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Environmental, Health, & Safety Specialist

Polaris Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Vacaville, California
Start date
Oct 3, 2022

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Role Title                        Environmental, Health, & Safety Specialist  

Department                   Facilities  

Supervisor                      EH&S Manager

FLSA                               Exempt


Respect ● Passion ● Teamwork ● Integrity ● Honesty ● Commitment ● Collaboration



The Polaris Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) Specialist is responsible for supporting the EH&S Manager in the development, implementation, and management of the Polaris EH&S programs to ensure a safe, healthy, and compliant work environment. The Polaris EH&S programs must comply with the Federal, State, County, and City of Vacaville regulations covered but not limited to OSHA, Cal OSHA, YSAQMD, DTSC, CUPA, and the EPA. The EH&S Specialist will support the EH&S department for all regulatory body correspondence and on-site audits. In this role, the Specialist will provide training for safety and compliance on the required regulations to the Polaris employees and sub-contractors as required. The role is a “hands-on” position in which the Specialist will not only be implementing and maintaining the programs but will also be in the plant performing activities required to ensure safety and compliance.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Promote a positive “can do” attitude and work ethic.
  2. Assist developing and maintaining environmental compliance programs (e.g., air, hazardous materials, wastes, wastewater, stormwater), including written programs and procedures.
  3. Assist developing and maintaining the safety programs to help ensure personnel safety and OSHA compliance.
  4. Back-up to the EH&S Manager for leading the Safety Committee meetings and guide the monthly safety meetings.
  5. Coordinate with all necessary departments on projects to ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
  6. Assist with managing the hazardous materials inventory logs, the Hazardous Material Business Plan/EPCRA reporting, and environmental compliance calendar.
  7. Perform job hazards analysis for the various functions with the other departments for the high-risk functions.
  8. Perform routine industrial and hazardous waste management activities, inspections, and recordkeeping.
  9. Assist with managing, maintaining, and developing all permit applications for air, water, waste, and hazardous materials for current and new operations.
  10. Provide a strong safety & environmental compliance presence in all areas of the facility.
  11. Author, conduct/coordinate employee safety and environmental training as required.
  12. Lean an environmental culture with a zero-event mentality.
  13. Responsible for identifying, evaluating, and controlling environmental risks in the workplace.
  14. Lead accident investigations and maintain regulatory reporting records by supporting accident investigations to uncover root cause and track corrective actions to completion.
  15. Coordinate environmental testing including wastewater, stormwater, and waste characterization.
  16. Interface with regulatory officials and contractors, as required.
  17. Issue purchase order request to support the EH&S and cGMP Janitorial responsibilities.
  18. Other tasks and duties may be assigned.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or engineering preferred. A minimum of 4 years of experience in EH&S field. Experience in a CGMP Manufacturing Facility preferred. HAZWOPER certification preferred.

Skills & Competencies

  • Technical knowledge of local, county, state, and federal regulations administered by the following agencies: USEPA, DTSC, Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District, Central Valley RWQCB, OSHA, Cal-OSHA, City of Vacaville Publicly Owned Treatment Works, and other applicable local, state, and federal agencies. Strong PC Literacy with advance skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint desired. Position requires exceptional organizational, communication, and critical thinking skills. Works well in a team environment. Self-starter with a commitment to follow through, projecting enthusiasm with a desire to motivate others. Strong analytical, organizational, and auditing skills preferred.


Polaris Group is a multinational biotechnology company focused on developing novel anti-cancer therapies. Our lead drug candidate, Pegargiminase (ADI‑PEG 20), is a biologic in late-stage clinical development for a wide range of cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma, mesothelioma, pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, acute myeloid leukemia and others. Polaris Group is involved in every stage of the drug development process. Our family of companies harnesses structure-based drug design technology to create novel oncology therapies, conducts clinical studies at top-tier cancer centers worldwide and operates cGMP Production Facilities in Northern California and China

Stock Exchange: Taiwan

Stock Symbol: 6550.TDW

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4941 Allison Parkway, Suite B
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