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Title:  Junior Health, Safety & Environmental Associate

Requisition ID:  65863
Date:  Jun 28, 2024
Location: 

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Operations
Description: 

 

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  

 

There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  

 

We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  

 

JOB SUMMARY

In this role, you will report to the site Health, Safety and Environmental Manager to support the planning and implementation of environmental health and safety programs by developing and maintaining a comprehensive occupational safety program for the facility including safety inspections, participate on incident investigations, develop and provide HSE training and perform related tasks as assigned. The HSE Specialist will help ensure conformity to applicable federal, state, and local standards related to environmental compliance and occupational health and safety.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Guide and promote employee health and safety performance by assisting on developing health and safety systems, programs and procedures to
  • Prevent occupational injuries and illnesses, and enhance the overall site safety culture resulting in management engagement, employee involvement and the reduction in unsafe conditions and behaviors.
  • Participate on incident investigations to guide on finding root causes and identifying aligned long-term corrective actions.
  • Perform facility audits, surveys and inspections to identify environmental, safety and occupational hazards and weaknesses, to promote effective.
  • Practices and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and develop recommendations that provide solutions, remedies or process improvement.
  • Participates, review and approves risk assessments such as:
    • Job Safety Analysis, new processes, new chemicals and personal protective equipment
    • Support all chemical and hazardous waste management, including transportation and documentation.
    • Educate employees on how to prevent health problems using safety training programs.
    • Monitor contractor activities to ensure compliance with West Safety Policies.
    • Participate on projects for new equipment or improvement as safety representative.
    • Contributes to and/or plans and executes HSE, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR) related projects. Develops and reports on project objectives.
    • Manages project resources such as manpower, financials and other relevant factors.
    • Recommend changes to protect workers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.

 

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • KSA’s
  • Possess strong ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with employees and managers at all levels of the organization.
  • Manufacturing or similar experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to train.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Demonstrated initiative and innovation.
  • Knowledge of computer and software skills an asset

 


Travel Requirements

  • 5%: Up to 13 business days per year

 

 

Physical Requirements

  • Exerting up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force frequently constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of force greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to Apply.Accommodation@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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