GlaxoSmithKline Process Safety Engineer in Hamilton, Montana

Process Safety Engineer

  • Requisition ID:WD168129

  • Position:Full time

  • Open date:May 24, 2018 4:22 PM

  • Functional area:Engineering

  • Location:



  • Required degrees:Bachelors

  • Experience required:3 years

  • Relocation:Yes

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Your Responsibilities:Job Purpose: Assist the Process Safety Lead in controlling the risks of explosions, fires and large-scale releases of hazardous materials arising from failures of chemical processes or bulk storage facilities, or from incidents involving flammable liquids, flammable gases, combustible dusts, boilers, pressurized systems, or pressure vessels.

Applies to all activities conducted at the GSK Hamilton manufacturing site. Support a PSM program compliant with OSHA Process Safety Management regulation 29 CFR 1910.119 and GSK SEHS 5.13.

Key Responsibilities:

• Identify potential process hazards

• Understand material hazard labels

• Interpret physical and chemical information in SDSs

• Support process safety programs to meet GSK requirements

• Coach those developing their Process Safety skills

• Provide input into proposed process and engineering modifications

• Support investigations of process-safety incidents

• Manage technical aspects of 3rd party providers, eg consultants

• Provide input to emergency response plans

• Conduct hazardous area classifications for complex unit operations and advise on implications

• Facilitate HAZOP, FMECA and SIL studies at different types of site

• Advise on control approaches in new or complex situations and at different types of site

• Critically analyze process safety data from different types of site and advise senior management

• Provide input into GSK Framework on Process Safety

• Support local investigations of process safety incidents


• Skills/Expertise: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis, Consensus Standard (RAGAGEP) interpretation, AutoCad, Technical Writing, Formal Process Safety Training.

• Understand the need to take account of Process Safety principles in design, operation and change management of plant and equipment

• Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) techniques, including:

o Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) studies

o Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Assessments (FMECAs)

o Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Assessments

• Hazardous area classification and control of ignition sources

• Design and application of:

o Ventilation

o Inerting

o Containment

o Explosion suppression

o Explosion venting

• Codes and standards relating to Process Safety and general facilities/systems engineering

• Assessment and control of chemical reactivity hazards

• Principles of inherent safety and hierarchy of controls

• Control strategies for highly hazardous operations, eg hydrogenation

• Calculations for design of controls, eg vent sizes

• Participated in inspections of work areas and equipment with process safety risks

• Implemented risk reduction solutions

• Developed SOPS for mechanical integrity

Why You?

Basic qualifications:• B.S. in Engineering

• 3 years of experience post education in electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, automation, or chemical engineering

• 2 years working with highly hazardous chemicals and pressurized systems engineering

Preferred qualifications:• B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

Why GSK?:We are a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. Our Vaccines business has a broad portfolio and innovative pipeline of vaccines to protect people of all ages. On average, each batch of vaccine will have undergone more than 100 quality checks before it is sent out, to ensure the vaccines meet world-class standards. We deliver over two million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries and are committed to continuously investing in our manufacturing facilities, improving our processes and building partnerships to ensure we meet the global growing needs for high quality vaccines.

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