Occupational Hygienist - Chris Mee Group | CMSE

Occupational Hygienist

Occupational Hygienist

Term : 12 Month

Location : Cork

Ref : ZR_187_JOB


Applicants are invited to submit their CV for the position of Occupational Hygienist.
This is a full-time contract position with one of our multinational clients in Cork. The purpose of this role is to support the EHS Manager to implement the occupational hygiene programme & broader EHS matters ensuring compliance with legislation and Corporate EHS Standards. Provide a regulatory support service to GMS & R&D. The role covers all areas of the site, including R&D and above site personnel. The role holder will routinely interact with supervisors / managers and will be able to influence decisions of this management population in relation to occupational hygiene matters. The role hold will liaise with Employee Health Management regarding health surveillance & employee health related cases. The role holder will also liaise with fellow occupational hygienists within the EHS Shared Service.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate chemical risk assessment programme & complete chemical risk assessments
  • Develop an annual occupational hygiene monitoring plan & carry out associated monitoring
  • Communicate and file results of occupational hygiene monitoring
  • Ensure the ‘Cork Chemical Database’ is maintained
  • Provide input into projects regarding chemical containment / introduction of new chemicals to the site
  • Participate in incident / accident investigations where required
  • Conduct inspections of work areas / carry out Level 1 / Level 2 audits
  • Provide advice & support for occupational noise and vibration issues
  • Develop & implement a site manual handling / ergonomics programme
  • Develop & monitor programmes to ensure compliance with Dangerous Goods and REACH requirements
  • Manage site PPE programme
  • Carry out/co-ordinate EHS training needs analysis and develop and provide training as necessary e.g. chemical awareness, PPE etc.
  • Actively support and where required organise site EHS governance mechanisms, including the EHS Council, Health & Safety Committee, and topic specific Steering Teams
  • Keep abreast of new Regulations and Codes of Practice in the areas of occupational hygiene / chemical safety and assist in maintaining an up to date Register of Legislation
  • Generate & deliver EHS communication material where required e.g. EHS Tool Box talks, EHS Bulletins
  • Demonstrate ability to make risk based decisions in aligning the processes with risk based assessments
  • Perform duties in a compliant manner and behave in accordance with site SOP’s EHS standards and guidelines and relevant legal requirements
  • Read and understand Standard Operation Procedures applicable to role
  • Report all accidents, incidents and any EHS issues using the appropriate process /system to your line manager or, if required, the Occupational Health Advisor
  • Maintain work area in an inspection ready state and clean as you go to maintain good safe housekeeping standards
  • Be aware of the impact of your job activities on EHS issues
  • Perform duties in a compliant manner and behave in accordance with our Quality Management System requirements
  • Participate fully in our site’s quality initiatives and ensure that all relevant quality standards are adhered to
  • Maintain GMP standards where appropriate to your role
  • Read and understand relevant Standard Operating Procedures and Global Quality applicable to role
  • Management Policies relevant to your job role
  • Attend training and complete assessments as required


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Science or Engineering based degree
  • Additional qualification / training in occupational / industrial hygiene
  • Working knowledge of Irish health, safety and environmental legislation in particular as it relates to occupational hygiene aspects
  • A qualification in Occupational / Industrial Hygiene
  • Qualified manual handling instructor
  • 5+ years as an EHS professional in the Pharma industry on a primary manufacturing facility
  • Thorough knowledge of process plant
  • Sound knowledge of EHS legislation
  • Have a sound technical knowledge of their specific discipline and good understanding of critical business functions on site
  • Detailed knowledge of the cGMP requirements relevant to the role and understand the Global Quality Policies and Global Quality Guidelines that relate to the role
  • Working knowledge of MS software packages including Word, Power Point and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiating, and influencing skills
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Highly proactive, mature judgement and decision making ability
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, handling multiple priorities to effective closure
  • Training Delivery Skills
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills


Send CV for immediate review to Nell@cmse.ieor call 0214978026 for confidential discussion.

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