Dendreon Corporation EHS Manager in Seal Beach, California

The Environmental Health and Safety Manager requires proficiency in safety, industrial hygiene, property protection, and environmental, and sustainability areas. Position requires a strong strategic leader with excellent verbal and written communication skills who has the unique ability to influence without authority.


  • Manages change that affects the operations EHS compliance, through strong leadership skills, and strategically leads the site to address the concerns before the employees or facility is put at risk.

  • Forecast and coordinate EHS activity around equipment layouts, building designs and process improvements, being an integral part of project teams, requiring complex decision making and knowledge of other operations in the area that can be affected by the decisions.

  • Primary contact/liaison for all EHS regulatory agencies, and the emergency coordinator representing the site during all interaction with EHS agencies, including local municipality services during catastrophic industrial and weather related events.

  • Over sight of safety programs including but not limited to; accident prevention and reporting, behavior based safety process, ergonomics, hazard communication, hazardous energy controls, confined spaces, lock-out tag-out, emergency evacuations, industrial hygiene monitoring, fire prevention, property conservation, accident investigation and analysis, SDS control and record keeping.

  • Oversee and recommend continuous improvement for Environment and Sustainability programs to including but not limited to air emissions, water supply, storm water, and wastewater discharges, liquid solid hazardous waste management, chemical storage tank management, pollution prevention, communication right to know reporting, hazardous material storage, energy/water conservation and emergency preparedness/response.

  • Responsible for and proposes an annual budget for departmental expenses, employee requirements and capital equipment.

  • Provide subject matter expertise for all EHS training needs of management and staff in addition to support the sales staff at the site


  • Thoroughly understands regulatory requirements, including, CalOSHA EPA, DOT, OCFD etc.

  • Experience in risks assessments risk management, ergonomics, personnel protective equipment, injury and incident investigation, reporting, industrial hygiene, auditing, behavior based safety and training.

  • Establishes operational objective and assignments and delegates assignments to direct report managers. Objectives are reviewed by senior management to determine success of operation.

  • Involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies that affect immediate operations and may also have company-wide effect.

  • Works on complex problems in which analysis of situation or data requires an in-depth in selecting method, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Develops and ensure budgets, schedules and performance requirements are met

  • Understands that erroneous decision will result in critical delays in schedules and/or unit operations and may jeopardize overall business activities.

  • Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions and/or customers. Requires the ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental, Engineering or related field of study

  • Master Degree preferred

  • Knowledge of cGXP/ICH/FDA/EMEA/HPB, CalOSHA regulations

  • 8 – 10 years of EHS/Facilities experience required

  • 5 years EHS leadership/management role required

  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry a plus

  • Sustainability experience a plus

  • Strong written and verbal communication

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Intermittent walking to gain access to work areas

  • Finger dexterity sufficient to use a computer and to complete paperwork activities

  • Vision sufficient to use a computer, to read written materials and to complete paperwork activities;

  • Hearing sufficient to communicate with individuals by telephone and in person

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Limited exposure to (2ºC - 8ºC); (-20ºC); (-75ºC); (-196ºC) areas.

  • Must have the ability to work around laboratories, manufacturing areas and equipment, and regularly lift 10 – 20 lbs and lift up to 50 lbs.

  • May be required to work alternate shifts

  • Ability to gown aseptically for work in Clean Room environments

  • Job performed in a lab, office, or utility (noisy) environment

  • Must have the ability to work around laboratories, manufacturing areas and equipment with exposure to blood, blood products or OPIM (other potentially infectious materials) while donning required personal protective materials.

  • Dendreon is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

ID: 2018-1166

External Company Name: Dendreon Corporation

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