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EHS Specialist

Posting Date:  Jul 2, 2024
Department:  Formulation
Business Unit:  Manufacturing
Country:  United States
State:  Massachusetts
Location:  Fall River
Req Id:  82136

 

 

Job Title:                                  Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist

FLSA Classification:                Full-Time, Exempt Professional 

Work Location:                        Fall River, MA

Work Hours:                            General Shift: 8 AM – 5 PM (may vary based on business needs)

Reports To:                              Environment Health and Safety Director

 

Purpose:  

The job of the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist "EHS Specialist” is described as an individual contributor who develops, implements, and oversees program changes for workplace health and safety. This person also interprets policies and procedures as they apply to environmental health and safety practices.

 

Scope:                               

The scope (content and statements) of this job description is designed to describe the general nature and level of work as well as provide a basic understanding of the role, responsibilities, and expectations of the person assigned to perform the job. This job description is not designed to provide an exact or exhaustive list of all job duties, tasks, skills, and qualifications. The intent is to give a general scope of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position and provide basic performance expectations. The scope of the job may be modified with respect to the department, group, and on an individual assigned basis to a sometimes-specific testing group. Consideration of education, relevant training, and experience or a combination of all three may also result in further modification of the role.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The general duties and responsibilities of the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist (EHS) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the areas of environmental, health, and safety specialization, can interact with internal and external customers.
  • Develop hazardous and chemical waste programs following Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and other state and federal government agencies’ regulations
  • Ensure programs and practices are compliant with the appropriate statutes and regulations and environmental, health, and safety requirements are met.
  • Investigate incidents and identify corrective and preventative measures, answer questions, or complaints received from within the organization, customers, government regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify, evaluate, and control hazards.
  • Performs audits and evaluations to determine company compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Performs effective training on proper occupational safety, chemical safety, hazardous waste management, and other related topics and documents.
  • Continually identify and where appropriate, implement industry safety best practices.
  • Ensure compliance to all data integrity and cGMP practices, procedures, and expectations.

 

Education and Experience

  • Must have relevant EHS work experience in current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) manufacturing setting.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a major in Occupational Safety or closely related field, with seven (7) years of progressive responsibility implementing safety and health programs in a manufacturing environment, or accredited master's degree in occupational safety or related field of study with five (5) years of relevant experience.
  • Have excellent organization, learning and teaching skills required to work in teams.
  • Strong focus on safety and a desire towards continuous improvement and risk mitigation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Must have a strong coherent command of the English language, written and verbal as a first or second language.
  • Proficiently communicate and understand (read and write) scientific / regulatory based ‘work” in English.
  • Must possess excellent presentation skills, strong documentation and technical writing skills, and able to apply relevant scientific principles and practices.
  • Must be able to communicate both technical and non-technical information clearly and concisely across all levels of the organization from executive leadership suite to employees working on the shop floor.
  • Able to partner, facilitate, and collaborate with employees and managers across a diverse organization.
  • Must be able to adapt to change and ambiguity.
  • Must be proactive.
  • Must be able to work under general supervision with an orientation towards both tactical and strategic execution.

 

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • This role works in a cGMP laboratory or manufacturing environment, where personal protective equipment is required, which may include uniforms, lab coats, safety glasses, respiratory protective equipment, hearing protection, etc.
  • Work with or around solvents, powders, or other materials commonly found in a pharmaceutical laboratory or manufacturing facility is required.
  • Sitting at a desk and/or working at a computer or other "screen" 25% or greater of an 8-hour period.
  • Able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) or gear when required, such as respirators, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.
  • The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities.
  • Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

 

Other Job Information:

  • This position is available to existing Cipla employees currently working in the EHS function and part of an intracompany transfer.
  • Relocation is negotiable.
  • No remote work available
  • Extended work weeks to include Saturdays and/or Sundays or holidays as requested or required based on business needs.

Job Competencies Sought

Category

 

Communication: Ability to listen, interpret, simplify complex concepts, thoughts & ideas in verbal / nonverbal form.

Competency

Behavioral

Personal Effectiveness: Demonstrating responsibility & reliability through actions to manage critical and challenging situations.

Competency

Behavioral

Decision Making: Ability to systematically think through a problem and its component parts, garner relevant information and not taking things at face value.

Competency

Behavioral

Business Insight: Ability to understand the implications of Business decisions and strive to enhance organizational performance.

Competency

Behavioral

Business acumen

Competency

Behavioral

Communication/presentation skills

Competency

Behavioral

Organizational and problem solving ability

Competency

Behavioral

Stakeholder management

Competency

Behavioral

Ability to deal with ambiguity

Competency

Behavioral

Good people management skills to coordinate with multiple teams and get the work done in time

Competency

Behavioral

Good analytical skills

Competency

Behavioral

Systems Thinking

Cipla Leadership Essentials

Performance

Inspirational

Cipla Leadership Essentials

People

Achievement Orientation

Cipla Leadership Essentials

Performance

Enterprise First

Cipla Leadership Essentials

Health

Purpose Inspired

Competency

Credo

Responsibility Centered

Competency

Credo

Excellence Focused

Competency

Credo

Integrity & Trust-anchored

Competency

Credo

       

 

GLOBAL COMPANY

 

Cipla is a leading global pharmaceutical company, dedicated to high-quality, branded and generic medicines. We are trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies.  Over the last eight decades, we have strengthened our leadership in India’s pharmaceutical industry and fortified our promise of strengthening our global focus by consolidating and deepening our presence in the key markets of India, South Africa, the U.S., and other economies of the emerging world.

 

Cipla employs handpicked professionals not just for their knowledge and experience but for their zeal to make a difference to the world of healthcare.  The company believes that our biggest assets are the employees, who lead us to prosperity and growth in the future.  Driven by the vision, none shall be denied, Cipla’s focus has always been on making affordable, world-class medicines with a reputation for uncompromising quality standards across the world.

 

CIPLA NEW YORK (INVAGEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.)

 

About InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, a Cipla subsidiary InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of generic prescription medicines with focus on a range of therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, anti-infective, CNS, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-depressants. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Central Islip and Hauppauge, New York. As of February 18, 2016, InvaGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Cipla (EU) Limited.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Cipla USA & its U.S. Affiliates are committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.


At Cipla, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact careers.northamerica@cipla.com.

 

Pre-employment Process

 

Applicants who receive a conditional offer must satisfactory complete pre-employment drug testing.

 

Disclaimer on Pay Ranges

 

About the Salary/ Pay Range: The salary range mentioned above is an anticipated base salary range for this position. Exact salary depends on several factors such as experience, skills, education, and budget. Salary range may vary based on geographic location. In addition to base salary, this position may be eligible for benefits and participation in a bonus program based on performance and company results.

 

 

 

 

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