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(Archived) Environment, Health and Safety Senior Associate

Last Updated: 11/24/20

Job Description

Job Overview

The Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Senior Associate will develop and maintain EHS programs for Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research & Development (VMRD) in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and in accordance with Zoetis policies and guidelines. These programs are designed to minimize the impact of site operations on the surrounding community and to ensure a safe, compliant workplace for the site’s employees, contingent workers and guests.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor and investigate work areas, practices, and processes to identify and control potentially hazardous conditions, materials, and behaviors.
  • Gather and/or research hazard and risk assessment data on materials, equipment and work processes.
  • Maintain knowledge of regulatory requirements and internal Zoetis EHS requirements pertaining to all areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging regulatory developments and proactively assess the impact on the site.
  • Complete required and recommended training for the role and seek out additional training and best practices to improve program compliance and enhance program effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate and report the status and impact of EHS programs via training sessions, meetings and presentations.
  • Be highly engaged as a VMRD EHS Team member and be fully accountable for assigned team deliverables. Organize and prioritize work schedule to meet project and task deadlines.
  • Provide instructor-led EHS-related training to new employees and contingent workers. Contribute to the creation of new or updated site-specific training content as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an EHS-related field, engineering, or a similar technical discipline is required.
  • Minimum of 5 years direct full-time EHS experience.
  • Must have knowledge of key EHS subject matter, including the regulations and company policies covering this subject matter.
  • EHS-specific experience working within a large, multi-faceted R&D laboratory environment is highly desired.
  • Must have relevant experience and demonstratable knowledge in at least 2 of the following areas:
    • Biological Safety
    • Radiological Safety
    • Laboratory Safety
    • Waste Management
    • Air Emissions Regulations
    • Waste Water Regulations
  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g., CIH, CSP, PE, QEP, CHMM) are highly desired.
  • Must have proven track record of good decision making and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Candidates must be able to manage emergency situations often under stressful conditions.
  • The ability to use hearing, respiratory and eye protection is required.

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at [Register to View] to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of [Register to View] In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Company Details


Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.