Integra LifeSciences

  • EHS&S Manager (Environmental Health, Safety & Security Manager)

    Vacancy ID
    2018-27391
    Location
    US-Anasco
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical technology, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedic extremity surgery, neurosurgery, reconstructive and general surgery, and regenerative wound care.

     

    Integra's orthopedic products include devices and implants for foot and ankle, hand and wrist, shoulder and elbow, tendon and peripheral nerve protection and repair. Integra is a leader in neurosurgery, offering a broad portfolio of implants, devices, instruments and systems used in neurosurgery, neuromonitoring, neurotrauma, and related critical care. Integra’s Tissue Technologies is an in-patient and outpatient Regenerative product portfolio, which includes products for wound care, burns, abdominal reconstruction, and plastic & reconstructive surgery.  In the United States, Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments to hospitals, surgery centers and alternate care sites, including physician and dental offices.


    Founded in 1989 Integra is headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey and has over 3,300 employees worldwide. Integra's common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol "IART."

    Responsibilities

    1. Ensures company’s compliance with Local and Federal Safety, Health and Environmental Regulations, such as OSHA, PROSHO, FDA, EPA, EQB and other agencies with jurisdiction. Trains staff and plant personnel in EHS and security issues and responsibilities.
    2. Develops and implements Environmental, Health, Safety and Security strategies and action plans that ensure plant and corporate sustainable development.
    3. Serve as a Subject Matter Expert Auditor. Will perform EHS & S audits to local and sister Integra plants, as requested.
    4. Develops, updates and leads the implementation of EHS and Security policies and procedures.
    5. Maintains Management staff’s awareness of current and emerging issues concerning Environmental, Health, Safety and Security regulations and projects/programs necessary to avoid infringing the law.
    6. Promotes and raise awareness, at all levels of the organization, (example; impact of emerging environmental issues, whether legislative or best practice, or on corporate, ethical and social responsibility).
    7. Assures working conditions are healthy, safe and workers adherence to safety measures by frequent visits to all work areas.
    8. Audits, analyzes and reports EHS and Security performance to internal and external clients and regulatory agencies, as requested.
    9. Performs Job Hazard Analyses and develops/implement recommended safety improvements.
    10. Directs the plant Emergency Response program, appointed as its Incident Commander(IC).
    11. Coordinates all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainable conservation Projects.
    12. Prepares manifests and other documents required by regulatory agencies and or other agencies with jurisdiction, such as EPA, EQB, etc.
    13. Coordinates hazardous waste disposal shipments.
    14. Carries out impact assessments to identify, assess and reduce company EHS and Security risks and financial costs.
    15. Support new Products/Processes implementation by providing EHS and Security requirements during projects’ concept planning phase.
    16. Negotiate EHS & Security service agreements and manages associated costs and revenues.
    17. Develops and Manages EHS and Security budget accounts.
    18. Prepares all the safety, and environmental reports required by law and coordinates issuance of licenses necessary by regulatory agencies.
    19. Leads site’s/company social responsibility issues and actions.
    20. Participates on the Material Review Board as a decision maker and approver.
    21. Evaluates and approves all plant Change Control proposals.
    22. Evaluates, implements necessary programs and controls ergonomic hazards.
    23. Supports and implements cost reduction projects, as part of plant goals.
    24. Develops and monitors emergency action plans, policies and procedures to prevent accidents and illness, including the preparation of facilities prior to Hurricanes or other environmental emergencies.
    25. Conducts and coordinates drills in the plant with governmental agencies like Police, Fire, Health Departments and Civil Defense.
    26. Conducts industrial hygiene and/or personal surveys such as temperatures, noise, dusts, fumes, vapors, mists, gases, and solvents, implementing recommendations and control measures.
    27. Maintains a file of inspections or conditions of the facility and reports in an organized manner and keeps them updated at all times.
    28. Maintains himself/herself updated on emerging trends and regulatory requirements through continued education or other media.
    29. Provides technical recommendations to improve health and safety measures to Manufacturing Areas to minimize accidents or incidences.
    30. Performs other duties and responsibilities, as required.

    Qualifications

    • BS in Science in Environmental Engineering or related sciences, Biology or Chemistry, and/or Health and Safety. MS will be a plus.
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the area of EHS, Security and 3 years of Sustainable practices.  Highly preferred experience in medical device and/or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
    • Knowledge of FDA, OSHA, EPA, PRASA, GPM's and Federal and Local regulations.
    • Knowledge of EPA’s RCRA Laws and Regulations
    • Credentials as a Registered Environmental Manager [REM], Certified Environmental Auditor [CEA], Certified Industrial Hygienist [CIH], Certified Safety Professional [CSP], and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] are preferred.
    • Knowledge of project management, cost control, and development of guidelines, training's, and programs.
    • Possess excellent interpersonal skills. Capable of effectively communicating new ideas to senior staff and plant management and to all site associates, visitors and contractors.
    • Strong managerial skills. Ability to supervise and motivate employees.
    • Thorough understanding of corporate and legislative EHS & Security requirements which affects the business.
    • Knowledge and understanding of engineering concepts and design.
    • Ability to work independently to establish priorities with a minimum amount of day-to-day direction. Follow through on decisions.
    • Knowledge of ergonomic principles.
    • Ability to creatively integrate engineering concepts into the continued development of EHS & Security programs and systems.
    • Working knowledge of computers and business software (MS Office, MS Project) required.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Fundamental understanding of Lean Manufacturing Principles and implementation of the DMAIC process to conduct problem solving projects.
    • Fully bilingual (English/Spanish)
    • Travel about 2-3 times a year for a max of 5 days each time. 
    • Should be able to respond to plant emergencies 24/7.  May have to come in on 2nd and 3rd shift from time to time to resolve issues.
    • Certified OSHA trainer [e.g. 10 Hrs. or 30 Hrs.] is desirable 
    • Knowledge of Mexico’s EHS & S regulations is desirable

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