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Specialist, HSE, St Petersburg

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Date: Jun 20, 2021

Location: St Petersburg, Florida, US

Company: West Pharmaceutical Services

Specialist, HSE, St Petersburg   

St. Petersburg



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 $1.84B in 2019. 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 with Without Borders team member-led giving program.


POSITION 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 on incident investigations, develop and provide HSE training and perform related tasks as assigned. The EH&S Specialist will help ensure conformity to applicable federal, state, and local standards related to environmental compliance and occupational health and safety.



  • 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.
  • Review and approve 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.
  • Recommend changes to protect workers.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene or related science discipline.
  • Pharmaceutical or similar experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to train
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Demonstrated initiative and innovation
  • Knowledge of computer and software skills an asset
  • Experience: 3-5 years
  • Direct/Indirect Reports: Indirect reports possible (safety committee, internal auditors)


PHYSICAL & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Minimal-moderate. Perform job duties as required with limited physical demands and some travel may be required at times.







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 disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to peggy.tayloe@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.