Senior Environmental Specialist

Saint Paul, Minnesota, US
Jul 04, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott's Heart Failure division, we're advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure (EPHF), allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.
For years, Abbott's MEDICAL DEVICES businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it's glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine ?nger sticks.
We are seeking a high caliber Sr. Environmental Specialist who will work under general supervision of the Environmental Leader and organize/plan program support activities including environmental compliance, conformance, site sustainability efforts, and overall EHS business improvement. In addition, the Environmental Specialist II will lead and support site management in the development, implementation and monitoring of programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations. Finally, but not limited to, the Environmental Specialist II will facilitate the investigation and timely identification of incident root cause and corrective action and take an active role in prevention initiatives and efforts.
- Support development and completion of weekly and monthly reports including but not limited to environmental incidents, Monthly Operations Review, sustainability data (waste, water, energy) and other ad hoc reports/presentations as needed.
- Coordinate and oversee environmental training programs. Serve as key point of contact for training organization for training programs and content with support from EHS staff.
- Coordinate and oversee environmental documents, SOPs, Work Instructions and forms. Coordinate the development, update, peer review and approval of all EHS documentation.
- Take a lead role in the coordination and management of information in the Action Management Corporate IT platform related to environmental programs. Check records to ensure accurate, complete, and timely information is contained in system. Ensure all records are closed out completely and on time.
- Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.
- Education and/or Experience: B.S. Degree in Environmental Studies or related field. M.S preferred or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 3 years' experience in the environmental field with both hands on and program management experience.
- Ability to navigate and interpret environmental regulations
- Expected to function with little direction and be able to independently drive complex projects to completion.
- Mastery of the technical skills necessary to perform traditional environmental duties but at a higher more independent level.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to discern and appropriately communicate sensitive issues.
- A minimum of three or more years of progressively more responsible facilitation/project management experience.
- Experience working in a broad enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
- Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
- Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish work.
- Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
- Occasional overtime may be required
Essential Functions:
Monitors the workplace environment by analyzing work processes, materials, equipment and the work habits of employees and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken where hazards exist. Develops and oversees training programs for employees in areas such as hazardous waste, ISO 14001, recycling and sustainability goals and programs. Plans and schedules work to meet deadlines established by others to ensure the completion of several related tasks. Works independently most of the time and uses judgment in data analysis to develop and design solutions to difficult health and safety problems.
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
· A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
· Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
· Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
· Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
· Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
· Paid time off
· 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
· The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
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