Chemical Safety and Industrial Hygiene Manager
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Posted: October 05, 2017
Reference ID: R-014967
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MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives every day. As one of the world's premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. As a Chemical Safety & Industrial Health Manager in Gaithersburg MD, you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.
We're constantly pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to patients, with a passion for discovery and a pipeline to show for it. We're pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and infection and vaccines. And we're industry-leading in immunology, protein engineering and translational science. We offer a unique and strong collaborative network as part of the AstraZeneca family, as together we explore synergies between small and large molecules.
MedImmune has a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. We attract top minds, and we nurture and build top talent.
The Manager, Chemical Safety Engineer is responsible for providing integrated industrial hygiene and chemical programs, services, and support to ensure the health and safety of employees, contractors, visitors and others affected by Gaithersburg Site Operations that will enable ongoing operations, and research and development on the Gaithersburg campus.
Essential Job Duties
Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and manage occupational exposure hazards and environmental risks arising in or from the workplace or facility with the goal of minimizing risks for stakeholder injury, illness, impaired health or well-being, or significant discomfort through the management and administration of industrial hygiene programs.
Assemble and manage the appropriate set of multidisciplinary professionals through a combination of internal staff and external contractors which integrate support of people, process, and technology to ensure a safe and healthy workplace and minimize environmental impact in a sustainable manner.
Establish, maintain, and ensure all elements of the Chemical and Industrial Hygiene programs, (such as Hazard Communication Program, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Safety Data Sheets, Hazardous Material Management Plan, Waste Management Plan, SARA Tier II Reporting, and Chemical Inventory) are conducted per regulatory requirements and site procedures including Exposure Risk Assessments, Chemical Safety, Hearing Conservation, and Respiratory Protection support.
Coordinate monitoring of all workplace environments by analyzing operations, processes, material, equipment, and work habits of employees.
Conduct exposure monitoring using recognized strategies, methods, and instrumentation and present findings and recommendations for improvement to management.
Represent the site as Subject Matter Expert on technical chemical safety and industrial hygiene matters.
Identify risks and hazards associated with site activities including work related to Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADC). Coordinate with the Bio safety area lead to Develop and implement programs and procedures to eliminate, control or minimize exposures and hazards.
Ensure site readiness for audits and inspections.
Manage contracted SHE service vendors:
Utilize supplemental contract agreements with external service providers for specialty SHE services and additional labor in response to work volume changes and deadlines.
Develop and maintain long-term business relationships with key service providers.
Follow established contract management process for the responsible services.
Includes implementing Contract Governance Program to maintain required performance levels and overall health of the business and operational relationships.
Follow established contract service provider risk management and mitigation plan, policy and process to remove, shift or limit risk to the company.
Ensure KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are included in contract performance evaluation systems to ensure focus on measurable outcomes.
Monitor, audit and ensure service providers operate in accordance with approved management controls.
Continuously manage customer expectations and monitor customer satisfaction levels of all applicable key stakeholder groups for each service area.
Follow established change management process for each service to ensure all requested service changes are documented and approved. Monitor changing business conditions and define required service changes.
Determine contract exit strategy for each contractual relationship to ensure seamless delivery of the affected service area. Implement strategy where service provider changes are required.
Periodically assess the need to change service providers and, where appropriate, obtain competitive pricing for each service contract. Write, review, edit and respond to Requests for Information (RFI) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) as required for procurement of contract services.
• Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Industrial Hygiene Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or similar field
• Master's degree preferred
Required Years of Experience:
• 10+ years' experience in safety, health, and environment with 5+ years' experience in chemical and industrial hygiene that includes application of the entire industrial hygiene process, preferably in a biotech/pharmaceutical or petro-chemical industry environment,
• 5+ years management experience required
Required Certifications/Licensures, etc.:
CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) or CSP (Certified Safety Professional)
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