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Praxair, Inc. S&ES Specialist in Texas City, Texas

S&ES Specialist


With annual sales over $10 billion, Praxair, Inc. is a global, Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, high performance coatings, and related services and technologies.

Praxair is currently seeking a Safety & Environmental Specialist for Texas City, TX Global HyCO plants. This position will be based out of the Praxair HyCO (POx) located in Texas City, TX. The candidate will report to the Global HyCO S&ES Director located in The Woodlands, Texas and will have direct safety and environmental support responsibility for one hydrogen producing Partial Oxidation (POx) and two SMR’s plants located in Texas City, TX.

This position will also provide additional safety and environmental services within the Global HyCO Business as assigned by Management.


Collaborates with employees and supervisors to identify and correct potential safety and health hazards and environmental situations, and provides compliance assurance and assistance from a tactical standpoint to specific areas of responsibility. Implements safe and environmentally-compliant standard work practices with line personnel and monitors conformance through safety and environmental inspections. Assures compliance with organizational and government environmental, health and safety standards including pipeline safety regulations. Monitors organizational environmental, safety and health performance, and provides employee safety and environmental training and compliance tools.


This professional position applies safety and environmental knowledge covering all safety and environmental areas, personnel safety, operational process safety, and environmental for one plant, in order to protect the health and safety of all company employees, as well as the surrounding communities and environments in which the company operates. Provides leadership, guidance and assistance in the prevention/control of accidents and incidents to specific areas of responsibility.


This position reports into the Global HyCO S&ES Director


Educational Requirements

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

5 - 10 years of Safety/Environmental/Health experience

Operational Safety (PSM/RMP) experience working

The following are preferred:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certification

Proficiency in Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams

Computer experience required with proficiency in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

OSHA Authorized Trainer for OSHA 10 hr and 30 safety courses for General or Construction Industry


This position operates in both an office and field environment, and requires 50% travel with overnight stays.


  • Work with line management to ensure support is provided in achieving zero/zero performance goals in safety, health and environmental applied to plant and pipeline operations/maintenance.

  • Implements safe and environmentally compliant standard work practices with line personnel.

  • Identify opportunities to improve safety performance and take proactive actions to implement.

  • Monitor local OSHA (e.g. PSM), EPA, State and ISO requirements and standards along with company policies and standards to ensure compliance.

  • Support all accident/incident investigation, reporting and facilitation of Root Cause Analysis.

  • Perform industrial hygiene monitoring.

  • Prepare and submit environmental reports as required by regulations and permits.

  • Provides active support to locations by training employees on requirements and assisting the site to ensure environmental permit compliance, and developing environmental and safety compliance assistance tools.

  • Support sites during internal and external audits and assessments.

  • Support sites with regulatory agencies and third party groups, LEPC, mutual aid organizations, etc.

  • Have working knowledge of OSHA regulations including PSM/RMP and State safety regulations with the capability to implement and monitor them.

  • Actively monitor compliance to all areas of safety through field safety inspections.

  • Provide support for emergency response and drill preparation.

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-Texas City

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18002891