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Health and Safety Coordinator

LocationVancouver, British Columbia
Job ID R0001862 Date posted 06/22/2019

Job Description Summary

The Health and Safety Coordinator in the Facilities department is responsible for supporting STEMCELL’s Health and Safety program and its ongoing facilitation, maintenance and administration activities, in addition to fulfilling back-up reception services. This role will promote organizational health and safety performance within STEMCELL’s facilities. This is a maternity fixed term 18 month cover.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Maintain and track progress for ongoing projects and deliverables for the Safety team.

  • Update and maintain the Safety calendar.

  • Assist the preparation safety statistics and metrics.

  • Maintain the lab coat inventory and assist managing the 3rd party vendor relationship.

  • Prepare minutes of Health and Safety meetings and action statements, including distribution and following up.

  • Review and direct incoming email correspondence in the Safety inbox and bring them to the attention of the appropriate Safety team member.

  • Send out general safety related communications and correspondence to users.

  • Maintain, organize, and improve the electronic filing system for the Safety team.

  • Maintain the OHS intraWEB page.

  • Update Safety posters.

  • Facilitate closure of safety requests and actions as required.

  • Manages the ergonomic requests, equipment inventory and distributes equipment when required.

  • Arrange and enroll employees in training courses, including Transport of Dangerous Goods and Occupational First Aid.

  • Maintain corporate safety training database and records.

  • Distributes departmental safety reports as requested.

  • Liaise with safety vendors.

  • Coordinate first aid room inventory supplies as needed.

  • Maintain and update SDS’s database.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

  • Participate in continuous improvement projects of the OHS program.


  • Support and backup reception as required.

  • Greet visitors and manage visitor/delivery logs.

  • Issue and track temporary employee ID badges.

  • Arrange mail and couriers; sort mail.

  • Print and post meeting rooms schedules.

  • Maintain inventories of paper, kitchen supplies, and office supplies.

  • Facilitate entry of routine third party service contractors at STEMCELL buildings.

  • Support the coordination of reception services at multiple sites.

  • Act as Evacuation Director when at W7th front desk.


  • A post-secondary diploma required. BSc preferred.
  • 2-6  years previous reception or administrative support or customer service experience.

  • The ideal candidate will have a general knowledge related to occupational health and safety.

  • Technically astute with advanced knowledge of MS Office and G Suite.

  • Excellent communication, superior typing skills combined with excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Demonstrated initiative and organizational skills, with keen attention to detail.

  • Exceptional time management skills accompanied by good judgment in order to prioritize, multi-task and work independently.

  • Creative problem solver and positive, can-do attitude.

  • Maintains an advanced degree of confidentiality along with excellent judgement and discretion.

  • Builds strong cross-functional relationships between other departments.

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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