Peco Foods, Inc. is seeking a PSM Coordinator for our processing plant in Bay Springs, MS.

Job Description:

Included in the RMP/PSM Record keeping and program maintenance requirements are:

  • Overall PSM/RMP Management System –
    • Responsible for ensuring program elements are in place, in use, and effective.
    • Oversees and ensures that all PSM/RMP activities are conducted per the Written Plans and Procedures.
    • Provides oversight and serves other Responsible Person’s in the program to achieve compliance safety goals.
  • Risk Management Plan (RMP) –
    • Responsible for preparation of and submitting the RMP.
    • Ensures that the RMP is reviewed and updated at least every five years.
    • Ensures that the RMP is updated if a change to the refrigeration system or other significant changes requires a PHA revalidation.
    • Ensures that an initial hazard assessment is conducted for the ammonia refrigeration system.
    • Schedules the hazard assessment and ensures that it is reviewed and updated at least every five years.
    • Ensures that the hazard assessment is updated if a change impacts the distance to endpoint by a factor of two in either direction.
    • Responsible for updating the hazard assessment if an incident results in off-site consequences or is of a reportable quantity.
  • PSI Process Safety Information –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure that all process safety information is prepared and maintained.
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure that all process safety information is updated when a change is made to the ammonia refrigeration system.
    • Ensures all process safety information remains current and accurate.
  • EP Employee Participation –
    • Coordinating efforts with Human Resources or the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • Employees are involved in establishing and implementing the PSM/RMP program.
      • Every employee is given an overview of the PSM/RMP program during their new employee orientation.
      • Employees receive regular updates on the PSM/RMP program.
      • All employees have complete access to the PSM/RMP program.
  • PHA Process Hazard Analysis –
    • Responsible for ensuring that the process hazard analyses are performed per the element written plan.
    • Ensures that all recommendations identified during the analysis are resolved in a timely manner and that resolutions are documented.
    • Ensures that the process hazard is revalidated at least once every 5 years.
    • Ensures that a process hazard analysis is reviewed/revalidated when a change is made to the ammonia refrigeration system or any other significant change.
  • OP Operating Procedures –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • Written operating procedures are developed and maintained for the ammonia refrigeration system.
      • Procedures are reviewed as used to ensure they are accurate and current and that they are certified on an annual basis.
      • Procedures are revalidated/updated when a change is made to the ammonia refrigeration system.
  • OT Operator Training –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • Personnel who operate and maintain the ammonia refrigeration system are trained and qualified.
      • Establish the frequency of refresher training (with employees).
      • New employees receive initial training.
      • Refresher training is conducted.
      • Training is conducted when changes are made to the ammonia refrigeration system or any other changes requiring training.
  • CQ Contractor Qualification and Safety –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • Contractors have been identified whom are covered by the element written plan.
      • Consultation with other departments to evaluate contractors and prepare an approved bid list on an annual basis.
      • Participation in pre-bid and post-bid meetings with contractors as necessary.
      • Only contractors on an approved bid list perform work on or near the ammonia system.
      • Periodically audits the performance of the contractors.
  • PSSR Pre-Startup Safety Review –
    • Ensure that pre-startup safety reviews are conducted to ensure that new equipment and facility/equipment modifications are installed in accordance with approved design standards.
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure new procedures are developed prior to start-up of a modified facility or that existing procedures are modified accordingly, and that all personnel are trained on the procedures.
  • HW Hot Work –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • Hot work procedures are followed at the facility.
      • Hot work activities and permits are audited.
  • II Incident Investigation –
    • Determines whether an incident requires investigation and establishes the team leader/team membership.
    • Reviews incident investigation reports.
    • Ensures that all recommendations identified during the investigation are resolved in a timely manner and that the resolutions are documented.
  • MI Mechanical Integrity –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • Requirements for the mechanical integrity program are followed for the ammonia refrigeration system.
      • Maintenance procedures are prepared and implemented.
      • Inspection and testing of the equipment in the ammonia refrigeration system is planned, scheduled, recorded, and managed according to good engineering practices.
      • Establishes and implements procedures to ensure that deficiencies identified are dealt with in a timely manner.
      • That the quality assurance procedures are implemented.
  • MOC Management of Change –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • Reviews and classification of a modification as a “direct replacement, “change,” or a “replacement in kind” take place.
      • A classification of a change as permanent or temporary has taken place.
      • Safety and health reviews (usually using a PHA review/revalidation) during the change is coordinated.
      • Recommendations identified during the safety and health review are reviewed and those which are accepted are implemented prior to start-up.
      • PSM/RMP program is updated to reflect changes.
  • ERP/EAP Emergency Response Plan/Emergency Action Plan –
    • Coordinates with the responsible person(s) to ensure:
      • The development and implementation of the emergency/crisis plan.
      • The plan is coordinated with the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
      • The plan is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
      • The emergency action/response training is conducted on a regular basis.
      • The emergency action/response drills are conducted on a regular basis.
  • CA Compliance Audits –
    • Ensures that a compliance audit is conducted for the ammonia refrigeration system at least once every three years.
    • Ensures that the responsible person certifies that the compliance audit complies with the provisions of OSHA’s PSM standard and EPA RMP Program Regulation.
    • Ensures that recommendations identified during an audit are resolved in a timely manner and that the resolutions are documented.
  • Trade Secrets –
    • Responsible for controlling access to PSM information at the facility.
    • Determines whether any PSM/RMP information should be designated as trade secret information.
    • Responsible for specifying the rules and procedures that should be followed to access the trade secret information, including the use of any confidentiality agreements.

The responsibilities of the PSM Coordinator are numerous and the above descriptions are not all inclusive as other assignments may be required on a case-by-case basis on depending upon business needs.

Although compliance is a joint effort by all who work in a facility where a PSM program is required, the use of a PSM Coordinator working hand in hand with Health and Safety Manager and Refrigeration Management greatly enhances your opportunity for a successful program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education – High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Strong Computer skills such as word, excel, power point, and web-based applications.
  • Two years of verifiable ammonia refrigeration operational experience or display basic knowledge of chemical process safety.

Preferred certifications:

  • RETA CARO or CIRO
  • Having been through Operator 1, 2, 3, or PSM/RMP by a RETA Authorized Instructor

Physical Requirements:

  • No unusual physical requirements. Physical requirements are consistent with manufacturing-type positions.

This position is an hourly, clerical role that is non-exempt. The PSM Coordinator will be issued a company provided cell phone and laptop for which the responsible person assigned these items shall care for and affirmatively follow all electronic communication policies.

Location:

Bay Springs, MS

EOE/M/F/D/V

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