Environmental, Health & Safety Manager (EHS)

January 12, 2022
Middleton, Wisconsin

LGC Genomics is looking for an experienced EHS operations professional to join its team in Middleton, WI, as Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Manager. Based out of the company's site, this role oversees the implementation of the Safety, Environmental and Emergency Management plans at the company’s facilities in Middleton, WI, and Dexter, MI. This individual also establishes safety and health goals in collaboration with the site leadership team and develops and implements controls to minimize safety and occupational health hazards.

The EHS Manager will serve as a key point of contact for site leadership, operations and facilities management as they carry out leadership strategies and support for system-wide Environmental, Health and Safety initiatives. In partnership with site HR and site leadership, this role is expected to foster a positive work environment and a culture of ownership and accountability.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the following essential functions satisfactorily:

  • Lead the development, implementation, and management of EH&S policies, programs, and practices
  • Partner with local site leaders and outside agencies to develop, implement, and maintain systems, procedures, and training programs to ensure employee safety and reduce organizational risks
  • Serve as safety leader to ensure all employees know, understand and execute safe work practices in all areas of the facility, including but not limited to: laboratories, warehouse, offices, general employee areas, outside/off-site storage
  • Manage EH&S staff and the execution/improvement of functional area responsibilities to support the organization’s commercial and development activities, while also ensuring compliance with applicable quality and regulatory standards
  • Responsible for personnel activities of direct reports including: staffing, training, performance evaluations, recognition, and goal setting including setting employee objectives linked to business initiatives and other key performance indicators
  • Ensure complete filing of regulatory reports in compliance with the local, state, and federal agencies
  • Provide expertise on local/regional permitting and regulatory requirements in the areas of: storm water, waste water, air quality, hazardous waste, etc.
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections to detect existing or potential incident and health hazards, determine corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follow up to ensure measures have been implemented
  • Ensure thorough investigation of all incidents and injuries from initial report to closure and follow-up; submit any reporting to the appropriate groups/agencies
  • Work with the site leadership to develop site-specific annual objectives for safety, environmental, industrial hygiene improvements that support company goals, policies and statements
  • Manage regulatory agency relationships, annual compliance audits, third party audits, inspections, inquiries, contacts and reporting
  • Participate in the design of new facilities or major revisions of existing facilities to assure proper EHS considerations are in place
  • Lead key site EHS programs: site safety committee, employee training and education, emergency response, ergonomics and industrial hygiene programs and execute through the local team and external service providers
  • Conscientiously learn and diligently follow the requirements of the site’s quality management system; ensure all EH&S related documentation and processes are up to date and fully integrated with the QMS
  • Perform other duties as required to meet business needs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science/Engineering, Operations, Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Business Administration or other related fields
  • Demonstrated industry experience in a biotech or manufacturing organization, with preferred emphasis in the regulated life sciences (e.g. in vitro diagnostics, pharmaceutical, or medical device)
  • 5 or more years’ progressive experience in occupational environmental, health, and safety roles in a biotech or manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated track record to lead, manage, and motivate team members through direct line management or influence
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a team of EH&S professionals and provide technical guidance on complex initiatives to achieve business goals
  • Proven knowledge and experience in risk management and change management
  • Strong computer skills required, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Competencies & Behaviors:

  • Clear strategic thinker with proven critical relationship development skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfort interacting with external parties and internal team members at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, possess an ability to adapt to change in the environment, and have proven ability to exert influence in a directive and positive manner
  • Demonstrated autonomy: ability to self-start and drive whilst recognizing the appropriate time for stakeholder engagement
  • Extensive problem solving skills and highly process-oriented, with ability to analyze data and develop solutions that produce deliverables and meet timelines
  • Adaptable and willing to take on multiple new tasks and responsibilities while managing and prioritizing multiple tasks within a dynamic work environment
  • Assertive and decisive, consistent and fair, demonstrating self-confidence and emotional strength
  • Results-oriented, ensuring targets are met on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated good professional judgment and reliability
  • Resonate and operate in line with LGC’s core value behaviors: Passion, Curiosity, Integrity, Brilliance, and Respect

Working Conditions:

  • Travel Requirements – routine travel between sites will be required. Travel out of the area typically involves overnight stays.
  • Schedule/Core Hours – Monday through Friday during the company’s standard hours of operation. However, the position may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  • Work environment – primarily an office setting with manufacturing exposure
  • Potential exposure to hazardous or caustic materials

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Company Name:

LGC

Job Category:

EHS Single-site, EHS - Midwest region

Position Type:

Full Time

Experience:

5 - 10 years

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Industry Segments

Biotechnology