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The Safety Manager (SM) is a member of the PSI Safety Team reporting to the Petro Star Director of Safety.  The SM is responsible for managing the Safety programs that support Refinery, Plant and Facility operations in Fairbanks, Alaska.    

The SM shall share the company’s commitment to provide a safe and open work environment for all employees by fostering a culture of trust, encouraging employee inclusion and bringing relevant technical safety management experience to the company.

The primary strategic objective of the Safety Manager is to ensure safety compliance in accordance with Federal, State, Local and Company expectations.   This corporate objective will be met by delivering real results through the identification and execution of relevant and effective employee safety training, maintaining current and applicable policies & procedures (Preventive) and the application of comprehensive incident investigations and lessons learned (Reactive). 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (and other duties as assigned)

The key responsibilities for this position include the development, implementation and maintenance of Process and Occupational Safety programs.  This person will work directly with the Director of Safety to plan and develop operating strategies that will ensure the safety of our employees and compliance with all applicable regulations.  This position requires great communication and team building skills as the position crosses several technical disciplinary boundaries and management teams at all levels of the organization.  Working collaboratively within a team environment is a requirement to be successful.

  1. Manage Safety programs that support Refinery, Terminals (Tank Farms), and Fuel Distribution Operations in the Fairbanks area.  Includes Petro Star North Pole Refinery, Petro Star Fairbanks Rail Terminal (Tank Farm), Sourdough Fuel Residential and Commercial fuel distribution company, and Sourdough fuel convenience stores.  The SM will support and collaborate with each of the asset managers as required.
  2. Apply the corporate safety programs and ensure that all employees are familiar with & follow the policies.
  3. Provide employee and contractor training per Federal, State, Local and Company requirements.
  4. Manage direct report employees.  Must be able to lead, delegate and successfully manage personnel to the maximum benefit of the company.
  5. Responsible for managing the incident investigation process, the report and related document and tracking resulting recommendations.
  6. Development and implementation of the refinery Health and Safety programs including but not limited to: Confined space, Respiratory protection, Personnel protective equipment, fall prevention, Haz-com, Hearing conservation, Chemical exposure control, Walking and working surfaces, HAZWOPER, Medical first aid, powered industrial trucks, Energy isolation (LOTO), Machine guarding.
  7. Employee involvement:  Ensure that all employees are informed of work area hazards, chemical hazards, safety procedures and that all employees have input and involvement in the development and implementation of safety systems.
  8. Process Safety Information (PSI):  Work with Mechanical Integrity group to ensure that all process safety information is complete and available for use and review.  This includes the hazards of the chemicals, technology of the process and information pertaining to the equipment in the process
  9. Process Hazards Analysis (PHA): Perform as a PHA facilitator/leader for complex refining operations or can learn current industry standards through third party training. 
  10. Operating Procedures: Support the Operations team to ensure all operating procedures are up to date and that employees have access to current versions.  All employees must be trained on changes in procedures and training files must be kept for OSHA inspection.
  11. Training:  Review and implement the company training program and ensure that it adequately addresses training requirements for all new employees and refresher training for existing employees.
  12. Pre-Start-up Safety Reviews (PSSR):  Ensure all necessary Pre-start-up Safety Reviews are conducted as required by OSHA.
  13. Management of Change: Support Operations with the company’s Management of Change (MOC) policy and documentation.  Ensure that all process changes are completed according to regulated guidelines. 
  14. Contractors: Manage Petro Star’s Contractor Safety Management Program (CSMP) to ensure compliance at Petro PSM covered facilities.  This will require working directly with refinery management during project planning, turnarounds and requires strong communication skills. 
  15. Mechanical Integrity: Support the Mechanical Integrity group ensuring that our Mechanical Integrity Program complies with the requirements outlined by OSHA PSM.
  16. Hot Work Permits:  Responsible for ensuring that the hot work permit system is enforced in the PSM-covered process.
  17. Incident Investigations: Responsible for performing incident investigations and maintaining final documents for any incident which involved personnel, process or operational losses.
  18. Emergency Planning and Response: Responsible for developing, implementing and training personnel on emergency action plans.
  19. PSM Compliance Audits: Support auditors during tri annual PSM compliance audits and ensure recommendations from audits are documented and actively managed.


Carry out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Supervise all direct report employees within the local safety department. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, disciplining, coaching and training, addressing and resolving employee concerns, planning, assigning, directing work and assessing job performance.


ASRC’s Core competencies include Leading Self, Leading People and Leading the Organization. In addition to our core competency model, our framework includes competencies specific to the various levels of positions within our company. For more information on our core competencies please contact the HR Department and reference the ASRC Leadership Framework.

Customer Focus

  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Drive for Results

  • Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.  

Problem Solving

  • Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the first answers.

Timely Decision Making

  • Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure.


  • Trusts people to perform through clear delegation of both routine and important tasks and decisions.


  • Minimum 10 Years’ Experience preferred, in the general field of Occupational & Industrial Safety.
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Safety certification such as CSP, ASP, CHST, SMS, OHST, with continuing education courses in industrial/occupational health, safety and environment Experience may be substituted for safety certifications but obtaining professional credentialing will be an expectation. 
  • Hazardous materials & spill response training.
  • Working knowledge of all relevant Code of Federal Regulations, State of Alaska Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration Regulations, Department of Transportation Pipeline Safety Regulations, and the American Petroleum Institute Standards.
  • 2 years direct Supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Requirements and EPA Risk Management Requirements (PSM regulations). 
  • Process Safety Professional Certification CCPS or similar.
  • Knowledge of refinery process, equipment, piping, tank farm, truck loading, pipeline(s) and utilities.
  • Familiar with conducting or facilitating PHA’s, PSSR’s, and Safety Audits.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or customers.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job includes the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is 50% busy office setting and 50% field work.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may be required to travel in small and large commercial aircraft.


NOTE:  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The statements contained herein are intended to describe the principal functions of this position, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibilities, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Petro Star Inc., a division of ASRC, is a drug free workplace and pre-employment drug testing is part of the hiring process.

ASRC and its family of companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status or any other legal protected status.  EOE:  M|F|D|V

Petro Star Inc. is the refining division of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, an Inupiat-owned corporation created as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

ASRC's family of companies apply a shareholder preference in employment, to the maximum extent feasible, as authorized by law.

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