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Thermo Fisher Scientific EHS Manager in Greenville, South Carolina

This position is responsible for developing strategy and implementing the company’s Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability Programs. This individual will lead and execute safety, environmental compliance, and sustainability efforts. This position will establish and oversee health and safety standards and manage an EHS professional. The role includes the following duties:

  • Develop and implement EHS strategies for the Greenville, SC site. Provide EHS operational support at the LSLPG group as needed – predominantly in the USA, but could include global support.

  • Responsible for developing partnerships and interacting with business leaders, including Vice Presidents/General Managers, for supporting business growth. Responsible for providing support and delivering metrics/results to the above stakeholders.

  • Develops a safety strategy and enforces Safety Policies and Procedures in accordance with all local, state, federal and corporate achievement program requirements.

  • Develops a compliance management strategy to ensure compliance with EHS and Facilities regulations and codes and acts as the primary point of contact to regulatory agencies/government authorities.

  • Manages the Employee Safety Training Program, including developing and delivering training curriculum and selecting and evaluating outside consultants/trainers where necessary.

  • Ensures Environmental Program Compliance to include air, wastewater, hazardous waste, and stormwater permitting as required.

  • Imlements the site Process Safety Management Program. Works with other departments responsible for elements of PSM such as Mechanical Integrity, Management of Change, etc. to ensure compliance with standard.

  • Oversees and manages the EHS Team to ensure the appropriate site EHS support.

  • Oversees and conducts the Emergency Response Training and Drills with the Site Emergency Response Team.

  • Specifies the procurement and maintenance of safety equipment inventory to ensure that onsite personnel have adequate protection for workplace hazards.

  • Reviews the procurement of chemicals and materials purchased for production, engineering, and R&D, including the maintenance of the library of SDS’s.

  • Drives productivity and cost savings in the accumulation, collection, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste. Aiming at achieving zero waste status at each location.

  • Drives quality delivery, productivity and cost savings of all EHS operations.

  • Establishes and manages comprehensive ergonomics programs.

  • Develops and manages site EHS budget.

  • Conducts site audits for compliance with global company standards.

  • Leads and influences day-to-day programs , including new employee orientation and regulatory record keeping/reporting.

  • Ensures all sites have the appropriate regulatory permits. Represents the company with regulatory agencies on EHS matters.

  • Reviews metrics and conducts trend analysis

  • Implements programs and strategy in line with/by Global Facilities and Global Security & Business Continuity plan (BCP)

  • Impart knowledge and skill to team members and implement best practices across the region.


  • Bachelors degree in safety, environmental management, and/or sustainability engineering discipline.

  • Masters degree in engineering or science a plus.

  • Must have thorough knowledge of federal and local EHS regulations, including OSHA and EPA.

  • Professional certification: CSP, CIH, CHMM strongly recommended.

  • Requires a minimum of 8+ years of experience in an environmental, health, and safety, related discipline and technical/practical knowledge of EHS regulations, codes, and guidelines.

  • Process Safety Management implementation experience is required.

  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for workplace hazards.

  • Demonstrated ability to determine training needs, organize and/or conduct training.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, including the ability to interact with outside regulatory agencies.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and slide presentations required.

  • Technical and practical knowledge of biotechnology, research and development and/or manufacturing is highly recommended, or a willingness to quickly become proficient is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to influence others without authority.

  • Results oriented

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating solutions.

  • Is curious, inquisitive, innovative, never satisfied with the status quo.

  • Greets challenge and change as an opportunity.

  • Has courage and confidence to take risks and learn from mistakes.

  • Inspires, motivates and collaborates with others.

  • The ability to effectively shift priorities and work at a rapid pace is required.

Physical Requirements:

Many duties are performed while sitting at a desk or conference room, (e.g., operating a computer, using a telephone, or writing and analyzing data and/or reports, attending meetings). In addition, walking or standing within the office area is required for conducting inspections, drills, participating in agency inspections, conducting EHS audits, assisting and may serve as an incident commander in ERT activities. Preferably able to be respirator certified and be able to wear protective equipment required during emergency response to a chemical spill. Travel may be required.

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.