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EHS Specialist

Req # JR - 022722 Location Irvine, California, United States Job Category EHS Date posted 06/11/2020

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Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for providing EHS support and will be a trusted partner to our employees and managers to Interact and work with a diverse group of people to drive safety and sustainability awareness. This position will work with the EHS Supervisor in planning and executing Baxter’s environmental, health and safety programs to sustain and improve performance and ensure a positive, safe, healthful, and incident-free work environment.The candidate will possess a high degree of motivation, ability to communicate, influence and collaborate effectively with all levels of employees. The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to be “hands-on,” learn rapidly, and make a positive impact.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use influence to advance EHS&S compliance/programs with proactive, transparent and effective messaging in line with Baxter Corporate policies, State and Federal regulations.
  • Facilitate and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the attainment of the company’s goals relative to EHS&S outcomes. 
  • Assist in emergency response and preparedness and be available to respond to emergencies for two shift business operation.
  • Assists with annual department goals according to key metrics (TRIR, energy consumption) that are measured throughout the organization.
  • Work independently to perform EHS inspections and audits of facilities, processes and equipment as well as work diligently to ensure the closure of any identified corrective and preventive actions.
  • Conduct and coordinate EHS training and onboarding process for employees. 
  • Coordinate the wellness programs in alignment with corporate initiatives and local wellness team. 
  • Assists in the management of the workers' compensation program including claims monitoring and administration, report generation, and communication with employees, managers, insurance carriers, medical staff for litigated/non-litigated claims.  
  • Partner with management and others on the investigation of incidents, including “near-misses” to identify root causes and corrective/preventive actions. 
  • Perform industrial hygiene activities such as air and noise monitoring as well as respiratory protection fit tests and training.
  • Work with others to evaluate hazardous conditions and practices, including managing Job Hazzard Analysis (JHA’s) to develop and implement hazard control practices and programs.
  • Implement solutions that will support management's efforts to improve and maintain compliance and best practices including leading the lockout/tagout and other essential EHS programs.
  • Research industry “Best-Practices” to ensure world class leadership in EHS&S.
  • Data Management responsibilities include EHS CAPA tracking, waste documentation, regulatory submittals, and others as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of EHS and Worker’s Compensation rules and regulations
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Self-motivated, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good communication, written and oral skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle a broad range of tasks simultaneously and priorities and work cross-functionally in a highly-matrixed environment.
  • Working knowledge of medical products industry preferred
  • Experience with ISO14001 preferred.
  • CSP preferred.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Safety, Engineering or related field required
  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience

Physical Activity of the 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

Physical Requirements:

  • 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 worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

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

  • The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
  •  The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

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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