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Safety Engineer

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

JRS Pharma offers an exciting Safety Engineer opportunity in the U.S. Iowa Production location. If you have an eye for detail, professional style, and a passion for science, we want you on our team.

JRS Pharma is a leading manufacturer of excipients, offering a complete portfolio of solutions for the global health science industry. Our excipients portfolio includes high functionality excipients, binders, disintegrants, lubricants, functional fillers, thickeners, stabilizers, carriers, and coatings. In addition to our wide range of excipients, we offer excellent technical support and biopharma services to address the needs and formulation challenges of our customers.

We are dedicated to serving the health science industry worldwide. Founded in 1878, the JRS Group has over 135 years of experience. Our R&D centers, production sites, and sales offices, as well as our technical support team and award-winning customer service team offer our customers the most cost-effective and fast time-to-market solutions.  

Job summary
The Safety Engineer is involved with creating, implementing and maintaining health and safety programs to support manufacturing.This position will work with all department managers, production, maintenance and lab personnel.  Must be able to multitask and operate effectively in a fast-paced environment.  

Summary of Essential Job Functions
  • Review, update and maintain existing company safety and emergency policies and draft new ones as needed.
  • Monitor for safety-relevant regulatory/code changes.
  • Develop safety training presentations and tools for employees, contractors, and temporary staff.
  • Train employees and temporary staff on all job specific safety policies and programs.
  • Oversee employee testing/training procedures of e.g. respirator use and fit testing.
  • Correct safety-related deficiencies; involve department/management as needed.
  • Ensure that all contractors’ staff and their activities comply with all safety rules while on site.
  • Satisfy documentation requirements of all relevant safety regulations and codes.
  • Lead Safety committee and facilitate safety-related items.
  • Oversee site environmental requirements and maintain permits.
  • Work with workers compensation insurance company on audits.
  • Execute other responsibilities and projects as required.
  • Stay current with all applicable federal, state and industrial safety laws, standards and codes.

Minimum Requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • 4 or more years’ experience in safety and working with chemical processes in a production facility
  • BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude 
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

Abilities Required:
Diplomacy, good writing and communication skills, tenacity, public speaking, multi-tasking
We offer a competitive salary and exceptional benefits including 401k, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

Please send your resume and salary requirements to:

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Safety Engineer

JRS Pharma LP

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Posted 03/29/18

Job ID: 39193719