Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

CordenPharma Colorado
Colorado (US)
Job #2003

CordenPharma Colorado
Job #2003

Boulder, Colorado (US)

CordenPharma Colorado

CordenPharma Colorado is a highly sophisticated and entrepreneurial mid-sized pharmaceutical manufacturing company located in Boulder, Colorado. Our chemists and engineers are widely recognized for their history of innovation, having developed efficient manufacturing processes for some of the world’s most complex pharmaceutical compounds. CordenPharma Colorado also is acclaimed for its flexible manufacturing facilities and experienced workforce that can handle a wide range of production techniques and volumes. Ultimately, in partnership with our customers, CordenPharma Colorado is focused on its health care mission, proudly producing medicines that help patients around the globe survive and enjoy more comfortable lives.


This position, under general supervision, is responsible for maintaining and improving specific environmental, health & safety (EHS) compliance systems at Corden Pharma. Independently manages EHS compliance programs. Recommends and manages system improvements for compliance with EHS regulations and/or company policy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be

  • >>  Analyzes and evaluates workplace environments, equipment, EHS programs, policies, and practices to ensure they meet regulatory requirements and standards, including local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Fire codes (IFC) regulations and standards.
  • >>  Develops, implements, monitors, and continuously improves company-wide EHS programs in a variety of areas, such as confined space, electrical safety, lock-out tag-out, fall protection, fire protection, injury and illness recordkeeping, ozone depleting compounds, stormwater, and spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC).
  • >>  Responsible for site emergency response activities as well as serving as the emergency coordinator for Brigade activities.
  • >>  Conducts or coordinates safety equipment inspections, monitoring, and record keeping activities as required by permits or regulations. Reviews environmental data collected by instruments, software packages, etc. Ensures that all necessary files and records are maintained and retained in compliance with both corporate and legal requirements.
  • >>  Assists the EHS team to investigate and resolve problems with plant environmental systems such as the air emission collection and control system, wastewater treatment plant, and hazardous waste management units.
  • >>  Provides a positive public image for Corden Pharma safety through interactions with the outside emergency response community and/or industry safety groups and programs such as the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
  • >>  Participates on the site Compliance Team as an internal auditor and trainer.
  • >>  Assesses EHS training needs and ensures all employees receive necessary and required training; coordinates and/or administers training.
  • >>  Performs periodic safety inspections and compliance audits.
  • >>  Reviews, investigates, and identifies resolution for EHS incidents.
  • >>  Provides on-call technical support in case of site emergency.
  • >>  Works with process and equipment design teams to design safe and environmentally friendly processes. Reviews and approves new or modified equipment designs and operating procedures.


Every individual is personally responsible for the safety and environmental aspects of his or her activities in the workplace. Each employee is expected to perform their job duties in a safe manner utilizing all of their knowledge, training, ability and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety, Environmental Engineering, or a related discipline and 3+ years of industry related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Previous experience in EHS regulatory and chemical operations is preferred.


Certified Safety Professional and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist preferred. Undergraduate courses in safety and fire science and certification as an EMT is a plus.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to work with hands, reach above shoulder height, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is that of a typical manufacturing plant, and the employee is exposed to typical environments encountered in a chemical manufacturing facility.


These are the specific areas of knowledge, skill and ability that are important for successful job performance. They must be job related and consistent with business necessity.

  • >>  Ability to analyze and formulate effective preventive compliance programs that promote good EHS practices.
  • >>  Ability to apply mathematical concepts. Ability to perform calculations using computer spreadsheets and databases.
  • >>  Knowledge of chemical and API processing across a wide variety of products and unit operations. Knowledge of chemistry, chemical processing theories, application, equipment, and plant operations.
  • >>  Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions.
  • >>  Awareness of regulatory applicability to chemical manufacturing, including cGMPs, PSM, OSHA, and EPA requirements, knowledge generally acquired through in-house training, SOPs, and experience.
  • >>  Developed computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • >>  Ability to read and follow P&IDs.
  • >>  Consistently demonstrate initiative in managing multiple projects and priorities.
  • >>  Able to work in teams; can take the lead on issues within a team setting.
  • >>  Demonstrates verbal and presentation communication skills and willingness to contribute in technical, plant support, and staff meetings.
  • >>  Ability to develop management systems to ensure EHS business objectives are met.
  • >>  Demonstrate leadership, ethical, negotiating and technical skills.


This is an exempt position. Salary based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.


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Job #2003 – Environmental Health & Safety Specialist