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Environmental Compliance Associate

Novo Nordisk
West Lebanon, New Hampshire, US
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
About the Department

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk's life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications.

What we offer you:
  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • 36 Paid days off including vacation, sick days & company holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products

At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?

The Position

This position has primary responsibility to manage Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) initiatives with a focus on environmental compliance and reporting. Priority reports include air permitting, Tier II & Hazardous Materials reporting, and wastewater discharge compliance. Develops and improves site policies, prepares and submits regulatory reports, independently track recurring regulatory reports & permitting needs, provides employee training, conducts incident investigations, coordinates EHS projects, and serves as an emergency response coordinator. Monitors and ensures site compliance with local, state, and federal standards for occupational safety as well as environmental regulations.


Reports to: EHS Supervisor
Number of subordinates with direct/indirect referral: 0

Essential Functions
  • Environmental & Waste Management
    • Prepare and submit regulatory reports and filings, to include: air emissions, Tier II, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), biennial hazardous waste, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) statements, Pollution Prevention Planning (PPP), stormwater No Exposure certification, wastewater discharge monitoringLead waste reduction projects in support of company's Circular for Zero initiatives
    • Prepare and submit permit applications/amendments as necessary: air emissions permit, Limited permit (neutralization systems), Industrial Discharge permit (wastewater), Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) plan
    • Track and report site utility usage and waste generation to site management and external stakeholders
    • Manage waste disposal vendor services and contracts
    • Coordinate spill response training and drills; maintain associated records
  • Shared Functions
    • Monitor legislative requirements and update SOPs as necessary to ensure compliance
    • Conduct EHS Management of Change assessments to identify impacts or risks
    • Support continuous improvement of EHS programs, management systems, and compliance documentatio
    • Coordinate with external contractors and consultants as necessary to accomplish tasks
    • Able to maintain First Aid/CPR, RCRA, DoT, HAZWOPER and other role-specific training and certifications
    • Available on call as required
    • Serve as back up for EHS Technician functions
  • Health & Safety
    • Manage the safety team and support audits of team members respective areas
    • Lead incident investigations as a site Super User of EHS Porta
    • Evaluate and approve usage of new chemicals and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Coordinate maintenance of fire suppression systems with vendors and conduct associated site drills
    • Manage Worker's Compensation claims/cases and maintain logs as required by OSHA
    • Serve as site Radiation Safety Officer
    • Alternate Site Security Officer to administer access control systems (card access, biometrics, key control)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others

  • Education and Certifications:
  • Associates' degree (or equivalent) in a technical field (biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering) and three years of experience in a manufacturing, healthcare or laboratory environment or Bachelor's degree with one year related experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Strong communication and time management skillsThe individual must have a demonstrated ability to work in a team environmentDemonstrated ability to learn quickly and apply new skills accuratelyStrong personal integrity and compliance focusKnowledge of MS Office SuiteAbility to read and interpret SDS and MSDS Understanding of cGMP requirements preferredPrior waste handling experience with RCRA and DOT certification preferred

Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required. The ability to climb, kneel, reach, and walk. The ability to push, pull, and lift. The ability to speak, listen, and understand verbal and written communication. Sedentary work that includes sitting most of the time. Lifting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations. The working environment includes a variety of physical conditions including: noise, inside and outside conditions including temperature changes; atmospheric conditions including: odors, fumes, and dust.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we're life changing.

Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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