1+ months
2018-06-062018-11-11

Environmental Specialist I

Abbott
Los Angeles, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

At Abbott, we're all about helping you live the best life you can through good health. We keep your heart healthy, nourish your body at every stage of life, help you feel and move better, and bring you information, medicines and breakthroughs to manage your health. Every day and around the world, we're discovering new ways to make life better.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Environmental Specialist I to support our California sites. This position will work without appreciable supervision, in the leadership and support of our environmental program.

You will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of programs, policies, and practices to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and effective injury and illness prevention programs and well as have an active role in our organization.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are collaborative, dynamic and visionary. We value people with new ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Collaborate with site EHS team and enterprise environmental manager, handle and lead environmental compliance activities, programs and prevention efforts
  • Lead EHS programs in performing environmental analyses, training, workplace incident investigations, inspections and internal audits as directed
  • You will support department programs in the management of hazardous waste activities including the collection, transportation and disposal of all hazardous waste in compliance with all applicable laws
  • Review new hazardous materials and check incoming material for MSDS’s, rare usage and storage characteristics o Works with end user to ensure proper usage and disposal. Provides mentorship as necessary
  • Develop and lead compliance training
  • Review and maintain SDS database and site chemical inventories
  • Supports EHS management in conducting reviews for facility modification, new product development, product modification and new equipment/machinery as directed
  • On call for EHS emergencies (24/7)
  • Support ISO 14001 process and its maintenance
  • Selects and applies environmental management principles, theories and concepts and uses independent judgment to develop and design practical solutions to difficult environmental issues
  • Support maintenance of the Facility’s Emergency Response and Fire Plans
  • Supports site Safety and Emergency Coordinator process and other duties as assigned to Inspect and procure accident response and disaster preparedness materials and equipment and oversee applicable training as needed
  • You are responsible for capturing data for the establishment of report metrics pertinent to EHS activities
  • Support all initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements
  • Aligns with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

    Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

    • Environmental work experience, Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, health sciences, or an equivalent academic field
    • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred
    • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment
    • Solid leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive feedback build relationships and improve business results
    • Perform effectively within a team in a dynamic changing environment
    • Solid verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
    • Ability to travel approximately 25%, as needed

      Your preferred qualifications and education:

      • Experience in the medical device industry
      • ISO 14001 and sustainability program experience would be helpful

        It has been and will continue to be the policy of Abbott to be an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with this policy, Abbott will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels based solely upon job-related qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetics or citizenship status.
        Job Family: Engineering
        Division: CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
        Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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