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Process Safety Engineer

Job Category:  Engineering
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Lenexa, KS, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3088

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Corbion is seeking a knowledgeable, pro-active Process Safety Manager.  In this role, you will develop, manage and improve the manufacturing site’s Process Safety Management system, in collaboration with internal departments, and in consultation with Global EHS and Global Engineering when needed.



  • Collaborate with internal departments to ensure Process Safety information is documented and current.
  • Partner with Operations and Projects by facilitating process safety studies and acting as subject matter expert for process safety.
  • Own and facilitate Process Risk management processes including PHA (HAZOP and LOPA) study and actions management and explosion prevention and protection (ATEX) studies and actions management.
  • Ensure process changes are managed through a Management of Change (MOC) procedure by owning the MOC system and actively engaging departments to implement and apply the MOC system.
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Maintenance to manage Safety critical equipment (link between HAZOP study outcome and preventive maintenance and inspection plan).
  • Introduce and oversee key process safety indicators (KPIs) and facilitate periodic review by site leadership.
  • Classify process safety events (incidents and near misses), lead root cause analysis (RCA) and make sure learnings from RCA result in management system improvements to avoid recurrence.
  • Manage compliance with internal and external process safety requirements, and loss prevention related audits and surveys.
  • Lead a team of 4 people at 2 sites and closely collaborate with each site’s EHS Manager.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, preferably chemical.
  • Proven success with process safety and risk management in chemical industry (hazardous processes).
  • Experience facilitating safety studies (HAZOP, LOPA, Ex atmosphere (ATEX) risk assessment) and leading Root Cause Analysis.
  • Working knowledge of different external process safety related standards (API, NFPA, ATEX).

About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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