CITGO Petroleum Corporation

  • Area Safety Supervisor

    Requisition #
    Lake Charles
    # of Openings
  • Relocation

    Relocation Benefits are available for this position.


    Employer will not sponsor visas for position

    Job Summary

    Headquartered in Houston, Texas, CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, La.; and Lemont, Ill., and wholly and/or jointly owns 48 terminals, nine pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 749,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the sixth-largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 5,200 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets in 30 states and the District of Columbia. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    An Area Safety Supervisor at CITGO Petroleum Corporation’s Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex is responsible for identifying areas for safety improvement as well as developing and implementing strategies to achieve safety goals for the nation’s 6th largest refinery. As an Area Safety Supervisor in the Safety Department, duties will include participating as a member of the emergency response team, ensuring safety policies and procedures are followed as part of the Area Management Team, and initiating corrective actions and/or disciplinary action for non-compliance of safety policies and procedures.  This unique opportunity will be extended to the most qualified individual desiring the opportunity to build a legacy of learning and achievement at the LCMC.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Five (5) years of safety related  job experience (field safety responsibilities)
    • Emergency response job experience preferred
    • Experience participating and/or conducting Incident Investigations preferred
    • Experience in Safe Work Procedures (e.g. Safe Work Permitting, LOTO, HEC, confined space entries, respiratory protection….)
    • Experience as a Safety program leader (i.e. VBSP, Safety Director, VERT Team Captain, etc.) preferred
    • Valid driver's license


    • The Maritime Transportation Security Act requires all persons who will need unescorted access to a regulated facility to have a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), issued in accordance with the rules established by the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration. Candidates selected for employment must meet eligibility criteria to obtain a TWIC card.
    • The following link lists the eligible criteria for all persons trying to obtain a TWIC card:

    Resumes must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018.


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Job Duties

    • Perform reviews and assessments of safety/process safety programs in assigned area and assist other Area Safety Supervisors with reviews and assessments in other areas.  Responsible for gathering and reporting to area management and Health & Safety Management safety performance data and performing analysis on trends.  Responsible for performing area safety inspections and initiating corrective action as needed.
    • Conduct Safe Work Permit Audits, Corrective Action / Action Item Audits, HECP Audits, JSA audits, and periodic MOC Audits.
    • Responsible for updating assigned safety procedures and corresponding CBTs to ensure consistency with regulatory and corporate standards.
    • Responsible for trending area near misses and accidents and recommending to Area Team opportunities for improvement.  Responsible for conducting significant accident investigations as team leader.
    • Recommend safety precautions including controls, work methods, PPE and monitoring.  Act as subject matter expert for those personnel who may have questions on safety of particular work situations.
    • Responsible for tracking closure of Property Conservation and Risk Assessment items.  Participate in PSSR Team; responsible for verifying items are closed in a timely manner and report status to Area Management Team.
    • Responsible for tracking to ensure equipment is properly maintained per program requirements.  Assume leadership role in the Emergency Response Team as a member of the Health & Safety Department.
    • Act as the SME in turnaround and extraordinary maintenance of units. This would include Safety Plan updates and reviews, coordination with Shift Safety on potential impediments to Emergency Response or routine traffic around impacted units. Participation in PSSR’s and participating as team members on special projects.
    • Safety department point of contact for area manager
    • Safety department emergency responder
    • Instruct S101 live class
    • Facilitate advanced PSSR meetings


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