Process Safety Engineer

CordenPharma Colorado
Colorado (US)
Job #1942

CordenPharma Colorado
Job #1942

Boulder, Colorado (US)

CordenPharma Colorado

CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world’s most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.


Support our customers, leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, in full and on time (DIFOT) with products and services. Our ultimate stakeholders and beneficiaries are naturally the patients in critical need of the sophisticated medications we manufacture.

We should never forget that the work we all do as an organization is critical to patients and ultimately improves peoples’ lives. There lies our right for existence, challenge, opportunity and motivation that should drive each of us individually at your respective sites and us together company-wide across the entire network.


A process safety engineer provides process safety engineering technical expertise to ensure Corden facilities are operated in a manner that protects the health and safety of employees and the public, protects the environment, and provides regulatory compliance. Collectively, the position will encompass process safety through all phases of the process – design, installation, operation, decommissioning, maintenance, and training- including manufacturing, processing, handling, and storing of hazardous chemicals. Priority will be placed on creating, executing, and maintaining systems that provide the foundation for the proactive identification, evaluation, and mitigation/prevention of chemical releases that could occur as a result of failures in processes, procedures, or equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • >>  Lead and coordinate all aspects of Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) compliance standards.
  • >>  Define and prioritize site programs to meet the needs of regulatory compliance, risk analysis recommendations, and audit findings. Work with site resources to integrate these efforts into the manufacturing and development organizations.
  • >>  Provide functional oversight and guidance for PSM elements under the ownership of other departments.
  • >>  Develop and deliver PSM-required employee training. Establish means and methods for sharing relevant safety knowledge and lessons learned from industry experience. Develop the necessary process safety expertise, judgment, and initiative within the Corden workforce to continually strengthen the process safety program.
  • >>  Implement, maintain, and continuously improve process safety policies, procedures, and systems. Ensure that the established PSM program also meets the business needs of Corden. Establish relationships with other process safety resources within and outside of Corden to gain additional knowledge of industry practices and to provide guidance and knowledge in return.
  • >>  Provide process safety technical and regulatory expertise to all Corden employees.
  • >>  Establish, maintain, and enhance systems for managing change so that the safety and risk controls originally designed into the facility is maintained or enhanced.
  • >>  Develop systems for identifying, evaluating, and mitigating/preventing hazards to human life, the environment, and/or the business.
  • >>  Establish a program to periodically assess all aspects of the PSM program to ensure it meets site and regulatory requirements. Develop a system for addressing any identified deficiencies.
  • >>  Lead risk assessment and incident investigation teams and follow implementation of recommendations.
  • >>  Identify and coordinate needed physical testing of new raw materials, isolated and non-isolated intermediates, and final products for hazards data. Develop systems for safely handling and using hazardous materials in conjunction with process resources.
  • >>  Assist with managing the safe work permit program, including lockout/tag out, confined space entry, and hot work.
  • >>  Provide guidance for the maintenance of fire protection systems.


Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace. Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all of their knowledge, training, ability and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from four-year college or university is required. Two or more years’ experience in chemical plant process engineering/support functions is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in a batch process manufacturing environment including process safety responsibilities.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; work with hands; reach above shoulder height; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is that of a typical manufacturing plant, and the employee is exposed to typical environments encountered in a chemical manufacturing facility.


These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.

  • >>  Demonstrated ability to develop a range of engineering options for compliance that will allow the company to develop a PSM program that addresses site specific needs.
  • >>  Process Hazard Analysis leader training and demonstrated ability to effectively lead process hazard analysis teams.
  • >>  Experience with process engineering support for chemical manufacturing processes.
  • >>  Strong working knowledge with OSHA’s 1910.119 standard and regulatory letters of interpretations in addition to other sound engineering practices consistent with recognized codes and standards. Ability to read, understand, and explain regulatory documents and propose, defend, and implement cost-effective solutions.
  • >>  Demonstrated technical competence and ability to learn new processes, technical subject matter and ability to apply broad technical knowledge to solve specific problems.
  • >>  Demonstrated hands on approach: emphasizing cost effectiveness and high quality standards.
  • >>  Results oriented: ready and willing to accept and fulfill challenging problem solving responsibilities.
  • >>  Demonstrated ability to manage several complicated projects concurrently.
  • >>  Demonstrated understanding to explain/articulate the PSM requirements to others within the company who need to understand PSM issues.
  • >>  Demonstrated skills in problem solving, negotiations, initiative, strong written and verbal communications with employees at all levels of the organization. The ability to resolve complex problems with competing priorities and influence others to adopt the solutions in a collaborative manner.
  • >>  Ability to successfully lead project teams to develop and achieve clearly-defined goals.
  • >>  Advises management regarding opportunities and advances in PSM.
  • >>  Utilizes innovative and constructive thinking to define problems and develop a course of action.
  • >>  Applies sound, broad-based technical principles to complex, non-routine assignments.
  • >>  Makes significant impact on manufacturing site as demonstrated by cost reduction, increased safety, and innovation.
  • >>  Seeks out opportunities to learn manufacturing needs and methods that facilitate process improvements.


This is an exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.


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Job #1942 – Process Safety Engineer