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EHS Specialist - Industrial Hygiene

Date: Apr 29, 2022

Location: South Haven, MI, US, 49090

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20368 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description


Grace is seeking a Safety Specialist  for our South Haven Site.  The South Haven Site produces a portfolio of products for the specialty pharmaceutical industries, specifically Active Pharmaceutical Intermediates.  Consisting of a cGMP kilo lab, pilot plant and custom manufacturing at the commercial volumes, the site is fully equipped to develop and manufacture custom drug intermediates and API’s.  South Haven is nestled on the Lake Michigan Coast with beautiful beaches and fun year-round.

The Safety EHS Specialist will be responsible for oversight of day-to-day Safety and Health processes, programs and management systems for our South Haven, MI, site. This person will report to the Health and Safety Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads, develops and implements safety processes, programs and guidelines ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations as well as Grace corporate requirements
  • Reviews batch records, engineering plans, workmanship, construction plans to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Conducts investigations into allegations of safety violations, incidents or unsafe work practices and responds in a timely manner
  • Participates in PHAs, PSSRs, RCCAs, and JSAs ensuring continuous improvement of the site
  • Facilitates and conducts EHS training including instructor led training for mandated topics to site personnel, contractors and visitors as necessary
  • Develops and Leads and/or assists with safety management systems such as Monthly Safety Meeting, Critical Life Safety and Safe Work Permit Training and Administration, Fall Protection Equipment Inspection, Fire Protection System and others as necessary
  • Coordinates contractor inspection and repair work for all fire prevention systems on site
  • Serves as Radiation Safety Officer for the site, after mandatory training

Required Qualifications and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Safety/Industrial Hygiene or other technical discipline. (College Graduate with great grades and classes  in safety, training and industrial hygiene, with a strong demonstrable knowledge of applicable regulations (OSHA, MiOSHA, NFPA, etc) is highly preferred)
  • Working knowledge of regulatory compliance in a manufacturing and laboratory setting
  • Availability for on-call and after hours work as needed
  • Ability to utilize computer applications such as MS Office products and other specialized support systems within Grace
  • High level of personal motivation, with a drive for ownership and accountability in performance of job responsibilities
  • Ability to provide consultation and advice to a diverse audience effectively
  • Ability to handle multiple compliance tasks and decisions with minimal supervision



US Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program
  • Site Specific contribution to local Wellness Center

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo