Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist II

Employer
WuXi AppTec Inc
Location
La Jolla, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 10, 2021
Closes
Jun 18, 2021
Ref
2241359817
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Overview:
WuXi AppTec is a fast-growing Contract Research Service (CRO) organization with R 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) and HD Bioscience (Biology and in vitro testing) divisions.

Responsibilities:
Recommends improvements in processes, design, procedures, and operating equipment, to minimize the hazardous potentialDevelops written programs as needed to clearly define procedures and policy requirements for all EHS program elementsLeads and conducts employee training and emergency preparedness programsWill develop and maintain a training matrix to define training methods and requirements for all program elementsAssist with EHS audits / inspections, and providing recommendations for corrective actionsAssist with EHS management systems development, including drafting of standard operating procedures, guidance documents, and training programsAssist labs with implementation of SOPs or compliance with existing SOPsAssist with the management of hazardous waste, including waste characterization, satellite area inspections, and trainingAssist 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 trackingBe able to understand and articulate the business drivers aligned with safety strategy

Qualifications:
Experience / Education4+ years of related experienceBachelor's Degree in Engineering or related Science discipline required,Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene is preferredPreferred CHMM, CSP, CIHExperience 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 trainingKnowledge / Skills / AbilitiesAbility 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 communicationProficient in Oral & Written communication skillsNeed to be able to read, write and understand EnglishProficient in Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook)Travel is required 10% , DomesticPhysical 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 ChemicalsMust be able to wear appropriate PPEMust be able to work in environment with variable noise levelsAbility to stand /Sit/walk for long periods of timeAbility to Lift 50 lbs occasionallyAbility to crouch, bend, twist, and reachAbility to push/pull 50 lbs occasionallyClarity of VisionAbility to identify and distinguish colorsMust be able to perform activities with repetitive motionsAbility to climb Ladders / Stairs / ScaffoldingAbility to work in variable temperatures high to freezingInside/outside working conditionsAn 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

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