The Jackson Laboratory

Manager, Environmental Health & Safety Ops

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2020 5:47 PM)
Job ID
HR, Legal, Safety, and Administrative 


We're seeking a Manager, Environmental Health & Safety Services (EHS) in our Sacramento location!


Working under general supervision, this position is responsible for leading, managing and developing as needed comprehensive environmental, safety and health programs including overall facility safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, radiation safety, biological safety, environmental protection, waste management, and regulatory compliance. This includes a robust in class and on-line employee safety training/education program.  The Manager, EHS will ensure safety personnel in areas of responsibilities follow established procedures and develop/lead proactive customer centric, hands on approach to promoting, fostering and supporting a leadership driven injury free culture in compliance with applicable Laboratory policies and local, state and federal regulations.


  • Lead personnel to deliver effective coverage and support of all environmental and occupational health and safety (EHS) programs in a proactive customer centric manner.
  • Manage current EHS programs for a production and laboratory research based organization with attention towards identifying opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and their successful development, enhancement and implementation as needed.
  • Maintain primary responsibility for hazardous waste management including shipment preparation for chemical and universal wastes, compliance audits, and regulatory compliance.
  • Partner with management leadership to promote a culture of safety, deliver appropriate training, and develop the appropriate metrics to measure effectiveness, including the development and implementation of various emergency response plans.
  • Manage the compliance of EHS programs with applicable Laboratory policies and local, state and federal regulations.


  • BS in Life or Environmental Sciences and 3-5 years relevant experience in a production and research lab based environment, a minimum 2 years of direct supervisory experience preferred.
  • Current certification and training commensurate with a practicing safety professional in environmental health and safety.
  • Current knowledge of federal, state and local safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures and direct hands on exposure to a subset of occupational health and safety programs such as chemical, biosafety, radiation, hazardous waste, fire, construction, environmental, etc.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills including analytical skills for summarizing and presenting data in a logical, clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to successfully execute, manage, prioritize and delegate projects; remain calm and effective in emergency or difficult situations; and to exercise fiscal responsibility in planning, developing and working within budget.

Please submit a cover letter of interest and resume!

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,300 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.


The JAX® Mice, Clinical and Research Services facility is located in Sacramento, the state capital of California.  Sacramento is less than a two-hour drive from San Francisco, Napa Valley, and scenic Lake Tahoe, and a short flight to both Los Angeles and Orange County.  Sacramento is the birthplace of the nation’s Farm to Fork movement, and offers excellent restaurants, gastro-pubs, wineries, theaters, and museums.  Outdoor activities are plentiful: Boating, white water rafting, and riding the scenic bicycle trails are popular.  Housing and other costs of living are more affordable in Sacramento and its surrounding suburbs than in most other neighboring areas in the North Bay, making Sacramento one of the hottest housing markets in the country year after year.


JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!


Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program available to employees and their families.


Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


Employment will require successful completion of references, background check, pre-employment physical, and drug test.


The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.


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