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Research Associate - Synthesis

Job Id:  5001

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Department:  Registrations
Function:  R and D Chemistry
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Executive

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

Purpose of the Role:

to ensure execution of safety, health, environment and fire related activities in facility. The Factories Act 1848 & Maharashtra Factories Rules and environment regulation compliance will be responsibility of this incumbent. This position is to ensure EHS employee engagement initiatives executions.

Role holder is required to deliver:

Routine safety compliance:

To ensure routine safety compliance and work permits compliance. IMS (ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001) compliance, TQM related activities                                                                      

Conduct safety talk (Three days in a week), Regular safety visits                                                                             

Budgeting & tracking of Safety material procurement                                                                                

To ensure Contractor's safety compliance                                                                                       

To ensure compliance of emergency drills to evaluate readiness in case of emergency     

Maintenance of fire related hardware                                                                               

To ensure PPE quality/standard and PPE availability                                                                                    

Conduct regular safety review through Safety Committee meeting                                                                        

ERT activities     


Safety trainings:

Conduct Training for employees, contractor, Visitor's etc                                                                                         


OHC operations:

To ensure resource availability for OHC                                                                            

To ensure health & hygiene related audits and compliance           


UPL system compliance

Incident investigation and reporting system                                                                                  

Contractor Management System                                                                                         

Employee engagement initiatives, Rewards & Recognition                                                                                       

Emergency preparedness and response system                                                                             

Training and performance system compliance                                                                               


Management reports MIS, Weekly report etc.                                                                                                                                                          

Required Skills:

EHS regulations and best practices, Operating protocols like PTW, Incident reporting, Investigation & CAPA management, Laboratory Safety, Engineering, Procurement, Chemical Unit operations, ETP operation



Behavioural Skills


1. Knowledge of EHS legal requirement
3. Incident Investigation
4. Computer (MIS)
5. Fire related, Emergency Response
6. Process safety
7. Work permits system                                                                                          8. Laboratory Safety                                                                                                  9. Permit to work management                                                                           10. Contractor Safety Management    

1. Leadership
2. Trainer
3. Decision maker
4. Committed
5. Prompt
6. Good executer




Post-Graduation degree in Chemistry or Technical degree + PDIS or ADIS with 8-10 yrs of experience.

We are all about connecting with people, in a human way – showing respect, demonstrating trust, celebrating diversity. For us technology is an enabler, not the endgame. We see the value in human connectivity and how it creates new opportunities for everyone. With this, comes our promise to protect people’s safety in every way we can.