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Corporate PSM Manager

Smithfield Smithfield, VA
  • Expired: August 25, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield, Eckrich , Nathan's Famous , Farmland , Armour , Farmer John , Kretschmar , John Morrell , Cook's , Gwaltney , Carando , Margherita , Curly's , Healthy Ones , Morliny , Krakus and Berlinki . Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs.

The Corporate PSM Manager develops, implements, evaluates, and communicates corporate Process Safety Management (PSM) Program. This role ensures complete and accurate documentation for emergency situations and takes a proactive approach to employee awareness and compliance. The position maintains PSM compliance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.

Core Responsibilities

+ Create, support and implement strategies to establish and improve PSM Compliance.
+ Work with plant personnel to manage all aspects of PSM for all Smithfield applicable locations.
+ Develop, evaluate, recommend and support process and equipment changes and improvements to maximize safety and improve operations.
+ Primary coordinator and interface for PSM third party auditors.
+ Establish and assure adherence to PSM auditing schedules, PHA reviews and Mechanical Integrity testing.
+ Lead root cause analysis and preventive/corrective action follow-up in the event of an upset condition or release of Ammonia at a facility.
+ Responsible for determining the applicability of current and pending rule changes related to PSM and ammonia refrigeration systems.
+ Assist plants to ensure contractors working on ammonia systems are certified and properly trained for the tasks to be performed.
+ Develop and maintain PSM related Key Performance Indicators
+ Lead safety activities related to PSM and ammonia refrigeration.
+ Train applicable personnel in PSM.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


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 to perform the essential functions.
+ Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Manufacturing, Engineering or related field and 5+ years of PSM management responsiblities in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience, required.
+ Previous Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration experience.
+ Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations with emphasis on PSM.
+ Extensive knowledge of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) methodologies, e.g HAZOP, What If.
+ The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization and collaborate with cross-functional teams to reach joint decisions, identify and resolve problems.
+ Positive, proactive, self-directed approach.
+ Effective anticipation and analysis of root causes.
+ Ability to anticipate needs, forecast conditions, set goals/standards and measure results.
+ Good organizational skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
+ Effectively adapt to changing situations, unexpected issues and varied job demands.
+ Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
+ Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
+ Must be able to travel up to 75% of the time.

Supervisory Responsibilities

+ Provides leadership and guidance to PSM Supervisors and Coordinators at plants.
+ Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
+ Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demands 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.
+ Primarily a Corporate working environment. When in the plant, the environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
+ Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the plant production area.

EEO/AA Information

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-VA-Smithfield
FLSA StatusExempt
ShiftCorporate - Day Shift



Smithfield, VA
23431 USA