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Environment, Health and Safety Senior Associate

Eurofins USA
Kalamazoo County, Michigan, US
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.
Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. Eurofins is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 55,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 50 countries. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.
Job Description

The Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Senior Associate will develop and maintain EHS programs for client Veterinary Medicine Research & Development in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and in accordance with client policies and guidelines. These programs are designed to minimize the impact of site operations on the surrounding community and to ensure a safe, compliant workplace for the sites employees, contingent workers and guests.

Job Responsibilities

o Monitor and investigate work areas, practices, and processes to identify and control potentially hazardous conditions, materials, and behaviors.

o Gather and/or research hazard and risk assessment data on materials, equipment and work processes and implement measures to reduce risks and potential hazards in the workplace.

o Maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements and internal clientEHS requirements pertaining to all areas of assigned responsibility.

o Maintain awareness of emerging regulatory developments and proactively assess the impact on the site.

o Complete required and recommended training for the role and seek out additional training and best practices to improve program compliance and enhance program effectiveness.

o Effectively communicate and report the status and impact of EHS programs via training sessions, meetings and presentations.

o Be highly engaged as a VMRD EHS Team member and be fully accountable for assigned team deliverables. Organize and prioritize work schedule to meet project and task deadlines.

o Provide instructor-led EHS-related training to employees and contingent workers. Contribute to the creation of new or updated site-specific training content as required.

Required Qualifications

o Bachelors degree in an EHS-related field, science discipline (biology or chemistry), engineering, or a similar technical discipline is required.

o Must have relevant experience and demonstratable knowledge in at least 3 of the following areas:
  • Radiological Safety
  • Biological Safety
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Construction Safety, including fall protection, confined space entry, and powered industrial vehicles
  • Waste Management
  • Air Emissions Regulations

o Must have proven track record of good decision making and strong problem-solving skills.

o Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are critical for this position.

o Candidates must be able to manage emergency situations often under stressful conditions.

o The ability to use hearing, respiratory and eye protection is required.

Preferred Qualifications

o Experience implementing environmental sustainability programs is highly desired.

o EHS-specific experience working within a large, multi-faceted R&D laboratory environment is preferred.

o Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CIH, CSP, PE, QEP) are highly desired.
Additional Information

Mask use is required for employees at this facility.

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Kalamazoo, MI are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
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