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Baxter Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Medina, NY in Medina, New York

Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Medina, NY

Req # JR - 035192

Location Medina, New York

Job Category EHS

Date posted 02/23/2021

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.

SUMMARY:

Site EHS leader responsible for managing plant and divisional environmental, safety, and health (EHS) programs and objectives. Manage and coordinate all activities of workers engaged in setting up, installing, repairing, and maintaining production machinery and site-wide facilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Responsible for developing and implementing the EHS/ Facilities/Maintenance departments’ strategic direction, goals, and action plans while maintaining alignment with Plant and Corporate Strategic objectives.

  • EHS commitments shall include:

  • Perform annual reviews of EHS aspects through the use of Baxter’s 1.4.3 Checklist.

  • Participate in teams within the organization to represent areas of functional expertise.

  • Provide facility representation during various EHS audits including outside agency inquiries/inspections. Maintain ISO14001 certification.

  • Track and communicate EHS related regulatory requirements to ensure that facility plans are developed and executed in compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local laws.

  • Assist in the completion of monthly and annual EHS reporting requirements into Baxter’s Environmental Reporting System (ERS). Assist in the validation of the quarterly ERS data from individual facilities.

  • Assist facilities with EHS training and develop written programs where applicable.

  • Implements the Preventive Maintenance System, tools and processes to maintain plant while improving uptime, reliability, and quality,

  • Develops and maintains the plant wide PE (Perfect Equipment) and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) programs.

  • Maintains all plant critical systems (HVAC, Compressed Air, Water) to ensure efficient operation and compliance with cGMP’s.

  • Responsible for maintaining all aspects of the grounds and facility, including; pest control, building maintenance, security, exterior grounds, and contract cleaning.

  • Manages and develops maintenance, facility engineering and EHS personnel. Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

  • Processing documents in accordance with the Quality Management System (QMS) policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for meeting the Facilities, Maintenance and EHS department budget commitments, capital expenditures, and Value Improvement Programs

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal EHS regulatory requirements.

  • Responsible for working collaboratively with the leadership team to develop, implement and support plant EMS program.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety 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.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following software; database related, Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project, AutoCAD

  • Familiarity with FDA, ISO, Fire, OSHA, and Building Code requirements. Ability to read and interpret electrical, plumbing, architectural, and mechanical drawings.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • B.S. degree in Environmental, Safety or related field, plus M.S. degree in Environmental or Safety Engineering or technology (5-7 years of advanced experience may be substituted.)

  • Minimum of 5-7 years experience.

  • Must be conversant in EPA, OSHA, and DOT regulations.

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee:

  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk throughout the workday.

  • Work well under tight deadlines.

  • Some travel required (up to 25%)

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a manufacturing environment regulated by the FDA and many other work rules to prevent damage to the product we manufacture. Some of those work rules include but are not limited to:

  • Wearing a protective smock at all times while in the work area

  • Working in close proximity to other employees.

  • Working in an environment that is temperature and humidity controlled.

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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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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to[email protected]and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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