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Process Safety Management Coordinator in Bolingbrook, IL at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Reference Code: 007511-Bolingbrook



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for a Process Safety Management Coordinator for our Bolingbrook, Illinois facility.

Job Summary: 


Process Safety Management (PSM) Coordinator is responsible for organizing and maintaining documentation to ensure that the PSM program is compliant with all OSHA and EPA standards.  The PSM Coordinator will serve as the liaison between the Safety and the plant Refrigeration departments. By following the 14 steps of PSM and the PSM Coordinator will provide oversight and compliance to the processes.

The PSM Coordinator is responsible for the reviewing/updating of MSDSs and label text supporting the global hazard communication requirements of the location.  Provides support related to global hazard communication requirements and inquiries to both internal and external customers. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) program which includes preparation      activities for PHA, participating in PHA reviews and execution of PHA audit recommendations in a timely manner.
  • Validate that annual visual inspections are done in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and P&ID's are maintained for all equipment in the system and that the documents are recertified annually.
  • Create/verify/rewrite equipment specific LOTO procedures for all refrigeration equipment.
  • Participate in new equipment installation and ensure all required documents are      completed in regards to PSM processes, such as, equipment installation sketch, development of SOP and LOTO procedures, tag all valves, label pipes and equipment.
  • Work with Safety Managers on incident investigations related to PSM processes      and ensure follow up is completed on any recommendations.
  • Participate in any OSHA or EPA audits of PSM/RMP for the plant.
  • Coordinate the plant PSM training programs.
  • Research and be familiar with regulatory requirements as needed.
  • Interface with federal and state agencies (OSHA, EPA, State Environmental/Safety agencies, etc.) as required.
  • Assist with outside contractor compliance and training for PSM related policies      and procedures.
  • Maintain compliance manuals as necessary.
  • Actively participate in PSM related plant meetings.
  • Ensure that current PM's are in compliance with manufacturer’s recommendations per IIAR and verify that PM’s are being performed in compliance with the schedule.
  • Create MSDSs and Label content for products, intermediates and experimental products.
  • Review GHS Classification of materials.
  • Maintain MSDS online.
  • Conduct annual chemical inventory.
  • Conduct transportation classification, PPE and handling assessments of products and intermediates.
  • Maintain data on hazard assessment in the MSDS authoring system.
  • Provide internal and external customer support related to hazard communication.
  • Maintain their knowledge of global hazard communication requirements. 
  • Actively participate in system development projects to continue to maintain compliance with global hazard communication regulations and related regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinates the HAZMAT team members by providing training, ensuring that equipment is in working condition and scheduling HAZMAT physicals and tracking the information in regards to HAZMAT team’s physicals.
  • Coordinates chemical approvals and makes sure the proper team members are trained and introduced to any new chemicals.
  • Drives resolution for any PSM mechanical related issues.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year related experience in a related positions is preferred.
  • PSM certification is preferred or able to become certified.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Knowledge of ammonia refrigeration is necessary.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and other applicable Federal and State legislations.
  • Basic computer skills including Gmail.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test, background screen and physical.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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