
  • Strong interpersonal skills including confident, supportive, collaborative, respectful communication
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with relevant safety and environmental regulations in the semiconductor industry organizations CGA, NFPA, HSE, OSHA, SEMI etc
  • Familiar with basic Safety Integrity Level (SIL) identification
  • Experienced managing contractor safety programs
  • Expertise with Lockout/Tagout, Hot Work, and Confined Space Entry


Pay Range for this position: $73,000 - $219,000


Our ranges incorporate all levels and career types available within this specific role, and are derived from relevant industry market data.  Should we decide to make an offer, we will consider several factors, including but not limited to your location, skills, experience, career level, and other job-related factors.  This role may offer the following benefits: medical, vision, and dental insurance; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) matching program; paid time off; and paid holidays; among other employee benefits. This role may also be eligible for short-term or long-term incentive compensation, including, but not limited to, cash bonuses.

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!

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