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Health and Safety Representative

Shire Los Angeles, CA
  • Expired: October 25, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.


The Sr. EH&S Specialist - Core and Technical Safety Programs is be responsible for partnering with staff across various departments from Los Angeles (LA), Van Nuys (VN), and other sites as needed, to promote a strong EHS culture, execute company safety and health policies, and ensure compliance to all applicable local and regional regulations. This position requires a high degree of flexibility and solid EHS program knowledge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive Core Safety Programs, in partnership and consultation with affected stakeholders.
  • Lead Safety Committees, develop charters and provide direction and guidance.
  • Lead site Emergency Response Teams, develop charter and maintain operational readiness.
  • Conduct Instructor-Led training as assigned.
  • Support construction and maintenance activities from an EHS perspective.
  • Maintain site metrics, support Occupational Health initiatives.
  • Support Environmental compliance and sustainability programs/initiatives.
  • Provide Business Unit EHS leadership and support.
  • Lead Risk Assessment initiatives, serve as Subject Matter Expert.
  • Conduct Ergonomic Assessments.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Comprehensive working knowledge / understanding of EH&S matters, including related laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and implement EHS programs.
  • Experience in a research laboratory, biotechnology or pharmaceutical environment is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills to plan, prioritize, and execute multiple projects.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain clear, accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Experience, ability, and willingness to respond to emergency situations, including working with site leadership to provide advice and direction on behalf of EHS.
  • Ability to recognize hazards, drives continuous improvement, and promotes practical alternatives for risk reduction and risk control measures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, essential in dealing with people at all levels and in a variety of functions including technical staff, site leaders, hourly personnel and be able to influence and motivate others to quickly achieve results.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across multiple organizational levels.

Education and or Experience:

  • Bachelors' degree in occupational health and safety, sciences, engineering or related field and 3+ years of related experience. Manufacturing experience, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry up to 10 pounds routinely and and/or move up to 35 pounds (with assistance) occasionally.
  • In general, the position requires a combination of sedentary work and walking around observing conditions in the facility.

Working Environment:

  • Must be able to work in controlled environments requiring special gowning. Will be required to follow gowning requirements and wear protective clothing over the head, face, hands, feet and body.
  • No make-up, jewelry, contact lenses, nail polish or artificial fingernails may be worn in the manufacturing environment.
  • Must be able to work around chemicals such as alcohol, acids, buffers and filter aid that may require respiratory protection. Facial hair must be removed if required to wear respirator.
  • Must be able to work in a cold, wet environment.
  • Must be able to work multiple shifts, including weekends.
  • Must be able to work overtime as required. (only for non-exempt positions)
  • May be required to work in a confined area.
  • Some Clean Room and cool/hot storage conditions.

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda's Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.



Los Angeles, CA