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Environmental Health & Safety

Health and Safety Specialist - Cork

Contract Type: Contract
Sector:
Location: Cork
Date: 19/07/2017
Job Reference: 87766

Job Description

Health and Safety Specialist



Description
Health and Safety Specialist needed to provide functional support to ongoing project work and the EHSS process in a Medical Device facility in Cork.



Purpose of Role:
To advise, support, implement and audit on project safety, machinery safety and facility projects in line with the corporate EHSS policy to ensure the safe design, installation and operation of plant and equipment. To promote EHSS management systems, business continuity, regulatory compliance, community, company image/reputation and performance within assigned area, promoting alignment of site with global EHS&S strategies and objectives.



What Will I be Doing
  • Supports Corporate and Business Unit EHSS strategy and objectives, contributes to development and implementation of global EHSS programs and promotes local alignment with same.
  • Support to the EHSS Manager and EHSS team as well as operations and engineering functions
  • Drive EHSS agenda within the project teams to meets/exceed best practice for EHSS management and controls
  • Execution of a systematic approach to risk assessments ensuring appropriate mitigation of risk in line with corporate EHSS objectives.
  • Promote best practice to ensure that site and project machinery and equipment meets current European and corporate standards in respect of the Machinery Directive requirements
  • Participate in the site risk assessment review to ensure machinery and equipment standards are maintained.
  • Participate in Management of Change control procedure.
  • Review and approve validation and control documents as part of the site Quality system.
  • Promotes culture of EHS excellence at facility and provides high-quality safety, health and welfare technical leadership to assigned operations.
  • Develop permitting and compliance strategies.
  • Address risk prevention opportunities including hazardous materials exposure, spills, releases, accidents, fires, or other unsafe conditions.
  • Supports business continuity and planning emergency response & preparedness efforts as a key member of the team.
  • Coordinate EHS technology transfer implementation for new products and operations.
  • Create and maintain databases & records containing pertinent EHS metrics and data.
  • Position may have cross-functional responsibility for technical/managerial support, oversight, and supervision within assigned area of responsibility

What do I need
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of Medical Devices facility and/or chemical manufacturing operation
  • Will have 5 years' experience in EHSS and/or engineering related positions, including knowledge of medical device and pharmaceutical processes is desired.
  • Experience in EHSS project support including URS development, Management of change procedures, FAT/SAT and IOQs
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying ATEX procedures and controls.
  • Experience of control document review and approval.
  • Experience in machinery safety design, assessment and testing to current EN standards and Machinery Directive.
  • Minimum of 3rd Level Diploma in EHS is required.
  • Electrical engineering diploma or trade qualification is required.
  • Certified Machinery Safety Expert qualification desired.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Member of IOSH
  • Good communication/interpersonal skills
  • Good written communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Basic coaching skills
  • Excellent self organizational and time management skills

For further information on this Health and Safety Specialist role in Cork please contact Jenny Dore on 021 2066287 / jenny@hero.ie

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Human Resources Manager
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“My very first impression was that I was dealing with a recruitment company who were extremely professional, supportive and knowledgeable of the role for which I was applying. Not only were the responsibilities of the role explained to me in great detail, but they also went to great lengths to really understand the depth of my technical, managerial and leadership experience and capabilities. What impressed me the most was their personal touch in building a strong relationship with me as a candidate and in maintaining regular contact with me on the status of the role throughout the application process”.

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Engineering Manager 
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