Harrington Group, Inc. is seeking a mid-level industrial process safety consultant to solve real-world fire and explosion protection problems.  Applicant will perform consulting services related to the process safety hazard of combustible dust including Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), combustible dust sampling, combustible dust training, incident investigation, and review of proposed protection designs. Applicant should be interested in long-term career growth.


  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills with a high degree of detail and ingenuity
  • Proficiency in communicating (orally and in writing) with exactness, clarity, and brevity
  • Ability to work accurately and efficiently to strict deadlines under the direction of a senior level engineer
  • Strong work ethic with a desire to excel in all assignments and continually exceed expectations
  • Ability to provide engineering judgements and analysis outside of prescriptive code requirements


  • Act as an expert advisor to clients and develop a trusting relationship
  • Conduct field surveys to gather additional information on processes, hazards, and existing mitigation methods
  • Evaluate material test reports to determine classification and hazard level of the combustible particulate materials
  • Perform engineering calculations to determine severity of hazard and adequacy of existing or proposed protection options
  • Perform Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) in accordance with NFPA 652
  • Perform internal peer reviews for DHA reports, to ensure completeness and correctness of the analysis and recommendations
  • Work with clients to provide expertise on combustible dust testing practices, including material sampling plans, test methods, and interpretation of results
  • Lead combustible dust training courses for clients seeking to ensure that their staff is adequately understands the hazards of combustible dust in the workplace
  • Evaluate existing designs to confirm the equipment has a valid basis of safety and make recommendations to address any deficiencies identified
  • Review proposed design for new powder handling and processing systems to confirm the equipment and systems will meet the requirements of client’s internal standards, industry standards, and/or property insurer requirements as applicable
  • Overnight travel within North America 30%-40%


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, or Fire Protection Engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university is required
  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license or Engineer-in-Training certificate (preferred, but not required)
  • Three to eight (3-8) years of relevant engineering experience in combustible dust consulting services


Harrington Group provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, long and short-term disability, and life insurance coverage. We also provide a 401(k) plan with an employer match, an annual defined bonus program, and assistance for continuing education and professional development programs. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to Jobs@hgi-fire.com.