The primary purpose of this position is to lead site EHSS initiatives and facility and maintenance activities (excluding operations' maintenance) at the facility level including applicable site and company goals. Responsibilities include EHSS and facilities compliance; development and implementation of policies; improvement projects; systems and programs to ensure excellence; and maintenance of facilities equipment, processes and structures, in a reliable and efficient manner minimizing interruption to production across one or multiple buildings. EHSS responsibilities also include ensuring EHSS excellence and the health and safety of all Associates and visitors working at the facility.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
1. Adheres to Company Core Beliefs and all safety and quality requirements including, but not limited to: Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, Company policies and operating procedures, and other regulatory requirements.
2. Provides EHSS and Facilities leadership to the facility and serves as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) by providing guidance as appropriate to site Associates.
3. Ensures site EHSS compliance with applicable local, state and federal EHS regulations, standards, and best practices through development and implementation of policies, procedures, training, reports, permits, required monitoring, or other items as required.
4. Ensures the work of contractors meets schedules, is completed according to specifications, and is conducted in adherence to appropriate safety procedures and protocols.
5. Leads EHSS and Facilities projects and supports site associates on goals and assignments related to Associate safety, ergonomics, environmental protection, process safety, or sustainability in manufacturing and research environments.
6. Accountable for the proper operation of fire protection and security systems including code compliance, preventative maintenance and emergency repair, and after-hours issues.
7. Leads all facilities activities to ensure infrastructure support for achievement of site goals including such initiatives as energy conservation programs, space utilization analyses, compliance with lease agreements, or cost reduction projects.
8. Lead or support teams in the assessment of new equipment, existing situations, and opportunities; supports the selection of the best option based on engineering concepts in order to justify new projects or resolve identified concerns, to improve programs or reduce risk.
9. Plans and coordinates facility construction projects including renovations and upgrades, monitoring timelines and deliverables to ensure projects are completed on time, to expectations, and within budget.
10. Ensures a work environment exists which is safe and environmentally friendly, as well as promotion of Behavior Based Safety (BBS) programs and principles.
11. Manages the investigation and assessment of incidents and work-related injuries to determine root cause. Tracks EHSS corrective actions for prioritization, completion, and effectiveness.
12. Conducts and coordinates EHSS internal self-assessments, inspections, and reviews, summarizes site EHSS status, develops recommendations, and coordinates activities as needed to maintain compliance with EHSS requirements.
13. Leads and provides direction to EHSS committees or teams. Organizes EHSS management review meetings to ensure top priorities are being addressed, resourced, and progressing.
14. Manages EHSS and Facilities reporting and metrics for the facility.
15. Leads and ensures execution of preventive maintenance programs, building contractors, and service providers to ensure that production is not interrupted due to unscheduled downtime.
16. Supervises cross functional staff of EHSS and Facilities (depending on site organization) or support personnel as required.
17. Performs other functions as required.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in EHS, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering, Science, Facilities management, or related field.
Minimum Experience: 7-10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with 4 years in a managerial capacity.
Specialized Knowledge:Knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT, and IATA regulations including lasers, radiation, process safety, emergency response, permitting, ergonomics, and worker's compensation desired. Certifications preferred: First Aid, CPR, AED, RCRA, DOT/IATA, and Hazwopper.
Special Skills: Attentive to detail; well-organized; and able to solve problems. Able to manage time in order to complete tasks by required deadlines. Confident to speak in public with good communication and leadership skills. Can work independently, as well as with a team. Ability to lead, motivate, and positively influence others. Self-driven and highly motivated.