Job Description Summary
If you are looking to get your foot in the door, make a career change, or apply your skills, join our winning team! As Lamb Weston’s 2019 Plant of the Year, our Taber facility is looking for dedicated, hard working and ambitious people to help us continue to perform at the highest level possible and achieve our goals.
This position is responsible for coordinating all elements of the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Program and US EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP) at the Taber, Alberta Plant. The role supports facility-level risk management and compliance programs associated with PSM / RMP, ammonia refrigeration systems, chlorine disinfection systems, food plant HVAC, boiler & steam systems, and heat & ventilation systems. Position reports to the Plant Engineering Manager.
Assists the facility in identifying capital and expense / repair budget needs, related to PSM / RMP covered process equipment, and helping the facility prepare related budgets and CIR projects for submittal.
Works with members of the local leadership team (e.g., Engineering Manager, Maintenance Manager, Safety Manager, Environmental Manager and B&R Team Lead) to deliver annual self-assessments of PSM / RMP program elements to assure the on-going “health” of these processes. Participates with LW Corporate personnel with interim, no notice assessments of the PSM / RMP program elements and facilitates corrective action development.
Administers the site’s PSM / RMP management information system (e.g., software systems like APSM) to assure effective on-going management of all 14 PSM program elements. Oversees the facility’s use of standardized tools to execute PSM / RMP processes (e.g., MOC form, PSSR checklist, etc.) and provides on-going coaching on their use.
Compiles and oversees the systematic management and updating of all Process Safety Information (PSI) at the facility in conjunction with LW Central Engineering and Contractors.
Compiles and maintains a library of design codes and standards as referenced in the facility’s “Design Codes and Standards” document.
Schedules, participates in and ensures timely completion of the facility’s PSM process elements, such as: Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs), Management of Change(s) (MOCs), Pre-Start-Up-Safety Reviews (PSSRs), Mechanical Integrity Inspections, etc. Assures development of appropriate corrective actions, and tracks-to-close all recommendations resulting from these PSM processes.
Ensures the site has a robust Management of Change Process, factoring in process and equipment-related changes, maintenance chemical / material changes, procedural changes, and operational changes, for all changes which impact PSM covered processes (ammonia refrigeration systems, chorine disinfection systems).
Develops and updates equipment-specific SOPs and OPLs related to PSM / RMP, with participation of the B&R staff, for the facility. Reviews and certifies all covered process operating procedures upon development, when changes are made, and annually thereafter.
Ensures annual training related to PSM / RMP for all affected facility employees is completed in a timely manner. Ensures the facility’s employee participation plan is consistently implemented.
Trains B&R staff on equipment-specific or system operating procedures and safe work practices, “initially” and every three years thereafter. Documents training utilizing APSM Software and/or LW PSM Policy forms.
Coordinates mock drills and training with the local Fire Department, on likely emergency response scenarios, to assure timely, well-coordinated HAZMAT emergency response, and seamless incident command.
Oversees contractor work on PSM / RMP covered processes at the facility – to assure acceptable contractor safety performance and the contractor’s utilization of effective EHS programs in their work.
Ensures and facilitates completion of pre-start-up safety reviews (PSSRs) for all new or modified equipment installations, management of change, and other modifications to equipment or processes.
Identifies risk areas as it applies to Mechanical Integrity (MI); for example, low-pressure piping, hot gas piping, suction headers and insulated equipment and/or piping. Oversees the timely completion of all MI Inspections at the facility, including follow-up corrective actions and work orders.
Ensures all facility and/or corporate safe work practices are implemented and adhered to as it applies to the covered process(es), with special attention to “Hot Work”, Line Breaking and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO).
Maintains the facility’s covered process(es) “Master Equipment Listing”, and “Preventative Maintenance and Inspections Schedule”.
Identifies required PMs from OEM Manuals, design codes and standards, and the facility’s maintenance experience.
Coordinates with the facility’s planners to ensure PMs are scheduled and completed on a timely basis.
Maintains Mechanical Integrity around safety-critical equipment such as ammonia/chlorine detection, alarms, emergency response equipment, etc.
Reviews B&R Operator Logs and trending on refrigeration system computer systems frequently to understand “real-time” operational issues with respect to covered process equipment or elements of the PSM / RMP program.
Actively participates as a Lamb Weston representative for regulatory influencing bodies such as IIAR, IRC, RETA, OSHA, EPA, etc.
Becomes a subject matter expert on food plant utility systems and their associated local, state and federal regulatory codes.
Actively participates in PSM / RMP related incident investigations and corrective and preventive action development at the facility. Tracks-to-close all corrective and preventative actions resulting from these Incident Investigations.
In conjunction with the facility’s Safety Manager: Identifies facility escape routes and assembly points with consideration to “population centers” and covered process equipment for the facility’s Emergency Action and Response Plane (EARP), Identifies facility response level, for different emergency scenarios, and ensures all response actions required in the event of a release of covered process chemical(s) are adequately outlined in the EARP, Ensures equipment required to stop or mitigate a release of the covered process chemical(s) is adequate and is being maintained as required by statute, Ensures the facility’s emergency responders are adequately trained (HAZWOPER), undergo required physical exams, and that these are well documented.
Participates in the facility’s Compliance Audits. Manages and tracks-to-close all recommendations resulting from these audits and reports out on-time vs. overdue results.
Certification/Certificate program in Ammonia Refrigeration Technology or equivalent work experience
Need to be proficient with computers. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, etc.
Proficient at reading technical drawings.
AS / BS Degree in Science, Engineering or related field (preferred)
Leadership – Ability to lead meetings
Ability to diplomatically challenge/speak to management
Project management skills (organized)
Attention to detail
Critical thought process
Long standing company with an excellent reputation
Strong values-based business focused on Integrity, Inventiveness, Empowerment, Teamwork and Drive for Results
Competitive compensation & benefits package, including medical, dental & vision
Matching RRSP program
Opportunities for growth & advancement
Comprehensive on-the-job training & development