Eh&S Specialist

Precision Biosciences Durham , NC 27701

Posted 3 months ago


The EH&S Specialist is responsible for supporting a sustainable environmental, health and safety program. The main responsibilities of this position include working with the Safety Committee, overseeing the hazardous waste management program, supporting site specific programs, and tracking goals and safety initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.

  • Supports the EHS team in the development, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement Environmental Health and Safety programs, ensuring compliance with Federal, state, and Local regulatory requirements across all three PBI sites

  • Assists in the development of technical documents including EHS procedures, programs, and guidance documents

  • Maintains accurate regulatory and compliance records

  • Demonstrated knowledge of EHS risks and impacts of work activities and the benefits of improving EHS performance

  • Manages industrial and hazardous waste for proper disposal, includes collection, labeling and proper storage, including company waste minimization initiatives

  • Coordinates and participates in all Safety Committee activities and meetings

  • Conducts EH&S inspections of facilities and site operations noting deficiencies and opportunities for improvement; works with appropriate parties to address the root cause and correct areas of concern

  • Promote a strong safety culture throughout the facilities

  • Tracks necessary documentation of EHS materials for each facility

  • Effectively communicates compliance issues to EHS Coordinator

  • In addition to regular work hours, availability to be on call 24/7

  • Generates weekly, monthly and annual EHS compliance reports

  • Carries out job hazard assessments, safety reviews, and chemical risk assessments

  • Performs regular site inspections/internal audits for compliance

  • Generates incident investigations and corrective actions for prevention with root cause analysis


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

  • BA/BS in safety, science or engineering-related field

  • 2+ years experience in a GMP, pharmaceutical or biotechnology-related field. Experience in laboratory settings and in GLP/GMP environments preferred

  • Vast understanding of OSHA, EPA, federal, state and local requirements as well as other supporting agencies

  • First Aid/AED/CPR certification through an accredited program

  • Ability to read, interpret and apply regulations to site specific programs

  • Ability to take ownership of and deliver on tasks and assignments and execute prompt follow up

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite, Document Management software, EHS software and systems, and project management software

  • Strong communication skill required to interact and communicate effectively with individuals from multiple departments

  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment

  • Strong organizational and time management skills to balance working on multiple projects in parallel

  • Ability to document work clearly, accurately, and in accordance with applicable regulations

  • Flexible to meet changing demands to support site wide activities

Preferred Certifications

  • RCRA and Hazardous Waste Management Certification
  • OSHA General 10-hour or 30-hour Certification
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER

Travel Requirements

Minimal travel is required for this position.

Precision BioSciences mission is to translate the worlds most powerful genome editing technology into greatly needed products throughout the life sciences. Precisions wholly proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform enables the production of highly specific nucleases that can insert, remove, and modify DNA at essentially any location in a complex genome. Precision BioSciences vision is to be the conduit through which the greatest genome engineering challenges are solved. Precision is developing genome editing-based products to address critical needs in oncology, genetic disease, agriculture, and beyond. For additional information, please visit

Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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