EHS Manager - #197499

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)

Date: 04/08/2021 20:00 PM

City: Coralville, Iowa

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives

Job Title: EHS Manager

Location: Coralville, IA

Purpose statement:

The Manager of Environmental, Health, & Safety is responsible for oversight and implementation of all Environmental Health, Safety and related regulatory requirements to ensure compliance, identify EHS gaps, and reduce risks at all IDT facilities in Coralville, IOWA

Essential Functions:

Perform and oversee all responsibilities of an EHS Manager

Organize the daily workflow, with help of the Danaher Business Systems (DBS) methods, in the EHS department and monitor the daily operations of the department

Manages, implements and monitors safety & regulatory programs and policies

Including, but not limited to:

Completes all regulatory reporting requirements (Fire, OSHA, EPA, DNR)

Maintains the Chemical Inventory/Hazardous Materials Business Plan

Regulatory matrix

Maintains all necessary permits for Environmental and Regulatory Compliance

Troubleshoot equipment/system problems related to safety encountered and submit

and follow up on work orders when necessary

Ensures compliance in all aspects of a broad-based industrial hygiene program, including (but not limited to) indoor/outdoor air quality, laboratory safety (occupational exposures), medical surveillance, and respiratory protection

Perform/oversee the communication/awareness of safety and environmental management in the company

Communicate job expectations and performance standards to employees within the department

Delegate tasks or responsibilities to employees; use effective methods to monitor and review progress

Facilitate the preparation and reporting of department metrics and performance measures

Oversee the training program for new and existing employees; identify training gaps and optimal methods for monitoring and measuring training effectiveness

Assist in the interview and hiring process

Contribute to and write performance evaluations for members of the staff

Assist in administering annual performance evaluations

Assist in approval, denial and tracking of vacation / compensation day requests and timecards

Recommend and validate any disciplinary actions as such actions and evidence warrants

Interface with Regulatory Officials {Fire Marshall, OSHA, EPA & BLDG department) as needed. Lead all inspection activities

Organize and Chair the Safety committee

Promote a work environment that provides a positive and rewarding employee experience

Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA Technologies experience to customers and other business associates

Performs other duties as assigned by the Global EHS Director


Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field required

Completion of 40-Hour Spill Response Training, preferred

Professional Experience:

Minimum of three years of Environmental, Safety, and Health and/or relevant experience as a Shift Leader, Group Leader or prior related experience required

Working knowledge of Air compliance and DNR is required

Working knowledge of all local, state and federal regulatory requirements required

Working knowledge of IDT’s Safety and Regulatory Programs and Policies preferred

Working knowledge of ISO 9001 & ISO140001. Completion of ISO 140001 Internal Auditor Training is preferred

Other Job Qualifications

Demonstrated proficiency in time, organization, and project management

Demonstrated ability to initiate action to resolve problems and improve processes

Detailed knowledge of essential function and job duties assigned to other EHS positions

Excellent communication skills / Ability to interact in a professional manner with public officials, employees and all levels of management

Must have excellent computer skills which includes knowledge of the Internet and MS Office (e.g. word, excel, power point…)

Ability to maintain confidentiality on all issues related to the position

Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job

Proven experience working collaboratively across a global function as well as independently, making sound decisions with minimal supervision

Adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure

Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers

Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity

Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

Adaptability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace

Travel Requirements

Seldom travel (up to 5-10% of time) is expected

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

Visual Acuity:

Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors

Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment

Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer

What We Offer:

Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

10 Paid Holidays

Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

401(k) with Company Match

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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