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Environmental Health & Safety Officer

Reference ID: 107575

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Vancouver, BC
Burnaby, BC
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Full Time
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Evonik Industries, its Burnaby, B.C. site, specializes in parenteral formulation development and manufacturing process design and implementation at small, intermediate, and large/commercial scales. This enables manufacturing of complex lipid-based formulations of therapeutic agents for preclinical and clinical testing in its state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing facilities and transfer of drug product manufacturing to commercial facilities. Core manufacturing technologies include liposome extrusion, micro-mixing, tangential flow filtration (TFF) and sterile filtration with availability of small to large-scale equipment.

The site currently has an opening for an Environmental Health & Safety Officer.

  • Develop, implement, and/or provide oversight of assigned EHSS programs to ensure regulatory and internal compliance.
  • Monitor and manage EHSS KPIs (i.e. injuries, contractor’s visits/hours, first-aid, near miss-incidents, etc.), reporting to key stakeholders. 
  • Ensure appropriate preventive and corrective actions are taken to mitigate EHSS risks.
  • Support EHSS event and change management, including evaluating EHSS program compliance data and events, following up on action items and providing guidance for investigations as needed
  • Engage staff and customers in meeting compliance requirements and creating opportunities for streamlining compliance approaches.
  • Facilitate the cost effective meeting of EHSS goals showing continuous improvement with the ultimate goal of zero injuries.
  • Support site management in continuously improving EHSS performance while concurrently meeting business goals.
  • Provide an oversight of Contractor Work Safety, Tier Agreements and Safe-to-Work Permits as part of the Supply Chain-Procurement functions.
  • Ensure compliance to “Responsible Care” and participation in local RC activities, including participation in the EHSS, Deviation and CAPA systems.
  • Execute regular facility assessments and identify any gap for safety operation with focus on continuous improvement.
  • Point of contact for Corporate and regional groups for EHSS practices and policies, and coordinate regular meetings with Occupational Health and Safety Committee at VAN.
  • Provide oversight and support in the coordinating of waste streams.
  • Maintain documentation and records for all aspects of the EHSS responsibilities at VAN


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Health, and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or related and with at least 5 years’ experience in an EHSS capacity.
  • Industrial experience in EHSS function in research and manufacturing environment is an asset.
  • Familiarity with federal and provincial policies and regulations regarding handling of hazardous waste streams.
  • Demonstrates professional maturity and ability to act as a change leader, while bringing others along
  • Displays strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking skills and presence in meetings and training environments
  • Thorough knowledge of WHIMS

Posted: August 16, 2018
Closes: October 7, 2018