Global EH&S and Facilities Manager in Indianapolis, Indiana at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 10/2/2019

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Job ID: BEC016171

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


This role leads site Facility Maintenance and Environment Health and Safety (EHS); integrating knowledge of current industry technologies with broad understanding of client requirements. Serves an essential role in leading, partnering and supporting business driven technical and strategic initiatives in alignment with the Global Supply Chain operating plan. Additional responsibilities include; complying with GMP/OSHA standards, site EHS programs, overseeing the site Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) certification program, managing the site's Waste Disposal program and overseeing other sites EH&S action plans.
  1. Job Description

  • The major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and drive a global EH&S action plan to position Beckman Life Sciences at the forefront of Danaher operating companies in safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Plan and coordinate all installations (telecommunications, heat, electricity etc.) and refurbishments
  • Manage the upkeep of equipment and supplies to meet health and safety standards
  • Inspect buildings’ structures to determine the need for repairs or renovations
  • Review utilities consumption and strive to minimize costs
  • Supervise all facilities staff (administrative, custodians, technicians, groundskeepers etc.) and external contractors
  • Control activities like parking space allocation, waste disposal, building security etc.
  • Allocate office space according to needs
  • Handle insurance plans and service contracts while managing financial and non-financial records
  • Perform analysis and forecasting
  • Direct complex projects in line with business requirements: Collaborate with internal business resources, client partners and 3rd parties for comprehensive lifecycle support of business critical GMP applications and facility infrastructure.
  • Develop, implement, and communicate policies, procedures and standards while ensuring conformance with regulatory requirements, corporate policies and organizational objectives.
  • Provide leadership to ensure the highest standard of equipment performance are achieved and sustained. This involves establishing a sufficient number of highly-skilled, trained and qualified individuals; providing the tools, facilities, and environment needed for success; implementing efficient processes; and providing appropriate oversight.
  • Promote a culture in which support functions and maintenance/EHS work together to identify and resolve conditions that could negatively impact safety, quality or productivity
  • Develop, implement, and manage site Maintenance/EH&S policies and procedures designed to ensure compliance related to Quality, EHS, Security, Dangerous Goods, Transportation, etc. (FDA, DEA, DOT, OSHA, EPA, etc.) and local regulations.
  • Effectively manage maintenance process that drives lower operational costs through improved uptimes, optimum labor and material spend, and increased equipment lifespan. Creates the right team to drive the process.
  • Responsibilities may include occasional special project work and other duties as assigned by Leadership
  • Leads Lean Operational Excellence initiatives (i. e., Kanban, M1 investigations, etc.) and routinely interacts on the warehouse shop floor with colleagues
  • Implement a strategy that effectively utilizes proactive (preventive and predictive) maintenance/EHS techniques and performance monitoring to detect early degradation and employ timely solution to prevent failure.
  • Lead and mentor 4 direct reports responsible for site maintenance and EHS & ~14 contractors.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Construction Sciences or other applicable field, Environmental Health and Safety or a related field is preferred. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 8 years progressive experience in Facilities and EHS, Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Responsible for identification and timely submission of all applicable site EHS & GMP reporting.
  • Strong understanding of all applicable local, state and federal regulations.
  • Contractor Management experience, PMP certification a plus.
  • Drives and summarizes significant tactical decisions and prepares and presents communications for Senior Management.
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Life Safety and Fire Protections Systems. Commercial property experience, project management or new construction experience is a plus.
  • Strong technical knowledge and skilled at troubleshooting including HVAC, fire alarms and suppression systems, pumps, valves, motors, switches, timers and controls is a must.
  • Administrative experience, organizational ability, supervisory skills, demonstrated communicative ability, both orally and in writing. Proficient in report writing.
  • Motivated individual with strong self-directed capabilities as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to function in an environment of constant change and competing priorities.
  • Knowledge of Operational Excellence methodologies and tools. Lean / Six Sigma certifications are a plus.

  •  Position requires on-call availability to address support functions for the site. This includes evenings and weekends on a routine basis. Some lifting of up to 40 lbs. may be required on occasion. Physically able to walk 320,000 sq. ft facility.
  • Travel for meetings and training as required. 
  • Overtime hours are required as needed. Position requires on-call availability to address support functions for the site. This includes evenings and weekends on a routine basis. Travel for meetings and training as required.

My name is Janice Ceresa and I am the recruiter assigned to this role. 

Please apply online if you have any question please contact me

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