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Praxair, Inc. Safety Manager in Houston, Texas

Safety Manager


Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Safety Manager for our Houston, TX location.

The Safety Manager is accountable for planning, organizing, coordinating and maintaining the plant's safety services activities to ensure maximum compliance with Corporate, Federal, State and local laws and regulations. This position represents a very high level of responsibility and individual contribution.

Safety Manager

  • Monitors the safety and health performance of the site and recommend priorities and actions for improvement

  • Outlines specific safety programs and coordinates, reviews and updates plans such as the plant's Emergency Plan, Hazardous Material Contingency Plan, Hazardous Waste Plan, LEI's, Emission Plan, etc., ensuring objectives are met

  • Coordinates various safety training programs, maintains training records within databases, and periodically reports on compliance status

  • Plans and presents monthly safety meetings in accordance with training requirements

  • Performs internal audits of S&ES activities to evaluate plant's compliance

  • Develops safety procedures and maintains controlled documentation of JSA's and MSDS's

  • Ensures contractor's compliance with company safety regulations, coordinates medical programs and provides effective case management for the plant

  • Oversees and operates waste water treatment system

  • Assists in shipping hazardous waste materials

  • Provides environmental reports and ensures required licensing is current.

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of new industry safety practices



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5-10 years of experience in an operations/manufacturing environment

  • Ability to compile, format and present safety subject matter in front of large groups on a frequent basis

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, must be able to effectively communicate and up, down and across the organization

  • Must be proficient in computer skills including Word, Excel & PowerPoint, able to navigate custom databases and on-line document management software

  • Ability to work on teams, manage multiple tasks and interact with senior management

  • Preferred candidate will have knowledge / experience in industrial safety, health, and/or environmental science

  • Preferred candidate will have knowledge / experience in compliance

  • Preferred candidate will have knowledge / experience in material science

PST is a supplier which abides by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, persons considered for this position must be either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder) or otherwise classifiable as a U.S. person under relevant ITAR regulations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Operations

Primary Location Texas-Houston

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002921