BA/BS Degree in Chemical engineer or mechanical engineer preferred OR Minimum of 10 year(s) of experience in Chemical Processing Plants Previously completed training in Technical and professional functions requiring analysis, evaluation and report writing of chemical process operations
- Knowledge of and/or experience in process chemical reactions, process controls, rotating equipment evaluation and safety engineering for chemical plants.
- Experience required with Windows, Fax, Copying Machine, Multiple Phone Lines, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access
Serves as an inspector, technical advisor and seminar presenter for the Risk Management Program under Section 112(r) of the CAA and Section 302-312 of EPCRA and 103 of CERCLA
- Conduct Inspections/Audits, including chemical safety audits and process safety reviews pursuant to CAA 112(r) and EPCRA 302-312 and CERCLA 103; includes all aspects of inspections including pre and post inspection activities. 60%
- Provide technical assistance to Federal, State, and local officials for accident investigations and chemical accident prevention. 5%
- Conduct seminars and training in chemical accident prevention and investigation 10%
- Provide technical assistance to facilities to assist them in meeting CAA 112(r) regulations 5%
- Analyze accident investigations and prepare chemical safety audits and/or inspection reports 10%
- Review, prepare and comment on various documents 5%
- Perform other duties as assigned 5%
- Training courses will include EPA sponsored courses required for compliance with EPA Order 3500.1. Such courses include but are not limited to: 24 hour Health and Safety training, Basic Inspector Course, Risk Management Plan Basics and Techniques (165.19), OSHA 3300 and 3005 Safety and Health in Chemical Processing industries and program specific refresher training in addition to on-the-job training. Additional continuing education courses may be required and tuition for those courses may be required.
- Overnight travel: Depends on the number of inspections assigned each year. Approx. 15-25 inspections each year in a 5 state area (PA, MD, VA, WV, DE, DC)
- Air travel anticipated: See above - Motor vehicle travel is the more likely mode of transportation
- Rental cars: See above
- Health Safety Training: When Enrollee participates in a chemical safety or risk management inspections, an air supplied escape respirator may be carried when viewing that part of the facility where the hazardous chemicals are processed, stored or distributed.
- Health and Safety Considerations: Training in accordance with EPA 1440.3 respirator protection must be arranged and a certificate of training completion must be provided to NOWCC
- Field work includes inspections and site visits which will require walking, stooping, bending and climbing and may involve carrying up to 50 lbs. of safety equipment. Office work is mainly sedentary. Activities involving facility evaluations/inspections may require Enrollees to be in process areas where various fumes exist and Enrollee should be monitored for potential exposure to toxic chemicals via the inhalation route.
- Required Safety Gear: Coveralls, gloves, hard-hat, steel toed safety shoes, goggles (possible prescription); glasses and ear plugs and escape respirator.