Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont , CA 94537

Posted 6 months ago

Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont is the rapidly growing US arm of Boehringer Ingelheim's Biologics Business Unit. We are a fully integrated biologics operation with over 500 scientist and specialists, covering cutting edge early- to late stage CMC development, clinical and commercial drug substance and drug product manufacturing, medical device assembly for combination products and packaging operations.

We are continuing our rapid growth, investing over $200m into the expansion of our capacity and capabilities, and creating approximately 200 new jobs.

Driving this growth is an exciting pipeline of multiple Boehringer Ingelheim novel biologic entities (NBEs) and biosimilars, as well as, a growing diverse portfolio of therapeutics we develop and manufacture for other leading pharma and biotech companies. This includes multiple commercial product launches planned over the next couple of years, for which we can tap into Boehringer Ingelheim's unique experience of having brought 30 biologics to market globally.

Leveraging our diverse talent pool, we are also driving technology and innovation globally, through major investment and collaborations into next generation manufacturing platforms and technologies, which may change how biologics will be made in the future.

Whether we work on our own products, help partners to bring their products to market or innovate new technologies and approaches - Everything we do, we do to help patients!


To manage BIFI Environmental Health and Safety compliance programs in accordance with all applicable State and Federal regulations, Corporate requirements, and other legal requirements in order to help protect the health and safety of BIFI employees, to protect the environment, and to minimize risks to the company. Assist internal customers with their EHS needs and actively cultivate a safety and sustainability culture.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and continuously improve BIFI Health and Safety Programs in adherence to all Local, State, Federal and Company requirements. Health and Safety Programs managed by this position may include, but are not limited to: Industrial Hygiene, Chemical Safety, Process Safety, Ergonomics, Hazard Communication, Biosafety, PPE and other General Safety Programs including but not limited to Hot Work, Control of Hazardous Energy, Confined Space, OSHA Recordkeeping, and others. This position may serve as the Biological Safety Officer and may manage Emergency Response organizations at the site including the Emergency Evacuation Team.

  • Manage and implement programs to foster a culture of safety and environmental stewardship within the various business units. Duties may include outreach activities, messaging, leading committees, and working with Senior Management to drive the BE SAFE and BE GREEN culture.

  • Develop, implement, and manage the EHS Management Systems for the BIFI site. Develop and implement continuous improvement concepts to better the site's safety and environmental performance.

  • Business Partner EHS Program

  • Working with assigned Business Partners to act as focal point for resolution of their EHS concerns and issues, to communicate matters between EHS and the business partner, and to support their business partners as needed.

  • Miscellaneous EHS Issues as required, including but not limited to:

  • Participating on emergency response teams such as Emergency Evacuation teams.

  • Responding to incidents

  • Lead and participate in inspections and audits

  • Other tasks as required


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Science, Engineering and/or Biopharmaceuticals is required; Master's degree from an accredited institution is preferred.

  • The position requires at least eight (8) to ten (10) years' experience in EHS at an operational facility, including at least five (5) years' experience with the relevant technical subject matter as detailed in this job profile.

  • Four (4) to six (6) years of experience leading projects.

  • Must have significant experience managing and implementing EHS programs at operational sites on a tactical level.

  • Must have significant experience with the relevant technical subject matter as detailed in this job profile.

  • The position requires the ability to work independently while maintaining communication with all team members.

  • Teamwork, leadership, and influencing skills with a strong focus on customer service.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are required.

  • The incumbent must possess strong interpersonal skills, and must offer innovative and creative solutions to customer problems.

  • An in-depth knowledge of regulatory and legal requirements for all managed programs is required.

  • Strong understanding of all EHS requirements as appropriate to BIFI facility.

  • Detailed knowledge of all BI Corporate requirements.

  • Occasionally will be required to work in a physically demanding environment, including conducting field work and participating in emergency response activities. Must have the ability to lift 35 lbs.

  • May require periodic off-shift work in order to meet the needs of internal customers. Occasional travel is required.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities:

  • Certifications preferred: Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, or other similar and relevant certification

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.


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Environmental Health & Safety Manager

Boehringer Ingelheim