EHS Specialist II at Thermo Fisher Scientific (San Diego, CA)

| San Diego, CA
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Job Description

This position will support the Thermo Fisher MMS Carlsbad facility and the STT San Diego facility. Travel will be required between the two sites.

A day in the Life:
  • Management of select EHS programs in a fast paced, cross-functional and highly collaborative environment.
  • Serve as a subject matter authority and administrator for assigned programs.
  • Use Lean tools and principles (Kaizen, Gemba, RCCM, etc.) to drive Continuous Improvement of EHS programs.
  • Engage site functional teams and leadership to prioritize initiatives and resources to achieve EHS objectives.
  • Provide in-person safety trainings to support regulatory compliance and new hire training.
  • Assist in management of Workers' Compensation cases including record management, investigation, evaluation, monitoring claim at different levels, and effectively engaging with management personnel, HR, medical providers, and insurance adjusters.
  • Support management of site emergencies such as spills, evacuations and medical emergencies.
  • Act as a liaison to employees needing ergonomic evaluations. Coordinate ergonomic evaluations and assist in improvement recommendations.
  • Support contractor safety program by acquiring vital insurance, training, permit information prior to commencement of work on site.
  • Respond to departmental inquires and concerns in a timely manner while providing quality resolution.
  • Promote, reinforce, and sustain a safety-first culture through involvement, innovation, and engagement.
  • Support compliance with Thermo Fisher Scientific global EHS management system and regulatory requirements applicable to the site.
  • Develop, review and refine EHS programs and processes to meet the changing needs of the business.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to tackle site related hazards (chemical, biological, physical, electrical, slip/trip/fall, confined space, ergonomic, etc.).
  • Partner with site training management team to develop, refine, and deliver training content for EHS programs.
  • Provide EHS expertise and guidance to promote proper execution and closure of SHED entries.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors for site services as required.
  • Collaborate with Thermo Fisher Scientific Global EHS and regulatory agencies on EHS matters to maintain a strong collaborative environment to ensure compliance and best practice implementation.
  • Effective presentation skills both written and verbal to diverse audiences.
  • Support management and record keeping of various production by-products; recyclable materials, hazardous waste, medical waste, and municipal refuse.
  • Support site internal/external/regulatory audits.

Keys to Success:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required combined with 1-4 years of direct relevant industry expertise.
  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences or engineering discipline, or 0-2 years of direct relevant industry expertise preferred
  • Certified in OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry or be willing to take steps to gain required certification.

  • Minimum one year of experience in environmental, health and safety in a life sciences industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional discretion with confidential subject matter.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees, people leaders, and medical professionals regarding workers' compensation claims.
  • Understand, interpret and follow laws, ordinances, regulations and procedures in relation to workers' compensation.
  • Comfortable addressing employees at all levels of the organization individually and/or in group settings.
  • Ability to work independently, appropriately prioritize and complete tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with various computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Forms, Power Automate, MS Teams etc.).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Motivated, self-directed based on agreed-to objectives, and results-orientated.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability handling competing priorities.
  • Ability to influence people, even in the absence of authority.
  • Confidence, integrity, and tact to appropriately interact with all levels of employees.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining effective solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Greets challenge and change as opportunities.
More Information on Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in Waltham, MA. Thermo Fisher Scientific was founded in 2022. It has 61393 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 485 open jobs at Thermo Fisher Scientific, click here.
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