EHSS Specialist

EHSS Specialist

Corporate Functions Bothell, Washington


Position at Seagen

Seagen is a global, multi-product biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing transformative cancer medicines. As the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology, we pioneered a new generation in the science of harnessing antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. Seagen's dedication to improving the lives of cancer patients goes beyond science, and we believe that every employee has a role in contributing to this mission. By working together with a shared dedication and diverse perspectives, we  are able to  reach our full potential and make a real difference in the world. Seagen is a fast-growing company and has an abundance of opportunities available for you to grow your career. Put your passion to work at Seagen and join us!


The EHSS Specialist will work directly with functional area and the EHSS Operations Team. The Specialist will be responsible for partnering with staff from R&D, Manufacturing and other sites as needed, to promote a strong EHSS culture, execute company EHSS policies and programs, and ensure compliance to all applicable local, state, regional and/or federal regulations. This position requires a high degree of flexibility and basic EHSS program knowledge.

Translates and integrates company and functional strategies into tactical plans and guidelines.  This position will work closely with Research Associates, Scientists, and REF staff to identify and resolve research and operational needs. 

Assist in compliance with all federal, regional, state, and local EHSS regulations. Support the EHSS site leads and provide EHSS customer support. Follow and implement all management system requirements, including adherence to standards.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist the site leads in the overall development, evaluation, administration, and implementation of EHSS policies and programs.
  • Implements and administers the Seagen hazardous chemical waste program
  • Oversees the onsite hazardous waste services contract for hazardous waste collection, shipment, and laboratory/equipment decontamination, as well as other services as required
  • Assists in the development and deployment of hazardous materials response plans, training, and preparedness activities
  • Prepares monthly wastewater reports for manufacturing facility and serves as primary point of contact for wastewater permitting activities
  • Serves as key contact for transportation and shipment of hazardous materials and wastes in accordance with DOT and IATA standards
  • Maintains the Hazardous Materials and Emergency Response training plans to ensure timely completion and accurate record keeping of training records
  • Maintains current and accurate records to support the dangerous waste, biomedical waste, and universal waste programs
  • Implements program for monitoring and disposal of high-hazard chemicals used in chemistry labs
  • Develops and leads program for laboratory/equipment decontamination services
  • Represents Seagen during EHSS regulatory inspections and preparing regulatory reports including annual dangerous waste reports, annual pollution prevention plans, and EPCRA Tier II reports
  • Supports the Radiation Safety and X-Ray Safety Programs as needed for waste management, routine surveys, and inspections
  • Participates in the safety committee inspection program
  • Works within  team  to ensure the health and safety training program meets or exceeds regulatory requirements; may develop and present safety training within scope of the position responsibility and individual expertise
  • Supports the EHSS program through monitoring of EHSS inbox, participation in the monthly facility safety inspections, accurate and timely management of all EHSS records, and other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Safety, or Biology plus 2 years of experience in Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability, or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years managing hazardous waste in a laboratory or similar setting
  • Strong understanding of Chemical and Biological development (GMP and non-GMP) and laboratory operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior biotech experience desired
  • Previous experience and current training for RCRA Dangerous Waste (WAC 173-303) and DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-177)
  • 40-hour HAZWOPR initial and current refresher training
  • Familiar with pertinent international, federal, state, and local regulatory requirements
  • Must be able to achieve results with limited direction and guidance, demonstrating independent judgment in selecting options for obtaining solutions to overcome challenges
  • Organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills and self-motivation are required
  • Some after-hours and weekend work may be required

As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit .

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, Seagen requires that all  newly-hired  employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state, and local law.


Salary Range
$90,000.00 - 130,000.00
per Year
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Bothell, WA 98011, US
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