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HSE Specialist

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Location: Durham, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Facilities & HSE

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Position Summary:

This role will support the Durham sites for manufacturing, R&D, support operations, and commercial operations,  including day to day Health, Safety, and Environmental activities.  Additionally, this role will develop and deploy a subset of the HSE Management System at the site level under the direction of the Sr. HSE Manager. This role will be a key stakeholder in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects and initiatives.


Primary Duties:

  • The HSE Specialist is responsible for providing HSE support to ensure the site maintains a safe and healthy workplace, protects the environment adhering to applicable legal requirements. 
  • Support of all team members and processes at the bioMerieux, Inc. Durham sites.
    • Includes Rodolphe Manufacturing with R&D and Hamlin Commercial Operations.
  • Support of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects and initiatives.
  • FDA/ISO regulated environment in the Medical Devices/Diagnostics Industry. 
  • Engages with the Site HSE Manager to define and accept a distinct role developing and deploying a subset of the HSE process.
  • Document, deploy and train key HSE system users as defined by the HSE manager.
  • Communicate progress milestones toward the HSE system development at the site level.
  • Deploy specific HSE procedures following a subset of HSE processes reporting progress toward HSE goals (Job Safety Analyses, Risk assessments, Environmental Assessments, Incident Reporting System, HSE inspections).
  • Helps drive process improvement initiatives for HSE.
  • Support the implementation of HSE site policies. Compiles and reports HSE Metrics. 
  • Support new equipment procurement user requirement specifications and commissioning activities.
  • Support ISO 14001 / 45001 Certification Audits and associated activities. 
  • Perform all work in compliance with company quality procedures and standards.
  • Take an active role in the continuous improvement  


Training, Education, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Degree in Health & Safety, Environmental Science or Policy, and/or an Engineering-related field preferred. 
  • Minimum 2 years of HSE or related field technical experience required.
    • Minimum 2 years of experience within an ISO 14001 / 45001 certified organization preferred.
    • Minimum 1 years of experience with continuous improvement preferred.
    • Minimum 1 years of experience with CSR initiatives preferred.
    • Knowledge and understanding of US compliance regulations including DOT/OSHA/EPA/NFPA preferred. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience working within an ISO 14001 & 45001 certified organization preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of US compliance regulations including DOT/OSHA/EPA/NFPA
  • Excellent communication skills- ability to influence, educate and train on HSE Procedures
  • Ability  to read and interpret technical literature and stay abreast of changing regulatory landscape;
  • Ability  to develop a strategy to determine action plans for risk reduction
  • Ability  to review the regulatory landscape to identify and mitigate non-compliant conditions
  • Project Management and Continuous Improvement experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills: Microsoft Suite Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills (written & verbal). 


Supplemental Information:

  • Demonstrating the behaviors of being a self-starter who is organized, detailed, conscientious, and ambitious.  Lead by example.
  • Models behaviors such as being a team player with a positive attitude, approaching projects/tasks with a sense of ownership, and developing and improving the skill level and behaviors of others. 
  • Performs documentation requirements in a cGMP compliant manner in accordance with Quality Policies.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team in addition to autonomously as required. 
  • Effectively communicates within team and interfaces with other site departments, verbally and written. 
  • Ability to understand at a high level the equipment, processes, and products.
  • Ability to maintain and execute a Project Schedule.



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