Functional Safety Lifetime Specialist

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Job Title: Functional Safety Lifetime Specialist
Location: Kansas City, MO, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.


Functional Safety Lifetime Specialist 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Functional Safety Lifetime Specialist, are to: 


  • Champion the Kansas City site Functional Safety program as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) ensuring compliance with IEC 61511 and IEC 61508 as well as site, regional and global Bayer requirements;
  • Be responsible for development, implementation, maintenance and optimization of the site’s Functional Safety Management System (i.e. Lifecycle) Preforming SIS calculations, Create and maintain proof test, Develop Safety Requirement Specification (SRS) documents, Qualify appropriate equipment and instrumentation, Optimize execution of testing through digital initiatives;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with multi-disciplinary groups such as Site Leaders, Regional Functional Safety team, Site HSE and technical personnel to establish the appropriate measures to reduce risks, comply with safety and health regulations, and to realize corporate and regulatory objectives;
  • Serve as the site Functional Safety Compliance Officer;
  • Develop and ensure documentation is created, followed and audited including Safety Risk Specifications (SRS), SIS calculations, proof test procedures, and prior use qualification;
  • Act as a change agent to effectively identify, communicate, and further evolve continuous improvement efforts;
  • Be a team member participating in various process safety and hazard assessments;
  • Develop and deliver training for plant employees to comply with external and internal regulations when needed;
  • Foster experience exchange and promotes knowledge transfer with other site and regional Process and Process Control Technology Engineers;
  • Support the analysis and resolution of minor upsets and events related to process safety issues. 



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Technical or Process Safety or related with at least six years of related experience or Master of Science degree with at least four years of related functional safety experience;
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills including the capability to clearly present information to influence others through oral or written means;
  • Ability to work with minimal direction by leveraging organization, communication and project management skills;
  • Experience in leading and participating in cross functional teams;
  • Working knowledge of functional safety regulations such as IEC. 


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Certified Functional Safety Application Expert (CFSAE) in IEC 61511 or ISA 84;
  • At least five years of experience as a Process Control Systems Engineer or Technician;
  • Working knowledge of IEC 81511 compliance software such as exSILentia, Meridium, etc.;
  • Experience advising, collaborating with, or providing direction to various levels of the organization.

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols.  
Location: Kansas City     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 519441     
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Job Post Date: 11/12/21
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