EHS Senior Specialist Hazardous Waste Operations

Location
Foster City
Salary
See job description.
Posted
June 30 2021
Ref
R0020308
Discipline
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Pharma
Job Type
Other


EHS Senior Specialist Hazardous Waste Operations
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

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An invigorating opportunity is available in the Environmental, Health & Safety Department as we strive to build a world class EH&S team at Gilead in Foster City. The successful candidate will be joining a highly motivated and cross functional team to develop and elevate a proactive EH&S culture across our Foster City campus via facilitation of all hazardous waste operations. You must be an independent self-starter with superior analysis, multitasking and problem solving skills for simple to complex situations. You will be relied upon as a subject matter expert in the areas for which you are responsible, and also should be eager to learn about and support other areas of the team when needed. This individual must possess great interpersonal capabilities that facilitate explanation of complex topics straightforwardly to educate and influence colleagues and customers to ensure successful implementation of EH&S programs and directives as assigned.

General Responsibilities of EH&S Team Members

The EH&S Senior Specialist will serve as an agent of change within their areas of responsibility while effectively ensuring compliance and proliferation of best practices throughout customer organizations.

Basic essential duties for all EH&S team members include:

  • Identify, document and reduce potential workplace hazards, including accident investigation, through corrective actions and making recommendations to management.

  • Develop, communicate and conduct audits, training and program development.

  • Provide program specific and general EH&S training, including New Hire Orientation for employees.

  • Serving on the Emergency Response Team requiring periodic 24 hour on-call availability

  • Establish a positive rapport with staff, scientists and management to ensure a high level of customer service and serve as a primary point of contact for customer groups.

  • Assist with implementing general elements of the Foster City EH&S Program, as defined by local, state and federal agencies.

    Essential Duties and Job Functions of the Role

    Specific responsibilities for this role focus on independent management, with minimal supervision, of all Hazardous Waste Operations at the Gilead, Foster City campus to ensure compliance and advancement of culture while providing world class customer service.

    Major Responsibilities of the Position:

  • For EH&S programs assigned, ensure program and reporting requirements, as set by local, state and federal agencies, and as defined by internal policies.

  • Manage the Hazardous Waste Management Program and general compliance, as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations, the Community Right to Know Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Hazardous Substance Act.

  • Identification, development and tracking of service level metrics to drive continuing improvement and efficiency of processes and procedures.

  • Ensure timely completion, submission and documentation for various licensing, permitting, inspection and training requirements for the programs identified above.

  • Identify and categorize hazardous wastes (chemical, biological and other) generated in Gilead operations.

  • Serve as an EH&S representative in cross functional projects and server as subject matter expert as need to support internal EH&S initiatives.

  • Review facility/space designs of renovations or new constructions to identify potential EH&S impacts and provide recommendations to proactively manage these impacts.

  • Coordinate commissioning and decommissioning activities of laboratory assets and work areas as required.

  • Supervise contingent workforce support as needed.

    Candidate Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of OSHA, EPA, DOT and other related regulatory requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience in interacting with regulatory agencies.

  • Demonstrated experience in working in collaborative teams.

  • Demonstrated experience with working under minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated success with leading manager and peers without authority.

  • Anticipate needs and problems while creating and implementing solutions.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • The ability effectively shift priorities and work at a rapid pace is required.

  • 6+ years experience in hazardous waste operations. Experience in pharmaceutical, biotech, or related industry preferred.

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biology/Environmental or related field, advanced degree a plus.

  • Relevant experience may supersede degree requirements.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans\' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law' poster: https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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    Pay transparency nondiscrimination provision: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

    Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

    For jobs in the United States:

    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans\' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law' poster.

    NOTICE: EMPLOYEE POLYGRAPH PROTECTION ACT
    YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

    PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION

    Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

    For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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