Senior EHS Specialist – St. Louis

Mar 27, 2019

Pfizer is hiring for a new EHS position.


This position is accountable for:

  • Administering comprehensive EHS programs to facilitate Pfizer compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and Pfizer guidelines addressing industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental health
  • Analyzing existing and planned products, processes, equipment, facilities, and programs to develop and implement proactive strategies to minimize injury, illness, property loss, impact on the environment, and business interruption.


  • Provides Safety and Industrial Hygiene support
  • Capable of assessing ergonomic risk
  • Lead complex investigations and identify effective corrective and preventive actions.
  • Conducts benchmarking with internal SME and external partners to support the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in developing alternative solutions for complex problems.
  • Completes site self-audits and identify opportunities to improve regulatory inspection-readiness.
  • Identify and develops initiatives to improve productivity of the EHS programs and systems.
  • Assure health and safety requirements are included in the design and scope of capital projects.
  • Responsible for contractor oversight, awareness and interpretation of regulations of a complex nature that may impact multi program areas.
  • Recognizes, identifies, and evaluates environmental, health and safety hazards. Assesses the probability, magnitude, and financial impact of potential risks, and develops feasible, cost effective alternatives. Provides consultation on complex EHS issues.
  • Interacts effectively with a wide variety of departments and a broad spectrum of people with diverse backgrounds
  • Conducts comprehensive environmental, health & safety assessments to evaluate adherence to applicable governmental EHS regulations, and Pfizer policies and guidelines. Assesses the Company’s vulnerability to monetary fines, litigation, and business interruption.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding and working knowledge of existing and proposed changes in federal and state industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental regulations, which affect Pfizer operations.
  • Participates in regulatory inspections and inquiries involving environmental, health and safety issues.  Acts as a consultant/ technical expert during resolution of any proposed corrective actions.
  • Provides technical training to appropriate individuals or groups on environmental, health and safety issues.
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of EHS computer databases and utilizes a wide variety of other internal and external databases.  Conducts detailed analyses of work-related accidents, employee exposures, and chemical and environmental information.  Conducts analyses to identify trends, including costs and potential risks, as needed.  Formulate cost effective alternatives for corrective actions.
  • Successfully completes training required to perform job assignments and seeks out additional training opportunities to enhance skills and abilities for program compliance and improvements.
  • Performs other tasks as directed by EHS manager.
  • Maintain a knowledge and understanding of current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) as they relate to Pfizer Operations.


  • BA Degree Required, MA Degree Preferred plus at least 8 years of work experience in occupational safety and industrial hygiene.
  • Works independently to identify situations and implements results for high-level projects
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong presentation skills with experience in concisely summarizing problems and recommending actions.
  • An accountable individual that has excellent problem solving, communication, and team building skills.
  • Demonstrates resilience in identifying solutions to complex problems.
  • Willing to challenge ones self to learn new skills and subjects to improve the EHS program.
  • Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: CIH and/or CSP required
  • Must be able to work off hours 7p-3:30 am M-F

Preferred Skills

  • Green or Black Belt Certification
  • Knowledge of several investigation techniques

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The job is open only to Protected Individuals (as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3), namely, Citizens or Nationals of the United States, Lawful Permanent Residents (“green card holders”), Refugees and Asylees.

Last Date to Apply for Job: April 12, 2019

N (Other) (United States of America)

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

To apply, follow the link below to the posting on Pfizer’s website.—Missouri—St-Louis—Westport/Senior-EHS-Specialist–M-F-7P-3-30-AM-_4739120-2