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Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr EHS Specialist in Hillsboro, Oregon

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Establish and maintain EHS policies, programs and procedures that ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and corporate standards. Some of these programs include the site Injury Illness & Prevention Program, Hazardous Communication Plan, Bio Safety Program, Chemical Hygiene Plan, and Ergonomics Program.

  • Be a safety advocate. Proactively look for opportunities to improve safety programs and educate and inspire employees to do the same. Drive and implement changes as needed.

  • Serve as a technical resource to the company in complex areas of EHS Compliance, risk management, hazardous materials/waste, industrial hygiene, industrial safety, and/or ergonomics.

  • Assist in safety committees and awareness programs.

  • Evaluate new hazardous materials to ensure compliance in EHS requirements and facility procedures.

  • Conduct EHS reviews for new equipment/machinery installations.

  • Develop and manage training programs.

  • Perform periodic audits to identify potential environmental and workplace hazards, program deficiencies, and liabilities.

  • Participate in incident investigations, ensuring root cause and countermeasure identification is completed to eliminate future injury. Review and analyze accident data to identify trends or areas requiring additional focus.

  • Complete job safety and ergonomics analysis, make recommendations and work with management to implement changes when necessary.

  • Interface with regulatory agencies and third parties as needed based on project or program responsibilities.

  • Maintain routine safety and environmental reports and records (OSHA logs, Stormwater NEC, etc.).

  • Assist with changes to the site to ensure established safety standards are met.

  • Drive a focus on safety utilizing lean tools (5S, Gemba, Visual Management, root cause analysis, kaizen, etc.)

  • Manages Safety for Global Field Service Organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, or related scientific discipline such as Biology, Chemistry, or Engineering

  • 5-10 years in safety or environmental health and safety (EHS) role.

  • Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Direct experience performing ergonomic evaluations and recommendations.

  • Obtain solutions through independent analysis.

  • Experience in local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulatory compliance.

  • Good technical and project management skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities.

  • Ability to make decisions and work independently and as part of a team.

  • Good verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to develop and foster creative and innovative solutions.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees.

  • Ability to discern and appropriately communicate sensitive issues.

  • Ability to work directly with customers and suppliers to resolve concerns.

  • Ability to participate and lead effective meetings on person or by conference calls.

  • Perform work in compliance with established procedures.

  • Demonstrate active listening through full attention. Be able to present verbal and written information clearly. Read and understand analyses and reports, interpret technical procedures and government regulations, and write reports and business correspondence and procedures.

  • Working skills with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree preferred

  • CSP (Certified Safety Professional) is a plus.

  • Experience with Microsoft Applications.

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.