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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Buffalo, New York
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
Biotechnology, Environmental Services, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
11-15 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager

Thermo Fisher Scientific is currently seeking an EHS Manager for an exciting opportunity to join our team in Grand Island, NY

Position Summary

This individual will manage the Thermo Fisher Scientific environmental, health, safety and sustainability program at the Grand Island, NY site. The Grand Island site is an FDA regulated site primarily involved in the manufacture of cell culture media with supporting distribution, R&D, Customer Care and Quality Control departments.

This position supports the global EHS strategy through a program that seeks to: Proactively manage EHS & Sustainability in order to comply with all applicable regulations and standards to achieve a safe work environment and minimize the impact to the environment.


  • Establish EHS and Sustainability programs and processes that are safe, environmentally sensitive and meet regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Implement Thermo Fisher Scientific global EHS management system including local regulatory requirements applicable to the site.
  • Interface with regulatory agencies on EHS matters.
  • Lead EHS Sustainability initiatives at the site, and engage employees to get involved in projects resulting in less waste, packaging, using less energy and water.
  • Inspire a culture where employees at all levels take ownership for safety. Engage employees in safety initiatives to eliminate or control safety hazards and reduce risk of an injury or chemical release.
  • Ensure that site’s safety committee, emergency response team, ergonomics team and waste      minimization/sustainability committee are established and effective.
  • Work with R&D and Design Engineering/Product Development staff to incorporate design for the environment (DFE), supply chain sustainability, EHS product compliance (e.g., RoHS/WEEE/REACh), and other EHS+S aspects and features
  • Direct and motivate/coordinate internal EHS staff to achieve site and global objectives.
  • Develop and manage site EHS budget.
  • Develop, implement and deliver effective training programs
  • Provide technical and regulatory EHS guidance for chemical handling, biosafety, hazardous and biohazardous waste, ergonomics, confined spaces, lockout / tagout, and other EHS programs
  • Conduct formal risk assessment for new and existing manufacturing raw materials and chemicals operations
  • Assist site engineers with implementation of ergonomic solutions
  • Ensure Job Hazard Analysis is effectively conducted. Monitor closure of action items.
  • Manage the site Emergency Plan and Emergency Response Team. Provide or make arrangements for First Aid, CPR/AED and HAZWOPER training
  • Provide effective Incident Response and follow up
  • Conduct Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis. Ensure injury and illness cases are effectively managed to closure.
  • Manage and socialize the site monthly Environmental Health and Safety metrics
  • Implement a comprehensive EHS inspection program and track corrective action items to completion
  • Participate in EHS audits as appropriate
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in safety, environmental management, and/or sustainability engineering discipline.
  • Masters degree in engineering or science a plus.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of federal and local EHS regulations, including OSHA and EPA.
  • Professional certification: CSP, CIH, CHMM strongly recommended.
  • Requires a minimum of 10+ years of experience in an environmental, health, and safety, related discipline and technical/practical knowledge of EHS regulations, codes, and guidelines.
  • A minimum of 5 years supervisory experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for workplace hazards.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine training needs, organize and/or conduct training.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required, including the ability to interact with outside regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and slide presentations required.
  • Technical and practical knowledge of biotechnology, research and development and/or manufacturing is highly recommended, or a willingness to quickly become proficient is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to influence others without authority.
  • Results oriented
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.
  • Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo.
  •  Greets challenge and change as opportunity.
  • Has courage and confidence to take risks and learn from mistakes.
  • Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others.
  • The ability to effectively shift priorities and work at a rapid pace required.

Physical Requirements:

Many duties are performed while sitting at a desk or conference room, (e.g., operating a computer, using a telephone, or writing and analyzing data and/or reports, attending meetings). In addition, walking or standing within the office area is required for conducting inspections, drills, participating in agency inspections, conducting EHS audits, assisting and may serve as an incident commander in ERT activities. Preferably able to be respirator certified and be able to wear protective equipment required during emergency response to a chemical spill. Travel may be required.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services. 


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