Posted to MedZilla on 3/21/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, EHS Specialist-2 SR0032022-MZ


Primary Role

The primary role of the Sr. EHS Specialist IIis to support all EHS compliance activities across the Massachusetts Bio Operations Site. This includes supporting EHS functions within manufacturing, warehouses, laboratories and offices. Maintaining EHS permits and licenses, performing required inspections and investigations, gathering and analyzing data for reports and EHS software management, providing and developing training, assembling metrics and supporting sustainability initiatives will be core responsibilities. A strong focus will be placed on EHS project and program ownership, as well as providing guidance and leadership to junior staff and business partners.


  • Support and lead EHS programs to ensure compliance with the latest regulations, best practices or corporate standards.
  • Interface with corporate EHS and site leadership team for program development and implementation.
  • Work with and provide direction to other Shire departments and continuously improve data integrity, and compile metrics for internal or corporate reporting.
  • Manage consultants and/or contractors for day to day operations.
  • Facilitate the Management of Change (MOC) Process with Engineering, Facilities, Labs and Manufacturing to capture changes within the business, provide direction regarding environmental program and compliance requirements. Capture changes and impacts to current management systems and provide updates or changes as necessary.
  • Ensure that all EHS related incidents are reported and investigated to determine causes. Help establish and implement corrective actions and make recommendations for areas needing improvement. Track corrective actions to closure. Ability to lead complex investigations across the site.
  • Develop and deliver EHS training to all personnel as required by regulations and by Shire standards and procedures.
  • Lead and assist with internal audit inspections related to the EHS program requirements for Shire.
  • Gather and manage data related to the EHS programs working with other Shire departments, consultants, and contractors; assemble, analyze and deliver the data for reports to State or Federal agencies.
  • Mentor and develop junior staff in the department.

Education & Experience Requirements

Essential: 6-9 years experience in the EHS field; BS/BA required in technical discipline: Engineering, safety, industrial hygiene, environmental studies, life science or similar field.

Desired: Professional certification and/or Master s Degree in related field.

Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing/laboratories or other highly regulated industry (oil & gas, pulp & paper, chemical manufacturing, steel, etc.) strongly desired. Experience with management systems, LEAN, Six Sigma methodology preferred. Previous contractor/consultant oversight is desired.

Other Requirements

  • Position is located in Lexington, MA
  • Ability to operate a car (valid driver s license) and travel via air, rail or other means of passenger conveyance.
  • Travel to satellite locations required (Belmont, N. Reading, and Cambridge)
  • Travel to corporate EHS meetings, conferences, audits, etc. upon request
  • Continuous professional development by attending EHS professional organization meetings whether local or out of state
  • Candidate must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning and wear of protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body. No make-up, jewelry, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in manufacturing work environments.
  • May involve occasional work in a cold, hot, high-noise, at heights, or wet environment.
  • Work may be required outside of the standard 8-hour workday including weekends.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 25 lbs. and remain standing or walking for extended periods In the performance of site inspection and compliance activities
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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