Engineering Atlanta, United States


Position at Pilgrim's

Process Safety Manager

Responsible for working with all to promote Safe Processes, Projects, Products and People through use of OSHA safe work practices.  Maintaining Safety as a condition.   The PSM Manager is responsible for performing the following duties within his/her area of responsibility:


Working with all sites to promote Safe Processes, Projects, Products and People through use of OSHA safe work practices.  Maintaining Safety as a condition.

  • Conducting PSM / RMP Compliance Audits, write reports and following recommendations for each facility within region at least every three years.
  • Leading and documenting a Process Hazards Analysis, writing reports and following recommendations for each Ammonia refrigeration, or chlorine gas injection system within region at least every 5 years.
  • Leading the PSM teams at each site within region to follow up and help resolve all PSM / RMP recommendations and other related issues.
  • Participating at sites within region that are undergoing OSHA PSM, DHSor EPA RMP audits.
  • Participating / Leading all Incident Investigations using Root Cause Analysis for reported Ammonia, or Chlorine leaks for all sites within region.
  • Helping sites within region continually improve their PSM / RMP programs.
  • Keeping up on all new refrigeration codes and standards.
  • Working with sites to maintain the APSM compliance implementation schedule.
  • Training PSM coordinators and technicians in compliance tools and standard operating procedures.
  • Participating as knowledgeable engineer for Process Hazards Analyses and other audits for other sites outside of region.
  • Tracking and updating all Process Safety Information any time there is a change to the systems.
  • Helping sites with ammonia refrigeration projects through the scope development and Management of Change processes as required.
  • Frequent travel to sites within the region and periodic travel to sites outside the region.
  • Other related duties as required.


  • Experience in Ammonia Refrigeration preferred.
  • Use of Auto CAD a plus.
  • English/Spanish bi-lingual a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of the operations of Ammonia Refrigeration / Thermodynamic systems.
  • Ability to complete engineering calculations for ammonia inventory, relief valve design, load and energy balances, ventilation requirements and releases.
  • Experience with six sigma, total predictive maintenance (TPM),Operational Excellence (OE) or other continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Experience using APSM or similar PSM compliance software.
  • Ability to read and interpret Piping and Instrument and Block Flow diagrams.
  • PHA Leader training and experience a plus.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals professionally.
  • Ability to present information and to communicate issues to upper management.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Detailed oriented and self-motivated.
  • Proven project management and change management skills.
  • Ability to apply and interpret regulatory standards and consensus standards to situations not specifically addressed by the standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond to crises in an effective and timely manner.


 Bachelors/Masters degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or related field.