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Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Sr. Associate

South San Francisco, California
Start date
May 24, 2024

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Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Sr. Associate


What you will do

Lets do this! Lets change the world!

The Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) Sr. Associate will support world class EHSS performance across the site in a diverse biotech/pharma environment. The role will be responsible for the execution of key EHSS processes including:

  • Program ownership for site industrial safety and other EHS programs.

  • Manage EHS training schedule and conduct instructor led trainings for new hires and contractors.

  • Support assigned business functions in all areas of EHS including Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) program compliance, inspections, incident investigations and management of change.

  • Report and manage key safety metrics for site and global management.

Summary of responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute to a work culture where staff feel physically and psychologically safe and where diversity, inclusion and belonging is a top priority.

  • Provide Subject Matter expertise and specialist support in assigned areas and programs. These may include:

  • Biosafety, Lock out Tag Out, Hot Work, Change Control, Incident Investigations, and any other defined Programs as necessary

  • Carry out risk assessments and ensure continuous improvement and corrective actions are effectively implemented.

  • Ensure site training matrix is maintained and instructor led trainings are offered appropriately.

  • Support the assigned business partner function(s) as required, and be purposefully present and available in the workplace for significant periods of time (including safety walkthroughs with leadership, inspections, incident investigations, pre start-up safety reviews etc.).

  • Perform EHS assessments for management of changes.

  • Ensure corrective actions are identified and implemented in a timely way in conjunction with area management.

  • Co-ordinate, support and facilitate appropriate safety and functional meetings as required.

  • Ensure that Amgen maintains compliance with legislative and corporate requirements and that appropriate Programs are compliant and updated to meet new legislative requirements.

  • Where necessary, provide back-up and assist in the implementation of any other EHS related tasks/projects or Programs as assigned.


What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The [vital attribute] professional we seek is a [type of person] with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree OR

Bachelors degree and 2 years of EH&S experience OR

Associates degree and 6 years of EH&S experience OR

High school diploma / GED and 8 years of EH&S experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Occupational Safety/Health, Environmental Health or relevant Engineering qualification.

  • 3 years in related industry or equivalent role

  • 2+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry implementing industrial programs

  • Strong understanding of OSHA industrial safety programs

  • RCRA and DOT training

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, action oriented, self-starting, program development and project management

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Smartsheets, and other computer software systems


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well-being.

The expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales-based incentive plan

  • Stock-based long-term incentives

  • Award-winning time-off plans and bi-annual company-wide shutdowns

  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible

Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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