Senior Manager EHS

Regular
21 Cotters Lane, East Brunswick
Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary:

This position reports to the maintenance and engineering department and is responsible for providing the highest level of environmental, health & safety services to Avet Pharma. This position will focus on the recognition, evaluation, and control of EHS risk at the facilities and the overall compliance of the site to EPA, OSHA, and state and local codes. The position will act as the site lead on EHS & Security measures and work to build a strong culture of EHS & Security compliance at the site to support and protect the people and property assets of Avet Pharma.

Reporting Relationships                                       

  • This position has no direct reports.

Essential Functions: 

  • Building strong interpersonal relations with managers and employees to guide and drive the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) culture and compliance activities at the site
  • Provide expert advice and coaching to employees when appropriate to promote and influence continuous EHS improvement
  • Maintaining safety guidelines, procedures, and policies
  • Identifying areas of EHS improvement in the production, lab, and warehouse operations/procedures based on experience, guidelines, and industry standards
  • Managing development, design, and implementation of EHS improvement projects
  • Training of new hire employees on EHS procedures, hazardous waste handling, and lab safety
  • Performing daily walk-throughs in all the areas (labs, production, warehouses) of all facilities to check if there are any unsafe conditions and mitigate any potential risks/hazards
  • Investigate industrial accidents to determine causes and preventive measures
  • Record, track, and document concerns brought by employees to ensure proper follow-up and resolution. Conduct the effective, thorough, and objective investigation as needed
  • Maintaining the flow of environmentally hazardous waste with external recycling/waste processors, providing oversight to record-keeping requirements, and performing activities related to routine and bi-annual reporting requirements 
  • Communicating safety and environmental training topics
  • Maintaining and filing documentation needed for reporting to controlling agencies
  • Annual reporting of Injury and Illness Work-Related Summary to OSHA
  • Annual calculation and filing of Incident Rate to OSHA
  • Reporting on safety and environmental issues at the site and enacting remediation plans
  • Developing, writing, publishing, and training on OHSA & EPA related programs and procedures
  • Creating, maintaining, and revising Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for EHS-related procedures
  • Managing routine testing of wastewater by an external laboratory
  • Providing Environmental, Health, and Safety briefings, direction, and escorts to contractors in the facilities
  • Performing inspections of fire extinguishers and emergency exit signs and lighting
  • Maintain and apply knowledge of current policies, regulations, and industrial processes
  • Managing site safety & security procedures to include management of the badge system for employees, temps, contractors, and visitors
  • Providing oversight to the contract security officer
  • Assisting engineering team with equipment qualification procedures
  • Revising SOPs for engineering/maintenance procedures
  • Creating and managing Engineering Department change controls in computerized Quality Management System
  • Managing training program for Engineering Department
  • Providing oversight for the janitorial program at all facilities
  • Coordinating service visits by the pest management contractor
  • Monitoring operation of critical facility utility systems
  • Other duties as assigned

Specialized Skills and Knowledge:                                                               

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in environmental or safety engineering with Four (4) or more years of direct experience in an EHS role supporting a manufacturing organization or Master’s degree in environmental or safety engineering with Two (2) or more years of working experience in an EHS role supporting a manufacturing organization.
  • CSP, HAZWOPER, or other environmental certifications desired.
  • Pharmaceutical experience a plus
  • Knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, & procedures.
  • Knowledge of OSHA-related laws, regulations & procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail and judgmental capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop work processes and establish standards
  • Ability to follow up, communicate and work with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Key Competencies:

These are the skills, traits, qualities, or characteristics that contribute to a person’s ability to perform responsibilities in an organization.   Examples include but are not limited to decision-making, collaboration, leadership, communication, problem-solving, adaptability, and initiative. You must list the three most critical competencies.

1. Decision making

2. Communication

3. Collaboration

Physical Demands/Factors:

Work is primarily sedentary; routine bending, walking, lifting, and reaching are required. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands; talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 kg (55 lbs).  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

At Avet, we require that all employees physically entering the workplace to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you will be asked to present proof of vaccination before beginning employment unless you quality for a reasonable accommodation based on a sincerely held religious belief or medical need. 

Based on the highly regulated workplace at Avet, employees will be required to meet minimum English proficiency requirements. 

Avet is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This job description is not all-inclusive. It acts as a guideline and is subject to change over time. Additional duties may be assigned based on business needs


At Avet, we require that all employees physically entering the workplace to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you will be asked to present proof of vaccination before beginning employment unless you qualify for a reasonable accommodation based on a sincerely held religious belief or medical need.

Based on the highly regulated workplace at Avet, employees will be required to meet minimum English proficiency requirements.

Job Features

Job CategoryManufacturing, Production

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