Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist I

Bend, Oregon /
Operations – Environmental Health & Safety /
Full-time Non-exempt
Serán BioScience provides custom formulation, process development and clinical manufacturing services for a variety of pharmaceutical clients. Our Operations Department seeks an Environmental, Health, and Safety Specialist Ito play an critical role in maintaining industry standards throughout the development and manufacturing process. Under the supervision of the EH&S Manager, the EH&S Specialist I will plan, implement, and coordinate safety programs, requiring application of science/engineering principles and technology, to prevent or correct unsafe environmental working conditions. Successful candidates will demonstrate strong attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively.     

Duties and Responsibilities  

Maintain and apply knowledge of current EHS policies, regulations, and industrial processes
Apply broad knowledge of methods, precedents, and standards to significantly diverse and intense work complexities
Recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees' exposure to chemical, physical, and biological work hazards
Assist in planning, coordinating, and executing engineering projects
Execute the investing process that examine or assess the functionality, practicability, activity, and patterns of the engineering structures, elements, and instruments
Manage the hazardous waste program
Inspect facilities, machinery, and safety equipment to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure safety regulation compliance
Develop EHS Management tools for tracking inspection findings, incidents, and near misses
Investigate industrial accidents, injuries, or occupational diseases to determine causes and preventive measures
Work to improve efficiencies through waste elimination and process improvements
Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems
Interpret industrial hygiene sampling result and recommend controls to limit employee exposure
Compile, analyze, and interpret statistical data related to occupational illnesses and accidents
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
Participate in pre-job planning and verification of controls/safeguards before new, high risk, and non-standard work begins
Deliver EHS Training and facilitate workshops to onsite teams

Required Skills and Abilities 

General knowledge of safety and hazardous waste regulations
Knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing operations
Strong understanding of HAZCOM, Respiratory Protection, Forklift Safety, and EHS inspections
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment

Education and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering field
At least two years related experience required, preferably in a CDMO environment

Physical Requirements  

Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and/or working on a computer
Wear safety and personal protective equipment for prolonged periods.
Requires brief periods of physical exertion such as climbing ladders, crouching, or lifting moderately heavy objects (15-25 lbs).