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Abbott Sr. Environmental Health & Safety Specialist in Scarborough, Maine

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

Our location in Scarborough, Maine currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Environmental Health and Safety Specialist .


  • Independently plans and conducts assigned projects;

  • Manages multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines;

  • Facilitates the definition of a project scope with stakeholders;

  • Independently performs feasibility studies related to project alternatives;

  • Develops schedules (with metrics if required) and seeks concurrence from stakeholders;

  • Responsible for achieving the project's targets or deliverables.

  • Maintains project scope, cost and schedule; develops EHS strategy and executes contingency, if necessary.

  • Applies technical knowledge/skills to EHS programs and systems.

  • Anticipates future business/EHS needs and develops new skills as appropriate. Benchmarks internally and externally.

  • Independently executes, and/or directs others in the planning and execution of projects.

  • Designs and leads projects. Reports findings.

  • Prepares and communicates recommendations and respective action plans.

  • Presents technical information in an understandable format to non-technical audiences.

  • Has recognized expertise in theories, principles and analytical tools.

  • Produces value added and cost-effective results.

  • Identifies, analyzes and resolves existing/new EHS challenges.

  • Integrates EHS solutions across the business within regulatory constraints.

  • Conducts investigations and root cause analysis and provides recommendations as appropriate.

  • Develops solutions to a wide range of complex problems where in-depth analysis is required.

  • Anticipates future trends, obstacles and barriers as they relate to technical expertise and develops strategies to address.

  • Interfaces with regulatory agencies, trade groups and peers from similar organizations.

  • Communicate information effectively and in a timely manner with team members.

  • Establishes networks. Is a good listener and open to suggestions; shares resources, knowledge and serves as an EHS expert in cross-functional projects.

  • Builds professional relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Identifies, develops and conducts training based on needs.

  • Prepares and delivers presentations intended to motivate or persuade others to adopt a specific recommendation or course of action.

  • Supports compliance with all applicable regulations and internal standards.

  • Stays current on changing technical requirements, regulations and standards.

  • Identifies potential EHS risks and consequences of new and modified processes/systems/regulations and takes appropriate action.

  • Ensures timeliness and accuracy of required documentation.

  • Is able to identify potential EHS consequences of non-conformance and takes appropriate action.

  • Represents the function during external regulatory inspections and internal audits

  • Analyzes and communicates EHS performance data.

  • Responsible for achieving or contributing towards EHS targets.

  • Develops and maintains procedures and standards.

  • Completes Requests for Capital Expenditures (RCEs) EHS checklist, and prepares project scope documents.

  • Represents EHS on committees, project teams, etc.

  • Assists in the resolution of EHS problems, and crisis situations requiring fast, astute decisions with rapid implementation by utilizing technical training and experience.

  • Directs the efforts and development of others such as technicians and outside resources.

  • Provides mentoring in technical and organizational areas.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in EHS, engineering, science or closely related discipline is desired,

  • 5+ years of EHS and/or operational experience.


  • Masters Degree preferred in EHS or engineering discipline


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority ( Manufacturing roles only )

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled ( Manufacturing roles only )

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com