Share this Job

Process Safety Management Specialist

Date: Jul 22, 2022

Location: Palo Alto, California, US, 94304

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 367261 

Job Description


At IFF, we continuously develop new-to-world solutions for the problems that challenge our planet. We are a global leader in scent, food, beverage, health, and biosciences offering our customers a wide range of science-based solutions and offering employees great benefits and a great place to work.  Our unparalleled product portfolio is the most robust in the industry and we have leadership positions across key taste, texture, scent, nutrition, enzymes, cultures, soy proteins and probiotics categories.  IFF Palo Alto CA (Genencor Technology and Innovation Center) is a state-of-the-art biotechnology R&D lab and pilot plant facility.  We have talented and creative teams applying cutting edge technology to address customer needs to meet the needs of a growing population, while protecting our environment for future generations.


The Palo Alto Research & Development Site is looking for a dynamic individual to help lead our Process Safety Management (PSM) program and support other Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) programs.  This individual will be part of a team responsible for the hands-on hazard analysis and risk management for laboratory and pilot scale biological production processes.  This individual will provide tactical level process expertise and will work in engineering and safety teams in support of research and development, operations, other functions.  This individual is expected to have a sound knowledge and the ability to identify innovative solutions.


Specific Duties Include


  • Serve as the site leader for PSM program to organize and administer program.
  • Develop strategies for employee communication and engagement
  • Introduce and drive best practices from different labs, from corporate, and from external benchmarking
  • Develop, implement, administer Process Safety training within the site
  • Hazard assessment management including performance, tracking, and periodic follow up 
  • Work with site management to maintain PSM and EHS programs and procedures   
  • Maintain 1st party audit program, perform/lead audits, procedures are written and reviewed
  • Work with site personnel to establish and maintain necessary inspection plans, and track site critical equipment
  • Conduct, classify, and document incident investigations, develop follow-up actions to prevent re-occurrences
  • Support other technical engineering and EHS projects as needed



Job Requirements


  • Education/Training: BS degree with relevant work experience
  • 1-3 years hands-on, manufacturing experience with experience in Process Safety Management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and inspire others across functions (ideally in an R&D setting)


We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visit to learn more.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto