Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist II

Wuxi Apptec
La Jolla, California, US
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
WuXi AppTec is a fast-growing Contract Research Service (CRO) organization with R&D campuses around the world and eight locations in the United States.

We are seeking an individual who will be responsible for supporting EHS compliance and risk management at our San Diego Campus. This campus includes the STA (Pharmaceutical R&D) and HD Bioscience (Biology and in vitro testing) divisions.

  • Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazardous potential
  • Develops written programs as needed to clearly define procedures and policy requirements for all EHS program elements
  • Leads and conducts employee training and emergency preparedness programs
  • Will develop and maintain a training matrix to define training methods and requirements for all program elements
  • Assist with EHS audits / inspections, and providing recommendations for corrective actions
  • Assist with EHS management systems development, including drafting of standard operating procedures, guidance documents, and training programs
  • Assist labs with implementation of SOP's or compliance with existing SOP's
  • Assist with the management of hazardous waste, including waste characterization, satellite area inspections, and training
  • Assist with industrial hygiene related projects, including personal air sampling, indoor air quality assessment, surface wipe sampling, qualitative assessments, etc.
  • Assist with incident and near miss investigations and metric tracking
  • Be able to understand and articulate the business drivers aligned with safety strategy

Experience / Education
  • 4+ years of related experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related Science discipline required, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene is preferred
  • Preferred CHMM, CSP, CIH
  • Experience maintaining and managing day-to-day health, safety, emergency response, and environmental compliance and security activities.
  • Previous experience in Environmental, safety, Emergency Response and Haz-Mat.
  • Previous experience implementing policies and procedures that are protective of the environment, personnel, equipment and business interests, including the leading of culture change required to embrace those policy and procedure changes.
  • Experience evaluating, providing advice and implementing solutions due to complexities of health, safety, training and industrial hygiene issues.
  • Experience with radioactivity and formal OSHA & Safety training

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Ability to accurately and reproducibly perform arithmetic, algebraic and geometric calculations.
  • Ability to record data accurately and legibly.
  • Ability to use judgement as dictated by the complexity of the situation.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal or demonstrated instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and to exhibit effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to receive, comprehend and to effectively communicate detailed information through verbal and written communication
  • Proficient in Oral & Written communication skills
  • Need to be able to read, write and understand English
  • Proficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Travel is required 10% , Domestic

Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to work in an office environment with minimal noise conditions.
  • Must be able to work in Lab setting with Biohazards /various Chemicals
  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE
  • Must be able to work in environment with variable noise levels
  • Ability to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to Lift 50 lbs occasionally
  • Ability to crouch, bend, twist, and reach
  • Ability to push/pull 50 lbs occasionally
  • Clarity of Vision
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must be able to perform activities with repetitive motions
  • Ability to climb Ladders / Stairs / Scaffolding
  • Ability to work in variable temperatures high to freezing
  • Inside/outside working conditions

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

Similar jobs

Similar jobs