EHS Specialist

Gainesville, Georgia

Why Join Societal CDMO?

Mission and Culture:
Each day we Bring Science to Society as we work towards improving the quality of life for patients who benefit from the therapies that we manufacture. We strongly believe that every employee plays an impactful role in accomplishing our mission of improving patients’ lives through client partnerships. Whether you are working hands-on developing, manufacturing, or, testing the products or if you are utilizing your expertise in any other way, through your work here you will have an opportunity to positively affect countless lives.

We foster a culture that is diverse, inclusive, challenging, and supportive. At Societal, we are committed to continuous improvement both as individuals and as an organization and we encourage our employees to continue their personal and professional development in a variety of ways.

We offer a competitive total rewards package that includes health benefits, annual performance bonus, stock options, generous paid time off, holiday shutdowns, parental leave, matching 401k contributions, and much more!

Your New Role At Societal:
We are looking for an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist II. In this role, you will lead and maintain the Gainesville, GA site’s environmental, industrial, health, and safety program, which includes activities in Industrial Hygiene, laboratory safety, handling and disposal of hazardous materials, emergency preparedness, site permit maintenance, and regulatory recordkeeping.

How You Will Make An Impact:

  • Develops and maintains required EHS training programs and provides training to employees, new hires, and contractors. Works with the training department to ensure that all safety training is scheduled, and documentation is properly managed. Identify and engage external training partners, as required.

  • Evaluates and recommends proper management/handling of new chemicals that may affect environmental permits and determine proper disposal.

  • Coordinates OSHA-required medical testing for current employees and new hires.

  • Coordinate all OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements. Coordinates site safety metrics programs and assists in the communication to various site departments as necessary.

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of all sitewide EHS SOPs, coordinate periodic reviews, and ensures EHS related documents reflect current regulatory standards.
  • Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of the site’s industrial hygiene programs including the development of exposure assessments, air monitoring, noise monitoring, and chemical hazard control techniques. Provides support for effective exposure controls for new/incoming APIs. Works with operational groups to mitigate risks and implement exposure controls. Assists the EHS Manager in assessing new products as needed.

  • Coordinate and lead the Ergonomics programs. Performs ergonomic assessments and work with operational groups providing recommendations for modification and improvements.

  • Perform periodic safety inspections of site activities, documents findings, and works with area management to determine corrective actions in accordance with applicable EHS related regulations and company policies.
  • Serve as the Site Safety Committee (SSC) chairperson, promoting employee engagement and communication regarding site EHS programs and performance.

  • Perform incident investigations to determine root cause and corrective/preventative actions. Works with managers to develop sound implementation plans to reduce risks.

  • Ensures NFPA code compliance for new and existing facilities.

  • Provide support for contractor safety qualifications, worksite inspections, and performance evaluations.
  • Lead site Emergency Response Teams coordinating training, practice drills and response equipment.

  • Lead the development and maintenance of the site’s emergency action plans and acts as the alternate emergency coordinator for the site.

  • Coordinate and complete all applicable environmental reporting activities including notifications, applications, permits, reports, records, and documentation. Ensures documents are properly maintained, collected, prepared, and submitted to applicable government agencies as required.

  • Oversees the EHS portion of the site’s hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and recycling programs. Monitors vendors and assists in preparation for transport. Ensures all applicable personnel are trained and/or certified as required by regulation.

Ideal Candidate Will Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Safety, Engineering, Science, Industrial Hygiene or other technical related fields.
  • Generally a minimum of 7 years experience in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and environmental regulations in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

  • Generally a minimum of 3 years of direct experience in developing and providing relevant training to others.

  • Certifications in the following areas are required; RCRA (Hazardous Waste), DOT Hazardous Materials, HAZWOPER Initial (40 or 24 hours) and annual 8-hour refresher.

  • The following certification is highly beneficial; First Aid/CPR, BCSP, ASP (Associate Safety Professional).

  • Expertise in planning and performing Industrial Hygiene monitoring.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects/activities/programs simultaneously.

  • Proficient in MS Office software programs – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, influencing, planning, organization, and time management skills.

  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels within the company.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (OSHA, EPA, DOT) and NFPA codes.

Who is Societal:
Societal, previously Recro, is a bi-coastal contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with expertise to deliver on our client’s needs, regardless of complexity level. These projects span pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) development to commercial manufacturing and packaging for a wide range of therapeutic dosage forms. We provide industry-leading support for small molecule therapeutic development, end-to-end regulatory support, clinical and commercial manufacturing, aseptic fill/finish, lyophilization, packaging, and logistics services to the global pharmaceutical market. We do all of this in our best-in-class facilities in San Diego, California, and Gainesville, GA.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the Apply Now link on this posting and then click on the "Careers" section of our website.

New hires will pass a background check, drug screen and will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination (subject to limited qualified exemptions) as a condition of employment.

We are an EOE dedicated to a diverse workforce and Drug-Free work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.