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Cambrex High Point Process Safety Specialist in Charles City, Iowa


The Process Safety Specialist will be responsible for process safety initiatives at the site, including laboratory and manufacturing operations.


  • Participate in evaluations of New Product Development projects. Provide input on the safety and scalability of the chemical process.

  • Participate in lab safety reviews.

  • Prior to scale up, ensure proper safety data has been collected, including DSC, ARSST, MIE, MIT, explosivity data, etc. for reaction mixtures, finished goods and isolated intermediates as appropriate.

  • Provide expertise on evaluation of process safety data

  • Participate in safety reviews of process equipment

  • Manage facility compliance program for OSHA PSM and EPA RMP

  • Participate in PHA and POG reviews

  • Conduct PPE Assessments

  • Define Basis of Safety (BOS) for plant operations. Communicate BOS and consequences of deviation as necessary to help ensure safe operations.

  • Participate in site change control as necessary

  • Assist with performance studies of laboratory and manufacturing barrier/containment safety equipment.


  • 4 year degree required in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry

  • 5 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry

  • CIH or CSP certification highly beneficial

  • Experience and understanding of equipment operations and chemical reactions

  • Experience in process safety assessments for a chemical synthesis operation strongly preferred

  • Working knowledge of a computer applications within a Windows-based environment is beneficial

    Cambrex is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. (

Job LocationUS-IA-Charles City

Type Regular Full-Time