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Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.


Specialty Diagnostics Group:

The Specialty Diagnostics Group (SDG) serves customers in healthcare, clinical, pharmaceutical, industrial, and food safety laboratories. SDG consists of a dedicated team of 6,900 talents determined to improve diagnostic methods in order to improve patient care and accuracy of diagnoses. The group offers a wide range of diagnostic test kits, reagents, culture media, instruments and associated products. Together, we are moving medicine forward by bringing advanced diagnostic tools that improve the quality, reliability and speed of diagnostics.

Clinical Diagnostics Division (CDD):
The Clinical Diagnostics Division (CDD) aims to be the leading provider of high value, innovative diagnostics solutions to select IVD market segments and a partner of choice for major OEM customers. More than 1,900 sales professionals represent an extraordinary variety of product lines: : Diagnostic Reagents for drug abuse screening, therapeutic and immunosuppressant monitoring, serum toxicology, endocrine, specimen validity testing, and sepsis testing; Clinical chemistry and Molecular controls; Particle Technology; and Corporate Accounts.

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Operations, the primary responsibility of this position is to develop and establish strategies to ensure overall Environmental, Health and Safety compliance and accident/incident prevention. This position will also partner with EHS leaders in the Corporate Risk Management Department and other site EHS managers to share best practices and drive continuous improvement throughout the organization.


  • Establish and maintain policies, practices and procedures that ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and corporate environmental, health and safety regulations for the Middletown, VA site.
  • Further develop and support the site’s EHS Management System. Develop and lead the site Spill and Emergency Response Teams (ERT).
  • Oversee the database system for injury reporting, OSHA log, and workers compensation program.
  • Assist in conducting the investigation of serious accidents and near-miss incidents.
  • Review and analyze accident data to identify trends or areas requiring additional focus.
  • Ensure routine Environmental reports are completed and submitted on time (Tier 2, Form R, Annual Generator Report, etc).
  • Oversee the Hazardous Waste Management program ensuring all large quantity generator commitments are met.
  • Conduct periodic compliance audits and management system assessments to identify potential environmental and workplace hazards, programs deficiencies and liabilities.
  • Present control and corrective action recommendations to company management through a management review process.
  • Analyze, design, develop and conduct appropriate training programs to assist management with environmental, health and safety responsibilities.
  • Serve as a technical resource to the company in complex areas of EHS compliance, risk management, hazardous materials/waste, industrial wastewater, and/or ergonomics.
  • Lead the site EHS team ensuring staff members are meeting goals and objectives.
  • Report to Corporate Risk Management on the status of plant metrics, environmental performance and legal and regulatory inspections/audits.
  • Keep abreast of industry developments through membership in professional associations (ASSE, LEPC), by reviewing trade publications and through attendance at trade conventions, Corporate seminars, workshops and meetings as necessary.
  • Use LEAN manufacturing methodology and LEAN tools (Kaizen events, process mapping, benchmarking, and root cause analysis) to drive workplace safety improvement.
  • Promote the strong connection between LEAN initiatives and safety programs.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Science, Risk Management or related field.
  • 8 plus years’ experience in the environmental, health and safety or risk management field.
  • Experience with Hazardous Chemicals
Preferred Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree
  • Professional certifications (CHMM, CEP, CSP, CIH)
  • LEAN Manufacturing experience
  • Ability to develop and meet deadlines and budgets.
  • Effective leadership and personnel management skills
  • Ability to develop and implement procedures

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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