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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Danaher Corporation
Carlsbad, California, US
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Oct 23, 2021

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As a global leader in mass spectrometry, SCIEX delivers solutions for precision detection and quantification of molecules to help protect and advance the wellness and safety of all. Because of our 50 years of groundbreaking innovation, our customers can quickly respond to environmental hazards, better understand biomarkers relevant to disease, improve patient care in the clinic, bring relevant drugs to market faster, and keep food healthier and safer. At SCIEX, you'll find a rewarding role that amplifies your impact on the world and helps you realize life's potential.

SCIEX is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we're pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

+ This role will oversee our Manufacturing of Reagent Kits done in small batches in a laboratory setting.

Our focus as the EHS Specialist is to coordinate, assess, and own the EHS compliance and operational safety and environmental risks at four (4) SCIEX facilities in California.

Our position requires in-depth knowledge of EHS regulations and optimally integrate SCIEX global environmental and safety programs to ensure compliance with California regulations and corporate EHS standards. You will be responsible for coordinating EHS activities and program deployment between operational and support functions across several facilities.

This role will report directly to our Manager, Global EHS Governance with a dotted line reporting to our Sr. Director, Capillary Electrophoresis in Carlsbad, CA.

EHS Specialist duties are:

+ Coordinate daily management of EHS activities across four of our California sites. Support business teams through the development, deployment, and review of comprehensive EHS policies and programs.

+ Act as coach and mentor at all levels of the organization! Build a positive and proactive EHS culture!

+ Provide regulatory interpretation, guidance to support R&D, engineering, and manufacturing for current and future product development. Maintain facility licenses/permits as set by the State of California. Provide Health and Safety Committee leadership support, product compliance support, and technical oversight.

+ Be a champion of Danaher Business Systems driving improvements and ensuring sustainment. Lead, design, and deliver EHS compliance training to build functional competency.

+ Maintain facility laboratory safety programs, chemical inventory, and SDS database system. Conduct injury accidents and near-miss root cause investigations and countermeasures.

+ Coordinate Job Hazard Analysis documentation and employee training. Lead facility Emergency Response Team and provide EHS guidance to business managers on issues related to Business Continuity Planning.

+ Perform ergonomic assessments and develop strategies to reduce ergonomic risk. Conduct routine internal audits and inspections. Prepare monthly EHS metrics/KPIs and reports.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

+ Bachelor's degree in either Health/Safety sciences/engineering, Environmental sciences/engineering, or other nationally recognized base level qualification in EHS with minimum experience listed below.

+ 4-5 years EHS experience, including work in manufacturing operations and product engineering/R&D. Experience in life sciences and laboratory operations preferred.

+ Knowledge of Federal and State regulations pertaining to occupational safety and health and the environment. Conducting and handling risk assessment systems.

+ Strong understanding of the hierarchy of controls and risk reduction methods for manufacturing. Direct experience leading accident investigations, root cause analysis, and formal investigations.

+ Coordinating the work of third-party environmental consultants within budget restraints. Previous EHS auditing experience useful.

+ Travel is required 10-15%, North America.

Additional Requirements:

+ Effective Presentation skills both written and verbal with diverse audiences

+ Read, analyze, and interpret technical data

+ Write in a clear and concise manner

+ Present information and respond to questions

+ Strategic agility

Working Relationships

+ Ability to collaborate, negotiate, influence, and build consensus to tackle problems.

+ Flexibility with work schedule and ability to attend conference calls during evening hours

+ Contractor management, personnel, and EHS representatives

+ Other internal EHS professionals within the other Divisions

Technical Skills

+ Digital literacy to include email and Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint

+ Thorough understanding of technical processes/issues associated with SCIEX site risks

+ Ability to efficiently and objectively lead in the investigation of a wide variety of incidents and analyze for root causes

+ Sound understanding of risk assessment methodologies applicable to EHS

+ Balance priorities and multiple demands while working in a fast-paced and changing environment. Responsible and driven to achieve set targets

+ Integrity, build trust with both management and colleagues.

+ Outstanding problem identification and problem-solving skills. Self-directed and a proven track record of balancing multiple demands at the same time.

Knowledge of the following EHS program areas:

Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Emergency Preparedness/Emergency Response, Laboratory Safety, Electrical Safety, Ergonomics, Atmospheric Air/Noise Permitting Requirements, Hazardous Materials and Chemical Management, Industrial Hygiene, Job Hazard Analysis, Biological Safety BSL1/BSL2 Facility Management, Radiation and Laser Safety, Hazardous Waste Management, Waste Minimization and Sustainability, Machine Guarding and Automation Control

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System ( tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Equal Opportunity EmployerDanaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available at: who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 202-419-7762 or e-mail to request accommodation.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here ( .
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