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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Muscatine, Iowa
United States
Job Categories:
Process Safety Management
Industry Segments:
Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Process Safety Management (PSM) Specialist

Grain Processing Corporation in Muscatine, Iowa has an opening for a Process Safety Management (PSM) Specialist. This position will to oversee the Process Safety Management program as well as the Dust Hazard Analysis program at GPC-Muscatine. 


• Responsible for the GPC-Muscatine PSM and DHA programs.  This will consist of:  

- Oversight of the Management of Change process for covered processes  

- Ensure compliance with the 14-Elements of PSM

- Working knowledge of NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust and NFPA 61: Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities

 - Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)   

-Facilitate PHA and DHA, new and revalidation  

 -Manage the Leader software  

- Lead and manage PSM and DHA audits, both internal and third party  

- Oversee Process Safety Start Up Review (PSSR) for changes to the covered process  

- Manage audit findings and PHA/DHA recommendations

 - Participate in PSM Incident Investigations

 - Facilitate the quarterly PSM Steering Committee meetings

 - Collaborate with engineering on the location and storage of Process Safety Information (PSI) for the covered processes to include equipment involved in producing products which generate combustible dust

 - Partner with maintenance on ensuring mechanical integrity testing is being completed on covered process equipment  

- Provide guidance to covered departments on ensuring consistency with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) expectations

 - Collaborate with covered departments on ensuring operator training is being done per PSM program requirements and that documentation of training is being stored consistent with Record Retention policies

 - Partners with the site Contractor Safety Specialist to ensure that all contractors coming onto GPC property to work have proper training to safely and efficiently complete their tasks

 - Partner with facility management to drive accountability for completion of action items from the MOC process, PHA recommendations, DHA recommendations, and audit findings.

 - Actively demonstrates and reinforces compliance to all company policies, rules, and guidelines to all employees and contractors  

- Participates in contractor audits with the Contractor Safety Specialist to verify  compliance with contractor prequalification requirements for contractor companies

CORE COMPETENCIES:  - Approachability - Action Oriented  - Problem Solving - Customer Focus  - Comfort w/ All Management Levels  - Timely Decision Making



• Bachelor’s degree in a technical field of study or equivalent work experience required

• Third party PSM training including PSM fundamentals and Leader Software training

• Ability to make decisions independently and to take initiative with limited supervision

• Excellent communication skills to provide guidance, facilitate meetings, and tactfully hold others accountable

• Results driven to provide support to achieve stated goals

• Strong organizational skills • Problem solving skills and sound decision making


• 3+ years’ experience and leadership in Process Safety Management

• Management of Change (MOC) experience including submission, review, and completion

WORK ENVIRONMENT: - Office Environment - Outdoor weather conditions - Extreme Cold and Heat - Work near moving mechanical parts and machinery - Work in high places - Exposure to fumes/airborne particles and chemicals - Exposure to chemicals

TRAVEL: - 15%