Environmental Health and Safety Specialist II

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
El Segundo, CA, United States
Posted
Sep 29, 2019
Ref
R0009903
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Job Description

Kite, a Gilead Company, is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? Come help us in our quest to cure cancer! Everyone at Kite is grounded by this common goal. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!

We are looking for an Environmental Health and Safety Specialist to join our commercial manufacturing group in El Segundo, CA.

Job Responsibilities
  • Actively participates in the development, review and delivery of policies, procedures, practices, and training which support continual improvement of the site EH&S Management System (EH&SMS)
  • Assists with screening and communicating environmental and safety regulatory requirements relating to the development and manufacture of APIs
  • Serves as EH&S representative for key programs, prepares meeting agendas, addresses technical concerns, and ensures preparation and distribution of meeting minutes
  • Communicates cross-functionally: Routinely collaborates with R&D, materials management, and manufacturing site personnel to identify regulatory requirements at early stage of process development for site operations
  • Maintains records relating to management system initiatives and projects, records of regulatory filings and correspondence
  • Fields questions from consultants and laboratories relating to new substance registration programs. Monitors and measures performance in relation to contractual obligations and project deadlines
  • Captures data for the purposes of regulatory reporting and for monitoring and measuring safety performance; prepares report submissions
  • Participates in internal management system and monthly regulatory compliance audits, prepares reports, monitors and tracks the status of compliance projects
  • Develops and delivers training to departmental groups relating to management system conformance and regulatory compliance
  • Utilizes established systems and practices to settle and develop approaches to routine problems of moderate complexity, based on analysis of situation or data
  • Support physical security programs

Knowledge & Skills
  • Possesses working knowledge and understanding of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Access, and standard MS Office tools
  • Knowledge of current international, national and provincial safety and environmental legislation
  • Knowledge of the balanced business practices, and the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System standard, and ISO 18001:2007

Education & Experience

4 years of meaningful experience and B.S degree preferred. 2-year technical diploma in Health and Safety, Chemistry, or Biological Science and relevant experience may also be considered.

Background in health and safety, chemistry, life science or environmental science

Physical requirements

Must be able to work weekends

Must be able to work holidays

Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

Must be able to change into Gilead gowns and work attire as required for aseptic area tasks.

Must be able to walk for extended periods of time.

Must be able to perform and qualify for Lock Out Tag Out operations.

Must be able to perform and qualify for Arc Flash operations.

Must be able to perform and qualify for Fall Protection operations.

Must be able to perform and qualify for Confined Space operations.

Occasionally lift 50 lbs

Routinely lift 25 lbs

Must be able to operate and qualify for respirator usage

Must be able to see and distinguish all colors and shades

Must be able to use a ladder.

LI-JK1

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

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