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Title:  HSE Specialist

Requisition ID:  56205
Date:  Mar 7, 2023

Kinston, North Carolina, US

Department:  HSE



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: 

Reports to the site Health, Safety and Environmental Manager to support on 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 in 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 assessments. 
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Occupational Safety or Industrial Engineering.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in HSE.
  • 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.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

  • Knowledge and experience of OSHA and EPA regulation implementation.
  • Familiar with HSE management systems
  • Exceptional verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work all shifts and weekends for special projects and events
  • Ability to delivers speak passionately to large audience


Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal travel


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Office and manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Must follow and comply with Plant’s Dress and Hygiene Code (SOI)
  • Regularly uses hands and fingers to operate objects, tools or controls. Frequently required to stand, talk and hear for long periods of time.







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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