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PSM Manager

Reno, Nevada
30 Jul 2022

Position Summary: The HSES Manager will lead, develop and implement health, safety,

environmental, and security policies and procedures to ensure the safe and fully compliant operation of

the facility, including the Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing Facility.

The chief responsibility of the position is to protect employees, neighbors, customers, the environment,

and company assets through the implementation of personal and process safety programs,

development of training programs, management of safety procedures, and proper review of plant

operation and changes.


Lead OSHA and EPA compliance by managing, coordinating, and implementing all

fourteen (14) elements of the PSM standard.

Direct, lead, and manage proactive safety, environmental and training programs including new

hire safety training, ongoing proficiency training, employee safety committee, and behavioral

safety program.

Provide leadership, counsel, training and technical assistance for any matters related to health,

safety (personal and process), environmental and security to attain safety, environmental,

production, quality, and cost targets.

Complete all HSES recordkeeping and reporting for both internal and external audiences.

Manage and maintain all environmental permits. Ensure all required reporting is completed

accurately and submitted to regulatory agencies on time. Provide training to all team members

on environmental permit requirements, limits, consequences, and required actions.

Manage SPCC requirements and response plans. Ensure regulatory compliance for disposal of any

waste or residual material.

Develop and administer security programs for both the Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing


Develop, execute, and improve industrial hygiene programs. Drive all required actions to

completion. Ensure team members trained on hazards and requirements.

Lead PHAs or hazard evaluations for MOCs and plant projects. Ensure risks are considered,

evaluated, and mitigated.

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Manage the incident investigation program. Ensure investigations completed per procedure. Lead

investigations for significant incidents, including root cause analysis. Ensure team members

receive adequate training.

Create or review all HSES policies and procedures for. Review operating procedures as

requested/needed to ensure PSM compliance.

Develop and implement key performance indicators (especially leading indicators) to track to

report personal and process safety metrics to management.

Inspect and evaluate the facility environment, equipment, procedures, and processes to ensure

compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards.

Conduct compliance audits of all safety processes and programs including PSM, RMP, permit-towork,

and lockout / tagout.

Facilitate pre-startup safety reviews (PSSRs) for safety MOCs and projects. Participate in other

PSSRs as needed.

Develop Emergency Action and Response Plans and coordinate the plans with the local emergency

responders. Develop and execute emergency response activities including What-If exercises and

evacuation drills.

Working with Human Resources, assist with the administration, coordination and management of

drug and alcohol testing at both facilities per Drug and Alcohol Policy, which

includes random and post-incident testing.

Assist Human Resources with Workers Compensation claims, including ensuring required forms

are completed on a timely basis.

Perform all other duties as assigned to ensure the overall success of.

Qualification Requirements:

B.S. Degree from an accredited institution.

7+ years' PSM experience in chemical manufacturing (or similar) environment.

Proficient with OSHA, PSM, EPA and other government regulations. Knowledge of risk assessment

methodologies, PHA techniques, Quantitative Risk Assessment, and ALARP. experience in

handling process safety related activities such as leading HAZOP studies and incident


To ensure the effective and safe performance of the job, the ability to effectively communicate in

English with others, in both written and in verbal form is required, as well as reading and writing

skills, and the ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

Valid driver's license and ability to maintain such license.

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Successful completion of a post-contingent offer medical examination to ensure the physical

requirements (listed below) necessary for the safe operation of or job-related as consistent

with business necessity, as allowed by federal and state law, can be performed without

endangering the health and safety of themselves or others.

has made the determination that the performance of the essential functions of this

position has safety-related implications. As a result, the position requires successful completion

of a post-contingent offer drug and alcohol test and is subject to Drug and Alcohol


Successful verification of information contained on employment application, as well as

a background check.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Excellent communicating skills, both verbal and written, as well as a professional and courteous

attitude. Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports using both technical and non-technical

language. Ability to maintain detailed, complete and accurate records.

Ability to effectively operate computer using program applications appropriate to assigned

duties and responsibilities.

Ability to organize projects, accomplish tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to maintain the

confidentiality of information.

Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and management.

Working Conditions:

The biorefinery is an outdoors based chemical processing plant environment, which includes but

is not limited to chemicals, dust, noise, hot and cold surfaces, pressure vessels, tanks, rotating

equipment, vehicular traffic, and the necessity of working at heights and in confined spaces.

Work may be required to be performed outdoors in inclement weather such as wind, rain, sleet,

snow, and hot or cold temperatures.

Ability to work off shift, weekends or holidays as required to support planned and unplanned

downtime conditions and significant incident response needs.

Physical Requirements:

Job duties may routinely require standing, climbing ladders, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping,

crouching, kneeling, talking and hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and

finger movements, reaching or grasping.

Job duties may routinely require specific vision abilities are required which include close vision,

distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to quickly adjust

and focus vision.

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Job duties may routinely require climbing ladders and/or stairs to heights over 175 ft. and

working in elevated locations.

Job duties may routinely require working in enclosed/confined spaces.

Must follow company policy when operating any company vehicles.

Must be able to comply with respirator protection program.

Team Skills Requirements:

fosters a professional environment and culture where everyone is treated with respect and

works closely together in reaching the company's goals. As such, in addition to the requirements listed

above, each employee is required to possess and utilize the following skills:

Ability to effectively interface and communicate with a variety of people with varying degrees of

education, experience and responsibilities.

Ability to work well with others including employees and external contacts such as

vendors, suppliers and agencies.

Effectively resolve conflicts in a professional manner by treating differences of opinion and

judgement professionally as opposed to on a personal level.

Treat all with respect in a manner one would want to be treated.

Compliance Requirements:

prides itself in being committed to conducting business and achieving all its objectives in the

utmost of ethical manners and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In support of

this commitment, each employee must:

Read, acknowledge and comply with Code of Conduct.

Follow all safety rules and requirements.

Read, acknowledge and comply with Confidential Information and Invention

Assignment Agreement.

Comply with Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Foot protection in the form of ASTM F2413 puncture resistant (PR) certified safety footwear,

hand protection, eye and hearing protection, a respirator, a personal four-gas monitor, fire

retardant clothing, high-visibility clothing, and hard hat

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  • Job Reference: 672003644-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: PTS Advance
  • Location: Reno, Nevada
  • Salary: On Application