Integrated DNA Technologies

Manager of Environmental Health & Safety

1 month ago
# of Openings
Environmental, Health & Safety
M-F 40 Hour Week (United States of America)


The Manager oversees the daily operations of the Environmental Health & Safety department by directing EHS activities for IDT’s Coralville locations and assisting with activities at IDT’s U.S. facilities as needed.


Essential Functions:

  • Supervise and direct the Environmental Health & Safety staff which would include employee hiring, training, evaluations and discipline.
  • Ensure facility-wide compliance with OSHA, EPA and other regulatory requirements; and IDT EHS Policies
  • Preform document and training administrative tasks in the Electronic Quality Management System, including Develops, implements and delivers EHS training program and documents; and maintains appropriate EHS records.
  • Serve as Training Coordinator for all Coralville EHS documents and training within the EQMS.
  • Manage EHS supplies and equipment inventory and preventive maintenance/inspections
  • Perform inspections and testing at all Coralville facilities (OSHA/EPA compliance). Included but not limited to EHS monthly inspections sampling, air testing, chemical inventories, etc.
  • Participate in and help manage Hazardous Materials Spill Response teams and training programs
  • Oversee the Medical Emergency Response Team and First Aid/AED/CPR programs
  • Manage all OSHA reporting and worker’s compensation cases for all of IDT Inc.
  • Coordinate with the Sustainability Committee and participate in sustainability projects/programs. Monitor and report KPI to sustainability committee on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain required certifications / attend required EHS-related training
  • Maintain confidential information in compliance with regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participate in voluntary audits and regulatory visits.
  • Work with and assist other EHS department members.
  • Help develop and deliver employee outreach programs and materials (quarterly newsletter, annual EHS family event, etc.)
  • Maintain chemical inventories for various departments on all Coralville campuses.
  • Oversee the authoring, revision and maintenance of IDT safety data sheets, including administrating SDS authoring software.
  • Manage master file of safety data sheets for all chemicals used and produced at IDT facilities.
  • Ensure compliance in all aspects of a broad-based industrial hygiene program, including (but not limited to) indoor air quality, laboratory safety (occupational exposures), medical surveillance, and respiratory protection.
  • Give technical guidance relative to material safety data sheets interpretation.
  • Participate in the oversight and auditing of the Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)
  • Oversee the EHS Committee and run all committee/sub-committee meetings.
  • Coordinate with external agencies as part of emergency planning and EHS program maintenance, or in response to inspections or audits
  • Travel between Coralville locations and other IDT locations as needed. Travel occasionally to attend training, meeting, and conference as needed.
  • Manage document and record retention programs for EHS.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.



  • Associate’s degree (related to EHS) with at least 6 years EHS experience in a manufacturing/industrial setting or Bachelor’s degree (related to EHS) with at least 4 years EHS experience in a manufacturing/industrial setting required

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 4 years EHS experience in a manufacturing or industrial setting required
  • Minimum of 2 years EHS experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical setting required
  • Minimum of 6 years workers compensation claim management experience required
  • Training, inspection, and auditing experience required
  • Red Cross (or equivalent) CPR/AED/First Aid Certified Trainer required
  • Certified Safety Professional preferred 

Other Job Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, online training development, and Sharepoint
  • Proficiency with Maintenance Connection or similar computerized maintenance management system
  • Ability to multitask and self-direct
  • Ability to lead both internal/external department teams
  • 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.
  • 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.

Travel Requirements

  • Seldom travel (up to 5% of time) is expected.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exert up to 50-100lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50lbs of force frequently

Frequent (34-66% of work day)

  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.
  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.

Occasional (33% or less of work day)

  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.
  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

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.

Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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