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Process Safety & Loss Prevention Manager

Shildon, County Durham
Job Type
12 Sep 2022

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for nearly 140 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 75 countries and reported net sales of $16.8 billion in 2021. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.

The PPG Shildon facility opened in 1967 and now has over 200 employees, serving as a manufacturing, research and technology centre for coatings and sealants for aerospace and military use, as well as an application support centre for our customers. It's one of six coatings-and-sealants manufacturing locations worldwide for PPG Aerospace.

PPG Aerospace is a key global supplier of Coatings products for the Commercial segment of the Aerospace Industry. As a supplier to all of the major producers of OEM aircraft, PPG Aerospace coatings are qualified for use on nearly every surface of the aircraft structure and exterior.

As the worldwide leader in coatings for the aerospace industry, our DeSoto , Deft , and Celomer coatings brands hold an unparalleled position of leadership with airframe manufacturers and airlines worldwide.

As a Process Safety & Loss Prevention Manager, you will be responsible for leading process safety & loss prevention activities for the Shildon site, ensuring legal compliance and that both regulatory and PPG requirements are satisfied.

Working Hours:

Either 08:00-16:00 or 09:00-17:00 M-F.

Applicants must be willing to travel to other PPG sites across the UK.

Key Responsibilities

Establish an effective management system for process safety tasks and ensure that all the required process safety documents are maintained and continually improved.

Ensure the effective communication to management of changes, process hazard analysis, safe operating limits and other process safety elements.

Facilitate action plan development and implement property loss prevention improvements

Establish networking opportunities with the EHS Local Manager and other site EHS managers.

Coordinate activities related to the investigation, assessment, mitigation and the completion and maintenance of Process Hazards Analysis, including HAZID/HAZOP, LOPA and ALARP and compliance with DSEAR and COMAH Regulations.

Provide leadership, counsel and technical assistance on process safety issues.

Lead programs and strategies that ensure the site aligns with environmental laws and regulations at European, country and regional levels.

Collaborate closely with governmental agencies to determine requirements for remediation projects.

Identify and implement risk reduction initiatives to prevent major accidents, explosions, fires and spills.

Ensure the coordination and alignment of process safety initiatives across the site align with other UK sites.


Proven experience of working within Process Safety within a manufacturing or chemical environment (crucial)!

Full driving licence and be prepared to travel as required (crucial)!

Solid understanding of occupational health, safety and environmental regulations.

Ability to plan, organise, communicate optimally, think strategically and to analyse sophisticated situations.

Bachelor's or master's degree in an EHS, Chemistry or Engineering field (desirable).

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  • Job Reference: 710202779-2
  • Date Posted: 12 September 2022
  • Recruiter: P P G Industries
  • Location: Shildon, County Durham
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent