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Dangerous Goods Specialist
Job ID:  80395BR
Location: US - Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh, PA. May consider other locations near a major airport or a Thermo Fisher Scientific Distribution Center for the right candidate.

Job Description:
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 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. 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advanced classification of dangerous goods for transportation.
  • Review of catalog and non-catalog items as part of the new product introduction process using SpringCM, daily morning reports, or excel files.
  • Tracking process metrics and statistical analysis.
  • Develops Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, tools, and/or job aids to improve dangerous goods compliance within CCG.
  • Solves problems and implements process improvements.
  • Supports other teams within Legal/Regulatory Affairs, as needed.
  • Drives continuous improvement by focusing on root cause and implementing countermeasures to reduce dangerous goods frustrated shipments.
  • Reviews and prepares Hazardous Materials Security Plans for CCG distribution centers.
  • Drafts and or communicates regulatory updates to CCG Supply Chain and other affected personnel.
  • Develops and/or updates dangerous goods training programs using PowerPoint, BrainShark, or other tools.
  • Provides regulatory consulting support to other business units.
  • Responds to CHEMTREC inquiries.
  • Performs onboarding training for Sales and other groups within CCG as needed.
  • Performs dangerous goods auditing and audit reports at CCG distribution centers.
  • Delivers in-person dangerous goods function specific training at CCG distribution centers.
  • Monitors, interprets and communicates International, Federal, and State notices of new proposed and final regulations and industry standards for Dangerous Goods and their applicability to CCG.
  • Receives regulatory and industry news and updates from DGAC, COSTHA, or other sources and shares applicable topics with the group.
  • Supports facilities during regulatory inspections.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or other science/engineering field, i.e. Environmental Science or Safety Science. May consider less experience if coupled with a Master's degree.
  • Minimum 2 years in a technical, scientific, training, or regulatory position Must have basic knowledge of chemistry Demonstrated public speaking ability Must have clear and concise verbal skills along with strong written communication skills Excellent skills with MS Office products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook Willingness to perform routine transactional work Ability to travel up to 20% Ability to lift up to 50 lbs Preferred Skills:
  • Experience developing a training program and training adult learners DOT Certified, IATA Certified, IMDG Certified, CHMM or CDGP Credential

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

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.

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Seeking Employment

Joseph Beason
10318 South Otter Trail Drive
South Jordan UT 84009

OOCL (USA) Inc., South Jordan, Utah (1998 to 2018)

  • *Regional Export Services Manager- South Jordan, Utah (2016 to 2018) – Responsible for a team of 12 Customer Service Representatives and supervisors who would take about 200 bookings daily. Regularly interact with customers in order to understand their needs and how we could meet their expectations and onboarding requirements. Outline company objectives and policies to subordinate supervisors and frontline staff. Coordinate with other departments and functions as needed for any distressed cargo.
  • *North America Safety Security Officer- South Jordan, UT (2015 to 2018) – OOCL North America CTPAT Officer. Responsible for OOCL’s global CTPAT recertification audit by Customs. First point of contact with Customs and the CTPAT program. Assisted our Canadian team with the Partners In Protection program, Maintain OOCL’s North American Security Plan. Monitor and record incidents in order to apply best practices to avoid future incidents. First Point of contact (24/7) for any CTPAT related concerns.
  • *North America Project Cargo Manager-South Jordan, Utah (2015 to 2018) - Responsible for establishing and maintaining OOCLs North American Project Cargo guidelines and procedures. Managed a team of two located in Salt Lake City. First point of contact (24/7) for any incident with a Project Cargo shipment while under OOCLs control. Assisted customers with shipment planning.
  • *North America DG Manager-San Ramon, California; Lisle, Illinois; South Jordan, Utah (2002 to 2018) – Responsible for establishing and maintaining OOCLs North American Dangerous Goods guidelines and procedures. Established and managed a team of 12 located in Charleston, Salt Lake and Shanghai which allowed us to have 18 hours of coverage daily. Provided instructor led Dangerous Goods Training for all Long Beach Container Terminal management and regular union labor. Assisted in the creation of Dangerous Goods Training that was utilized globally within OOCL. Established a program which allowed OOCL to provide on-line Dangerous Goods training free of charge to customers. The team was responsible for up to 30,000 Dangerous Goods shipments annually. Worked directly with our customers to find best the best solutions for their shipments. Find and coordinate resolutions for any distressed shipments. First point of contact (24/7) for any incident with a Dangerous Goods shipment while under OOCLs control. Worked with regulatory and response agencies as needed.
  • East Coast Marine Manager- Staten Island, New York (2000 to 2002) – Responsible for east coast vessel planning team. Vessel and terminal, coordination and scheduling.
  • Vessel Planner- San Ramon, California (1998 to 2000) - Responsible for assigning containers specific positions on the vessel while taking port rotations, special stowage requirements, and all regulatory requirements into account.

* = Concurrent responsibilities


  • Annual TIP (OOCL Take It Personally Award Person of the Year) x 1
  • Quarterly TIP(OOCL Take It Personally Award Person of the Quarter) x 3
  • TIP (OOCL Take It Personally Award Person of the Month) x 32
  • Over 100 SPOT Awards

Matson Terminals Inc. Long Beach, California (1994 to 1998)

  • Vessel Superintendent - Responsible for the discharge and load out operations of the vessel. Maintain good productivity through proper planning of Ro/Ro, bulk and container operations. Supervise union labor and place labor order union for the next shift.
  • CFS Superintendent - Responsible for supervising the unloading and loading of containers. Worked directly with public for household goods and small business shipments. Supervise union labor. Order labor for the next shift.
  • Yard and Gate Superintendent - Responsible for supervising the yard operations to ensure a smooth operation between the vessel and gate. Supervise union labor. Order labor for the next shift.
  • Vessel Planner - Responsible for assigning containers specific positions on the vessel while taking port rotations, special stowage requirements, and all regulatory requirements into account.
  • Auto Lot Superintendent – Receive and Deliver shipments of personal, military, and rental fleet vehicles. Supervise union labor. Order labor for the next shift.

Cal Bay Benicia, California (1993 to 1994)

  • Captain of 45’ emergency response boom boat for oil spill clean-up and recovery.
  • Captain of 45’ ferry boat for mariners moving between shore and offshore dock.


  • California Maritime Academy, Vallejo, California – Graduate Bachelor’s Degree, Marine Transportation and Business Administration
  • Granada High School Graduate, Livermore, California


  • International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA) – Participating member for 17 years. Held the vice chairman position for 2017/2018.
  • National Ski Patrol (NSP)
  • National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)
  • Lieutenant US Navy Reserve / Merchant Marine Reserve Retired

Certifications and Experience

  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) Cert. Current
  • 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Cert. Current
  • Canadian Transport Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) Cert. Current
  • International Air Transport Association Regulations (IATA) Experience
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Cert. Current
  • Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Cert. Current
  • Outdoor Emergency Care Technician (OEC), including First Aid/CPR Certs.Current
  • OOCL IEDP (International Executive Development Program) 2012

Volunteer Work

  • Current NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) ride leader.
  • Current member of Volunteer Ski Patrol at Brighton Ski Resort Utah.



Seeking Employment

Martin W. Reffner, CPP, PSP
Phoenix, AZ  85022
(602) 992-2316 |


Security and Business Management Professional with extensive experience in all aspects of security operations.  Proven ability to manage multiple assignments efficiently while meeting tight deadline schedules.  Demonstrated success in streamlining existing operations and envisioning new concepts and future trends.  Highly accomplished business leader providing business solutions that enhance productivity, improve quality, drive sustained business performance, and maximize revenue potential.


Honeywell International Inc., Honeywell Global Security                        2005 – 2018
Phoenix, AZ  85027

Senior Manager, Security    2014-2018

Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program Administrator.  Maintained the Enterprise CTPAT certification status and managed Portal activities.  Conducted on-site CTPAT and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) compliance reviews.  Coordinated CBP activities.  Drafted and maintained the Corporate Physical Security Standards and guidance documents.

  • Developed and implemented a process to conduct an annual supply chain security risk assessment for the flow of all company goods imported into the US, ~ $5B.
  • Created and maintained a compliance toolkit with procedural templates, signage, general guidance, contact information and training courses.
  • Reduced Enterprise compliance issues by 75%.
  • Maintained a CTPAT Tier 3 certification status.
  • Led a team that developed a physical security risk assessment process using contracted integrated facility managers and security providers.

Senior Manager, Security    2012-2014

Conducted risk assessments for company facilities globally.  Determined the effectiveness of site security controls, which include an assessment of systems such as access control, closed circuit television (CCTV) and intrusion detection systems (IDS). Authored reports and communicated the results through written reports and oral presentations. Drafted and edited corporate security procedures as part of a corporate standardization initiative. 

  • Led team to develop standard work processes for Honeywell on-site risk assessments.
  • Led a team to create methodology for risk ranking Honeywell sites throughout the Enterprise.
  • Created a physical security training certification program.
  • Standardized Security Profiles for CTPAT certified sites.

Senior Manager, Security/Facility Security Officer        2009-2012

Provided physical security oversight and management to Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI).  Supported HTSI Middle East operations through development of procedures, processes, contract contact lists, employee identification and location lists and authorization of airlines for use by the business.  Worked closely with global remediation teams to mitigate findings identified during corporate security risk assessments. 

  • Coordinated regular cross-functional meetings to ensure that physical security requirements and needs were immediately addressed for middle east operations.
  • Developed an AEO compliance assessment process and report.
  • Provided physical security oversight to facilities establishing a foreign trade zone (FTZ).

Senior Security Professional/Facility Security Officer    2008-2009

Developed, coordinated and conducted risk assessments of Honeywell facilities globally.  Determined the effectiveness of site security controls, which included an assessment of systems such as access control, closed circuit television and intrusion detection systems.  Drafted reports and communicated the results to Management through written reports and oral presentations.  Managed and coordinated the Industrial Security Program for the Aerospace – Torrance facility.  

  • Developed and drafted the initial versions of the Corporate physical security standards.
  • Expanded the risk assessment process to include CTPAT and CFATS compliance reviews.
  • Provided training to new risk assessors.

Senior Security Professional/Facility Security Officer    2005-2008

Managed and coordinated the facility Physical and Industrial Security Programs. Conducted security risk assessments globally for Honeywell facilities.  Assisted multiple remote sites with contract guard contract management, investigations and site physical security surveys.  Provided direct oversight for a contract guard force.  Safeguarded classified material.  Developed and implemented security awareness programs associated with personal security, foreign travel, and prevention of workplace violence.  Managed a $750K site security budget.

  • Conceptualized and coordinated a reorganization of the Torrance area security operation resulting in $151K savings.
  • Resolved all past-due balances with security contractors totaling ~$680K and also resolved contractor insurance issues with company procurement officials.


Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice - Cambridge State University, Honolulu, HI



Help Wanted

Company: Honeywell / Homes & Global Distribution 
Position: Transportation Claims Analyst
This is an exciting time to join the Homes and Global Distribution team. Today, we are a wholly owned business within Honeywell International, Inc.  By the end of 2018, Homes and Global Distribution will be spun off as an independent public company, and this position will be part of that newly created company.
ADI Global Distribution is North America’s leading wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products, with over 70,000 products from more than 500 leading manufacturers. As Honeywell Security’s premier distribution business, ADI takes pride in having the largest and most well trained team of sales and technical professionals that can help customers prosper in this exciting and growing marketplace. More importantly, we understand the business of customer service. For over 20 years we've built a company that was designed with the customer in mind. ADI solutions include Intrusion, Fire, Video Surveillance, Access, Power, A/V, Network Systems, Telephony, Central Vacuum, Tools & Hardware and Wire & Cable.
ADI Global Distribution is part of Honeywell International, a diversified technology and manufacturing leader of aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; power generation systems; specialty chemicals; fibers; plastics and advanced materials. Honeywell employs approximately 125,000 people in 120 countries. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HON.Our people are the reason why ADI is considered the best in the industry. And with more than 100 branch locations conveniently located across North America, we are always on the lookout for great talent to add to our winning team.
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Serve as primary contract for freight claims processing, escalation, and resolve
  •  Create and maintain claims issue tracking system and analysis
  •  Analyzes dangerous goods system data to minimize both costs and risks.
  • Review and update existing standard operating practices (SOP) manual.
  • Periodic review of company policies and procedures to insure full compliance with state and federal dangerous goods guidelines.
  • Record, analyze, and report issues for trends and in-depth analysis that supports and enables tactical and strategic decisions about the management of our global transportation network and carrier partners
  • Perform master data (shipper, customer, site, tables) updates in operating system (ADONIS)
  • Escalate transportation issues to Director as appropriate
  • Collaborate with leaders in Inventory Management and Distribution Operations to mitigate issues and maximize transportation network
  • Review of company policies and procedures periodically to insure full compliance with all state, federal and Honeywell guidelines
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Serve as secondary contact for branches (stores) and hubs (distribution centers) to resolve day-to-day operational issues across all modes of transportation (LTL, parcel, ocean, air, intermodal)
  •  Verify international container shipment data for appropriateness and report to business and operations
  •  Utilize third party data and report to facilitate timely container shipments
  • Facilitate international trade issues
  • Gather, analyze, report, and summarize ADI Global transportation expenses across the network
  • Assist in resolving carrier payment and billing issues
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an Analyst role
  •  Must have Advanced Excel skills (Pivot Tables, VLookup, Data Tables, Macros, Advanced Formulas, Advanced Charting)
  • Must be able to integrate Excel to other tools/platforms for advanced analysis
  • A comfort level and experience writing queries for data mining across multiple systems
  • Ability to collaborate with leaders across other functional areas and demonstrate subject matter expertise and credibility
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner to all levels of management
  • Experience in facilitating transportation and resolving issues across all modes, including international/cross-border shipments
  • Operational knowledge of LTL & Parcel freight operations and analytics
  • Experience with trade compliance and dangerous goods program management
  • Proven capability to operate in a fast paced environment with minimal direction
  • Experience with AS/400, IBM mainframe is a plus

Nonexempt Created with SnapServe as primary contract for freight claims processing, escalation, and resolveCreate and maintain claims issue tracking system and analysisAnalyzes dangerous goods system data to minimize both costs and risksReview and update existing standard operating practices (SOP) manualRecord, analyze, and report issues for trends and in-depth analysis


  • 1st Shift
  • Continued Professional Development


  • Job ID: HRD35578
  • Category: Integrated Supply Chain
  • Location: 346 Beltline Rd Unit 100, Coppell, TX 75019 USA