EHS Specialist

in Houston, TX

EHS Specialist Job

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  • Job Location

    Houston, TX, US

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    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 5 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.


An EHS professional who applies established EHS principles, practices, regulations and internal standards, interacts with customers and is solutions-minded in completing EHS assignments.


•Project Management: · Plans and conducts assigned projects. Coordinates and monitors activities/projects. Assists planning and monitoring status of implementation for those assigned to project. Makes judgments regarding quality of implementation. Facilitates the definition of a project scope with stakeholders. Estimates and coordinates resources needed to accomplish assigned individual tasks. Jointly responsible for achieving the project’s EHS targets in support of business objectives.

•Technical: Applies technical knowledge/skills to EHS programs and systems. Benchmarks internally across the organization. Participates and/or assists other professionals and management in the application of standard EHS theories, concepts, and techniques. Investigates and performs analysis. Reports findings. Prepares and communicates recommendations and action plans.

•Problem Solving/Innovation: Interprets problems/recommends solutions. Analyzes patterns/trends, interprets data and makes recommendations. Make suggestions to improve methods/designs/processes. Recognizes and implements good ideas/innovations. consistently generates/adopts original solutions to problems and reduces them to practices.

•Organizational Interface: Establishes contacts with immediate supervisor, project leaders, and other professionals. Prepares written communication. Conveys information effectively through formal and informal documents and meetings with team members, both internal and external to Abbott, using appropriate communication protocols, e.g. develops proposals. conducts reviews. provides audience targeted content. prepares project summaries. Obtains approval to proceed with proposed action plans. Contributes willingly and incorporates the ideas of others. shares resources, knowledge, and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business, understands own limitations. Establish and build relationships, good communication and ensure stakeholder satisfaction. Initiates and cultivates open, professional relationships with stakeholders by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of others’ needs, promoting common goals, and following through on commitments.

•Compliance: Supports compliance with all applicable regulations and internal standards. Assists in the identification of potential EHS risks and consequences of new and modified processes/systems/regulations and takes appropriate action. Stays current on changing technical requirements, regulations and internal/external standards. Generates and communicates EHS performance data. Responsible for achieving or contributing towards EHS targets.

•Additional Responsibilities: Develops and maintains procedures and standards. Coordinates with technical support personnel to conduct EHS assessments. Directs the efforts of others such as technicians and outside resources. Performs tasks such as assisting in the completion of Requests for Capital Expenditures (RCEs), EHS checklists, project scope documents, risk assessments, etc. Assists in the resolution of EHS problems. Provides training.



Bachelors Degree In EHS, Occupational Health, Engineering, Science, Nursing or closely related discipline is desired.

☒an equivalent combination of education and work experience

EHS, Sciences, or Engineering Degree preferred


Minimum 2 years

Relevant experience. Professional certification(s) desirable. Demonstrate competencies within the following; Set Vision & Strategy, Anticipate, Innovate, Build and Deliver Results.

Technical experience plus demonstrated competence.

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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • regulation compliance support
  • occupational health
  • project management
  • technical support
  • project scope definition

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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