Process Safety Management Engineer

Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Panama City, FL, US, 32401

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our operations team at our Panama City, FL location. 


The PSM Engineer ensures chemical site safety by implementing and maintaining PSM programs, conducting hazard analyses, and managing risk assessments. They collaborate with teams to enhance safety protocols, oversee safety system installations, and provide technical support. Responsibilities include leading PHA’s, training, incident investigation, and identifying corrective actions to prevent future incidents. Strong communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills are vital, along with deep knowledge of chemical processes and safety regulations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, enhance, improve and lead the Panama City Plant PSM program.
  • Facilitate and scribe PHA’s (Process Hazard Analyses) and PRR’s (Process Risk Reviews) revalidations. 
  • Support PSI (Process Safety Information) development and updates.
  • Track and support completion of action items generated via PSM.
  • Support Incident Investigation process.  
  • Actively support plant safety culture and continuously strive to improve plant safety.  
  • Manage multiple small to intermediate projects to resolve identified action items. 
  • Provide technical input and support for larger and more complex capital projects. 
  • Provide direction to entry level engineers and help to develop their engineering skill-sets. 

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of PSM covered plant production, process, project engineering or related experience. 
  • Knowledge and capability to use advanced systematic and creative problem solving tools. 
  • Ability to conduct briefings to senior management. 
  • Ability to lead PHA’s and utilize documentation software to generate final PHA reports. 

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field. 


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Panama City