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Senior EHS Specialist

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Roseville, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.

The Senior Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist will work to create and enforce a culture of safety and implement programs, policies, and assessments to ensure compliance with local, federal, and internal safety regulations and policies. The Specialist will hold the position of Safety Officer and lead the Safety Committee.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Safety Officer and lead the Safety Committees.
  • Develop, conduct, and track training of employees on EHS programs.
  • Maintain EHS records, licenses and reporting to local, state, and federal organizations in compliance with regulations.
  • Develop and support implementation of safety policies, procedures, and programs.
  • Conduct job hazard analysis. Recommend preventative/corrective actions.
  • Inspect facilities to identify EHS risks. Recommend preventative/corrective actions.
  • Ensure safety data sheets are maintained and readily available.
  • Conduct incident investigations and assist in corrective actions.
  • Manage hazardous waste disposal programs.
  • Coordinate safety and environmental audits and testing.
  • Support capital facility expansion and renovation projects.
  • Manage relations with safety related service providers and vendors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in EHS or related discipline.
  • 5+ years of professional experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a regulated industry. Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, or other regulated laboratory related industry experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State Regulatory requirements (OSHA, DOT, EPA)

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base salary is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package and is determined using a salary range. The base salary range for this role is $80,000 to $87,000, which is the reasonable estimate of the base compensation for this role. The actual amount paid may differ based on non-discriminatory factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, education and primary work location. Additional compensation for this role will be provided based on competitive annual incentive compensation targets in the form of an annual bonus - payouts are based on individual and company performance.

Benefits for this role include comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision) with a premium differential, inverse to base salary, to be paid by employees, a 401k plan and company match, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellness benefits, reimbursement for certain tuition expenses, 40 hours of sick time, vacation time for full time employees to accrue up to 150 hours in the first four (4) years of employment, and 187.50 hours in the fifth (5th) year of employment as well as 12 to 13 paid holidays per year. We are proud to offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave, learn more about the parental leave offering in our benefits package here.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace.


Roseville, Minnesota