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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Durham, North Carolina
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Technician
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Biotechnology, General Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Health, Safety and Environmental Technician (EHS)

Health, Safety and Environmental Technician II - HSE - Biotech

You will be responsible for HSE - Health Safety and Environmental aspects of KBI Biopharma staff and facilities at our North Carolina location. 

Job Description:

  • You will interface with staff and be highly visibility in all work spaces, particularly the laboratories, to support a positive, practical, safe and compliant work environment.
  • Interface with management such as with system owners or area managers to provide status reports, plan program activities and review HSE program effectiveness.
  • Regular self-audits and external client or regulatory inspections of systems as required by HSE procedures or programs.
  • Respond to injuries and incidents, direct all reporting, follow up investigations and remediation, and maintain regulatory reporting systems.
  • Represent KBI during all regulatory inspections including OSHA, EPA, DENR, DOL and client audits. Assure staff and site are operating in a compliant manner.
  • HSE Procedures: Draft, review and revise HSE systems, including policies, procedures and manuals to ensure that HSE practices promote safe and compliant behavior.
  • Employee Training: Provide training as needed for HSE programs.
  • Assess PPE solutions: for each task. Provide training as needed and monitor use.
  • Maintain HSE records including but not limited to MSDSonline, waste management, chemical inventory, training records, environmental permits, inspections, and testing.
  • Manage all waste activities including storage, treatment, disposal and record keeping. Maintain business relationships with associated waste handling vendors.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Manage and maintain HSE supplies, equipment, materials and training as specified by HSE procedures or programs.
  • Contractor Safety: Ensure that all permits, training, PPE and behaviors (hot work, fall protection, confined space, lock out/tag out, etc.) are observed by contractors on site.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in an occupational health and safety related field preferred. 
  •  3 -5 years of experience working in an HSE Role. 
  • Waste Management experience required including: RCRA, regulated medical waste and recycling programs.
  • Experience with Laboratory Operations safety.
  • Experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment: biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device industries.
  • Relevant training and/or certification in regulated safety and environmental activities such as:
    • DOT hazardous materials shipping,
    • First Aid/CPR/AED
    • 30 hr. General Industry OSHA Certification
    • 40 hr. HAZWOPER certification, etc.

Working at KBI
At KBI, we are constantly seeking to improve our team with accomplished individuals who share in our commitment to serve our clients as they seek to advance important medicines to the patients who need them.

We offer our employees a challenging, rewarding and fast-paced environment along with the opportunity for career advancement through the development of one’s technical skills. At KBI, employees work in a collaborative, team environment, where sharing knowledge and expertise with one another is strongly encouraged.

KBI Biopharma, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or Vietnam veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.

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