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Location:
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Country:
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Pharmaceuticals
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:
4731724

Sr. EHS Specialist - Industrial Hygiene

ROLE SUMMARY

Primary functions include the management and improvement of the Kalamazoo Site Industrial Hygiene program, under the framework of Pfizer Global EHS Standards.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for completing annual qualitative and quantitative exposure risk assessments for chemicals, noise, radiation, ergonomics and other IH related items.
  •  Conducts investigations of working conditions for the prevention of occupational disease and industrial health hazards, with specific reference to toxic substances, noise, and harmful physical agents.
  • Developing and implementing sampling strategy measuring airborne concentrations of dust, gases, and mists; uses air sampling instruments and collection devices collecting samples of materials to detect and evaluate employee exposure including determining the effectiveness of engineering and administrative controls. (Provides recommendations to reduce/eliminate exposures).
  • Perform assessments of new products and processes and provides leadership in identifying and implementing controls.
  • Responsibilities will include development and implementation of several industrial hygiene programs assuring these comply with OSHA/MIOSHA regulations and Pfizer standards. 
  • Develops workplace and individual exposure sampling strategies along with developing exposure control strategies;
  • Investigates indoor air quality situations and proposed and implement solutions.
  • Assessing risks, documenting field observations, and creating various IH reports, policies , training and communication and related correspondence;
  • Successfully uses recognized system analysis tools to perform risk assessments, inspections, investigations, program auditing that result in identifying value-added technically feasible improvements;
  • Determines effectiveness of engineering control methods and makes recommendations regarding location, design, structure, operations, and maintenance of contaminant and physical agent control systems.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in in Chemistry or Engineering.   A Master’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene is highly desirable.
  • At least 5 years of experience in - specific focus on developing industrial hygiene programs (recognition, evaluation and control of workplace hazards). 
  • Has a working knowledge of exposure banding and control technologies for potent compound manufacturing and handling.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the following standards:
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the Industrial Ventilation Manual. American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
  • Experience in developing and implementing safety and industrial hygiene programs to facilitate Pfizer compliance that meet and exceed MIOSHA/OSHA General Industry Safety and Health Regulations, along with Pfizer Standards.
  • Experience in dealing with the performance of industrial hygiene (IH) surveys and audits; indoor air quality (IAQ) and noise assessments; asbestos-containing building material (ACBM), lead-based paint (LBP), and mold surveys and investigations; asbestos abatement oversight; asbestos fiber release assessments a plus but not required
  • Initiative, leadership, excellent organizational, planning leadership skills are required. 
  • Competencies such as Knowledge of internationally recognized workplace exposure limits and standards
  • Experience in working in an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient and Drug Product – Final Production (aseptic and non- aseptic) manufacturing setting that also includes Facilities, Utilities, Warehouses, and Laboratories.
  • Identifies new trends to assure industrial hygiene strategies are evergreen.
  • Knowledge in the development and interpretation of statistics. 
  • The ability to solve complex technical problems and provide expert technical support is a must.
  • Initiative, excellent organizational, planning leadership skills are required. 
  • Extensive experience in conducting incident investigations.
  • Competency in MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project Management and MS Power Point).
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence and engage with multiple levels of the organization and the proven ability to lead cross functional teams is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills along with being able to function in a collaborative team environment, while also able to operate independently.
  • Supports the Site’s Emergency Response team by providing Industrial Hygiene expertise during Emergency Response events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CIH certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
  • Experience working with databases such as Medgate, Casella, Respiratory Clearance (RCDS).
  • Experience in Project Management and Lean Concepts are desirable.
  • Experience in design of experiments highly desirable.
  • The use of Mini Tab software is a plus.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to perform field observations which could involve walking or standing on uneven terrain, squatting/bending/twisting/turning and reaching above shoulder height and work in various climates from extreme cold to heat.
  • Able to lift and carry minimum 25 lbs. occasionally  
  • Able to stand or walk for periods of 8 hours or more
  • Sit extended period of time
  • Must be able to pass a medical exam for use of a respirator
  • Must be able to perform complex tasks and handle multiple priorities, and have the ability to perform exceptionally under high stress conditions.
  • Able to meet deadlines, both internally and externally

 

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are expected to be on call.  The position at times will require working varying shifts in order to support the needs of the EHS organization.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. 

Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 10/01/2019
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus 
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