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EHS Tech

Company: Danaher
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Cepheid is working to build a strong Safety Culture across all sites. This position will serve as a Subject Matter Expert in Hazardous Waste Management for Environmental Health & Safety for Cepheid at the site level. The role will be responsible for executing health, and safety (EHS) programs as requested to ensure regulatory compliance, injury prevention, and risk mitigation throughout Cepheid.


  • Execute the site hazardous waste management program compliance and management systems in accordance with governmental and company requirements
  • Conduct inspections
  • Ship materials and hazardous waste as required
  • Purchase hazardous waste management materials
  • Must have the ability to operate a forklift
  • DOT hazardous waste transportation certification required
  • Partner with Cepheid site leaders to continuously improve the safety culture, awareness, and accountability in support of EHS programs
  • Interface with the Emergency Response and Crisis Management teams
  • Execute EHS management systems programs, inspections and associated documentation
  • Support environmental compliance metrics including hazardous material management, life safety, hazardous waste management, spill prevention control countermeasures and programs and chemical tracking and inventory programs
  • Must demonstrate personal integrity and high ethical standards
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • High School degree (or equivalent experience) with 6+ years of related work experience OR
  • AA or Technical Trade Degree with 5+ years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with all levels of organization
  • Ability to solve complex problems by: actively seeking information and new ideas from a variety of sources, consistently looking for novel ways to solve problems, and mastering unfamiliar information, tasks, and situations quickly and effectively
  • Strong computer-based skills, specifically with Microsoft Word and Power Point programs.

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to stand for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.


  • 3 years of experience in the field of Environmental, Health and Safety OR
  • Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Strong project management skills as the position requires project manage across global operations
  • Strong data management and analysis skills as the position will be responsible for data management for Environmental Health and Safety
  • Strong people skills as the position will be required to influence people
  • Safety Culture through Grassroots Safety
  • Black or Green Belt Six Sigma
  • Lean Tools

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The "EEO is the Law" poster is available here.

Keywords: Danaher, Newark , EHS Tech, Other , Newark, California

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