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EHS Specialist Jobs in Santa Clara, CA at Abbott Laboratories

Title: EHS Specialist

Company: Abbott Laboratories

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries. Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents. Our location in SANTA CLARA, CA, currently has an opportunity for an EHS SPECIALIST.

WHAT YOU’LL DO
Working without appreciable supervision, leads and supports environmental program and assists in the development, implementation, and monitoring of programs/policies/practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and effective injury and illness prevention programs.
Core Job Responsibilities:

In support of site EHS team and enterprise environmental manager, coordinate and lead environmental compliance activities, programs and prevention efforts.
Support EHS programs in performing environmental analyses, training, workplace incident investigations, inspections and internal audits as directed.
Support EHS programs in the management of hazardous waste activities including the collection, transportation and disposal of all hazardous waste in compliance with all applicable regulations.
Review new hazardous materials and check incoming material for MSDS’s, unique usage and storage characteristics. Works with end user to ensure proper usage and disposal. Provides guidance as necessary.
Develop and lead compliance training.
Review and maintain SDS database and site chemical inventories.
Supports EHS management in conducting reviews for facility modification, new product development, product modification and new equipment/machinery as directed.
On call for EHS emergencies (24/7).
Support ISO 14001 process and its maintenance.
Responsible for assigned duties and tasks as defined by the Environmental Management System.
Work under the direct supervision of the EHS Management, while independently working and solving day-to-day problems. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
Selects and applies environmental management principles, theories and concepts and uses independent judgment to develop and design imaginative, thorough and practical solutions to difficult environmental issues.
Supports EHS management in the maintenance of the facility’s Emergency Response and Fire Plans.
Supports site Safety Coordinators and Emergency Coordinator process and other duties as assigned. Inspect and procure emergency response and disaster preparedness materials and equipment and coordinate applicable training as needed.
Supports EHS management in the gathering of data for the establishment of report metrics pertinent to EHS activities.
Support all initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements
Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Minimum Education:

Environmental work experience, Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, health sciences, or an equivalent academic field.
Minimum Experience / Training Required:

Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.
Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
Solid leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.
Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.
Solid verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
Good organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.
Ability to travel approximately 20%, as needed.
Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR BENEFITS THAT ADD REAL VALUE TO YOUR LIFE TO HELP YOU LIVE FULLY: www.abbottbenefits.com Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal. EXPLORE LOCATION

 

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