EHS Manager – Chantilly, VA
Posted: Aug 09, 2019
Our objective is to focus on formulation R&D by leveraging a niche technology that enables us to make dosage forms with specific release capabilities like pulsatile drug release in tablet and capsule dosage form , orally disintegrating modified release tablets (XR, MR, ER), modified release suspension and controlled substances capabilities in an abuse deterrent technology platform , all supported by “New API business,” to stay in line with our focus on integration. Over the past 34 years, Granules has worked towards strengthening its core through its five products, and is, today, an integrated player with a strong market presence. With our focus on forward and backward integration, we are sowing seeds in new areas, segments and divisions to reach our targets.
The facility is located in Chantilly, VA.
Job Summary: To inspect and evaluate the environment, equipment and processes in working areas to ensure compliance with government safety regulations and industry standards. The principal goal is to protect the employees, customers and the environment.
- Deliver agreed upon results ahead of schedule by effectively overcoming barriers and potential challenges.
- Identify and mitigate hazards.
- Develop, assess, oversee and manage risk assessment program for new and existing processes.
- Improve and enhance processes and customer service.
- Perform ergonomic assessments.
- Represent EHS in multiple technical programs or serve as a representative of EHS Management during regulatory (OSHA, DEQ, EPA, and other applicable agencies) visits
- Prepare, revise and implement SOPs, Work Instructions, and compliance plans related to EHS activities.
- Conduct EHS related incident investigations and tracking the completion of associated corrective actions.
- Enhance auditing program and conduct site-wide building inspections, including escorting regulatory agency personnel, preparing findings memos and developing and implementing corrective and preventive actions.
- Implement and manage all EHS programs and policies including but not limited to: Safety Programs, Occupational Health, Waste Management, First Responder Program, Crisis Management Program, Environmental Permitting and Industrial Hygiene.
- Identify, execute, measure, monitor and report key EHS metrics, requirements and infrastructure for sustainable compliance and safety while ensuring site goals contribute to company goals.
- Oversee and recommend continuous improvement for environment and sustainability programs including but not limited to air emissions, water supply, storm water, and wastewater discharges, liquid solid hazardous waste management, biohazardous waste disposal, pollution prevention, communication right to know reporting, hazardous material storage, energy/water conservation and emergency preparedness/response.
- Serve as an Emergency Response Coordinator for the facility and lead efforts and coordination of emergency services, contractors, third parties, etc.
- Conduct periodic EHS inspections to assess compliance with corporate and external regulatory requirements. Prepare and implement action plans if/as needed.
- Conduct accident investigations, analyze and interpret results, present specific conclusions, and make recommendations to immediately initiate corrective actions needed.
- Develop EHS training programs for site operations. Conduct annual refresher training to all employees in the area of EHS, ergonomics and other required aspects through material development, schedule coordination, training data tracking, etc. within regulatory requirements.
- Maintain current Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) catalog for onsite chemicals, reagents and materials.
- Maintain OSHA compliance and provide technical guidance to management, government agencies, and regarding health-related problems and correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Conduct sitewide Fire drills.
- Train employees on LOTO, ladder safety, and other applicable EHS programs.
- Issue hot work internal permit for high voltage works.
- Perform Respirator fit tests, PAPR tests and other tests, as applicable in a Pharmaceutical operating environment.
- Periodically, inspect all Fire systems (Fire Extinguishers, Fire Sprinkler risers, Chemical Fire suppression systems, etc.) for readiness.
- Other duties as assigned by management.
OTHER or ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Train Chemists, Operators, Facility mechanics, etc. on safe work practices.
- Using Key Performance Indicators (KPI), manage departmental budget and work toward the success of the company.
- Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in EHS, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering, Three to five years of industry experience is preferred. Associates degree with seven years of experience will also be considered.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Hours are flexible depending on business needs based on production/R&D work flow and may require working earlier in the morning, evening hours, or during the weekend. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. The job requires frequent bending, climbing ladder, walking, squatting and working on a computer.
- Minimum travel required.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.