Cargill Technical Safety Regional Leader in Wichita, Kansas

Technical Safety Regional Leader

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose:

Technical Safety Regional Leaders will be responsible for providing instruction and direction to multiple BU/plant locations to ensure consistent development and implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) expectations and standards. Technical Safety Regional Leaders will mainly serve as strategy resources on the implementation and execution of Regulatory and Cargill expectations and requirements for regulated and non-regulated processes including ammonia, boilers, rendering, biogas and any other highly hazardous processes. Technical Safety Regional Leaders will indirectly manage facility locations within their area/region (for example NE, Midwest, West, etc). Depending on the needs of the company, the career aspirations and mobility of the individual, the career progression can be quite different for future roles. Technical Safety Regional Leaders are leaders in their facility organizational structure that report directly to the Corporate Technical Safety Manager in addition to being leaders across business functions.

Principal Accountabilities:

30% - Oversee PSM for Facility Locations: Indirect responsibility for the management and implementation of their area/region facility PSM programs. Manage the ongoing program by overseeing and providing direction to the facility’s PSM Coordinator, Safety Teams, Utility Teams for ensuring the continuing compliance and best practices are followed.

25% - Auditing, Regulatory Compliance: Participate and lead compliance audits and PHAs for the facilities in their region. Assist in cross-function regional audits for consistency in implementation and expectations of auditing and hazard assessment processes. Assistance in planning and scheduling of MOCs and project improvements for facilities specific to regulated processes. Assist in preparing and submitting certified Risk Management plans.

15% - Global Insurance; Fire Systems; Mechanical Integrity: Regional Leads will assist in holding accountable and managing 3rd party contractors regarding insurance, structural integrity and mechanical integrity of the process systems.

15% - Incident Investigation and HAZMAT Training: Responsible for appropriate scheduling of activities for HAZMAT preparedness training and drills. Ensure facilities have sufficient membership, training competencies and implement Cargill requirements for HAZMAT. Lead incident investigations and follow-up corrective action prioritization and closure for facilities.

10% - Training: Train PSM Coordinators and facility personnel in PSM Programs and Cargill expectations. Lead best practices and standards development for Cargill and industry RAGAGEP. Participate in training lead auditors, PHA Facilitators and educate on Cargill expectations for implementation of 14 elements of PSM. Review training records and programs for facilities around refrigeration.

5% - Regulatory Leadership : Provide guidance and overall assistance for facilities for OSHA/EPA/Regulatory inspections and questions. Support assistance for facilities in area during release situations and responses. Participation in industry organizations such as IIAR and RETA.

Meet and report updates to Corporate Technical Safety Manager on progress for development, implementation and execution of PSM program elements and accountabilities. Participate in Cargill Global standard creation and industry standards updates through industry contacts and conferences. Assist in aligning standards, expectations and program implementation for CMS.


Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree in Engineering/ Occupational Safety or equivalent

  • 5 years of proven industrial refrigeration experienceor Process Safety Management experience

  • Experience as a Process Safety Management Auditor and Process Hazard Analysis Facilitator

  • Leading teams through significant change

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills to communicate visions with specific direction and delegation

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and oversee multiple projects and prioritize actions.

  • Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of applications. Experience in CMMS such as SAP; PHAPro; AutoCAD

  • Ammonia Refrigeration Operatorperator training

  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • CARO/ other approved Technical Certification. Ability to obtain CIRO within 1yr.

  • OSHA/EPA experience in inspection processes

  • Work experience with refrigeration, utilities and waste water treatment equipment and processes

  • Work experience with Cause Mapping Analysis and TapRoot Incident Investigation methods

  • Understanding of industry practices for relability maintenance including preventative and predictive risk-based processes.

  • Experience in managing and influencing several facilities

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-KS-Wichita

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WIC03759