B. Braun

  • Manager II, EHS/Security

    Job Locations US-PA-Allentown
    Requisition ID
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    8am to 5pm
    Allentown, PA
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.


    U.S. Facilities and Operations:


    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.



    Position Summary:

    The Manager II, EH&S/Security works actively with Corporate EH&S/Security and all levels of management to ensure environmental, safety, health and security work standards and methodologies are communicated and targeted goals are achieved. Ensures the implementation and continuous improvement of Environmental, Health, Safety and Security  processes and systems consistent with company policies and performance standards, as well as compliance with applicable regulations. Serves as a catalyst and technical expert resource to promote and develop an innovative and proactive EH&S/Security culture within each organization. Reports directly to the Corporate EH&S/Security department head and acts as the designee on all corporate matters when Corporate EH&S/Security is unavailable.

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Collaboratively participate and co-leads corporate initiatives to drive continuous improvement of global EH&S/Security management systems.
    • Develops and coordinates a formal system for the management of environmental health and safety issues. Ensures the provision of appropriate resources to plan, implement, monitor and review the effectiveness of the system.
    • Works with external advisers as required and regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations and best practices.
    • Ensures full regulatory environmental compliance by providing research and support to ensure site processes and technical projects meet state and federal requirements. compiles, completes, and files all associated statutory reports.
    • Provides information and legal analysis in support of any administration action or hearing, lawsuit or regulatory action involving EH&S/Security matters on behalf of the company.
    • Develops, implements and continuously improves safety and health tools, systems and processes to meet the goal of zero injuries and to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and company standards.
    • Develops and implements waste reduction and pollution prevention projects by tracking and measuring non-product output. Assists each site with the development of pollution control, emission reduction, and prevention goals.
    • Analyzes, evaluates and provides senior management with metrics that measure effectiveness of the EH&S compliance and training programs.
    • Collects, analyzes and identifies trends based on injury and illness data, and recommends and/or implements corrective actions to improve or reduce injury rates.
    • Engages in the evaluation of equipment design, administrative procedures and training requirements to establish best management practices and safe work practices for all manufacturing processes at the assigned location.
    • Develops and promotes an action-oriented culture with a sense of urgency based on safety observations, assessments, policies and procedures to manage the risks and identify the hazards at both office and work sites.
    • Participates in Worker’s Comp Claim’s Reviews to direct strategies for minimizing the company’s exposure to losses.
    • Develops detailed recommendations, implementation strategies and tactics, and funding documentation to put in place systems or programs that will prevent/eliminate accident and injuries.
    • Assesses EH&S/Security compliance and risks with potential acquisitions. Assists with the integration of new acquisitions and initiates the safety culture transition into the company.
    • Direct or provide oversight to all environmental compliance issues related to waste management, wastewater permitting, air quality permitting, Federal, State and Local agency applications and submittal, environmental auditing and agency inspections for PA/CA/TX/FL Operations.
    • Direct external vendor/contractor (TSDF) environmental audits and ensure any identified gaps and properly addressed across all B. Braun locations.
    • Plan, design and implement environmental strategies and procedure related to reducing waste, recycling and energy/natural resource conservation and reduction.
    • Function as the Sustainability Officer for B.Braun Inc. and works with Corporate EHS/Security, marketing, sales, external customers, local government(s) and the community on environmentally related events and initiatives.  
    • Provided technical expertise and regulatory insight to EHS/Security representatives located in CA, DR, TX, FL, PA locations to ensure best management practices are being employed.
    • Prepare the Following Reports:
      • Annual Sustainability Report for B.Braun Inc.
      • Hazardous Waste Reporting.
      • Wastewater Discharge Reporting.
      • Title III/V Reporting (air quality/emissions).
      • Community Right-To-Know (RTK) Reporting.
      • Emergency response and Contingency Planning Notifications.
      • USDOT Registrations.


    Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Environmental/Safety Engineering.
    • 10-15 years diverse experience in a dynamic EHS/Security role.
    • 8-10 years of supervisory experience.
    • 10+ years regulatory compliance experience.
    • Working knowledge of OSHA, CALOSHA, PADEP, EPA, RCRA and NFPA
    • Compliance and auditing background with strong interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency with Federal and State environmental reporting and permitting.
    • Strong ability to speak & convey information to large groups.
    • Organize work, meet deadlines, supervise staff, exercise initiative and communicate effectively with others.
    • Must be able to interpret, understand and train on government regulations in a clear and concise manner.


    • Previous experience in a FDA regulated environment and/or experience in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device or manufacturing industry.

     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.


    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled.

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.


    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

    • Business travel required.
    • Valid driver’s license required.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours and attend various shifts as needed.

     The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

     Physical Demands:

    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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