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Title:  HSE Manager

Requisition ID:  60393
Date:  Mar 11, 2023

Tempe, Arizona, 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:

Reporting to the site Director of Operations, the HSE Manager will Identify, develop & implement health, safety and environmental programs and policies for the Rockford facility to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and corporate standards.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement site specific programs and procedures, behavioral safety processes, corporate safety mandates, problem analysis/troubleshooting, and interpretation of applicable regulatory regulations.
  • Implement proactive Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) programs and processes with the goal of preventing occupational incidents in the workplace.
  • Supports site incident reporting process to ensures effective investigation, reporting, corrective actions, trends and best practice sharing throughout the business.
  • Implement and lead the risk assessment program including Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), FMEA, equipment assessments amongst other.
  • Manage the environmental related permit requirements including monthly recordkeeping and permit documentation.
  • Oversees and guide the site safety committee in establishing site safety goals and objectives.
  • Develop and update site specific HSE training needs, operational reviews and new equipment assessments.
  • Understand, implement, report and monitor HSE and regulatory compliance metrics
  • Participate in the project turnover process regarding new equipment or plant processes updates or changes plants from the HSE perspective.
  • Develop and implement contractor safety guidelines. 
  • Participates in other key HSE initiatives as assigned by the Director of Operations.
  • Manage onsite Security.
  • Investigate, analyze, identify and recommend controls for causes and/or potential causes of accidents, exposures to hazardous materials and ergonomic hazards.
  • Oversee the site safety committee & assist in establishing site safety goals & objectives.
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on hazardous materials used in the workplace.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned based on business needs.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.
  • Contributes to continuous process improvement efforts to reduce scrap, cycle times, improve efficiency, and eliminate waste.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly and safe workstation and environment at all times.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance.  Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • 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.
  • Must have knowledge of OSHA, Federal, State and local safety laws and regulations. 
  • Prior manufacturing experience in an industrial setting required.
  • 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.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience
  • Experience in plastic injection molding industries
  • Experience with high-speed production and automated equipment
  • Masters on Occupational Safety, Environmental Science or science related field.


Travel Requirements:

  • Minimal


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Medical Device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards. Working environment is a manufacturing facility, which houses plastic injection molding machines. Must tolerate odors, fumes, particulate and loud noises generated from plastics manufacturing and molding processes.
  • Must work constructively in an environment that may be stressful due to competing resources while at all times maintaining company confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work in a controlled clean room and/or white room environment requiring special gowning.  Will be required to follow hygiene and gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.
  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time
  • Requires occasional bending at the waist, twisting (at the torso and neck), crouching, climbing, kneeling, balancing, reaching (including overhead), pushing, pulling, grasping, holding and manual dexterity
  • Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility when necessary
  • Ability to understand verbal or written directions, which may include reading English and understanding symbols and warnings
  • Must have good visual acuity. If specifically necessitated by customer requirements, must be able to see with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences for product and safety issues.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs







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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