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R&D Environmental Product Stewardship SDS Author.

Johnson & Johnson
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
Jan 24, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Position General Description

Technical professional to author safety data sheets for consumer products, cosmetics, and OTC pharmaceuticals. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently under the guidance of the department manager.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities
  • Author SDS's globally in compliance with country specific regulations and GHS
  • Independently review and analyze product formulations, specifications, and other necessary documentation/literature for proper country specific hazard classification (global)
  • Developing hazard classifications for raw materials and mixtures related to human health, physical and environmental hazards including use of the UN "purple book" for global harmonization systems (GHS) and country specific requirements from the EU, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand.
  • Identify and address inconsistencies in the SDS program
  • Ensure SDS program calendar tasks are completed
  • Meet on regular basis with SDS Program Manager and SDS team
  • Develop and maintains forms and procedures
  • Design rule logic in SDS authoring software
  • Design/update SDS subformats
  • Enter data and run inquiries in SDS authoring software
  • Complete special projects as required (ex: ingredient hazard evaluation project, SDS authoring system automation….)
  • Evaluate and propose Dangerous Goods instructions
  • Back up to SDS coordinator for SDS inquiries

Required Skills
  • Self motivated and dependable with excellent attention to detail and pride in the work delivered
  • Critical thinking skills including problem solving, data analysis, and effective management of priorities
  • Excellent intrapersonal communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent skills with Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and conference call meetings


  • 10 years of experience in SDS authoring skills required
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biological sciences, toxicology, industrial hygiene or any equivalent related field required
  • Domestic and international transportation certifications required (examples: IATA, DOT, IMDG)
  • Experience with SDS authoring software (example: WERCS STUDIO)
  • Excellent understanding of laws and regulations governing SDS's: United Nations Purple book (GHS), USA OSHA hazcom, EU CLP, and SDS regulations for the following countries: Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong.
  • Experience classifying mixtures and authoring SDS without relying on software rules (manual authoring based on documentation provided)
  • Excellent understanding and certifications in the transportation regulations: local ground country specific, and international (example: TDG, DOT, DGR, IATA, ICAO, IMDG, etc.)
  • Some experience with consumer products is preferred but not a requirement
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a team environment while being an individual contributor is required.

Working Conditions
  • 40 hours per week: 3 days on site + 2 remote days (Fridays are remote)
  • Compensation: To discuss
  • Location: APAC, USA, LATAM

At Johnson & Johnson, we're on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world's healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.

For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit

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

Primary Location

United States---

Other Locations

United States-Pennsylvania-Fort Washington


Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (6101)

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