EH&S Technician

Hayward, CA
May 11, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


Responsible for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs and compliance for the Hayward and Brisbane sites (approximately 300 employees conducting research activities, utilities/support and administrative activities). Helps enforce EH&S programs and influences employees and site leadership to assure regulatory compliance, achieve continuous performance improvement, and integrate EH&S performance objectives into standard work processes. Works with Director to develop strategies to achieve these goals in alignment with site business goals and values.



  • Oversees the Hazardous Waste Management Program and general compliance, as well as the Medical Waste Program and assist with the Radiation Waste Program. 
  • Identify and categorize hazardous wastes (chemical, biological and other) generated
  • Performs weekly waste inspection and schedule pick up.
  • Inspects and maintains safety equipment (Fire Extinguishers, Safety Showers/Eye Wash, Spill Clean Up Kits, etc.)
  • Supports EH&S Specialist by assisting with audits, training and EHS programs.
  • Serving on the Emergency Response Team requiring periodic 24 hour on-call availability
  • Establish a positive rapport with staff, scientists, and management to ensure a high level of customer service and serve as a primary point of contact.
  • Assist with implementing general elements of the EH&S Program, as defined by federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Collaborates with EHS team, developing standard EHS systems and processes



  • High School Diploma, an Associate Bachelor’s Degree preferred 
  • 2+ years of related experience, preferably in Biopharma company
  • Experience in laboratory safety
  • Proficiency with computer-based methods and skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in the areas of teamwork and communication


Working Conditions:

  • Able to handle multiple priorities and perform effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work productively with others at various technical and management levels.
  • Enhance performance level through training as required.
  • Maintain knowledge of federal, state and local regulations.
  • Be able to wear different types of respiratory protection as needed.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the role; standing, kneeling, ability to lift to 40 pounds, move, and pull 25 pounds etc.