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EHS Specialist/Senior EHS Specialist (CONTRACT)

Company: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Manager: Director, EHS Department: Facilities Location: Richmond Sangamo Therapeutics is a genomic medicine company building value with cutting-edge work across four distinct but complementary technology platforms - gene therapy, cell therapy, in vivo genome editing, and in vivo genome regulation. At Sangamo, we are passionate in developing genomic medicines to transform the lives of patients with serious diseases. We transform lives by building a robust, sustainable, differentiated, innovative, and high value genomic medicine pipeline that addresses patients with life-limiting conditions. Sangamo takes pride in being the first to edit endogenous human genes, first to treat patients with gene edited T cells, and first to treat patients with in vivo genome editing. Our top priority is to meet the needs of patients with commitment and compassion. Along with our commitment to science and to our patients, we also endeavor to create an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. Sangamo is a company where individuals can flourish, grow and develop their expertise. We are seeking top talent to join our mission. Let's build a better future together. JOB SUMMARY: Sangamo Therapeutics is seeking an onsite Environmental, Health & Safety Professional to join our team in Richmond, CA. This will be a temporary position working a full-time schedule of 40 hours per week. Under the general direction of the EHS Director, this role will have day to day operational responsibility for EHS support to labs, facilities and shall assist with planning, establishing, implementing, and maintaining a variety of occupational health, safety, and environmental programs and initiatives to assure the highest health and safety standards for employees. This role assists Sangamo to comply with applicable federal, state, and local health, safety, and environmental laws, regulations, and standards. Serve as a role model in establishing safe working practices and promoting safety culture in the workplace. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assist in implementing EHS programs and monitor activities for compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements (Cal/OSHA, EPA, RCRA, DOT). Manage hazwaste program including oversight of hazwaste and biowaste activities and providing guidance to users, operations team and vendors. Support all aspects of lab safety for research and technical operation laboratories. Implement biosafety, chemical safety, ergonomics and emergency response initiatives. Conduct monthly inspections of laboratory, administrative areas, formal and informal audits and daily walk-throughs. Implement and maintain contractor safety program, LOTO and onboarding of contractors. Coordinate the chemical inventory. Assist in incident reports, investigation of all work-related accidents, injuries and near-miss. Report deficiencies and oversee corrective actions in accordance with Sangamo EHS policy. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: BS or MS in EHS related discipline or equivalent experience and qualification. 2+ EHS Experience with at least 2 years of experience in laboratory safety. Experience managing hazwaste and biowaste operation, biosafety, chemical safety and occupational safety Ability to work cross-functionally, especially with Facilities, Technical Operations and Research teams Excellent interpersonal, customer service and influencing skills. Proficient in use of Microsoft suite and MSDS Online. Proficient in EHS database. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Able to handle multiple priorities and perform effectively in a fast-paced environment. Work productively with others at various technical and management levels. Maintain knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and have a passion to develop professionally through learning and training. Be able to wear different types of respiratory protection as needed and assist in air quality monitoring and risk assessment of decontamination process. Ability to perform the physical demands of the role; standing, kneeling, ability to lift, move, and pull 25 pounds in a lab/manufacturing environment with exposure to potential chemicals/biohazardous agents etc. OSHA 40 hour hazwoper certification. Follow Sangamo policies and protocols. Sangamo is an equal opportunity employer The above reflects management's definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above duties are representative only; management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. COVID-19 Sangamo requires all U.S. workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date. This requirement is a condition of employment at Sangamo, and it applies regardless of location or classification of role. If you are unable to receive the vaccine, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable laws. Note to External Recruiters: Please understand that we do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than from the candidates themselves. Any agency or independent recruiter must have a signed copy of our agency agreement before presenting candidates. Submission of unsolicited resumes without our signed agreement will not create any implied obligation on our part. If you wish to be considered for the presentation of candidates, please contact us through . Attach your contact information, your area of specialty, and any marketing information you wish to provide. Someone from the Talent Acquisition Department will contact you directly if there is a business need for your services. #LI-CC1

Keywords: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc., Richmond , EHS Specialist/Senior EHS Specialist (CONTRACT), Other , Richmond, California

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