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The San Diego Site Sr EHS Specialist is responsible for supporting and and executing EHS strategy and corporate EHS programs across all San Diego locations, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations and effective risk management. This individual will drive EHS improvements throughout all Illumina operations, as part of a highly innovative and collaborative business model. The vision for Illumina is that every Illumina employee will be a leader in EHS. The EHS Specialist is an individual contributor and will play a role in helping Illumina to achieve this vision through high engagement and empowerment with our employees.
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Support the site based EHS operations
Provide support of assigned EHS programs in a fast paced, cross functional and highly collaborative environment.
Promote, reinforce and sustain a strong safety culture through engagement with site leadership and operational teams.
Lead assigned EHS programs.
Support and improve EHS programs and processes
Assist in the implementation of EHS management system elements.
Interface with all regulatory agencies on assigned EHS matters
Provide technical expertise and guidance to solve EHS related challenges
Conduct risk assessments to control and reduce safety hazards and risk of injury or chemical release. Ensure Risk Assessments are effectively conducted for new processes, product development processes, and new equipment.
Support site safety committees, emergency response teams, operational excellence events
Develop and deliver EHS training programs
Program support may include some or all of the following: chemical handling, biosafety, hazardous and bio-hazardous waste, ergonomics, electrical safety, confined spaces, lockout / tag-out, process safety management, emergency response, respiratory protection, industrial hygiene, storm water pollution prevention program, incident management, occupational health, laser safety, construction management, contractor safety, worker compensation, powered industrial trucks, and other EHS programs
Provide effective Incident Response and follow up
Conduct Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis. Ensure injury and illness cases are effectively managed to closure.
Support the monthly safety inspection program
Support the internal permit to work process
Help support roll out of safety culture and grass roots safety
Help support the roll out of new safety databases and software tools.
Partner with supply chain, R&D, manufacturing, engineering, quality and all administrative functions to engage all employees in the safety and sustainability programs.
A minimum of 5 years of experience.
Professional certification preferred: CSP or CIH
Strong desire to champion EHS excellence throughout Illumina.
Experience with enterprise EHS software systems design, process, communication, and implementation.
EHS Leadership skills that inspire others to desire and achieve EHS excellence.
Solid understanding of applying EHS regulations/standards
Ability to influence at all levels of the organization.
Experience with VPP, OHSAS, and ISO is a plus.
Experience building strong partnerships with employees and developing a safety culture that is integrated throughout all levels of the organization
Strong teamwork skills across a team operating globally.
Energetic and positive enthusiasm disposition.
Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to measure and communicate the business value of safety
Experience in IVD/Med Device/Life Sciences industry is a plus
Effective educator and strong ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
Effective leadership, presentation, and persuasion skills
Experience working in fast paced and dynamic environment with fast global business growth.
Ability to prioritize and execute work among competing priorities.
Minimum of BS Degree in Industrial Safety, Occupational Health & Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering. (Master's Degree preferred).
Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-255-5081. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf