30 Oct, 2023

Process Safety Manager

  • Dow
  • Plaquemine, LA, USA
Health & Safety Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals Chemicals

Job Description

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.  


Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place. 





About you and this role



As the Process Safety Manager, you develop and apply technology, management systems, and hazard assessment tools designed to protect people, property, and the environment by controlling the risks of unplanned events such as fires, explosions, and chemical releases. This role has the corporate stewardship responsibility to assure that process safety technology, management systems and hazard assessment tools are appropriately applied in the supported business or businesses. You support a business or geographic region and/or influences changes to Dow Process Safety technology and initiatives. The Process Safety Manager role requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines.





  • Partner with the Technology Centers and EH&S leaders to develop and implement business strategies for meeting EH&S goals as related to process safety within the facility.  
  • Work with assigned Technology Centers – EO, Alkoxylation and Amines -  to implement Process Safety Most Effective Technology (MET).
  • Participate in Process Safety Technology Center initiatives and activities within the business, site and globally, and lead implementation at the facility.
  • Provide Process Safety expertise for Management of Change, including approval of MOCs as the Process Safety functional reviewer.
  • Participate in RCIs for incidents at business aligned facilities, at the local site and within the facility. Lead RCI for PS related incidents within the facility and drive improvement of PS related operating discipline.
  • Provide interpretations of LPPs and other Process Safety requirements.
  • Provide Process Safety training.
  • Participate in incident investigations and leverage the learning from these incidents across Dow.
  • Participate in Project Reviews and develop recommendations for addressing process safety issues.
  • Conduct Reactive Chemical/Process Hazard Analyses (RC/PHAs), facilitate LOPA studies, conduct Project Reviews and ensure they are completed on time. Develop recommendations for addressing Process Safety deficiencies identified in these reviews.
  • Conduct Security Vulnerability Assessments and act as the facility focal point for corporate EH&S audits.




  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (process safety, engineering, manufacturing or related).
  • Essential functions of this position may require, among other things, that the employee use particular types of equipment -- such as on-site safety equipment that has specific weight limitations whereby the individual’s own weight, plus the weight of tools and other items and materials, must not exceed a certain threshold.  (For example, some types of safety equipment may be rated for a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds total.)  In the event a job offer for this position were (conditionally) extended and provides for a pre-employment medical examination, the individual will be appropriately evaluated in regard to their ability to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must possess a TWIC card or be eligible to obtain a TWIC card. For information on TWIC eligibility requirements, please see: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic (If unable to access link, copy and paste in your browser).

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.





  • Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.






Benefits – What Dow offers you 

We invest in you. 

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.  

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee: 

  • Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives. 
  • Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it. 
  • Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals. 
  • Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building. 
  • Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs. 
  • Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:
    • Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).  
    • ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.  
    • Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation. 


Join our team, we can make a difference together. 


About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.



As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment.  We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.


Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.

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