Valero Process Safety Engineer in THREE RIVERS, Texas


Supports the development, implementation, review, audit, promotion, and revisions to the Process Safety & Risk Management Program.

  • Supports, provides guidance and assists in the development and ongoing maintenance of PSM and Risk Management program elements which may include: Employee Participation Plans, Written Process Safety Information, Process Hazards Analyses, Written Operating Procedures, Training and Documentation, Contractor Requirements, Pre-startup Safety Review, Mechanical Integrity, Hot Work, Safe Work Practices, Management of Change, Incident Investigation, Emergency Planning and Response, Compliance Audit, Hazard Assessment and Trade Secrets.
  • Participates in and/or facilitates PSM related incident investigations Assists in development and implementation of corporate PSM policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Facilitates and/or oversees process hazard analyses and revalidations.
  • Participates in and conducts audits to assure compliance with OSHA PSM and EPA RMP regulations.
  • Ensures compliance audit corrective action schedules are developed and implemented in a timely manner.
  • Tracks HAZOP and Audit recommendations and assist with their completion.
  • Evaluates events and operational results and then respond with Valero policies, procedures revisions and training recommendations.
  • Reviews ongoing program elements to ensure all changes involving MOC, Mechanical Integrity, PHA's training and quality assurance are complete and well documented.
  • Ensures the effects of changes made to the refinery on the RMP Hazard Assessment are evaluated.

This position is salaried exempt status, which means you are not eligible for overtime pay.


  • Bachelor's or higher level degree in Engineering required.
  • Two years of engineering experience in a refinery or petrochemical environment required.
  • Bachelor’s or higher level degree in Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • Safety experience in a refinery or petrochemical environment preferred.

Position level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

About Valero

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, with approximately 10,000 employees, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.45 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns the 2 percent general partner interest and a majority limited partner interest in Valero Energy Partners LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately 7,400 outlets carry Valero's brand names in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland.

Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team.

About the Three Rivers Refinery

The Valero Three Rivers Refinery is located approximately 70 miles south of San Antonio, and in the heart of Eagle Ford Shale production. This economic advantage makes it an important link in Valero's operations in the Southwest. The plant, situated about halfway between San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas, began operations in 1974 with the commissioning of a crude unit and has had several major expansions and upgrades since then. The first expansion was in 1978 and 1979 when catalytic reformer and vacuum distillation units were added. In 1981, a fluidized catalytic cracking unit (FCC) and alkylation unit were added. In 1990 and 1992, the crude unit was expanded again. A continuous catalytic reformer was added in 1991. A hydrocracker unit was built in 1993, and a gas oil hydrotreater and hydrogen plant were moved to the plant site in 1995 and 1996. Additionally, a petrochemicals BTX extraction unit was added in 1996. Beginning in 2003, units were modified to provide the capability of processing medium-sour crude oil. The refinery is capable of producing a wide variety of products including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, benzene, toluene, xylene, liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs), propylene, No. 6 fuel oil, fuel gas and sulfur. Due to the proximity of the Eagle Ford Shale formation, the refinery receives mostly local crude by trucks and pipelines. The finished products are mainly shipped by pipeline to the San Antonio terminals. The refinery also produces naphthenic lubricants/specialty process oils.

Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.


Job: Engineering
Primary Location: US-TX-Three Rivers
Job Posting: May 11, 2018, 3:53:24 PM
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Req ID: 1800186