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Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Generalist

Tucson, AZ

At Bayer we’re visionaries, driven to solve the world’s toughest challenges and striving for a world where 'Health for all Hunger for none’ is no longer a dream, but a real possibility.

We’re doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining ‘impossible’. There are so many reasons to join us. If you’re hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there’s only one choice.



The Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Generalist will be responsible for driving Safety, Health and Environment safety programs and culture at the site, ensuring quality and alignment with applicable procedures, policies, and applicable legislation. The successful candidate is also expected to provide leadership for the general culture of the site towards reliable operations in a hearths and minds safety culture.


At Bayer, safety isn’t just about setting rules and following them. It’s understanding the unique value each employee brings to our organization and promoting an environment where everyone’s physical and mental health are valued. We also have great respect for the communities where we live and work and want to be good environmental neighbors.

As a Senior HSE Specialist- you will co-lead these efforts. 


This is a day shift (some weekend work); onsite at our Tucson, AZ - Marana Product Development Center & Greenhouse. For more information about the Marana site; please review this.


The primary responsibilities of this role, HSE Generalist, are to:

  • Lead and drive actions to increase Site culture on HSE. Use data driven analysis to perform decision on strategic paths to improve culture. Lead and develop team members across the sites; mentors, coaches and maintains a healthy working environment. Drive continuous improvement on the management system and safety culture through visible leadership;
  • Acts as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for safety and environmental programs (OSHA, DOH, EPA, etc.) and guide, mentor, train and coach Program Owners and site personnel (~140 EE) to ensure overall compliance of specific safety programs. Ensure the freedom of operation of the site by compliance with legislation and the corporate requirements related to the environment, safety and occupational medicine. Lead HSE compliance audits, inspections, and risk assessments, including participation during corporate audits;
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with multi-disciplinary groups, such as Site Leads, Regional HSE, Site HSE and technical personnel to establish cost effective and appropriate measures to reduce risks, comply with safety and health regulations, and to realize established objectives. Work across teams to oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of site procedures to assure personnel, contractor and facility compliance to regulatory and company requirements;
  • Actively champion the collection, dissemination, and execution of best practices sharing within the site teams and across other applicable sites. Get acquainted to operations and teams at the site, influencing operations and safety to be one. Act as a change agent to effectively identify, communicate, and further evolve continuous improvement efforts with the intent to increase efficiency and reduce risks;
  • Ensure completion of incident investigations, root cause analysis, and trend analysis for incidents, including the identification of corrective actions, tracking actions to completion, and verification of the effectiveness of actions taken;
  • Support preparation of HSE permits and reports to ensure regulatory compliance with the operation and construction of air permits, waste management, worker protection, and Tier II requirements;
  • Provide technical and functional support to capital projects, new equipment purchases, expansions, mergers & acquisitions, divestments, and expense spending related to site improvement plans;
  • Influence key partners in a cross-functional environment to drive results, innovation, and collaboration at multi-functional teams;
  • Collaborate with HSE Coordinators, Specialists and Technicians across the state to ensure compliance, consistency and use of best practices across different Bayer sites. Mentor less experienced Safety technicians and coach employees across the site on basic safety standards;
  • Active participation on programs such as CMR. Participate daily on applicable Tier 1 to 3 to FUP on Safety concerns;
  • Position entails driving a company vehicle. This may include being required to drive greater than 5,000 business miles annually in a personal, pooled, or rented vehicle OR being expected to frequently drive a pooled car as part of your job duties – regardless of mileage.



Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:



  • Minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in an Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene or Safety management, or related field;
  • Prior professional experience related to HSE within the agricultural, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, research, healthcare or chemical Industry;
  • Technical experience and acumen with OSHA, EPA, and State Specific requirements;
  • Working knowledge of OSHA and EPA standards that impact Bayer operations;
  • Outstanding leadership & communication skills including the capability to clearly present information to influence others through oral or written means;
  • Demonstrated decision-making ability & problem-solving skills;
  • Valid driver’s license. For this role you may be asked to drive a Bayer Pool Vehicle. As such, your driving record (MVR) will be reviewed and must meet and maintain guidelines based on the company’s Risk Screening for Drivers.


  • 4 years of progressive, or Master’s degree and two years of professional experience related to HSE within the agricultural, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, research, healthcare or chemical Industry;
  • Experience implementation ISO-like HSE Management Systems;
  • Professional designation (CSP, RSO, CIH, CHMM, etc.);

Domestic relocation assistance may be offered for this role.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 

To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.


Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.


Bayer is an E-Verify Employer.

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