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EHS Specialist

Organization

Agilent

Job Location

91 Blue Ravine Road
Folsom, CA 95630
United States

Job Description

Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.
 

Primary Responsibilities for EHS Specialist include but are not limited to the following:

Solves complex, high impact EHS program/ process design, implementation problems; Coach and guide integration efforts into the different Environmental, Health, Safety systems / programs to ensure understanding, efficiency and collaboration between all disciplines.  Provides technical support to Agilent manufacturing facility and divisions for comprehensive risk assessments, exposure assessment, process hazard assessments, ergonomic assessments and EHS management program understanding and implementation; Work closely with Regional/Global EHS staffs to promptly address Agilent Global EHS regulatory and local specific EHS requirements and related issues.

Ensure compliance with Agilent Environmental, Health Safety Regulations and Procedures for the site and recommend to the company the training required for compliance. He/she is also required to conduct safety training for employees; To facilitate in the risk assessment activities to ensure that it complies with the Global EHS requirement/regulation and also comply with local legal requirement and regulations; Apply scientific and engineering principles to drive EHS risk reduction efforts and compliance activities; Coach and mentor Agilent EHS contacts/steering committee and engineers involved in EHS improvement activities; Provide technical support and training of advanced EHS assessments, evaluations and control technologies for Agilent EHS contacts.

Support incident investigation efforts for assigned divisions and EHS specific elements; Participate on EHS audits and / or self- assessments; maintain an EHS Management system that conforms to ISO 14001 and Agilent's Corporate EHSMS, FDA and ISO 13485. 

Influence Agilent and facility processes to address EHS understanding and lead projects to reduce EHS risk and hazard business impact; Represent Agilent in outside organizations to ensure focus on the latest technology, information, equipment, programs, and initiatives.
 

Perform and guide technical EHS activities resulting from approved self-initiated or assigned projects and programs leading to innovative applications and extensions of existing or new programs/systems having major importance to the business within the assigned area of responsibility. Define EHS project timelines and outcomes.

Establish and cultivate an extensive network of intra-divisional support (facility, lab, manufacturing, and engineering) to facilitate completion of assignments. Communicate project or program status and results to EHS and local operational management. Provide EHS knowledge and services on existing and new programs for assigned location; Analyze EHS data and reports trends and results to WPS management. Recommend plans for correction of gaps, and provides EHS input to address change (e.g. in plant Management of Change processes, or new Business/Country/Corporate programs).

Communicate effectively in written and oral formats with peers and others at varying levels within the organization. Present ideas well one-on-one, in small groups, and to larger audiences. Have the ability to convey meaning and importance of EHS topics to non-EHS personnel, and to influence others to take appropriate action based on such information. Actively seek to continually improve communication and presentation skills; Ensure regular emergency response exercises and drills are conducted to ensure preparedness in any emergency. Assist in developing and implementing emergency response procedures and evaluation plans.

Requirements

·        Master or bachelor's Degree or Degree in EHS field

·        Minimum 8+ years' relevant experience in EHS, Regulatory/Compliance, manufacturing, and laboratory in a Life Science, Pharmaceutical or Chemical analysis company. Preferably in a GMP environment.

·        Experience with OSHA, Cal/OSHA, EPA, DTSC

·        Experience implementing comprehensive EHS management systems

·        Experience conducting hazard and risk assessments

·        Understanding of engineering control concepts and design and Project Management skills with practical implementation experience

·        Strong communication skills including presenting in group settings

·        Comfortable making risk-based decisions in time sensitive situations

·        Demonstrates a high level of confidence, integrity, and motivation

·        Takes initiative and exhibits resourcefulness in problem solving; experienced in working in a collaborative team environment

·        Proficiency with Office 365 products

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