Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist in Albuquerque, NM at AMRI

Date Posted: 3/20/2020

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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

 Albany Molecular Research Inc. provides global contract research and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  

Summary:

The Albuquerque AMRI EHS Department operates 24/7 to coordinate the employee health and safetyprogram as well as site-wide environmental activities. EHS maintains systems to ensurecompliance with regulatory programs and generates documents needed to meet company,local, state, and federal record keeping and reporting requirements. Examples of environmental programs that the Senior EH&S Professional may oversee include compliancewith Resource Conservation and RecoveryAct (RCRA) regulations, Albuquerque Environmental Health Department AirQuality Program Regulations, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water UtilityAuthority Permit, New Mexico Environment Department Regulations, and otherlocal, state and federal regulations. Additional Health and Safety programresponsibilities may include EHS training, respiratory protection program,industrial hygiene monitoring,life safety inspections, chemical safety, and emergency planning and response. Management of multipleprograms including determining applicable regulatory and company standards, assigning responsibilities,identifying and implementing necessary administrative and engineering controls, maintaining records, auditing andreporting tointernal and external stakeholders.

The Senior EH&S Professional is responsible for continually improving compliance programs within the EH&S management systems to include:

  • Serveas a role model in establishing safe working practices and promote safety inthe workplace.

  • Managecompliance with Air Quality regulations to include identifying permit modificationsto accommodate manufacturing needs, maintaining systems to monitor emissions,and completing reporting requirements.

  • Managecompliance with Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authoritywastewater discharge permit and reporting conditions.

  • Assessand refine hazardous and non-hazardous waste handling and waste minimizationprocedures to ensure compliance with RCRA regulations and best managementpractices.

  • Monitorand train employees on collection, handling, packaging and staging of hazardousand non-hazardous wastes.

  • Ensureproper characterization, transportation and destruction of hazardous wastes.

  • Oversee Emergency Response forhazardous materials releases.

  • Routinelymonitor wastewater treatment systems to ensure that controls are operatingproperly.

  • Perform routine and periodicreviews of facility operations to ensure compliance with New Mexico EnvironmentDepartment, Environmental Protection Agency and other applicable agencyenvironmental regulations.

  • Advise departments regarding opportunities to improve EHS performance.  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintainall regulatory documentation.

  • Monitor manufacturing activities for compliance with all relevant company and legislative requirements.

  • Apply for andmodify necessary permits and licenses.

  • Maintain compliance records andprepare reports forregulatory agenciesand senior management.

  • Providefirst aid when necessary

  • Carryon-call EHS phone

  • Routinely monitor compliancesystems toensure that controls areoperating properly.

  • Continually audit and improve the effectiveness of EHS programs to ensure they are able to meetestablished regulatory, departmental and company objectives.

  • Conduct regular facility audits, report deficiencies and oversee corrective actions in accordance with department policy. Assist in the implementationofaction plans as needed.

  • Performand manage occupational and environmental health related activities to includeanticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling exposures to physical,chemical, biological hazards.  Recommendand implement hierarchy of controls.

  • UnderstandGlobal Harmonization (GHS), ensure Hazard Communication (HazCom) and/or aChemical Hygiene Plans are developed and implemented

  • Maintain all regulatory documentation, customer specific records and electronic SDS systems as assigned

  • Develop spill plans, Emergency Response Plans, and Healthand Safety Plans

  • Oversee drills and firealarm tests.

  • Serve as a role model inestablishing safe working practices andpromotesafety in theworkplace.

  • Assistin thepromptinvestigationof all work-related accidents,injuries,near misses and environmental releases, to include root cause analysis, andcorrective actiondevelopment, asappropriate.

  • Assist with and maintain strict confidentiality of all information obtained, written or verbal, that becomes available asa part of performing incidentand security investigations.

  • Monitor production activities forcompliance.

  • Perform facility inspections andprogram audits to ensure compliance

  • Maintain a high profile with all employees, supervisors, and managers to develop a rapport that encourages trust and opencommunication

  • Respond and follow-upemployee issues/concerns regardingenvironmental, health and safetyissues and assist in theresolution of problems. 



Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job hasno direct supervisory responsibilities






 

 

       
Qualifications


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree applicable to the field and at least 7-12 years of active participation in EH&S; knowledge of manufacturing/pharmaceutical health & safety programs a plus.


  • An Associate’s Degree in related field plus 12 or more years of active experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Proven leadership skills, e.g. successfully guiding and mentoring teams of people
  • Experience working in a regulated environment (FDEA, cGMP, ISO, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable legislation (e.g. Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, New Mexico Environment Department, RCRA, EPA, DOT, OSHA
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Other Skills and Abilities
  • Current OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER
  • Current DOT Hazardous Materials Certification 
  • Current First-Aid/CPR
  • CIH and/or CSP a plus. 





Language Skills:



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as government regulations, environmental permits, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively with regulatory representatives, customers or employees of organization.
  • Mathematical Skills:
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.



  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



Computer Skills:

  • Spreadsheet software

  • Presentation software

  • Word Processing software



 




Other Qualifications:




Pass a background check, drug test and physical examination

  • Handle multiple priorities at one time

  • Perform effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Work productively with others at various technical and management levels

  • Continue to maintain performance level through education and/or training as required

  • Wear all types of respiratory protection as needed 



Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and sit, and use hands handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and periodically lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is routinely required to work in outside weather conditions, and handle toxic or other hazardous chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to high places and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.







Albany Molecular Research, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000. Please note: The above-referred email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.

Job: Administration
Primary Location: US-NM-Albuquerque
Other Locations:
Organization: AMRI Albuquerque
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Dec 20, 2019, 5:41:01 PM
Shift Type: Standard 8

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AMRI is committed to providing equal opportunity to all job seekers including qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have any difficulty using our online application system due to a disability or believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening or submit an application, you may use the alternative email address jobs@amriglobal.com to contact us about your interest in employment or you may call us at 518.512.2000.

Please note: The above referenced email address and telephone number are dedicated communication lines designed exclusively to assist job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Messages left for other purposes will not receive a response.