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Job Title: EHS Manager
Requisition ID: 42133BR

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals


Manage Thermo Fisher Scientific environmental, health, safety and sustainability program at Carlsbad, CA site. This position supports the global EHS strategy through a program that seeks to:

  • Proactively manage EHS & Sustainability in order to comply with all applicable regulations and Thermo Fisher Scientific standards, to achieve a safe work environment and minimize the impact to the environment.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of EHS and Sustainability programs in a fast paced, cross functional and highly collaborative environment. Prioritize initiatives and resources to maximize effectiveness.
  • Reinforce and sustain a safety first culture through involvement and innovation with site leadership and operational teams.
  • Manage collection of key performance indicator metrics and perform analysis to drive EHS strategy and practical process improvement.
  • Utilize a proactive analytical approach to
  • Develop and improve EHS programs and processes to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • Optimize resource management through strategic outsource partnerships while leveraging capabilities.
  • Implement all elements of Thermo Fisher Scientific global EHS management system including all local regulatory requirements applicable to the site.
  • Interface with all regulatory agencies on EHS matters to maintain a strong collaborative environment that works to partner on compliance and best practice implementation.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to solve EHS related challenges and staged cross functional solutions.
  • Lead sustainability initiatives by engaging employees and projects to consume less energy and water while producing less waste.
  • Develop and execute strategy to systematically control and reduce safety hazards and risk of injury or chemical release.
  • Lead site safety committees, emergency response teams, and practical process improvement teams to achieve site EHS goals.
  • Manage EHS training program strategy, content and deployment. Including targeted training metrics and effectiveness analysis.
  • Direct and manage internal and external resources to achieve site and global objectives.
  • Manage site EHS budget and identify opportunities and actions for savings.

Site responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Develop, implement and deliver effective training programs
  • Provide technical and regulatory EHS guidance for chemical handling, biosafety, hazardous and bio-hazardous waste, ergonomics, confined spaces, lockout / tag-out, and other EHS programs
  • Ensure Job Hazard Analysis is effectively conducted. Monitor closure of action items.
  • Manage the site Emergency Plan and Emergency Response Team. Provide or make arrangements for First Aid, CPR/AED and HAZWOPER training
  • Provide effective Incident Response and follow up
  • Conduct Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis. Ensure injury and illness cases are effectively managed to closure.
  • Manage and socialize the site monthly Environmental Health and Safety metrics
  • Implement a comprehensive EHS inspection program and track corrective action items to completion
  • Participate in EHS audits as appropriate

Working Conditions:

Many duties are performed while sitting at a desk or conference room, (e.g., operating a computer, using a telephone, or writing and analyzing data and/or reports, attending meetings). In addition, walking or standing within the office area is required for conducting inspections, drills, participating in agency inspections, conducting EHS audits, assisting and may serve as an incident commander in ERT activities. Preferably able to be respirator certified and be able to wear protective equipment required during emergency response to a chemical spill.
Travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, environmental management, and/or sustainability engineering
  • Master’s degree in engineering or science is a plus.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of federal and local EHS regulations; including OSHA and EPA. Professional certification: CSP, CIH, strongly recommended.
  • Requires a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in an environmental, health, and safety, related discipline and technical/practical knowledge of EHS regulations, codes, and guidelines.
  • A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience required. Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for workplace hazards.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine training needs, organize and/or conduct training.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required, including the ability to interact with outside regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and slide presentations required.
  • Technical and practical knowledge of biotechnology, research and development and/or manufacturing is highly recommended, or a willingness to quickly become proficient is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to influence others without authority.
  • Results oriented and data driven.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Proactive approach that anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.
  • Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity.
  • Has courage and confidence to take risks and learn from mistakes.
  • Inspires and motivates across boundaries.
  • The ability to effectively shift priorities and work at a rapid pace required.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today http://jobs.thermofisher.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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