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Job Title: Sr. Manager EHS and Sustainability
Requisition ID: 53692BR

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

Position Objectives
Lead 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.
  • Develop sustainable solutions benefitting Thermo Fisher, its customers and the community where we operate.
  • Provide leadership and oversite of EHS and Sustainability programs in a fast paced, cross functional and highly collaborative environment. Prioritize initiatives and resources to maximize effectiveness.
  • Responsible for liaising and interacting with business leaders ranging from Vice Presidents to Area Managers to understand and implement EHS and Sustainability needs to support business growth.
  • Manage collection of key performance indicator metrics and perform analysis to drive EHS strategy and practical process improvement
  • Maintain OSHA VPP certification and reinforce and sustain a safety first culture through involvement and innovation with site leadership and operational teams.
  • Establish and manage comprehensive ergonomics programs
  • Develop and improve EHS programs and processes to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • Implement all elements of Thermo Fisher Scientific global EHS management system including all local regulatory requirements applicable to the site.
  • Oversee the administration of company compliance with regulatory permits. Prepare applications, interpret regulations and adapt written programs as necessary.
  • 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.
  • Drive productivity and cost savings in the accumulation, collection, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste aiming at achieving zero waste status
  • 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, 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.
  • Conducts site audits for compliance with company global standards

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 biohazardous waste, ergonomics, confined spaces, lockout / tagout, 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in safety, environmental management, and/or sustainability engineering discipline
  • Master’s degree in engineering or science 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 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.

Desired Profile:
  • 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.

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.
Some travel may be required.

This position does not have relocation assistance.

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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