• 14 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny, R95 F727, Ireland
  • +353 56 779 0100
  • info@prochem.ie
  • GC North Valley Business Centre, Old Mallow Road, Cork, T23 KC67, Ireland +353 21 206 6178 info@prochem.ie
  • Health/Safety Specialist – Cork

    Role Summary


    • To implement, audit and advise on company EHS policy to ensure the safe operation of the plant and the health and safety of its employees and the prevention of any environmental excursions or notices of violation.
    • To promote EHS management systems, business continuity, regulatory compliance, community, company image/reputation and performance within assigned area, promoting alignment of site with global EHS strategies and objectives.




    • The Specialist, Safety & Environment, is accountable for the smooth execution of all appropriate functions associated with EHS.
    • He/She will contribute to the High-Performance culture within EHS by providing a flexible, accurate service to enable the department to achieve MMD four key priorities. He/She is an active member of the EHS team providing support, guidance and expertise.
    • The Specialist, Safety & Environment will participate and comply with the Global Safety and Environment Management System and the MMD Quality Management System (QMS) requirements, including ownership, as relevant.
    • Supports Corporate and Business Unit EHS strategy and objectives, contributes to development and implementation of global EHS programs and promotes local alignment with same.
    • Promotes culture of EHS excellence at facility and provides high-quality safety, health and welfare technical leadership to assigned operations.
    • Develops permitting and compliance strategies.
    • Addresses risk prevention opportunities including hazardous materials exposure, spills, releases, accidents, fires, or other unsafe conditions.
    • Supports business continuity and planning emergency response & preparedness efforts as a key member of the team.
    • Coordinates EHS technology transfer implementation for new products and operations.
    • Manages EHS risk profile and monitors associated capital and operating costs for facility/operations, including timely implementation of EHS capital projects.
    • Optimizes existing operations and practices with focus on continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Provides oversight on EHS projects at location. Conducts annual site self-assessments, and more frequent operating unit assessments, tracking and directing follow-up activities to correct any non-conformity.
    • Creates and maintains databases & records containing pertinent EHS metrics and data.
    • Position may have cross-functional responsibility for technical/managerial support, oversight, and supervision within assigned area of responsibility.



    Education & Qualifications Required


    • 3rd Level degree in EHS, chemical engineering or other related discipline (chemistry, physical sciences, biology, and toxicology) is required. (Other 4-year degree health/sciences with significant equivalent work experience in EHS field may suffice.) Graduate degree preferred.
    • Typically, will have experience in EHS and/or engineering related positions, including knowledge of chemical, pharmaceutical, research and development processes is desired.
    • Demonstrated knowledge in more than one pharmaceutical and/or chemical manufacturing operation (e.g. Manufacturing, Quality, Engineering, Tech Services etc).
    • Typically, will have experience in EHS and/or engineering related positions, including knowledge of chemical, pharmaceutical, research and development processes is desired.
    • Knowledge of and experience in applying Lean Six Sigma and Lean methodologies (e.g. 6S)
    • Professional certifications in related disciplines and/or advanced degree in EHS management are a plus
    • Desirable: Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.
    • Desirable: Six Sigma Green Belt



    To Apply


    If you would like to discuss this vacancy or to discuss your career and other job opportunities in confidence, contact us:

    14 Danville Business Park, Kilkenny, Ireland
    +353 56 77 90100

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