Posted to MedZilla on 2/18/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MN, Sr. Environmental Health and Safety Specialist 1800149-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Sr. Environmental Health and Safety Specialist in our Brooklyn Park office.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Sr. Environmental Health and Safety Specialist working on the Environmental Health and Safety team, you will be empowered to take ownership of site safety programs and provide day-to-day management of EHS programs, and a typical day will include:
  • Responsible for developing and executing safety programs at the Brooklyn Park site.
  • Provides technical EHS support for day-to-day EHS program management and operations within site (i.e., control of hazardous energy, chemical safety, confined space, electrical safety, and related programs).
  • Manage day-to-day operations of several regulated EHS programs (e.g., internal audit program, risk assessment, chemical approval, EHS committee) and provide technical and hands-on support for the emergency response program.
  • Identify, analyze, and control of occupational hazards requiring the application of professional engineering knowledge, skill and abilities.
  • Initiate and drive projects within area teams to continually improve the safety culture and minimize risk of injury.
  • Apply knowledge of risk factors to impact the design of safety features and controls in the operation of machinery and equipment.
  • Manage the site EH&S committee and work with them to complete improvement projects associated with our site safety program.
  • Manage environmental, health, and safety audits and other routine EHS inspections.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, standards, codes, company policies and related permits.
  • Development, review and improvement of environmental, health, and safety programs.
  • Execute environmental, health and safety programs applying discretion to adapt programs to the Brooklyn Park site as needed.
  • Administer delivery of EHS training for employees.
  • Support the chemical approval program, waste management, risk assessment and incident investigation programs.
  • Facilitate the emergency response program, including potential night/weekend response.

  • A minimum of a bachelor s degree in occupational health, safety, safety engineering, or related degree and 3 - 7 years of experience required.
  • Possess a sound understanding of environmental, health and safety compliance programs and safety and environmental laws (e.g. OSHA, EPA etc.).
  • Possess a good understanding of other relevant programs, such as: workplace audits; process safety hazard control; emergency response; and risk assessment.
  • Possess good communication skills, time management and organizational skills.
  • Experienced working in a fast paced manufacturing setting.
  • Possess basic competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
None required; professional certification optional
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Tuition reimbursement
Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
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