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EHS Manager

Req # JR - 093643 Location Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States Job Category EHS Date posted 03/17/2023

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. 


EHSS Manager will lead in the areas of environmental, health, safety and sustainability (EHSS). Leader will lead in the development and deployment of Plant EHSS strategy, policies, and procedures.  Ensure that Plant is following applicable Federal, State and local laws and fulfillment of all division and Baxter EHSS objectives. EHS Manager will cover Occupational Health programs. Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and influencing skills are necessary. Ability to support other Baxter locations.

What you'll be doing

  • 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 for inspections, permits, and reporting.

  • Monitor and direct the facility regarding permits related to operations and construction.

  • Maintain ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Certifications

  • 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.

  • Lead the EHS&S Committee, 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 Occupational Health programs for example 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 and correspondence.  Ability to 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 Proven ability to develop and execute short and long-term strategic plans.

  • Must have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.

  • Ability to problem-solve and resolve technical difficulties. 

  • Must be able to influence at all levels and across functional lines.

  • Strong writing and presentation skills

  • Must be able to flex schedule to accommodate training programs and investigations on off-shifts

What you'll bring

  • BS degree in Environmental Health, Safety or related field

  • 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.

  • Must hold a registered professional certification in the environmental or safety field (i.e. CHMM, CSP, or CIH)

  • Must be knowledgeable in EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.To that end, this position has a salary range of $80,000 to $180,000 and also includes an annual incentive bonus. The above range represents the expected salary range for this position.The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location


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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