Environmental Health, Safety & Security Associate

Posted 02 Nov 2022

Carlsbad, California - United States

Req Id 257763


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Your Role:

The Environmental Health Safety & Security position will execute Environmental, Health, Safety & Security support services under the direction of the Head of EHS and Site Security for the Carlsbad Viral Vector Manufacturing site including but not limited to EHS training, regulatory and corporate compliance, license/permit management, site auditing, deviation responses, recordkeeping, root cause investigations, risk assessment, and development/adherence to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.  


Essential Functions: 

  • Act as the administrator of Environmental, Health, and Safety Programs
  • Assist in the collection of data to support all required regulatory and corporate reports
  • Ensure department program compliance with ISO14001 and ISO45001 requirements
  • Conduct appropriate EHS audits and author audit reports to highlight compliance issues and drive the reduction of risk
  • Participate in activities associated with contractor safety, work safety reviews, and safety job walks/inspections
  • Conduct root cause investigations and risk assessments
  • Implement workplace injury/illness prevention programs which include health and safety procedures, incident investigation, and training
  • Support the completion of corrective/preventative actions identified in regulatory and corporate audits and internal risk reduction programs
  • Provide EHS support to Manufacturing, Distribution/Logistics, Quality Control and Engineering/Maintenance change controls and new project/process introductions
  • Prompt interaction with Site Leadership and HR to address EHS-related employee issues
  • Support the BeSafe observations program
  • Develop new EHS concepts, techniques, and policies
  • Develop and implement EHS training for all employees
  • Support the Hazardous Waste Management Program
  • Maintain and drive safety culture throughout the site
  • Support the Site Security Plan and applicable plan and audits


Who You Are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 4+ years of experience in an EHS role
  • 2+ years of experience with environmental regulations, chemical safety, ergonomics, fall protection, respiratory protection, lab safety, DOT and IATA regulations, Bloodborne Pathogens, behavior-based safety programs, and lab safety practices




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Occupational Safety, Safety Engineering, or similar discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in an EHS role
  • 2+ years of experience with environmental regulations, chemical safety, ergonomics, fall protection, respiratory protection, lab safety, DOT and IATA regulations, Bloodborne Pathogens, behavior-based safety programs, and lab safety practices



Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years working in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years of experience with ISO14001 or ISO45001
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical and/or packaging setting with cGMP knowledge
  • 1+ years of experience in conducting Risk Assessments and Job Hazard Analyses and managing corrective actions
  • Ability to interpret and complete permit and regulatory requirements
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects 
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems with ingenuity and innovation
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization and with outside contacts





What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!


If you would like to know more about what diversity, equity, and inclusion means to us, please visit https://www.emdgroup.com/en/company/press-positions.html

If you are a resident of Colorado or New York City, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

As an employee of the Company, you will be required to comply with all of the Company’s COVID-19 safety protocols and policies. The organization has currently suspended enforcement of its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, but that policy may be reinstated by the Company in its discretion.

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