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EHS Manager

Job Location
7051 Eagle Blvd
Longmont, CO 80504
United States
Job Description

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


Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent's expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions. The EHS Manager may also collaborate with customer personnel, auditors and regulatory authorities, as needed, to communicate regarding EHS programs. This position will be leading five EHS professionals and will report to the Director of WPS & EHS for Colorado.


Primary Responsibilities for the Agilent EHS Manager 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 facilities located at Boulder and Frederick 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.

Establish and cultivate an extensive network of intra-divisional support (engineering/validation, process maintenance, WPS, Quality, labs and manufacturing). 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 report 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 the 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 and lead all aspects of the development and implementation of emergency response procedures and evaluation plans.

Professional Skills, Qualifications and Deliverables:

  • Implement effective but lean EHS risk management methodologies for operations and projects at all scales, including but not restricted to new product/equipment introductions.
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts; ensure financial discipline; drive efficiencies and identify/ implement opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Lead all aspects of, supervise, and participate in investigations and root cause analysis of workplace accidents and incidents, evaluating trends, and focusing on key improvements required to eliminate the same.
  • Supervise the site's emergency response team and emergency response plans; ensure related plans are optimized and effective; annual review of site's business continuity plans.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to ensure appropriate applications, permits, data reports, records, and documentation are collected, prepared, submitted and maintained as required by governing/regulatory agencies.
  • Effectively lead all aspects of the PSM program elements including: Incident Investigation, Process Hazard Assessment, Employee Participation, Program Auditing, and Management of Change. Oversee and participate in PHA and Hazops. Identifies key PSM issues impacting Boulder and Frederick sites (technical, regulatory, risk) and emerging regulatory and other risks.
  • Actively advance environmental sustainability efforts including developing strategy, activities, projects aimed at achieving the company's stated environmental sustainability goals.
  • Conducts regular written and oral communication with regulators, agencies, consultants, senior management and corporate EHS.
  • Develop and support internal communication strategies for key partners that build and maintain awareness of PSM values, strategies, and performance.
  • Provide technical advice, coaching, guidance, and mentoring to employees on safety initiatives and required changes.
  • Evaluate employee safety programs to determine their adequacy including a review of short- and long-term strategic safety goals, development needs, and the use of standard methodologies.
  • Manage site performance metrics related to EHS. Issues periodic reports for trend analysis of site metrics in support of maintaining EHS "Dashboard."
  • Responsible for tracking and trending activities. Present trend conclusions.
  • Revise/create EHS relevant SOPs.
  • Be responsible for the evaluation of chemicals and materials for PPE requirements, handling, and disposal.
  • Strong floor presence at both Boulder and Frederick sites
  • Takes initiative and exhibits resourcefulness in problem-solving; experienced in working in a collaborative team-focus environment.
  • Demonstrates a high level of confidence, integrity and motivation.

QualificationsEducation and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering Discipline or EHS
  • 8+ years relevant experience in EHS, Regulatory/Compliance, manufacturing and laboratory in a Life Science, Pharmaceutical or Chemical analysis company.
  • 3+ years managing and leading an EHS team.
  • Experience in Ergonomics, Machine Guarding, Industrial Hygiene, Process Safety Management, Process Hazard Management, Chemical safety management and Environmental affairs.
  • Experience with OSHA, EPA, FDA and DOE
  • Experience in implementation of comprehensive EHS management systems
  • Experience with hazard and risk assessments and experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Engineering control concepts and design with practical implementation experience
  • Continuous working knowledge of applicable cGMP guidelines

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