Associate Director, Industrial Hygiene Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
September 14 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director, Industrial Hygiene-IND000189


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

The Associate Director, Industrial Hygiene will drive technical excellence and improvements in industrial hygiene programs at Merck/MSD sites. Expert knowledge, proven leadership abilities, and experience in IH program development and execution within pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries.

As a leading technical expert in industrial hygiene, must be able to lead, influence, collaborate, and communicate with all levels of organization.

Accountable for IH risk management, IH regulatory tracking, advocacy support, special IH projects, design and execution of IH improvement processes and tools, training, site IH support, and engineering project support.

Ability to drive prioritization of risks, regulatory compliance, continuous performance improvement efforts, and integration of IH performance objectives into standard work processes.

Key Responsibilities include:

- Provide technical support to site Industrial Hygiene Coordinators to facilitate proper understanding and implementation of Merck's industrial hygiene standard, practices, and regulatory requirements.

- Provide technical leadership / support in the area of Industrial Hygiene field investigations, new control technologies, and engineering projects. Focus will be on the evaluation of effective potent compound controls in the aseptic and non-aseptic space.

- Support the development and distribution of IH technical information and training to the sites to enable effective implementation of industrial hygiene and support occupational health & toxicology programs.

- Provide technical support to Regional IH Leads and site Industrial Hygiene Coordinators to ensure workplace health hazards and risks are properly anticipated, recognized, evaluated, and controlled.

- Simplify existing IH tools and processes.

- Work with site and global engineering personnel to identify, design, install, and verify proper engineering controls. Evaluate existing IH data to identify effective engineering control technologies and update Merck's internal supporting documentation and databases.

- Support enhancements/simplification of existing IH database while collaborating with Team to develop a new database for qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments.

- Remain current in the practice of industrial hygiene, have current knowledge of regulatory requirements and recognized pharmaceutical industry IH practices and controls. Participate in professional organizations, on outside panels, committees and advisory groups as appropriate.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- Minimum of a M.S. Degree (preferably in Health & Safety, Environmental or related technical discipline)

Required Experience and Skills:

- At least 10 years of Industrial Hygiene experience preferably in the pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries.

- Direct experience in leading and managing an IH program at the regional or global level.

- Direct supervisory experience of staff and people development

- Budget and risk management experience

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Proficiency in the use of all Microsoft-based desktop software programs, including: Word, Excel, Access, and MS Project

- Proficiency in IH databases and IH statistical tools

- Direct experience in leading multi-national, cross-functional teams and fostering collaboration within diverse work environments.

- Working knowledge of IH regulatory requirements, industry consensus standards, and recognized best practices.

- Certification in the Comprehensive Practice of IH (CIH)

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Knowledge and expertise in IH control technologies, potent compound containment, establishing and maintaining effective Industrial Hygiene programs.

- Proficient in development of technical tools and training programs for a global organization from an operational level to the senior/line management

- Fluency in additional language(s) is a plus.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Job: Industrial Hygiene & Safety

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Safety & Environment

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Potentially while evaluting workers' exposures

Company Trade Name:Merck

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