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Title:  HSE Manager

Requisition ID:  56788
Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Operations



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

Identify, develop, and implement health, safety and environmental programs and policies to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and corporate standards. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and has the specific duty and responsibility for the overall workplace health and safety for all onsite individuals; employees, contractors, visitors and/or guests


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Proactively implement and guide site specific Health, Safety, Environmental (HSE) programs and procedures, behavioral safety processes, corporate safety mandates, problem analysis/troubleshooting, and interpretation of applicable regulatory regulations.
  • Support site incident reporting process to ensure effective investigation, reporting, corrective actions, trends, and best practice sharing throughout the business.
  • Investigate, analyze, identify, and recommend controls for root causes and/or potential causes of accidents, exposures to hazardous materials and ergonomic risks.
  • Implement and lead the risk assessment program including but not limited to Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), FMEA, and equipment assessments.
  • Manage site PPE program.
  • Manage environmental related programs, reporting, and permit requirements including monthly recordkeeping and applicable documentation.
  • Develop and update site specific HSE training needs analysis, operational reviews, and new equipment assessments.
  • Develop, implement, and deliver training on HSE programs and procedures.
  • Understand, implement, report and monitor HSE and regulatory compliance metrics.
  • Participate in the project planning and turnover process regarding new equipment, plant process improvements, and modifications to the plant from the HSE perspective.
  • Develop and implement contractor safety program per corporate guidance.  Monitor contractor activities to ensure compliance with West Safety Policies. 
  • Represent local manufacturing site for all corporate HSE inquiries
  • Work collaboratively with HR manager to manage onsite Security.
  • Oversee the site safety committee & assist in establishing site safety goals & objectives.
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for hazardous materials used in the workplace.
  • Manage site Workers’ Compensation claims.
  • Participates in other key HSE initiatives as assigned by the Director of Operations.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned based on business needs.


Education and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering, or science related field.
  • Experience: 10+ years of experience
  • 8+ years related experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience writing and implementing HSE policies and procedures
  • Prior manufacturing experience in an industrial setting required.


  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing industry experience
  • Master of Occupational Safety, Environmental Science, or science related field.
  • OSHA 30 certification


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Must have knowledge of OSHA, Federal, State, and local safety laws and regulations;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal & problem-solving skills & be able to interface with employees in all levels of the organization; must possess good organization, time-management, negotiating & conflict resolution skills; excellent computer skills (including MS Office experience using Word & Excel) required.
  • Lean/six sigma certification strongly preferred








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  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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