Thermo Fisher Scientific Sr. Manager Facilities (EH&S & Security) in Canoga Park, California

Job Description

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

The Senior Manager, Facilities (EH&S & Security) holds the overall supervisory management responsibility for equipment and building maintenance, safety and security activities within a GMP environment. The role will report directly to the Senior Director of Operations and assist with on-going facility and team related responsibilities, including, but not limited to: expense and capital management, establishing departmental metrics and reporting, hiring and developing team members, establishing and managing business continuity plans and others duties as assigned. As a key member of the Ops Leadership Team will help to develop and implement programs to instill a strong, meaningful safety culture at the Transplant Diagnostic Division.



  • Oversees and supports facilities planning, design of construction, and installation of new and existing facilities and equipment

  • Manages complex projects in parallel; both technical and business related ensuring schedules and budget goals are met

  • Assists in value engineering assessments and contractor management

  • Manages the full array of costs associated with maintenance of equipment and facilities, including both the services performed in-house and services contracted to suppliers and service providers

  • Continually assess appropriateness of existing base facilities systems (DI water, HVAC, Exhausts, abatement systems, bulk gases, process vacuum, etc.) in meeting current and future process requirements

  • Develops and manages programs to improve the performance of critical facilities systems through the use of FMEA’s, Out of Control Action plan techniques & 5S+ programs

  • Continuously provides Role Model Leadership with accountability for team member development and insuring superior service levels by the Team while working to promote cross-functional collaboration

  • Develops and implements effective metrics and functional performance measurement methods

  • Serves as the organizational “owner” of the Building Management System (BMS) and equipment monitoring systems, and is accountable for the on-going Quality Management System and GMP compliance related to those monitoring and control Systems

  • Manages the engagement and performance of contractors and suppliers who support equipment and facilities activities Inter-acts with TDX Sourcing to control costs and terms of such engagements in ways that limit risk and insure safe delivery of full value in services provided

  • Provides oversight of work performed by contractors and providers of equipment and facilities services, including on-going inspection of work in process

  • Maintains complete equipment, building, and infrastructure documentation including up-to-date drawings, specifications, operating instructions, and maintenance records

Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S):

  • Demonstrates working with all regulatory agencies including Cal-OSHA, EPA, TSCA, TCEQ, PROFEPA regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Manages a Site EHS Team within a cross functional Facilities Team environment with a global knowledge and experience

  • Establishes culture of excellence in Safety and prevention of time loss and OSHA recordable

  • Engages the team and the site to make Safety first and foremost


  • Establishes overall security program including but not limited to badging systems and control, security camera locations and maintenance, and securing entry ways

  • Manages security personnel and service contract - setting expectation for duties, responses and routine surveillances

  • Ensures security to all our assets on a daily basis

  • Establishes from ground up the programs and systems for security at the current locations and the new facilities


  • Interfaces with site senior leaders and managers concerning operational issues and changes in the plant

  • Manages all site services, EH&S activities, security, space planning & soft services provision

  • Works closely with the broader TDX Team to continually reduce the net facilities cost base across all facilities spend categories

  • Develops and mentors the team, managing staff through change objectives and reviewing performance on a regular basis

  • Encourages a continuous improvement environment and applying that on a daily basis

  • Realizes cost savings where appropriate

  • Effective and timely interfacing with all organizations

  • Develops and manages the Facilities, EH&S, and Security department budget

  • Adhere to the principles of Role Model Leadership and adherence to the Thermo Fisher Scientific 4-I Values

This role may require response or attention on a 24/7 basis due to emergency needs for Facilities, EH&S, and Security.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited university

  • 10 years of experience in managing site level Facilities, EHS, and/or Security teams through all phases of physical plant operation and administration in compliance with federal, state and local regulations/permits including operating in an ISO 13485 environment

  • 6 years of management experience and proven leadership abilities with a strong commitment

  • Proficient in dispatching work to team members and managing accountability for service delivery

  • Experienced in managing a site/facility move, expansion or greenfield build from planning to commissioning

  • Experienced in developing/monitoring EHS Management, Building Management Systems, and Security Programs

  • Strong knowledge of BSL2 and blood borne pathogen environments and ensure laboratories and work spaces adhere to all appropriate regulations and precautions

  • Strong knowledge with Chemical, Hazardous, and Biological Waste Disposal and containment

  • Strong strategic management skills, especially in utilizing systems based approaches to problem solving

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders

  • Ability to build consensus and oversee tactical execution

  • Clearly communicates strategy, vision and tactics to team members, both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of taking a site through VPP Start certification

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today

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

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