Senior EHS Specialist

Posted 03 Jan 2024

Lenexa, Kansas - United States

Req Id 270794


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Your Role:

As a Senior EHS Specialist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with safety standards, conducting risk assessments, implementing risk reduction methods, and interacting with site management and personnel on EHS matters.  You will provide EHS support directly to those departments and employees involved in the GMP manufacturing of liquid Cell​ Culture Media, Supplements & Buffers​, and materials handling warehouse activities.  Job duties include:


  • Conduct comprehensive EHS-related training for employees handling cell culture media, ensuring their proficiency in handling hazardous materials safely
  • Oversee and ensure the completion of necessary Risk Assessments by departmental personnel, promoting a proactive approach to risk management
  • Identify and propose effective risk reduction methods, collaborating closely with site management for implementation
  • Regularly perform safety inspections and ensure departmental personnel are competent in conducting inspections, fostering a culture of continuous improvement
  • Establish a strong working relationship with site management, supervision, and employees to address and resolve EHS-related matters efficiently
  • Act as a key member of the Emergency Response Team, occasionally handling on-call duties to ensure preparedness during emergencies


Physical Attributes:

  • Don/doff and wear PPE including emergency response equipment such as gloves, respirator, and protective clothing
  • Walk and climb steps routinely
  • Work in ambient temperature and humidity environments


Who You Are:


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Occupational Health and Safety or other science degree
  • 2+ years of EHS experience in the manufacturing, chemical, specialty chemical and/or pharmaceutical industry


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Environmental Engineering
  • Certified Safety Professional
  • Advanced knowledge of IH, Safety & Environmental regulations and standards (i.e., OSHA, EPA)

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