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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.

Global Chemicals has been identified as a strategic growth area for the company with expansion opportunities in the US, Europe and developing markets, particularly Asia. Global Chemicals has 14 operational facilities in the US, Europe, and Asia, and sells a significant portion of its products through Thermo Fisher customers channels group in major Western markets.

This high profile, critical role has dual site responsibilities over our Bridgewater and Fair Lawn, NJ facilities.

  • 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
  • Manage and socialize the site monthly Environmental Health and Safety metrics
  • Implement a comprehensive EHS inspection program and track corrective action items to completion
  • Provide technical and regulatory EHS guidance for hazard communication, chemical handling, hazardous waste and, ergonomics, confined spaces, lockout / tagout, respiratory protection, radiation safety, powered industrial truck safety and other EHS programs
  • Establish and maintain policies, practices and procedures that ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and corporate environmental, health and safety regulations for the New Jersey Operations.
  • Develop and Lead existing site safety initiatives, including Health and Safety Committee, site Safety Gemba, and Ergonomics Team.
  • Manage the Worker’s Compensation program to ensure continued reduction in severity and numbers of claims as well as overall cost control. Manage the operations OSHA 300 logs.
  • Assist in conducting the investigation of serious accidents and near-miss incidents Review and analyze accident data to identify trends or areas requiring additional focus.
  • Conduct periodic audits to identify potential environmental and workplace hazards, programs deficiencies and liabilities. Present corrective action recommendations to company management.
  • Develop and implement appropriate training programs to meet all regulatory requirements and best management practice needs to drive EHS excellence.
  • Provide technical and regulatory EHS guidance for hazardous materials/waste, chemical hygiene, lab safety, industrial safety, and ergonomics.
  • Complete and/or maintain site environmental reports, permits, licenses and fees. Interface with regulatory agencies on EHS matters.
  • Report to Corporate Risk Management on the status of plant metrics, environmental performance and legal and regulatory inspections/audits.
  • Inspire a culture where employees at all levels take ownership for safety. Engagement employees in safety initiatives to eliminate or control safety hazards and reduce risk of an injury or environmental exposure.
  • Keep abreast of industry developments through membership in professional associations, by reviewing trade publications and through attendance at trade conventions, corporate seminars, workshops and meetings as necessary.
  • Use LEAN manufacturing methodology and LEAN tools (Kaizen events, process mapping, benchmarking, and root cause analysis) to drive workplace safety improvement. Promote the strong connection between PPI (Practical Process Improvement)/Lean initiatives and safety programs.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, Risk Management or related field. Advanced degree/professional certifications (CIH, CSP, CHMM, etc.) a plus
  • 7+ years of technical and regulatory Environmental, Health and Safety experience with an emphasis on chemical manufacturing and distribution and strong background in Process Safety Management(PSM) plus. Multi-site manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate and recommend controls for workplace hazards.
  • Effective leadership and interpersonal skills are needed to work with various parts of the business.
  • Excellent PC skills with proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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.


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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