EHS Associate - Environment/Health
Location:
Social Circle, Georgia
Posted:
November 15, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
Operations
Reference:
50098M


Description
Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Responsible for the development and implementation of Environmental and Health programs supporting Shire's Covington campus, a new greenfield plasma protein manufacturing site that covers 160 acres and 1.2 million square feet with upstream large scale human plasma fractionation, albumin purification, immunoglobulin purification, aseptic filling, and packaging processes. Provide the employees with professional, technical problem solving and administrative coordination of Environmental and Health programs, policies and regulations. Assist in compliance with all federal, state and local environmental regulations.

1. Program leader for Environmental and Health programs (i.e. waste mgmt., water conservation, air quality programs, HAZCOM, DOT/IATA, Chemical Storage, TSCA, EPCRA ), as assigned.
2. Develops, evaluates, and ensures the implementation of all assigned EHS programs to ensure compliance with all EHS regulations and Corporate policies.
3. Creates, reviews, and updates procedures for all assigned EHS programs.
4. Ensures detailed incident Investigations, CAPAs, and management of change documentation and field support for assigned programs.
5. Conducts and participates in audits of assigned EHS programs, resolving and escalating issues promptly to Sr. Management.
6. Provides non-routine problem solving to engineering, manufacturing, research and development groups through participation in committees.
7. Prepares and/or assists with composing Regulatory & Agency and Corporate reports.
8. Interfaces with regulatory agencies on compliance issues.
9. Provide specialized training required by local and federal regulations to employees.
10. Stays up to date on all regulatory changes with their assigned programs.
11. Provides assistance with pollution prevention and waste minimization activities.
12. Provides assistance in the negotiation and development of EHS service contracts.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental, Engineering, Safety or related field strongly preferred ; Associate degree with at least 7 years of related experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Environmental field with specific concentration in EPA regulations. Knowledge of GEPD rules preferred.

• Must have a comprehensive understanding of EPA and OSHA regulations.
• Computer Skills, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Sharepoint applications.
• Ability to lead cross functional teams independently with little direction and oversight.
• Must be able to deal with ambiguity well.
• Ability to thrive and excel in a fast paced environment with shifting priorities and rapid changes.
• Ability and desire to grow professionally into other areas in EHS.
• Must be results oriented and able to drive continuous improvement in all assigned EHS programs. Not afraid to challenge the status quo.
• Possess very strong verbal and written communication skills, be self-motivated and possess strong interpersonal skills.
• Must have respect for individuals and the diverse contributions of all.
• Display a positive, professional and customer oriented attitude.
• Able to lift and move at least 50 lbs. of weight, climb stairs, and walk around a construction area.
• Must be able to work on shifts, evenings, weekends, and holidays upon request.
Must be able to work in mechanical/ industrial areas and in production environment with gowning requirements.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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Reasonable Accommodations
Shire 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.

A little about us:
At Shire, we help people with rare diseases and specialized conditions live their lives to the fullest.

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