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Last Updated: 2/21/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

The HSE Consultant located primarily at Kansas City provides oversight for multiple aspects of the site Health, Safety, Environmental, and Loss Prevention at the two sites. The Kansas City site includes the following operations: Manufacturing, Packaging, Warehouse, Engineering/Maintenance, TS/MS, Laboratories, and Office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of Health & Safety programs and training at the 2 sites.
  • Use of risk assessment.
  • Lead towards ‘safety first quality always’ site culture and mindset.
  • Responsibility for:
    • Sites’ industrial hygiene program.
    • Sites’ chemical exposure assessment and hazard communication programs.
    • Sites’ first aid/bloodborne pathogens programs.
    • Responsibility for sites’ compliance to applicable regulations and internal company standards.
    • Sustainability of HSE programs.
    • Regulatory documentation according to legal and corporate requirements.
  • Implement action items according to the annual HSE Plan; assist with development of HSE Plan items.
  • Technical support and oversight to site regarding HSE and loss prevention regulations (daily operations and projects).
  • Assistance with backup support to environmental program management.
  • Auditing (internal and external)
  • Change Management
  • Injury/illness management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Strong cross functional partnership and communication with QA/QC, TS/MS, Engineering, Financial, Regulatory, Operations, and site leadership.
  • Benchmarking with other sites to learn and apply best practices.
  • May include cross training in engineering functions, including contractor safety coordination, site security, and work order administration.

Basic Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HSE or Safety Related Field or High School Diploma with 4 years 'experience in HSE or Safety Related Field.
  • Experience in health and safety or closely related technical fields.
  • Experience in dealing with health and safety issues.
  • Knowledge and experience in regulated environment (e.g., cGMP or equivalent industrial regulations).
  • Previous experience in developing and delivering high quality employee training.
  • Experience in developing and implementing Safety programs compliant with OSHA requirements.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience with highly potent compounds.
  • Knowledge of all categories of manufacturing compliance management systems- quality, safety, environmental.
  • Experience in waste management and environmental compliance.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials/dangerous goods regulations.
  • Knowledge of the AIHA strategy for assessing and managing exposures.
  • Experience in training.
  • Experience in developing and implementing HSE Programs.
  • HSE Certification(s)

Other Information:

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

  • Completion of Post Offer Exam (POE), Completion of Work Simulation (SIM) or Completion of Administrative Skills Testing if applicable.

  • This position is based in Lenexa (Kansas City area), Kansas 3-4 days/week, but will support our Elanco Elwood, Kansas site 1-2 days per week and is expected to have a strong presence and influence at both locations. Other travel is minimal and involves mostly interaction with other Elanco sites in the U.S.\


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...