Manufacturing Safety Manager

Andover, Massachusetts
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Manufacturing Safety Manager is responsible for providing technical subject matter expertise for all occupational safety programs. The incumbent will ensure that the site’s safety programs are fully compliant with Federal, State and local rules and regulations and internal Pfizer standards and will partner with operations to ensure colleague safety. They will be responsible for collaborating with EHS and Site Leadership to establish and execute the EHS strategic plan for the site.


  • Supervise and mentor manufacturing safety team members.

  • Evaluates existing and new processes/practices. Updates compliance program improvements, associated procedures and creates plans for implementation of improvements.

  • Performs technical transfer risk assessments evaluating hazards and risk mitigation strategies supporting new and existing products.

  • Ensure compliance with governmental regulations, Pfizer and industry standards and guidelines associated with biopharma manufacturing, BL2 operations and/or and chemical handling.

  • Participates in self-audit of internal safety programs.

  • Participates in safety reviews of capital projects to ensure appropriate health and safety elements are incorporated.

  • Conducts internal and external benchmarking and lead the implementation of improvements to the Safety and Industrial Hygiene program.

  • Leads the suite injury reduction and risk mitigation strategies.

  • Drives continuous improvement, innovation, and sustainable results across EHS projects/programs, assessments and resulting action plans.

  • Leads the efforts to assure implementation of identified actions in accordance with identified target dates.

  • Partners with EHS Leadership to ensure regulatory compliance, department goals and initiatives are achieved as well as establish the expectations of culture in the site.


  • BS from an accredited University in Engineering, Science or EHS related field.

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in a similar position within EHS with preference toward chemical manufacturing with a BS degree; minimum 7 years with an MS or PhD degree.

  • Experienced team leader with proven capability.

  • Extensive experience in all safety programs.

  • Detailed expertise in the risk management (assessment and implementation of risk mitigation strategies).

  • Safety practitioner with broad technical and regulatory experience who can effectively work with senior management, across multiple disciplines, in a matrixed organization.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in MS Office applications


  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry.

  • CSP, CIH or other EHS related professional certification

  • Experience with Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing



  • Must be able to perform field observations which could involve walking or standing on uneven terrain, squatting, bending, twisting, turning, and reaching above shoulder height and work in various climates from extreme cold to heat.

  • May require walking, standing, and or sitting for prolonged periods.

  • Must be able to walk and drive between site facilities on the site.

  • Must be able to work in GMP manufacturing clean rooms.


Standard work schedule, Monday – Friday, days; may infrequently require off-shift and weekend support.

On call 24/7


  • Eligible for Relocation Package

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