Now Hiring:

Health, Safety and Environment Leader

Pomona, CA
Job Family:
Business Unit:

Company Overview

Headquartered in Pomona, California, Med-Pharmex, Inc. is among the leading developers and manufacturers of generic veterinary pharmaceutical products in the U.S.  The Company markets over 25 FDA-approved products, all manufactured in one of its three FDA-approved, Pomona-based facilities, with multiple drug delivery systems such as injectables, suspensions, oral solutions, sprays, ointments, creams, pastes, and powders.  Utilizing its expertise and experience in pharmaceutical product development in a cGMP environment, the Company’s strength lies in its ability to continually innovate and develop products with high barrier entry, successfully navigate FDA regulatory requirements, and bring quality generic drug products to the veterinary market.

Job Purpose

Deliver continuous improvement in HSE performance through the implementation Group HSE Policies and Standards to ensure all staff, contractors and visitors are equipped to carry out their role without undue risk to their own health and safety or to that of others. This role is essential to ensure HSE requirements are defined and in place to support growth and transformation of the Pomona manufacturing sites.

Key Responsibilities

  • In conjunction of the Engineering Manager, implement the Group HSE strategy, policy, rules and standards, influencing senior management and collaborating with front line employees to drive safety and environmental awareness to achieve sustainable results.
  • Act as site liaison with Group HSE.
  • Ensure the site meets all local/national regulatory requirements implementing relevant procedures and policies if required.
  • Drive safety and environment risk assessment and conduct trend analysis from HSE incidents, observations and audits.
  • Develop and implement a documented HSE improvement plan for the site to ensure achievement of Group HSE targets and goals and continuously improve HSE performance.
  • Work with Group HSE and site based contacts to ensure effective management of occupational health and safety, process safety and environmental risks.
  • Robustly embed an effective HSE reporting process in line with Group requirements.
  • Develop and deploy internal HSE auditing and inspection systems and participate in audits of other locations as required .
  • Ensure all HSE incidents are reported and investigated to identify root cause and prevent recurrence, sharing learnings across the group where appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance with all HSE external reporting timelines e.g. OSHA, state and city mandatory requirements.
  • Provide regular performance reports to demonstrate conformance with group requirements and achievement of KPIs.
  • Promote open communication on all HSE issues through effective HSE Committees.
  • Identify training needs, including subject matter experts, and assist in delivery of HSE training programmes
  • Monitor environmental outputs from the site to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements including all point and fugitive discharges to air, water, land.
  • Drive environmental improvement activities to reduce the sites environmental impact to air, water and land and achievement of all corporate commitments.
  • Promote good third party relationships with all stakeholder groups, including regulators.
  • Assist the Site Leadership Team to lead the Crisis Management Team ensuring effective emergency procedures are developed and regularly tested.
  • Actively participate and contribute to the Group Communities of Practice, to continually develop and improve group standards and compliance with best practice.
  • Be responsible, with management support, for own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.

Key Performance Indicators

Leading Indicators:

  • HSE Improvement Plan Completion
  • HSE Audits
  • Proactive safety observations – hazards and behavioural safety
  • OSHA reporting timelines adherence
  • City/State reporting timelines adherence

Lagging Indicators:

  • Lost time accidents
  • All Injuries (medical treatment, first aid and minor injuries)
  • Days lost due to injury
  • Property damage
  • HSE Improvement Plan Completion
  • HSE Audits
  • Proactive safety observations – hazards and behavioural safety
  • OSHA reporting timelines adherence
  • City/State reporting timelines adherence


Commercial and Business AcumenEngagement
OSHA CertificationsProblem Solving
Relationship ManagementCustomer Service
Results FocusedHSE Leadership

Person Specification

Behaviour and ValuesCommitted to delivering excellence
 Enthusiastic and results driven
Able to take calculated risks  Honesty and integrity
Team player
Willing and able to go the extra mile
Strong presence and having the vision of creating a better working practice
Dynamic, versatile outlook and engaging approach to the implementation of regulation
People centric HSE focus
Ability to communicate HSE messages in an innovative and memorable way.
SkillsStrong and effective cross functional collaboration skills
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written at all levels.
Able to work on own  initiative, with a business and people focus
Good time management
Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
Confident and approachable
Ability to plan and maintain momentum on all HSE improvements according to agreed timescales
QualificationslSafety or Industrial Engineering degree with a minimum of 3 years of HSE leadership experience.   Alternatively 7+ years of Hands-on Safety leadership programs implementation. OSHA
Knowledge and ExperienceExtensive health and safety
knowledge and experience at a site based level contributing to the site objectives
Knowledge and clear understanding of legislative requirements relating to occupational health, safety and environment
Experience of leading and
managing change processes related to HSE improvements.
Able to influence stakeholders across the site
Facilitate problem solving using tools and techniques
Experience in implementing behavioural safety programmes with tangible results
Production experience gained in pharmaceutical industry or manufacturing environment.
Knowledge of and experience of using continuous improvement techniques

Med-Pharmex is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, national origin, mental and physical disability, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application for
Health, Safety and Environment Leader

Upload Resume/CV & Cover Letter. If separate documents, select all at same time. Accepted Files types: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .zip  Max size 6MB

Med-Pharmex, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

By submitting this form, you acknowledge that this is only one of several phases in the recruitment process at Med-Pharmex, Inc. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a member of our recruiting team to submit a formal employment application.

Please see our Privacy Policy for details about how we handle your information.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.