Senior EHS&S Engineer

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: March 08, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3199170227-en-us

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a Senior EHS&S Engineer, to be located in La Jolla, CA


Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to addressing and solving the most important unmet medical needs of our time, including in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop sustainable, integrated healthcare solutions by working side-by-side with healthcare stakeholders, based on partnerships of trust and transparency.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Responsible for leading the Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Compliance Monitoring Programs.  To ensure a high level of EHS performance for the site. Provide technical expertise for all EHS&S programs, machine safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and emergency preparedness.   Drive environmental compliance programs for waste management, water programs, and air emissions.  Under the direction of the Sr. EHS&S Manager, the candidate will support all aspects of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management System at the Janssen site in San Diego, CA. Responsible for ensuring the local facility EHS operations are in compliance with federal, state, and local EHS regulations, as well as Johnson & Johnson EHS Standards.

  • This EHS&S Professional will work closely with various internal and external stakeholders.
  • Internal: R&D leaders, EHS Specialist, Facilities partners, and other site functional leaders.
  • External: Regulators and 3rd party consultants or assessors.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and communications skills.
  • Partner with local management to develop and implement a site MAP to address EHS program deficiencies and ensure EHS regulatory compliance.
  • This position ensures that top management and employees are in compliance with the rules and regulations of regulatory agencies and that company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Evaluate, plan, implement, and manage appropriate occupational safety, machine safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and emergency preparedness program components, including development and delivery of training materials; manage projects/programs from identification of potential risk to analysis of the level of risk to the implementation of appropriate control measures.
  • Coordinate required industrial hygiene (noise and chemical) monitoring; perform ergonomic risk assessments; conduct machine safety risk assessments; and develop job safety analysis for automated and manual job functions.
  • Supports responses to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, by evaluating and recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Performs analysis for reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies and Johnson & Johnson's corporate offices as appropriate and/or required.
  • Maintain regulatory calendar (permits, and regulatory fees).
  • Perform routine EHS assessments; utilize the J&J Comprehensive Audit, and Self Assessments to identify program specific deficiencies and areas of risk.  Successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with site management to implement corrective measures.  Lead incident investigations for all reported injuries and near misses.
  • Evaluate facilities compliance with federal, state, local EHS regulations and J&J Corporate EHS Standards.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop and establish Operational Procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate standards.  The EHS professional will track and report key performance indicators and metrics.
  • Evaluate, plan and implement EHS training and awareness programs.  Develop and implement training packages for on-line and/or classroom training.
  • Develop EHS objectives for the site - auditing, analyzing, documenting, and reporting on their implementation and effectiveness to management via dashboards & reports.
  • Monitor and evaluate EHS risks of operations, including change management, ensuring continuous improvement of the EHS program to make it leaner and more efficient.
  • Perform responsibilities in the area of managing and/or handling hazardous waste. Responsibilities include identifying type of waste, containerizing, labeling, shipping, emergency response initiation and/or coordination.
  • Provides upper management with ongoing consultation pertaining to environmental, health and safety regulations identifying the impacts of changes to regulations on key business objectives.
  • Maintain local ISO 14001 certifications by ensuring site EHS management systems are aligned & maintained consistent with ISO and/or program standards.

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree and a minimum of 6 years of EHS experience is required.
  • Bachelors in Environmental, Health and Safety, business, or engineering is preferred. 
  • Masters degree in business administration or other discipline related to manufacturing, business or operations preferred.
  • Experience in the one or more of the following areas is preferred: 6 Sigma certification , AQMD (Air Quality Management District), EPA (Environmental Protections Agency), DTSC (Department of Toxic Substances Control), CUPA (Certified Unified Program Agency).
  • Technical experience in diverse EHS areas including but not limited to air, water, hazardous and medical waste, machine safety, industrial hygiene and chemical handling is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated project management skills is required.
  • Must have technical/working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations as required.
  • Excellent influencing, negotiating, planning, organizational, and time management skills are required. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.  
  • The ability to work in a team environment is required. 
  • Experience in identifying, evaluating and controlling EHS risks in the workplace is required.
  • Ability to quickly interpret complex regulatory issues and provide recommended course of action is required.
  • Proficient in MS Office software programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • J&J Worldwide EHS data reporting and tracking systems exposure is preferred.
  • This position is located in La Jolla, Ca and may require up to 20% travel domestic and/or international.

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Primary Location
United States-California-Los Angeles
J & J Consumer Inc. (6101)
Job Function
Environmental Health & Safety

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