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EHS Manager

Req # JR - 037896 Location Jayuya, Jayuya, Puerto Rico Job Category EHS Date posted 04/06/2021

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JOB PURPOSE

Responsible for the administration of the Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability including Security and Industrial Hygiene programs at the plant.Responsible for developing and implementing procedures related to EHS that effectively control EHS risk to the organization and participate in EHS&S projects to add value to the company and to aid in regulatory compliance.

Serve as the manager, coach, and strategic planner of the facility’s EHS program; assist facility SLT in meeting its responsibility for ensuring the facility complies with all applicable EHS requirements; communicate with management and obtain feedback regarding program development and implementation; notify the Corporate EHS representative of significant legal and technical EHS issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acts as company representative in dealing with government agencies on environmental, health and safety matters affecting the plant.

  • Develop and foster a team environment among EHS members and all facility areas.

  • Direct and coordinate site Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability programs and compliances of ISO 14001/45001 standards.

  • Ensuring that non-routine and routine operations are consistent with all EHS regulations, permits and Baxter standards.

  • Analyze potential safety and environmental consequences of non-routine operations and projects before conducting any such activities that have not been previously analyzed. Manage and develop the site EHS MOC (Management of Change) program.

  • Promote and develop EHS networking and internal resources management among all Baxter PR facilities.

  • Ensure transport of licensed material according to all applicable DOT requirements.

  • Ensure proper disposal of hazardous/non-hazardous wastes.

  • Maintain an up-to-date compliance EHS calendar and timely submission of required documents and renewal requirements.

  • Ensure that when EHS non-conformances or program weaknesses are identified, root causes are evaluated, and corrective actions are developed, implemented, documented and tracked to closure.

  • Identify, develop and actively participate in all environmental, health, safety and security capital projects.

  • Develops EHS&S safety culture philosophy for the facility.

  • Evaluates hazardous conditions and practices and develops hazard control practices and programs.

  • Promote goals and objectives in the sustainability, environmental, health and safety area that affects the facility.

  • Develop Sustainability, Environmental, Safety and Industrial Hygiene, Threat Management (BCP) written procedures in accordance with federal and state government requirements and security procedures in line with Baxter Corporate requirements.

  • Provides training on environmental, safety and industrial hygiene areas to plant personnel as required.

  • Manages accident and/or incidents statistics and trends making recommendations for corrective actions.

  • Manages and develops emergency procedures for the facility, including fire, environmental conditions, hurricane procedures and other natural disasters.

  • Keeps informed on the latest the developments in federal and state safety and environmental laws likely to affect the facility.

  • Assists SLT to understand PRASA, DNR, OSHA and EPA regulations and standards, including guidance on handling PRASA, DNR, OSHA and EPA compliance, inspections and citations.

  • Investigates serious injuries in conjunction with line and staff personnel.  Notifies top management of pertinent details.

  • Manages all security operations, including supervision of the security force of the facility.

  • Develops and manages the EHS annual budget.

  • Develops and manages security guidelines and procedures according to Baxter philosophy.

  • Supervises and administers the facility access control system.

  • Observe confidentiality and data privacy rules at all time.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor Degree in Science or Engineering. 7+ years of professional environmental, safety and Industrial Hygiene experience in manufacturing industry. Strong environmental experience with emphasis on wastewater, storm water, air and RCRA programs.  Knowledge and experience on security management including DHS (Department of Homeland Security) regulations. Professional certifications preferred (CSP, CIH, PE, etc.)

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, internal and external audits, and other departments.  Fully bilingual in Spanish and English languages.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, EXAMS

cGMP's Training is a must, Explosive license desirable, Professional Engineer desirable, Member of "CIAPR" of P.R. desirable and other certificates, or exams that the immediate supervisor refers.

COMPANY REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

Observes and promotes company security, industrial hygiene, cGMP's, procedures and other security measures

already established by the company; should inform any violation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently

is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel;

reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee

must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (with the appropriate safety equipment that company provides). 

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high,

precarious places; extreme heat; explosives; and vibration.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or

airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to

wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually

loud.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT and/or  EQUIPMENT

The employee is required to use the appropriate Safety Equipment that Baxter requires to comply with all Safety

and Security rules (in Regulated Areas), such as: safety glasses, safety shoes, uniform, special safety suit, gloves,

ear plugs, safety stairs, etc. The incumbent must be use industrial and non industrial computerized system;

manufacturing and laboratory equipment; telephone; office supply; copy machine; fax machine; computer.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

The above statement are intended to describe the general nature an level or work being performed by people

assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,

duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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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