Safety Process Engineer

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see

A brief overview


The Process Safety Engineer will focus on the development, implementation, and support of a Process Safety Management (PSM) system for operations at Bachem sites. The incumbent collaborates in the development, implementation, and support of the HSE management system and will champion the PSM effort. This position leads the risk effort in PSM and assists with collecting key performance indicators, maintaining HSE compliance documentation, and making recommendations for continual improvement of PSM & HSE systems.


What you will do


  • Manage HAZOPs performs safety assessments and HAZIDs.
  • Provide training and mentorship to members of the team.
  • Independently verify completion of high-risk PHA recommendations, Audit findings, and other high-risk mitigative actions across all facilities.
  • Evaluate risks associated with identified hazards in alignment with company and regulatory processes.
  • Serve as point of contact for OSHA, EPA, and RAGAGEP regulations/standards as they pertain to the covered process.
  • Knowledgeable of Emergency Planning requirements and ICS structure.
  • Ensures effective communications among other engineering disciplines.
  • Develop and maintain process safety standards, procedures, and forms that comply with internal and external regulations.
  • Facilitate the effective implementation of process safety across the organization.
  • Interface with clients, understand their process safety challenges, and offer tailored solutions.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the process safety management (PSM) and risk management program (RMP) Corporate requirements.
  • Develop PSM policies, standards and processes for Bachem regional sites
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of PSM compliance and improvement programs and projects across Bachem sites
  • Maintain up to date information about and interpret local, state and federal PSM regulations
  • Develop and implement PSM risk assessment and risk management plans and emergency plans for new and existing processes
  • Conduct critical PSM accident investigations and work with site teams to drive corrective actions to timely completion
  • Review critical PSM audit, inspection and accident reports and recommend and/or implement corrective actions to eliminate recurrence
  • Provide input regarding PSM priorities, budget and resources needed
  • Monitor the application of the PSM key performance indicators, ensure compliance and interpret and report results, ensure actions are taken to mitigate or eliminate program gaps




  • Bachelor's degree Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related field or
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field with 5+ years of experience in a chemical background with specific process safety experience or
  • Associate degree in a science related field with 10+ years of experience in a chemical background with specific process safety experience
  • 7-9 years of experience as a Process Safety Lead or Process Engineer in chemical/refinery industry or pharmaceutical industry
  • Familiar with common risk assessment and process hazards analysis methodologies e.g. FMEA, HAZOP, LOPA, Fault Tree, Cause & Effect, etc.
  • Understanding of global process safety related regulations
  • Working knowledge of PSM standards




Base Salary Range: $109,120 - $150,040   


Placement of new hires in this wage range is based on several factors including education, skill sets, experience, and training.


Total Rewards 


We offer all Team Members a total rewards package including competitive pay, annual performance bonus, a generous benefit package with comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and paid vacation, personal and sick days. 


Corporate Social Responsibility 


Bachem takes responsibility for future generations by a careful handling of resources and avoiding environmental risks. We continually improve our ecological performance and develop and implement new approaches for enhancing employees’ environmental awareness.  EcoVadis has awarded Bachem Platinum Medal status in their assessment of Bachem. 


Bachem Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


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

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