CSL Behring
- Emergency Response Lead
At a glance
Location: US-IL-Kankakee Map
Posted: 02/08/2021
Closing: 03/07/2021
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: 5 to 7 years
Job description
About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description


Accountable for the development, implementation and sustainment of a comprehensive Emergency Response program at the Kankakee site.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

-Develops and implements the Kankakee Emergency Response Plan. Elements of the plan include, but are not limited to:

  • Escape (egress routes, evacuation, and Shelter in Place)
  • Fire Response (alarm pull stations, fire extinguishers, Fire Department notification/arrival)
  • Severe Weather (monitoring and alert, shelter, facility closure)
  • Power Failure (emergency generators, emergency lighting)
  • Bomb Threat (assessment, response)
  • Suspicious Package or Device (identification, assessment, response)
  • Medical Response (internal first aid/CPR capability, AED/CPR, external EMT notification/arrival)
  • Chemical Spill/Release (control, clean up)
  • Confined Space Rescue (attendant/monitoring/retrieval, rescue capability)
  • Workplace Violence (surveillance, notification/response)
  • External Threat (surveillance, lockdown)

-Develops and implements training on the elements of the Emergency Response Plan.

-Resources and maintains response teams as required to execute the Emergency Response Plan (ex. Medical Response Team, Spill Response Team, Evacuation Team).

-Prepares and conducts evacuation drills.

-Establishes and leads the execution of an annual drill plan to test and continuously improve site emergency response readiness.

-Establishes strong partnerships with Facilities, Engineering, and EHS to ensure continued support and compliance with the Emergency Response Plan.

-Serves as the site Incident Commander and the point of contact between CSL and outside agencies.

-Develops and maintains the annual budget to support the Emergency Response Plan.

-Identifies and communicates the ERT resource requirements broadly across multiple functions.

-Maintains a position of emergency response readiness for operations facilities and equipment.

-Develops an auditing program to measure and maintain effectiveness of the emergency preparedness processes.

-Orders, inspects, maintains and coordinates the distribution of emergency equipment. Performs periodic inspections of emergency response supplies to ensure readiness.

-Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors (BS) preferred. 
  • 5-7 years of experience developing and implementing Emergency Response Plans.

Required Comptetencies:

Customer Orientation (Internal/External): Creates companywide strategies to stay ahead of industry-related changes. Drives alignment across the enterprise in order to serve customer needs. Spends time internally and externally with customers and stakeholders and genuinely seeks to understand their needs.

Enterprise Results and Value Orientation: Looks for outcomes that maximize the benefits for the enterprise, not just their department or function. Pursues value realization for the enterprise even if their function does not benefit.

Collaboration and Influencing: Champions a culture of inclusiveness and teamwork. Collaborates effectively with others and influences all stakeholders towards enterprise outcomes. Embraces conversations needed to deliver enterprise value.

Strategic/Innovative:  Global perspective. Takes a broad view when approaching issues. Sees ahead to future possibilities & translates to breakthrough strategies. Collaborates to influence strategies of others, and adapts own strategy towards enterprise value.

Change Management: Mobilizes others to initiate change; builds group momentum for change; embeds culture of change. Aligns change to enterprise strategies and direction.

Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.

Emergency Response Lead