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Sr. Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota


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Sr. Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist

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Job ID R0024230 Date posted 10/26/2020 Location Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Sr. Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist in our Brooklyn Park, MN office.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As a Sr. Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist (EHS Specialist) working on the EHS team, A typical day will include:


  • Responsible for developing and executing safety programs at the Brooklyn Park site.
  • Provides technical EHS support for day-to-day EHS program management and operations within site (i.e., control of hazardous energy, chemical safety, confined space, electrical safety, and related programs).
  • Manage day-to-day operations of several regulated EHS programs (e.g., internal audit program, risk assessment, chemical approval, EHS committee) and provide technical and hands-on support for the emergency response program.


  • Initiate and drive projects within area teams to continually improve the safety culture and minimize risk of injury.
  • Apply knowledge of risk factors to impact the design of safety features and controls in the operation of machinery and equipment.
  • Manage the site EH&S committee and work with them to complete improvement projects associated with our site safety program.
  • Manage environmental, health, and safety audits and other routine EHS inspections.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, standards, codes, company policies and related permits.
  • Administer delivery of EHS training for employees.
  • Participate on investigation teams, use RCA and fact based approaches to help develop corrective and preventative measures 
  • Facilitate the emergency response program, including potential night/weekend response.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in occupational health, safety, safety engineering, or related degree and 3 - 7 years of experience required.
  • 3-5 years in Pharmaceuticals or Petro-chemical refining preferred.
  • Possess a sound understanding of environmental, health and safety compliance programs and safety and environmental laws (e.g. OSHA, EPA etc.).
  • Possess a good understanding of other relevant programs, such as: workplace audits; process safety hazard control; emergency response; and risk assessment.
  • Possess good communication skills, time management and organizational skills.
  • Possess basic competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Experience with ISO-9001 / ISO-14001 / ISO-45001 (or OHSAS-18001)


  • None required; professional certification optional


  • The position requires a combination of sitting, standing and walking around the cGMP manufacturing facility.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.


  • May be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and other clean room garments daily.  This may include: safety shoes, safety glasses, aprons, face shields, lab coats, full body gowns, hair nets and gloves and hearing protection


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