Senior Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Kite Pharma
Frederick, MD, United States
Oct 15, 2020
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. 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 seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Senior EH&S Specialist at our new state-of-the-art cell therapy commercial manufacturing facility in Frederick, Maryland.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develops, reviews and revises policies, procedures, practices, and training which support continual improvement of the site EH&S (Environmental Health & Safety) 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 environmental and safety programs, prepares meeting agendas, addresses technical concerns, and ensures preparation and distribution of meeting minutes
  • Communicates cross-functionally: Routinely interfaces 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 environmental and safety 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
  • Gathers data for the purposes of regulatory reporting and for monitoring, measuring, and communicating environmental and 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 determine and develop approaches to routine problems of moderate complexity, based on analysis of situation or data
  • Performs incident management activities, including injury management, investigations and associated record keeping. Identifies, implements and tracks corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Performs hazard assessments and other EH&S evaluations, including employee monitoring. Evaluates identified hazards and develops appropriate mitigation plans.
  • Performs or ensures waste management activities are completed and in compliance with applicable regulations.
  • 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 sustainable business practices, and the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System standard, and ISO 18001:2007

Basic Qualifications:
  • MS Degree and 3+ years' experience in health and safety, chemistry, life science or environmental science OR
  • BS Degree and 5+ years' experience in health and safety, chemistry, life science or environmental science OR
  • High School Degree and 9+ years' experience in health and safety, chemistry, life science or environmental science

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Work weekends and holidays.
  • Sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Change into Gilead gowns and work attire as required for aseptic area tasks.
  • Perform and qualify for Lock Out Tag Out operation, Arc Flash operations, Fall Protection operations, and Confined Space operations.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs
  • Operate and qualify for respirator usage, distinguish all colors and shades, and use a ladder.

Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today!

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 Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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