Pfizer Andover, MA, USA
Aug 16, 2017
**ROLE SUMMARY** As a key member of the site EHS staff, the Principal EHS Specialist will lead and manage a variety of EHS programs at the Pfizer Andover OSHA VPP Star site. Position provides EHS technical leadership and day to day operational support for all businesses on site, including biopharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing. Position is as an EHS generalist, with primary emphasis on laboratory safety and biosafety. A key role is to guide and influence people leaders and colleagues to ensure their success in managing and performing safe and compliant operations. **ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES** Position will be minimally accountable for: + developing, implementing and maintaining EHS technical programs and standards that meet and exceed regulatory and corporate standards. Primary emphasis is on laboratory safety, chemical hygiene and biosafety programs + providing leadership, day to day program management, training and operational support to all levels of the organization - lab bench to senior leadership - to achieve a zero-injury, 100% compliant culture + serving as an expert safety, health and environmental resource to the site (EHS generalist), providing special expertise in biosafety and lab safety + leading and guiding the site's 50 part time Laboratory Safety representatives including orientation of new representatives to the role and facilitating quarterly group meetings + representing the EHS function to the site IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) including review of Animal Use Protocols and participation in monthly meetings + supervising the efforts of a part time biosafety consultant and fulfilling the role of Site Biosafety Officer, including facilitating the annual meeting of the site Insitutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) + co-leading the Andover Contamination Risk Advisory Committee whose purpose is to assess business risks of biological cross contamination between the varied site operations and promote risk mitigation + managing EHS review and approval of all projects on site involving use of biohazardous agents using the Electronic Biohazardous Agent Registration software (eBAR). The site's biological risk profile includes BL-2 large scale vaccine manufacture, human materials requiring blood borne pathogen compliance, non-human primates, and viral vectors. + performing and documenting risk assessments of chemical and biological agent use and associated equipment in consultation with customers and other EHS SME's for large projects and small tasks + developing and communicating specific biosafety and laboratory safety practices to mitigate/reduce risk + providing guidance to laboratory personnel handling Low Occupational Exposure Level active pharmaceutical ingredients in the laboratory including application of related Corporate EHS guidelines **QUALIFICATIONS** + **Education and Experience:** BS, Masters or PhD degree in physical, biological or environmental science, microbiology, industrial hygiene or related scientific or management discipline. Fifteen years of relevant work experience or 13 years with Masters degree in EHS relevant discipline. Five years of work experience and PhD in EHS relevant discipline. Certification in recognized EHS specialties or professional licensure a plus, including Registered Biosafety Professional and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist. Minimium of three years experience implementing biosafety-related programs in biopharma or academia. Active member of the American Biological Safety Association and American Industrial Hygiene Assn. + **Skills:** + Has subject matter expertise in relevant EHS regulations, principles, pollution control technology, biosafety, industrial hygiene and safety related equipment and safeguards. Has strong technical knowledge and solves practical worker health, safety and environmental problems. + Able to lead and influence stakeholders in order to advance projects, programs, and site EHS management systems and performance + Can independently identify, analyze and solve complex EHS technical problems. Has investigation abilities and solves problems using advanced industrial hygiene and safety engineering techniques. Leads teams of experts from other functions to analyze and solve problems. + Can effectively document technical assignments expeditiously. Works on multiple EHS projects simultaneously and meets deadlines. + Can develop, analyze and interpret data and test results in the context of complex projects. Can collaborate with others to determine areas of potential risk to business success and generate gap analysis. + Plans own work to meet deadlines. Is effective in planning and completing work product deliverables to team projects to assure projects stays on track. Expected to identify broad objectives for projects. Also expected to independently develop project proposals. + Possesses an excellent understanding of biosafety principles, lab safety programs and key processes such as risk assessment, inspections, audits and investigations. + Ability to independently assess biosafety risks and programs and sensitively communicate/collaborate with line management on appropriate risk measures + Demonstrated working knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements and guidelines associated with biosafety and laboratory safety + Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills + Strong verbal and written communication skills + Self-motivated/self-starter with ability to multi-task and work effectively with minimal supervision + Responsive, customer service attitude + Excellent training and presentation skills, techniques, applications and practices + Skilled proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint, Excel and Word + Working knowledge of the biopharmaceuticals industry **PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS** Principal EHS Specialist must be able to perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks, with frequent interruptions and under time constraints. On a daily basis, the position responsibilities may require the ability to stoop; to reach; to stand, to walk the site for extended periods of time; to push and/or pull objects weighing up to 30 pounds; to lift and carry objects weighing up to 15 pounds; to sit/stand at a computer workstation for extended periods of time. On a frequent basis, essential duties of the position may require the ability to climb stairs, to kneel and/or crouch to retrieve items. **NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS** + Pfizer Andover is a 24/7 operation. Work is primarily first shift Monday through Friday, but schedule flexibility is required, i.e. ability to partiicpate in occasional 7:00 a.m. meetings and occasional night and weekend work, both planned and unplanned (emergency response). + Occasional travel to local and national conferences and Pfizer sites **OTHER INFORMATION** + Will consider an internal candidate from the scientific community who has superior EHS knowledge and has demonstrated exceptional commitment to, and interest in the EHS field **EEO Statement** **EEO & Employment Eligibility** Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. **Sunshine Act** Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative. **Additional Offer Details:** + **Last Date to Apply for Job: August 28, 2017** + **Grade: 12** A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact. All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives. Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.