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Title:  HSE Specialist

Requisition ID:  63240
Date:  Jan 28, 2024

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  HSE




Who We Are:

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 support and facilitate the health, safety and environmental (HSE) programs in the Scottsdale Development Center’s R&D and Quality laboratories, support corporate HSE initiatives, and support global laboratory HSE initiatives.  You will work in close collaboration with laboratory managers, supervisors, and vendors.

Using your familiarity with laboratory HSE support services, you will be responsible for developing and delivering laboratory training content, writing procedures and programs, submitting compliance report data, interfacing with regulatory agencies as needed, and conducting equipment and process risk assessments.  This role will serve as a technical expert in chemical, biological, radiological, and general safety requirements as they influence operations for the laboratory building.

This role will interface with the global laboratory leaders and management and provide day to day support for R&D and Quality lab teams on all aspects of HSE and to drive continuous improvement in HSE programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement and provide guidance related to local HSE programs and plans, including Chemical Hygiene Plan, Bloodborne Pathogens Plan, Emergency Action Plan, Radiation Safety Manual, etc.
  • Provide guidance and consultation to ensure compliance with OSHA, ADEQ, EPA, DOT, FAA and other federal, state, and local health, safety, and environmental requirements.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate hazards to promote a safe and healthy workplace. 
  • Perform incident investigations, root cause analysis, and assign corrective actions using recognized techniques and systems.
  • Manage site and labs program implementation.
  • Support training program developments in the learning management system
  • Add and assign HSE training into the learning management system, as well conduct related HSE training.
  • Maintain hazardous waste and emergency response, and environmental testing contracts and relationship with vendors. 
  • HSE resource for R&D and Quality laboratory safety initiatives and support global laboratory leaders in day-to-day requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Chemistry, Industrial Hygiene, Biology, or a related physical science. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in health and safety or science-related field.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Capable of using Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, and other software applications
  • Able to work independently and prioritize duties and tasks.
  • Able to effectively communicate, influence, and negotiate with stakeholders to achieve safety criteria and KPI’s. 
  • Able to understand safety integration into lab processes and technical operations.
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy always.
  • Chemical Hygiene Officer, CHO designation preferred.


Travel Requirements:

  • Occasional travel to global laboratories and facilities.


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and manipulate 50 lbs. 




West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  


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