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Environmental Health Specialist II
Ref No.: 19-06140
Location: South San Francisco, California

We are currently looking for skilled technicians to join a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions – among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

This position will work closely with EHS program managers, business partners and clients to assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of a variety of EHS programs, projects and initiatives. These efforts are intended to balance protection against risk with the need to deliver with speed and add value to the business.

  • Inspections and assessment
  • Program audits
  • Training development and delivery
  • Metrics tracking and reporting
  • Assisting others to conduct incident investigations
  • Developing corrective/preventive action plans with clients
  • Executes tasks in support of EHS programs with general direction and guidance from the EHS AD or EHS supervisor, program managers and business partners. The work may include: inspections, assessments, program audits, incident investigations, data reporting, monitoring and report submissions.
  • Supports daily EHS client needs alongside program managers and business partners, including: responding to inquiries from clients, participating in meetings and assisting with incident investigations and corrective & preventive actions (CAPAs).
  • Conducts EHS program compliance assurance audits, including data collection, employee interviews and area walkthroughs.
  • Supports EHS program managers and business partners in their effort to proactively identify opportunities and solutions to improve EHS programs.
  • Assists with the development and delivery of EHS training. Works with EHS program managers to improve training materials and effectiveness.
  • Participates in some regulatory inspections and internal/external audits.
  • Maintains applicable safety and environmental permits and permit conditions.
  • Supports engagement and communications with clients and EHS staff regarding EHS activities and performance.
  • Responds to client inquiries and requests with a high sense of urgency.
  • Assists with project prioritization and promotion of a proactive EHS culture, leveraging knowledge built of EHS business processes.
  • Participates and supports business process improvement activity as a team member, contributing to a proactive EHS culture. Identifies opportunities from challenges. Champions EHS with key stakeholders.
  • Serves as needed as a Safety Officer during disaster/emergency response and recovery efforts. May also be required to serve as EHS Advisor (technical expert) for the emergency response team during company-related emergencies.
  • BA or BS in occupational safety, environmental/health sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of 2-7 years of relevant experience, preferably in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or high tech industries.
  • Knowledgeable in applicable Cal OSHA, EPA, DOT regulations as well as ANSI and NFPA standards.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint as well as the Google suite of programs (gMail, gCal, docs, sheets, slides, etc.).
  • Experience with practical application of safety, environmental (i.e, OSHA, EPA, DOT, NIOSH, etc.) and other regulatory requirements applicable to GMP and non-GMP environments.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and makes sound EHS decisions with some oversight and direction.
  • Effective communicator in both verbal and written formats; comfortable with leading meetings, delivering training and developing written communications.
  • Responsive to client and other stakeholder inquiries and requests with a high sense of urgency.
  • Proactive in their approach to finding opportunities and solutions for EHS program implementation and improvement.
  • Demonstrates the ability to support multiple program managers and business partners simultaneously, while staying organized and focused.
  • Highly effective team player and collaborator. Strong comfort working in a matrix environment and leveraging expertise across functions. This may include participating in agile teams focused on creating value for the business.
  • Experience with development of Tableau dashboards with connections to various data sources (Third-party databases, Excel, Google Sheets, etc.)
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders and work with them to understand their needs and develop acceptable solutions.
  • Ability to generate queries to interact with Oracle and SQL databases.
  • Familiarity with the entire Google Suite of applications (Sites, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Docs, Scripts, etc.)
  • Experience creating detailed reports that are easily understood by the user/customer.