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PSM Engineer Intern

Location McPherson, Kansas Date posted 09/10/2021
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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.

Summary

CHS has an exciting opportunity at our Oil Refinery facility in McPherson, Kansas. We are looking for a Process Safety Management Engineer Intern to provide technical support assistance on matters relating to process safety management within our refinery setting, and will be responsible for assisting with the monitoring of company safety programs, policies, and compliance with federal, state and local safety codes and regulations. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • Assist in identifying and resolving basic safety issues.
  • Utilize computer systems and spreadsheets to analyze, monitor and track safety systems.
  • Identify substandard conditions and communicates findings.
  • Use fact-based analysis to help identify root causes of process safety problems or incidents.
  • Assist with developing recommendations and monitoring implementations.
  • Analyze data and provide comprehensive reports.
  • Function as part of a team in all aspects of the business strategy that applicant might be associated with.
  • Interact effectively with line management, employees, union personnel, professional staff and regulatory inspectors and builds relationships.
  • Assist the CHS Safety Group when working with suppliers and contractor services in supporting company safety initiatives and generating cost avoidance/savings strategies.
  • Communicate (when directed) across the CHS business units to share concepts and implementation strategies.
  • Plan, organize and prioritize issues impacting the CHS Safety Group.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Currently a Junior or Senior enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program in Safety Engineering and/or Safety Management at an ABET accredited four-year college/university.
  • Must be able to work 40 hours per week.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment, including respirators.
  • Ability to modify written procedures and programs to meet business unit needs.
  • Ability to maintain and ensure appropriate records are compiled in accord with company policies.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative.
  • Must adapt to changing priorities and handle a multitude of tasks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Qualifications (desired)

  • Previous internship experience in the petrochemical or refining industry.
  • Experience or training in the analysis of regulatory and legislative standards and policies.
  • Basic knowledge of Federal, State & Local safety, health & medical standards.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering concepts to control safety & health hazards.
  • Basic knowledge of safety management systems and their interaction with corporate business systems.
  • Basic knowledge of chemical and physical hazards and the toxicological implications on human health.
  • Basic knowledge of human factors engineering and its application to safety processes.
  • Basic knowledge of safety equipment, safety devices and control technologies.

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CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to conduct a pre-employment verification full query against the newly established License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse prior to beginning employment in a position that requires a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL). Candidates seeking employment in a position that requires a commercial motor vehicle license must voluntarily enter their information into the FMCSA and must provide disclosure authorization, at the time of offer, to CHS or an authorized third-party agent of CHS to verify information.

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