Overview of Role

ZwitterCo is seeking an experienced EHS Manager for a collaborative role in a rapidly expanding cleantech startup. Candidates with strong leadership qualities and a track record of fostering excellent safety cultures in fast-paced R&D and growth environments are particularly encouraged to apply.


The EHS Manager will take responsibility for the execution of a top-tier safety and environmental protection program across the company’s operating units. Working closely with the co-founders and leadership team, the EHS Manager will foster a ‘shared responsibility’ safety culture where all team members see themselves as an integral part of a safe work environment. The EHS Manager will report directly to the CTO/co-founder.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage day-to-day execution of ZwitterCo’s EHS Program, including new chemical approvals, amendments to job hazard analyses and/or SOP’s, and responses to team-identified potential safety hazards and near misses
  • Serve as chair of EHS Committee and facilitate the formulation of EHS policy with the leadership team
  • Develop and maintain training materials and schedules of training requirements for different job roles
  • Manage hazardous waste streams and provide oversight for timely management of hazardous waste
  • Recruit and train additional EHS staff if and when necessary, based on workload

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree. Professional training and work experience will be more significant for this role than education.  Additional qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in EHS roles with progressive responsibility
  • 5+ years of experience with chemistry/materials science labs and/or operations
  • Ongoing professional development concerning EHS topics, such as chemical hygiene, HAZWOPER, OSHA regulation, etc.
  • Familiarity with environmental permitting for laboratory and manufacturing facilities (wastewater, VOC, etc) - experience with Massachusetts is a plus
  • Experience with manufacturing operations a significant plus
  • Startup experience is valuable, but most important is the ability to manage a strong, but low friction, EHS program in a fast-paced environment with both R&D and manufacturing operations

Schedule, Travel, Compensation, and Location

This is a full-time position. ZwitterCo’s lab is located in Woburn, MA.

Travel for this role is expected to be 10% or lower, primarily to support field operations through site inspections and wellness visits. Our current operations also have activity at a site Ayer, MA, through the end of 2022.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and include a benefits package and company equity.

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