Environmental, Health & Safety Manager

Grand Prairie, TX
Oct 15, 2018
EHS Manager
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

EHS Manager - Full-time, Exempt Position Grand Prairie, TX, US

Neos Therapeutics develops, manufactures, and commercializes branded products using our proprietary, extended-release drug delivery technology platform. We have used this technology to develop products for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including an extended-release orally disintegrating tablet.  

The Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Manager provides environmental, health and safety programs support to Neos Therapeutics. The primary responsibilities of this position are; compliance with all safety and environmental regulations, safety and environment reporting, maintaining safety metrics, investigation with corrective actions, measurement and analysis of occupational risks, recommendations, and policy setting for environmental health and safety matters. This position will have the responsibility of making sure the facility is compliant with all EHS Federal, State and Local Regulations as they apply to the operation of the facility. Since safety is taken very seriously here at Neos Therapeutics, this position is highly visible and interactive with all departments. Good communication skills and responsiveness are essential. This position may also manage capital projects as they relate to EHS and facility operations. This position reports directly to the Director of Operations Services. 

Key Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and drives the continuous improvement activities of the EHS programs, policies and procedure implementation to ensure compliance with federal, state, regional and local environmental health and safety regulations
  • Plans, organizes and drives the EHS safety committee activities, and safety programs
  • Maintains minutes and corrective action documentation and works with production and facility management to achieve department and company objectives
  • Provides guidance and training to the safety team and other members of Neos throughout the organization
  • Manages the worker’s compensation program including completion of OSHA logs and related postings, as well as electronic reporting
  • Ensures the facility remains in compliance with OSHA, Federal and EPA regulations, City of Grand Prairie, Tarrant County and Texas regulations, as well as Neos Therapeutics DOPs and SOPs Chairs monthly safety committee meetings, publishes agendas and minutes as per the safety committee charter
  • Interfaces with EHS regulatory agencies and local authorities on matters of compliance and required reporting
  • Evaluates the potential impact of emerging regulatory issues as they apply to the organization
  • Keeps current on changes to EHS laws and regulations that impact the organization operations
  • Establishes and maintains industrial hygiene programs such as Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) that identify and control health, safety and environmental hazards associated with the workplace
  • Conducts Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) with Operations, Lab, Engineering and Facilities Departments in the design and development of facilities, work areas, equipment installations and work procedures
  • Makes recommendations to the Director of Operations Services, or their designee, accordingly to minimize risk to employees and the environment
  • Develops and analyzes metrics and key performance indicators in order to establish goals and objectives, and incident reduction and compliance strategies
  • Develops and maintains EHS-related written protocols and coordinates job hazard assessments and recommends measures to control exposure (i.e. DOPs, SOPs, Hazard Communication, Lockout-Tagout, Engineering and Facility Safety, Hearing Conservation, PPE)
  • Conducts, coordinates and manages facility internal safety audits 
  • Develops EHS yearly compliance calendars and ensures successful completion of federal, state and local regulatory reporting requirements
  • Develops and monitors waste reduction strategies providing metric reporting on results
  • Responsible for the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and assure appropriate levels of competency for emergency response team members to protect manufacturing assets and employees in the event of an emergency
  • Coordinates and maintains the development of Neos Therapeutics product Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as required and ensures they are readily accessible at all times
  • Manages and tracks compliance to our operating solvent permits
  • Establishes EHS objectives, metrics, programs, compliance issues and projects to the Director of Operations Services and the executive management team, as needed
  • Collaborates with other departments to achieve mutually acceptable results
  • Conducts safety training for new hires and develops safety materials for meetings and classroom training
  • Develops annual training plans based on the needs of each department (i.e. Safety/Risk Training, remedial Safety Training, First Aid/CPR)
  • Trains management on incident investigation to determine root causes, safety inspections, report formats and compliance with safety laws and regulations
  • Ensures all required documentation is accurate and properly maintained to remain in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Must report and communicate all incidents and concerns to the Director of Operations Services and or their designee
  • Maintains Ethical Behavior and Conduct
  • Ensures policies, legislation and procedures are properly observed including company SOPs, 21 CFR Part 11 and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, as appropriate to position
  • Performs other duties as required 

Education & Experience: Bachelors Degree in Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, Engineering or Industrial Hygiene Experience:  

  • CSP, CHMM, Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) or other relevant professional certifications a plus
  • 5+ years of environmental, health, and safety experience in environmental compliance, manufacturing and/or R&D environment, federal or state occupational, safety or health regulatory experience preferred (FDA, DEA, OSHA)
  • Minimum 3 years of management/supervisory experience 

General Capabilities:

  • Detailed knowledge of OSHA, EPA and other applicable industry environmental, health and safety standards
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate performance metrics and outcomes
  • Superior communication skills – verbal and written
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills with the ability to develop multiple solutions to an issue and make valid recommendations for resolution
  • Able to understand and execute processes including: recognizing customer needs, communicating process changes, measuring and assessing success and identifying areas of improvement
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to develop and implement environmental and safety policies, programs, and training
  • Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SAP computer applications
  • Knowledge of manufacturing practices and processes
  • Ability to adjust work hours as needed
  • Able to work well in a team environment or independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite 


  • Must possess strong communication skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal skills, interpretation and analytical skills
  • Must possess organization skills, time management skills and supervisory skills 

Supervision: Receives oversight and guidance with respect to general objectives; operate as a self-starter and with some day-to-day oversight 

Work Environment: Well-lit, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor setting/environment with adequate ventilation. Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature. 

Physical demands described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential function.

Neos is a small but growing company where each individual can make a huge difference. The company operates under strict guidelines and as such requires all potential employees to undergo a drug test prior to their start date. The company also conducts drug tests several times throughout the year.  

Neos Therapeutics is proud to proactively recruit, hire, place, promote, transfer, train and ensure freedom from discrimination, based on protected classes such as race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability (disabled individuals), genetic information, women, minorities and veterans, under the guidance of the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) & Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Neos works with supervisors at all levels to ensure that the policy is understood and followed in all employment actions. In addition to federal law requirements, Neos complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy also applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including compensation, termination, layoff, recall, and leaves of absence. Neos Therapeutics is an active VEVRAA Federal Contractor and we encourage Veterans to apply.