NA Process Safety Leader

Department:  Engineering
Date:  Jun 20, 2022

External Overview:

FMC Corporation is a leading specialty company focused on agricultural technologies. FMC provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a broad spectrum of insects, weeds and disease, as well as in non-agricultural markets for pest control.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


Job Overview:


The Regional Process Safety Leader is a key business leader responsible for all aspects of Process Safety Management (PSM) within the region.  As a member of the Global PS Team this role provides leadership, strategic guidance, technical expertise, and support on PSM matters in the region.  This role must maintain effective communications with business and site leaders to ensure the region effectively meets PSM objectives and continuously improves PSM performance throughout the region.




  • Ensure effective functioning and continuous improvement of PSM systems within the region
  • Participate in global PSM team to support development and improvement of PSM related standards, procedures, tools, and guidance
  • Participate in EHS Compliance Audits
  • Lead or participate in investigations to ensure proper classification, thorough root cause analysis and drive implementation of appropriate actions to prevent recurrence
  • Assist in safety evaluations of new projects
  • Support Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) preparation, resourcing, execution and review of final reports to ensure correct application of PSM systems
  • Lead process safety analyses or reviews as necessary
  • Provide training to ensure adequate implementation of PSM Standard, procedures and tools
  • Identify industry standards, best practices and regulatory changes related to PSM and evaluate the impacts on FMC systems as appropriate
  • Identify competent consulting firms to support process hazard evaluation and mitigation work within the region
  • Actively interact with Technical Center Organization and sites
  • Coordinate with EHS Regional leader(s) to ensure mutual support and effective implementation of EHS programs within the region
  • Lead one or more process safety functional areas within Global PSM Team
  • Actively represent FMC’s interests on chemical trade and industry groups
  • Resolve complex compliance matters using data and management systems 
  • Analyze EHS data for trends and identify appropriate actions to prevent incidents
  • Promote an aligned and harmonized EHS culture across the region


Required Education: 


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or science or equivalent years of related experience


  • 10+ years’ experience in PSM and/or EHS within chemical manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to effectively influence in a matrix organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor PSM resources to improve functional capability
  • Experience working in manufacturing/operations functions and driving PSM within a plant environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage conflict through constructive confrontations
  • Ability to challenge “status quo” and encourage others to try new approaches
  • Experience and competence in one or more of the process safety functional areas: consequence analysis, safety instrumented systems, emergency preparedness and response, fire protection, emergency release systems, combustible dust, process hazard analysis, QRA, LOPA and/or bow tie analysis
  • Experience in processes covered by Major Accident Hazard, OSHA PSM or equivalent regulation is desirable
  • Travel required (30%)


EEO Statement: 

At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC.


FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department at


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment.  Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.   FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia