EH&S Technician

1 month ago
Job ID
# of Openings
Safety & Environment
San Luis Obispo

Job Description

Promega Biosciences is seeking an energetic person to assist in our Environmental, Health and Safety department.

This is a part-time position, no more than 20 hours a week. Anticipated start in December or January.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the EH&S manager with the more routine administrative, testing, recording, and reporting duties related to the company’s environmental, occupational health and safety programs to help ensure: 1) a safe and healthy workplace and 2) compliance with local, state and national regulatory agencies and with corporate guidelines.


A successful candidate will have the following:

  1. Completed college course work towards a degree in a scientific, engineering, environmental, industrial, or related field.
  2. Highly organized and strong attention to detail with the ability to work in an environment with multiple short-term deadlines, frequent interruptions, and changing priorities.
  3. Must enjoy the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and will learn quickly when facing new problems.
  4. Strong computer skills, including intermediate level knowledge of MS Office programs.
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Willingness to get hands dirty, utilizing basic tools and performing general maintenance activities in labs and warehouses.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with or around hazardous chemicals.
  • Experience and knowledge of laboratory environment.
  • Experience working with SAP.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist with documentation for EH&S programs such as HAZCOM, incident reports, laboratory inspections, exposure testing, workplace hazard assessments, PPE programs, waste minimization, air emissions, and more.
  • Manage hazardous waste process from initial labeling of waste containers to preparing for off-site shipment per DOT regulations, including the operation of a forklift to move drums.
  • Maintain Safety Data Sheet database.
  • Perform various facility inspections including eyewash and showers, fire extinguishers, and laboratory fume hood flow rate evaluations per Cal/OSHA requirements.
  • Manage first aid and other safety supplies.
  • Research environmental, health, and safety standards and regulations
  • Perform storm water observations, inspections, sampling, and reporting.
  • Monitor and report on Proposition 65 updates.
  • Assist with coordination of safety training for employees
  • Utilize SAP to create purchase orders and generate reports for regulatory agencies.
  • Manage EH&S website, newsletter, safety bulletin board.


Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to move about the building, up stairs, chemical storage rooms, and through laboratories, while performing the tasks described above.
  2. Must be able to stand for moderate periods of time.
  3. Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
  4. Must be able to stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, push and pull, climb stairs and ladders on an occasional basis.
  5. Must be able to identify and distinguish colors.
  6. Requires corrected vision for near (within 20 cm) and far (greater than 3m) activities.
  7. Must be able to use a computer.
  8. Must be able to wear appropriate personal safety equipment.


Company Info:


Promega Biosciences, located in San Luis Obispo, blends innovative research in chemistry with excellence in manufacturing to meet the rapidly changing needs of the scientific community. We synthesize and manufacture essential reagents to help Promega succeed as a life science leader.


Our areas of expertise include synthesis, process design and scale-up, and commercial manufacturing (grams to kilograms) of modified luciferins and coelenterazines. These pro-bioluminescent products aid in life science research. We bring pride, passion, and purpose to our work and the products we provide.


Promega Biosciences offers its employees a work environment that encourages creativity, work-life balance, and personal and professional growth. We support community involvement and are committed to being good stewards and reducing our impact on the environment. Promega fosters a positive, fun, and warm family culture. To learn more about our values, please visit our Corporate Responsibility website.

Our San Luis Obispo facility is at the heart of California’s beautiful central coast. San Luis Obispo is a destination for wine aficionados, nature lovers, and pleasure-seekers alike. You might enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean from one of our scenic Nine Sisters, a chain of volcanic peaks that run along the coast. Or, spend a day gallivanting around the many wineries, local boutiques, and renowned restaurants in the area. Proclaimed as the “happiest town in the USA”, our community provides a rich and rewarding place to live and play. To learn more about San Luis Obispo, check out the VisitSLO website.

Diversity is important at Promega. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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