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Safety & Facilities Design Coordinator

Company: Akorn, Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY:

Provide support for environmental, health and safety matters for the Somerset site including maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for coordinating regulatory programs, audits, permits and ensure compliance. Support the development and coordination of all EHS related programs and SOPs. Maintain compliance with OSHA, DOT, EPA, IATA, MCUA and local Fire Marshall.
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  • Maintain logs, documentation manage records and assist in regulatory audits and inspections.
  • Maintain revision control, and archive electronic and paper (as required) engineering drawings for the Facility including all buildings, utilities, grounds, laboratories, offices, manufacturing areas, and process equipment.
  • Ensure critical engineering drawings follow all applicable change control procedures.
  • Active participation in the safety committee and provide daily guidance and direction with EHS programs to re-enforce safety policies, guidelines and procedures established by the Company.
  • Assist in the preparation of Job Hazard Analyses, accident, near miss, investigations and corrective actions.
  • Participate and assist in the development, management and training of all EHS required programs.
  • Ensure all hazardous materials, universal, non-hazardous and medical waste are handled, labeled and/or shipped in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Arrange for the purchase and distribution of personal protective equipment, including safety shoes and prescriptive eyewear.
  • Manage the fire and sprinkler inspection, fire extinguisher, safety shower and eyewash inspections and records.
  • Manage Safety Data Sheet record keeping and updating the log.
  • Manage and ensure the cleanup and response to all emergencies are handled in accordance with the state and federal regulations.
  • Manage sampling and reporting as required by the site's water discharge permits.
  • Stay current on all new safety and environmental regulations as they apply to the site.
  • Draft and review SOP's on an ongoing basis. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:
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    • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences preferred.
    • Five (5) years experience in a production or manufacturing environment, pharmaceutical industry is a plus.
    • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
    • Proficient in AutoDesk AutoCAD
    • DOT certified and OSHA 40 hrs certified. CIH and IATA certified is preferred
      JOB PREREQUISITES:
      Ability to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40-hour week, most of which has to be during "regular" business hours. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.

      SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
      Safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection (as required), and hard hat (as required).

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS, MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
      • Must be able to obtain and evaluate information in an effective and efficient manner
      • Ability to identify issues and interact with other disciplines
      • Ability to understand written instructions as well as verbal direction. Must be able to multi-task, and succeed in an environment with multiple tasks and priorities.
      • Must be able to meet attendance standards. All full-time employees are required to work a 40 hour work week. At times it may be necessary to work additional hours in order to get the required tasks accomplished to meet deadlines.
      • Work will primarily be completed in an office environment. However, there will be a portion of the employees' time on the production floor, which could require certain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that will be provided by the employer.
        -- Company Overview Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies. EEO Statement Akorn, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Akorn, Inc., Jersey City , Safety & Facilities Design Coordinator, Other , Jersey City, New Jersey

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