Process Safety Manager,

United States, Texas, Deer Park

Business unit: Polymer Chemistry

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Job Context

The Houston area Polymer Chemistry sites produce organometallics and organic peroxides. These products have a wide variety of uses including the production of polymers, plastics, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductors, and LEDs.
Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities

This position is responsible for providing management support in directing and coordinating all PSM related systems for the Houston area Polymer Chemistry sites. The employee should have a strong working knowledge of and experience with all 14 PSM elements as well as the AkzoNobel PSM Framework.

Principal Accountabilities
- Ensures site’s systems relating to all PSM activities comply with OSHA standards and established AkzoNobel rules.
- Manages routine audits of all PSM systems including but not limited to: - Process Safety Information, Operating Procedures, Training, PSSRs,
- Mechanical Integrity, Management of Change, Incident Investigation, and Emergency Response

- Facilitates site Process Hazards Analysis; ensures PHAs are completed on time and action items are addressed and completed in a timely fashion.
- Manages and maintains Facility Siting Studies.
- Manages site evaluation of safety relief systems including flare and vent headers.
- Develops site PSM Continuous Improvement Plan.
- Manages external PSM related audits including: VPP, OSHA, SAQ, and PSM Scan.
- Where necessary, develops creative systems to improve compliance through simplification of procedures and training.
Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Specific Responsibilities
- Understand and help implement the site’s Operating Policy, and HSSE goals and objectives.
- Support and participate in on-going HSSE improvement activities and committees including VPP and BBS (Swagger).
- Be aware of potential health, safety, security and environmental impacts in area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs.
- Understand and implement any parts of the site’s Environmental
- Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that apply to area of responsibility.
- Participate in the site’s on-going Pollution Prevention Process.
Quality Specific Responsibilities
- Understand and help implement the site’s Quality Policy, Quality goals and objectives, and the Quality Improvement Process (MTQ).
- Be fully aware of your specific quality assurance responsibilities.
- Be familiar with site-wide document control, internal quality audits, corrective action, non-conforming product and record keeping procedures.
- Be sure employees under supervision, if applicable, are aware of and are adequately trained in quality procedures.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

Vacancy number



North America


United States




Deer Park

Business unit

Polymer Chemistry

Job family

Health, Safety & Environment

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Preferred degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering, or Chemistry. Exceptional experience may be substituted.
- Working knowledge of plant processes associated with the manufacture of organometallics and organic peroxide compounds. Knowledge of
- AkzoNobel’s safety policies and procedures. Knowledge of OSHA regulations and their impact on the AkzoNobel plant environment and its employees.
- Minimum prior experience for satisfactory performance – 10 to 15 years.
- Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
- Must be able to wear a respirator if needed
- Must be able to wear steel toed shoes, safety glasses, FRC’s and hard hat when going into the plants
- Must be able to work on the computer and proficiency in word and excel


As a leading coatings and specialty chemical company AkzoNobel is proud to offer a competitive compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, dental and vision coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement and much more.

Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both pre-employment background checks and drug screening. All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.

AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer.

AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans (M/F/D/V).