14549 Minetta St., Houston TX 77035
Regulatory Specialist I
Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary technology company seeking to use biology to transform the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a post-Series B venture-backed startup company supported by renowned venture capital firms, including Founders Fund, Fifty Years, Refactor, and Y Combinator. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen is currently scaling up its manufacturing facility to use its chemienzymatic process to manufacture biobased chemistries for water treatment, agriculture, and personal care. Solugen presently has 100+ full-time employees.
Reporting to the Product Regulatory Manager, this individual will be responsible for implementing and overseeing Solugen's Product Safety and ensure compliance with federal regulatory requirements applicable to Solugen. Solugen is a green chemicals company that engages in the manufacture and blending of aqueous-based chemicals. As a small company, this individual must find, vet, and manage a host of area-specific vendors to keep Solugen compliant and safe. Solugen also operates continuous and batch chemical processing/blending facilities. Therefore, a background in DOT/EPA/OSHA and SDS development is critical.
The Regulatory Specialist's primary responsibilities include overseeing part of the Hazard Communication program by managing both the non-commercial and commercial products SDS and labels using expert judgment. In addition, they will be responsible for knowing the global requirements for shipping products related to SDS and Label to ensure compliance. The Regulatory Specialist will need to use professional judgment to manage complex regulatory challenges having multiple interpretations to meet business needs while adhering to corporate ethical and legal conduct guidelines. They will operate both independently and as part of a team in providing critical, solutions-focused support to our clients in interpreting and delivering necessary information according to product development and other environmental-related clearances. They provide crucial support to the company in environmental compliance planning, environmental permitting, due diligence, and environmental review services. They identify and interpret the statutes and regulations affecting the siting, design, construction, and operation of projects; coordinate with regulatory agencies and environmental consultants; and prepare site certification applications, permit applications, and environmental reports.
The role will also require a working knowledge of the applicable rules, regulations, and policies of critical jurisdictional agencies such as but not limited to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational, Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), etc.
This position will be in Houston, Texas.
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