EHS Project Integration Engineer

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position: The EHS Integration engineer role works collaboratively with Corning Incorporated’s RD&E community to understand the risks associated with proposed R&D activities, and then develops EHS work plans that protect Corning’s personnel, assets and neighboring communities while enabling innovation. Work to align new project activities with established S&T Environmental, Health and Safety Programs and processes.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Participate as a regular member of the Science & Technology Division’s “EHS Management of Change” review board, known as Process Hazard Review Board or PHRB.

• Provide training and seminars to project personnel in specific topics related to EHS. Coordinate with S&T Training coordinator and S&H Supervisor to develop and deliver training personally or through coordination with SME’s.

• Attend project meetings, design reviews & risk assessments to interact on a technical level with engineers, scientists, equipment receivers and facility personnel. Work as a member of the R&D project team, contributing to innovation process by encouraging early adoption of safe and environmentally responsible designs.

• Independently research the proposed R&D activities (processes, chemistry, machine tools) using electronic databases, engineering drawings, technical papers, network of SME’s, federal & state regulations, and industry best practice standards in order to develop a full picture of the EHS implications of proposals.

• Lead or participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) activities with groups of 4 – 10 stakeholders to identify EHS opportunities at all stages of a project.

• Negotiate the adoption of EHS safeguards and Administrative safe practices with project teams. Identify best options for eliminating hazards or modifying project plans to minimize risk while supporting project schedule and budget.

• Work with S&T industrial hygienist and environmental engineers to evaluate new chemicals proposed for use and scale up. Evaluate chemicals for currently proposed work and potential future scale up. Communicate future regulatory footprint (PSM, RMP, CFATS, REACH, etc) to scientists who may not be aware of long term business implications.

• Lead or participate in incident investigations. Work with technical community partners to drive to root cause identification. Capture and communicate broadly any systematic failures demonstrated by the incident investigation. Then drive closure of the immediate corrective measures while implementing broad system improvements to address weaknesses.

• Communicate with technical community, union workforce and management in a positive and encouraging fashion. Communicate practical aspects of regulatory requirements in a way that enables decisive action by project teams and technical department leaders.

• Lead the implementation of the Corning Incorporate - Process Safety Management program for covered processes

 

Required Skills:

• Ability to communicate regulatory compliance requirements to all levels

• Excellent technical presentation and communication skills

• Strong understanding of chemistry or chemical processing safety fundamentals, with a focus on Process Safety Management

• More than fundamental understanding of toxicology and industrial hygiene practices.

• Ergonomic / Human Factors Design Principles

• Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, piping and instrumentations diagrams,

• Experience participating in or leading process risk assessment, automation risk assessments

• Ability to build relationships within cross functional groups; team building skills

 

Desired Skills:

• Basic understanding of machine safety and process safety control logic.

• Experience with Process Hazard Analysis Software Packages (PHA-Pro or PHA Plus)

• Fluent user of Excel engineering spreadsheets.

• Comfortable using industrial hygiene methods and equipment to gather process / personnel exposure information and draw conclusions (Noise survey meters & dosimeters, direct reading gas detections, PIDs, force gauges)

• Familiarity with Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (C.F.A.T.S)

 

Education:

• B.S. in Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, or Environmental Health, & Safety

• Experience with Research and Development field preferred

• May consider other technical degrees with 5 -10 years of appropriate experience

 

Experience:

• 5- 10 years’ experience in engineering

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Company
Corning
Posted
03/24/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Painted Post, New York 14870, US