PSM Engineer (m/f/d)

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Date: Jun 20, 2021

Location: Grossenbrode, DE

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: CP Kelco 

CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty ingredients which are added to improve texture, consistency, and stability in food, pharmaceutical and industrial products. Our products are derived from renewable raw materials found in nature for use in jam, fruit and milk drinks, confectionery products as well as industrial applications. We work across the whole value chain from natural raw materials to customers’ end products. CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the United States.  With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

At CP Kelco, we are making a difference by providing efficient ingredients derived from renewable natural raw materials. Our nature-based texturizing ingredients can be found in numerous products that are used by millions daily. Our thought leadership is clear, agile and growth minded, focused on creating value for our customers, creating quality products, and solving our customers’ problems with innovative solutions.

Our future colleague in the Engineering Department will be a critical link to CP Kelco’s future growth and success. This is a position addressed to an individual who thrives by making a difference and achieving ambitious concrete results in a manufacturing environment.
The PSM Engineer role has emphasis on creating a high level of value by ensuring that the roll-out of Engineering-related projects will follow the PSM standards and CP Kelco guidelines. This position, a mixture of Project Management and Functional Management, gives you the opportunity to apply your deep technical knowledge and a broad range of skills/competencies to succeed.
The role will be based in our Grossenbrode, Germany site, a modern plant with highly competent teams onsite.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

•    Implement / manage current PSM standards in consideration of the CP Kelco guidelines as well as the CP Kelco Risk-Based Management philosophy across PSM and engineering on plant site.
•    Collaborate with employees / managers to ensure process safety of capital projects and processes.
•    Implement currently applicable process safety management standards (identification, risk assessment) in all PSM relevant aspects and activities.
•    Consultant in selection of e. g. safety critical parts / equipment.
•    Lead and participate process hazard analysis (PHAs).
•    Create and track corrective action plans to reduce or eliminate identified risks to an acceptable level.
•    Lead and/or participate on process safety event incident investigations.
•    Develop and implement of process safety training programs.
•    Coordination and instruction of external contractors within the implementation of tasks on plant site.
•    Create operating and work instructions as well as other documentation for PSM-related processes. 

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills


•    BSc. or MSc. within Chemistry or Process
•    Several years of relevant experience 
•    Excellent computer skills (PHA-Pro, SAP, MS Office, Analysis Tools) with experience with presentations 
•    Professional with highly skilled expertise, broad knowledge in the areas of systematic risk assessments, assessment of chemical reactions in consideration of appropriate protection systems as well as the preparation of safety reports and incident analyses (e.g. What-If, HAZOP, LOPA, BOSS).
•    Interest in further education
•    Fluent in German and English (speaking and writing). Notions in Danish would be a plus (collaboration with our plant in Denmark)

Professional Skills

•    Leading Change, embracing change, being a continuous improvement change agent in the organization.
•    Good analytical skills and ability to distill complex and large amounts of data to generate insight.
•    Familiarity with matrix business environment, ability to deftly navigate among and influence cross-functional stakeholders.

Personal Skills

•    Result driven.
•    Collaborative, team player.
•    Effective written and verbal communication skills (German/English)
•    Highly customer oriented, motivated and proactive personality
•    Proactive structured work
•    Hands-on mentality and solution-oriented mindset
•    Ability to make decisions under time pressure
•    Systematic in planning and organizing tasks.
•    Able to handle many tasks simultaneously.
•    Committed to adhere to the Huber Principles and Core Values which can be found here: https://www.huber.com/about/the-huber-principles/

We Offer

CP Kelco is part of the JM Huber Corporation, one of the largest privately held, family owned companies in the U.S. With approximately $2.3 billion in sales, we have a combined material presence in more than 20 countries. CP Kelco is small enough for you to be recognized and make a difference every day, and large enough for your work to have global impact in multiple industries. A reputation for high-quality products is our badge of honor. We’re proud of excellent safety record, commitment to sustainability and service to the community. Of course, we offer great benefits too.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, feel free to reach out to Paul Moinel, Global Talent Acquisition Specialist: +45 2710 5625

We look very much forward to receiving your application.


J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO/AAP employer.