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Ave Maria, Florida
United States
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EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
IH Specialist: Single site
IH Specialist: Multi-site
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Biotechnology, Healthcare/Hospitals/Medical, Medical Equipment/Instrumentation
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist - Industrial Hygienist

Arthrex is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Working as an Industrial Hygienist in the EHS department, you will support the manufacturing operations team with identifying potential hazards, evaluating existing programs and managing occupational health programs.Excellent communications skills, industry certification and a Bachelors’ degree inEngineering, Occupational Safety or related discipline will be essential for this position. This position will be located at our manufacturing site in Ave Maria, Southwest Florida. 

Why Work at Arthrex? 
In a word: innovation. You have the opportunity to be at the forefront of the orthopedic medical device industry. We are committed to new product development and medical education in the U.S. and around the world. 

Our Amazing Culture - Our employees at Arthrex are part of an extraordinary culture with exceptional benefits. In fact, we’ve been recognized for it many times with a place on the Best Companies to Work For® list.

Main Objective:
The Environmental Health & Safety Specialist supports manufacturing operations through the identification of potential hazards, evaluation of existing practices, and the implementation of controls to ensure a safe, healthful and productive environment.  The Specialist provides a high level of technical expertise to Management, and other EH&S staff members.  Additionally, the EH&S Specialist will be people-oriented with the ability to affect change. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and present training programs related the organization’s Environmental Health & Safety Management System
  • Conduct detailed post incident and near miss investigations to determine root cause and contributing factors.
  • Coach and mentor all levels of the organization in EHS practices.
  • Assign, track and oversee the timely completion of safety related action items.
  • Support all areas of the Arthrex Environmental, Health and Safety Program to maintain compliance with applicable OSHA and EPA Regulations and established procedures.
  • Occasional overnight travel to support operations and attend training as necessary.
  • Must have flexible hours with occasional evening and weekend work.
  • May supervise others.

Industrial Hygiene Functions:

  • Identify, evaluate and control potential exposures that may cause harm to employees.
  • Perform detailed hazard analysis inclusive of air monitoring of complex chemical compounds found in both manufacturing and laboratory environments.
  • Manage occupational health programs including Thermoluminescient Dosimetry and Audiometric monitoring.
  • Perform and interpret detailed noise evaluations to ensure proper controls.
  • Act as the Laser Safety Officer for the Organization.
  • Conduct industrial ergonomic evaluations and establish programs to minimize musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Evaluate and monitor ventilation systems in manufacturing and laboratory settings.

Incidental Duties:
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required, by management. 

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Occupational Safety or related discipline required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in occupational safety & health required.
  • Experience in manufacturing or medical device industry is preferred.
  • PE, CIH or CSP required, or to ability to obtain within 18 months.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/ Specialized Courses and/or Training: 

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Must maintain qualifications to serve at the OSHA HazMat Specialist Level. 
  • Must complete First Aid, CPR and AED certification and be willing and capable to provide first aid to others.
  • Has the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret regulations, permits, and other technical data.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills: 

  • Computer skills to include Microsoft Office.
  • Operation of specialty environmental monitoring devices & software.

Reasoning Ability: 

  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently to solve complex human or environmental issues.
  • Ability to read and interpret federal and state regulations.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to comprehend and apply mathematical principles to the degree required to perform the job based upon job requirements.

Language and Communication Skills:
Ability to comprehend and apply language skills to the degree required to perform the job based upon the job requirements listed above. Ability to communicate ideas and issues effectively to team members and management. Effective report writing skills.

Physical Demands:
While performing this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and work inside a hot and confined area. Must be medically qualified to wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and level-A hazmat suit. 

Vision Requirements: Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively. 

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The area that this job is performed in is a general office, warehouse and manufacturing environment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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