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Danaher Corporation Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist in Leuven, Belgium

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

We are currently looking for an EHS Specialist to join the team. In this versatile function you have the opportunity to be involved in the many aspects of Environment, Health and Safety in IDT’s labs and offices. You will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the EHS Program at our Leuven site. You will develop, implement, and maintain EHS procedures, systems, equipment, and documentation, as well as provide compliance and technical support that ensures regulatory compliance and supports business goals.


  • Ensure EHS Performance through the development, implementation, and management of EHS programs.

  • Drive critical Health & Safety Programs such as Emergency Action Plan, Spill Response, Risk Assessment, Injury & Illness Reporting, Hazard Communication, Contractor Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Flammable Liquid Handling & Storage, Chemical inventory, Equipment commissioning and safety instruction sheets etc., to reduce risks and company costs.

  • Support Environmental Management System, including but not limited to waste management programs, chemical storage, internal audits, etc. (ensure compliance with ISO14001 standard)

  • Maintain all required records and documentation.

  • Facilitate the preparation and reporting of EHS metrics and other performance metrics.

  • Conduct internal compliance audits and inspections; and assist in the follow up of identified issues.

  • Create, facilitate, and present EHS training and onboarding programs.

  • Liaison with other departments to drive continual improvement is EHS performance.

  • Help in management of change processes.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Be aware of IDT’s policy on and contribute to quality management by adhering to the requirements of the ISO 9001 and 13485 standards and internal procedures and work instructions.

Job Qualifications

  • Fluency in Dutch and proficient in English.

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, safety, industrial hygiene, engineering, or related field.

  • Preferred Prevention Advisor Certificate.

  • Working knowledge of EHS regulatory requirements.

  • Preferably 2+ years of related experience within a manufacturing environment.

  • Preferably EHS experience in a chemical handling/manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of ISO Standards, ISO 14001 is a plus.

  • Ability to collect, analyze, synthesis, and interpret data.

  • Ability to think critically and simplify complex issues to drive to root causes of injuries and incidents.

  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

  • Adapt to change, manage multiple priorities, and work collaboratively with teams and departments across the organization.

  • Learning to influence, motivate, and drive collaboration.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt to changes in the process.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on all issues related to the position.

  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

What do we offer?

A young, open minded, international and dynamic environment is where IDT wishes to welcome you. A close follow up and extensive training is how IDT wishes to guide you. As a growing international company, IDT rewards their associates with an attractive compensation and benefits package of which the details are outlined below.

  • Competitive salary

  • Contract of indefinite duration

  • Full time (40h per week)

  • Flexible hours

  • Mobile phone

  • Hospitalization insurance

  • Group insurance (including pension plan, guaranteed income …)

  • Meal vouchers of 8,00 euros per day worked

  • Transportation allowance

  • End of year premium

  • Bonus system

  • Up to 32 days of time off per year

Interested? Well, there’s more! To realize IDT’s potential, they invest in your potential. Opportunities will cross your path, enabling you to develop your career the way you want it.

All this within a pleasant and highly modern setting


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.