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Baxter EHS Specialist in Irvine, California

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We believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We see a world full of healing, with viable care options available to those with limited choices today. We envision new ways of providing physicians, pharmacists and nurses with technologies that not only treat chronic diseases, but also work to prevent them. We’re looking for team members who are motivated to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world.


This position will be responsible for providing EHS support and will be a trusted partner to our employees and managers to Interact and work with a diverse group of people to drive safety and sustainability awareness. This position will work with the EHS Manager in planning and executing Baxter’s environmental, health and safety programs to sustain and improve performance and ensure a positive, safe, healthful, and incident-free work environment. The candidate will possess a high degree of motivation, ability to communicate, influence and collaborate effectively with all levels of employees. The candidate must demonstrate a willingness to be “hands-on,” learn rapidly, and make a positive impact.


  • Use influence to advance EHS&S compliance/programs with proactive, transparent and effective messaging in line with Baxter Corporate policies, State and Federal regulations.

  • Facilitate and collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the attainment of the company’s goals relative to EHS&S outcomes.

  • Assist in emergency response and preparedness and be available to respond to emergencies for two shift business operation.

  • Assists with annual department goals according to key metrics (TRIR, energy consumption) that are measured throughout the organization.

  • Work independently to perform EHS inspections of facilities, processes and equipment as well as work diligently to ensure the closure of any identified corrective and preventive actions.

  • Conduct and coordinate EHS trainings and onboarding process for employees.

  • Coordinate the wellness programs in alignment with corporate initiatives and local wellness team.

  • Assists in the management of the workers' compensation program including claims monitoring and administration, report generation, and communication with employees, managers, insurance carriers, medical staff for litigated/non-litigated claims.

  • Partner with management and others on the investigation of incidents, including “near-misses” to identify root causes and corrective/preventive actions.

  • Perform industrial hygiene activities such as air and noise monitoring as well as respiratory protection fit tests and training.

  • Work with others to evaluate hazardous conditions and practices, including managing Job Hazzard Analysis (JHA’s) to develop and implement hazard control practices and programs.

  • Develop and implement strategic solutions that will support management's efforts to improve and maintain compliance and best practices including leading the lockout/tagout and other essential EHS programs.

  • Research industry “Best-Practices” to ensure world class leadership in EHS&S.

  • Data Management responsibilities include EHS CAPA tracking, waste documentation, regulatory submittals, and others as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of EHS and Worker’s Compensation rules and regulations

  • Ability to work both independently and on a team.

  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.

  • Self-motivated, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Good communication, written and oral skills

  • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to handle a broad range of tasks simultaneously and priorities and work cross-functionally in a highly-matrixed environment.

  • Working knowledge of medical products industry preferred

  • Experience with ISO14001 preferred.

  • CSP preferred.


1) Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Safety, Engineering or related field required

2) Minimum of 1 year of related experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Our products and therapies touch the lives of millions of people around the world every day, which is why we are focused on transformative innovations that bring smarter, more personalized care to all of us. For 87 years and counting, we have been at the critical intersection where the ideas that save and sustain lives meet the providers who make it all happen. And now, we are determined to realize our boldest opportunities to transform global healthcare for years to come.