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EHS&S Manager

Req # JR - 042582 Location Irvine, California, United States Job Category EHS Date posted 01/19/2022

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

EHS&S Manager will lead in the areas of environmental, health, safety, and sustainability (EHSS). This individual will lead in the development and deployment of the Irvine, CA plant strategies, policies, and procedures. They will ensure that the plant is following applicable Federal, CA State and local laws and fulfillment of all division and Baxter EHSS objectives. There will be one direct report, a junior EHS Specialist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and manage all environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance programs.
  • Evaluate and act upon new EHS regulations.
  • Serve as primary contact for regulatory agencies such as CalEPA and CalOSHA for inspections, permits, and reporting.
  • Monitor and direct the facility regarding permits related to operations and construction.
  • Ensure appropriate contracts and review hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal.
  • Partner with management to investigate all work-related accidents and non-compliance incidents and facilitate mitigation of identified gaps.
  • Perform analytical review and risk-based assessments to ensure compliance and appropriate actions are addressed proactively.
  • Effectively interfaces with all levels of employees to include direct labor through senior management, and influences improvement.
  • Provide EHS technical expertise and resources to new business and validation and engineering projects with ownership in outcomes.
  • Own and improve site EHS audits program with emphasis on compliance, program effectiveness and employee engagement.
  • Champion wellness programs outcomes.
  • Work with corporate EHS function to support and execute all EHS projects and programs on time and in full.
  • Responsible for EHS plant related and department budget and expenses. Analyze health and safety costs and value which support business alignment.

  • Lead and continuously improve all EHS related training for plant personnel.
  • Manage duties of Occupational Health Nurse to include but not limited to employee health exams/profiles, drug testing, management of Worker's Compensation
  • Own and improve site business continuity plan


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as Corporate rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports/correspondence and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Must have deep knowledge of EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations with experience in executing California specific requirements.
  • Ability to problem-solve, resolve technical difficulties, and develop and execute short/ long-term strategic plans.
  • Must be able to influence at all levels and across functional lines.
  • Must be able to flex schedule to accommodate training programs and investigations on off-shifts.

Education and/or Experience

  • BS degree in Environmental Health, Safety, or related field required
  • MS degree in Environmental or Safety Engineering, Technology or Management preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Environmental, Health and Safety or Industrial Hygiene fields with specific concentration in EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations with a minimum of 2 -3 years supervisory experience.
  • Registered professional certification in the environmental or safety field (i.e. CHMM, CSP, or CIH) preferred

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The physical activity of this position

  • Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.  
  • Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips
  • Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound

The physical requirements of this position

  • Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:

  • None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)



The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter 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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