Specialist, EHS

Baltimore (Bayview), MD, US
Apr 05, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


EHS Assistant is responsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of the site environmental, health and safety programs and management systems.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Planning and Implementation of EHS Programs
• Conducts EHS audits and task analyses per approved Programs to identify potential EHS issues.
• Develops and executes action plans from these analyses that are designed to improve and implement the formalized safety management system, programs, procedures, and practices for the company.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the current laws pertaining to safety and environmental regulations and suggests program improvements to assist in demonstrating and maintaining compliance.
• Assists department management with implementation of action plans.

Communication, Training, and Awareness
• Periodically reviews/revises training programs and administers training as needed.
• Provides hands on consultation for departments when issues are identified.
• Prepares/disseminates monthly EHS metric reports and manages onsite safety observations.
• Maintains professional expertise through training, outside conferences and the use of experts.

Checking and Corrective Action
• Responds to employee's safety and health suggestions.
• Conducts inspections as needed.
• Investigates incidents and reports corrective recommendations.

Environmental Protection
• Develops and implements action plans designed to improve/implement the formalized environmental management system.
• Manages storage and disposal of potentially harmful agents and wastes to minimize their damage to the environment and arranging offsite removal.
• Responsible for developing and implementing waste reduction activities.
• Executes routine activities involving environmental compliance.

Other Responsibilities
• Must be able to respond to emergencies on call as needed.
• Work with and manage vendors and contractors as needed.
• Assist with the creation of documents and SOPs/BOPs as needed.
• Assist with writing Programs, Deviations, CAPAs, Change Controls, as needed.
• Must comply with all applicable rules and regulations of Emergent BioSolutions and the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry. This includes FDA regulations such as cGMP, GDP, EH&S regulations, and company regulations such as the employee handbook.

Minimum Qualifications
• Ability to effectively communicate by writing policy documents, through presentations, using audiovisual technologies and the Internet.
• Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, information management and presentation required.
• Experience with interpretation and application of federal, state and local regulations including OSHA, EPA.
• Experience with FDA, COMAR, CDC/NIH, OSHA and NIH a plus.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management's assignment of essential functions.

• Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety, biology, chemistry or other science related field.
• 2-5 years environmental health and safety experience and/or 1-2 years college level chemistry and biology.
• Combined education and field experience equal to 5 years.
• Flexibility in job description is encouraged in order to facilitate maximum efficiency.
• Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority.
• Must be customer service and quality driven.
• Prior cGMP or cleanroom experience highly desired.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.

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