03 May, 2023

Process Safety Change Manager

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Athens, GA, USA
Process Engineer Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal.  Janssen Pharmaceuticals, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

Benefits you will enjoy starting your first day:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 15 days paid vacation, plus 40 hours paid sick leave and additional 40 hours paid personal leave
  • Competitive 401k match, HSA/FSA, Pension, and a yearly Wellness subsidy 
  • Relocation assistance available for eligible candidates outside the 50-mile radius of the site

As a Process Safety Management Change Manager at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, you will:

Own the responsibility to improve the Process Safety Management (PSM) program in a sustainable manner at the Athens, GA site.

Work in partnership with multifunctional groups and collaborate with the business across departments with internal and external partners is a crucial aspect to this role.

A deep understanding of process safety management systems, operational integrity, leadership and change management is key.

A deeper understanding of some of the highly complex technical elements within PSM (PHA/HAZOP, explosion safety, electrostatics, functional safety, mechanical integrity, is preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include any or all of the following:

  • Be a Change Manager to improve the PSM maturity based on an aligned strategic (multiyear) plan and tactical (yearly) plan.
  • Engage with site PSM element owners to ensure proper implementation and execution of Process Safety Management systems, operational integrity, and site capacity related to PSM to identify and prioritize weaknesses to optimize the PSM strategic and tactical plans.
  • Influence and align roles in all layers of the organization to improve PSM competency and capacity in Athens.
  • Create development plans for and coach key people in the PSM program to increase their capabilities.
  • Establishes a wide internal and external knowledge network, performs regular benchmarks within industry to drive continuous improvement.
  • Active member of the Athens PSM core team to assure the Athens PSM program improvements are tracked and executed following established metrics and measures.
  • Be a member of the Change Control Board to assure all necessary actions are triggered related to process safety management during process and equipment changes.


  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree required, preferably in Chemical Engineering or Process technology (bioengineering, industrial engineering or chemistry).
  • 5+ years of relevant Process Safety Management experience is required.
  • Demonstrated cross functional/matrixed leadership required.
  • A deep understanding of some of the highly complex elements within PSM (PHA/HAZOP, explosion safety, pressure safety valve calculations, functional safety, electrostatics) is required.
  • Experience working in a chemical manufacturing environment is required.
  • Technical knowledge of some of the following: batch chemical reactors, dryers and centrifuges preferred.
  • Possess good change project management, organizing, planning and coordination skills.
  • Able to set-up and maintain communication with partners and wider network organization.
  • Motivated, able to work independently and take decisions autonomously, with demonstrated problem-solving skills and result driven personality.
  • Strong people management and interpersonal skills, e.g.: influencing and handling conflicting interests.
  • Develop strong collaborations with internal and external business partners. Is an excellent teammate.
  • Working knowledge of English (both verbally and written).

At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

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

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit www.careers.jnj.com ( http://www.careers.jnj.com ).

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