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Title:  HSE Manager

Requisition ID:  37861
Date:  Sep 29, 2021

Walker, Michigan, 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 and dotted line to the Regional HSE Director, the HSE Manager will Identify, develop, and implement health, safety and environmental programs and policies for the Grand Rapids 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 and assist in establishing site safety goals and 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.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s - Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health, Engineering or science related field.
  • Experience: 11+ years
  • Related experience in a manufacturing or pharma environment.
  • Experience with high-speed production and automated equipment


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of OSHA, Federal, State and local safety laws and regulations. 
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with all levels in the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize and respond timely to changing requirements, and to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels of employees
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all 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 special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to kimberley.eby@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.

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