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Danaher Corporation EHS Site Lead in Torrance, California

You may not have heard of chromatography, the science of separation, but it’s likely affected your life. Phenomenex’s chromatography products advance the future of scientific analysis and investigation, ensuring the quality of essentials like your food, water, shampoo, and even cold medication. We strive to provide the best tools and resources possible to help researchers improve global health and well-being, including award-winning liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and sample preparation products. Be part of our global success, centered on a commitment to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions, unique marketing, and exceptional customer service and support.

Phenomenex 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!

Summary:

Under the direction of the Safety Manager, the Safety Specialist is accountable for supporting safety & environmental programs across the Phenomenex Campus. You will support, implement, and maintain Environmental Health and Safety practices. Specifically, the safety specialist serves as a resource in environmental health & safety management, ensuring employee safety, employee education, and company compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure company compliance with CalOSHA, EPA, AQMD, DOT, Fire and Police Department and other agencies’ standards and policies as applicable.

  • Assists Sr. EHS Manager to prepare reports and other documentation that are required by regulatory agencies and are utilized to support the safety program.

  • Respond to safety concerns and emergencies.

  • Supports preventative measures against exposure to hazardous substances and danger from flammable, explosive and manual handling risks.

  • Coordinate drills to attain 100% participation of staff.

  • Develop an annual safety competency for each lab or production group.

  • Effectively communicate priorities and accomplishments to both management and employees

  • Handles vendor contracts for all outsourced safety measures.

  • Oversee annual chemical inventory and manages SDS files and updates as needed.

  • Proactively meets with internal customers on a regular basis to solicit safety program and performance feedback.

  • Walk and interact with all associates at every level to articulate safety concerns and work to resolve any issues in a diplomatic manner.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology or related field and 5+ years experience in the Safety / Manufacturing Field.

  • Equivalent experience in the Safety / Manufacturing Field is required in the absence of a bachelor's degree.

  • Experience in manufacturing environments at biotechnology, chemical manufacturing or pharmaceutical operations are preferred.

  • Must have knowledge of current regulations (pertaining to hazardous chemical operations, handling and waste disposal)

  • Requires analytical thinking, presentation skills, and great attention to detail.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical demands:

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. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must have the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.

Work environment:

Employees are responsible for performing their duties in an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed primarily indoors in an office, laboratory, or warehouse setting; wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate; higher levels may be prevalent in laboratories or warehouse settings. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel or be scheduled for overtime.

Safety:

Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor. Work may be exposed to hazards or hazardous materials requiring use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure.

Materials handled:

  • Chemicals: Yes

Biologicals: Yes

  • Hazardous Waste: Yes

  • Radiation: No

Equipment used:

  • Safety Glasses: Yes

  • Safety Shoes: Yes

  • Respirator: Yes

  • Forklift: Yes

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out!

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

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