Associate Director Safety and the Environment (West Point, PA) Job

West Point, PA, US
September 27 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director Safety and the Environment (West Point, PA)-ENV000513


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.

Position Overview - Basic Functions and Responsibility

Responsible for the Site technical and regulatory support and implementation of all necessary measures and initiatives required by federal, state and local regulations pertaining to environment and safety protection. Provides direction and is responsible for planning, developing and reviewing environmental, safety and industrial hygiene programs for manufacturing, research or sales and marketing organizations supported at either a site or division level.

Primary Activities:

- Provide direction and leadership to direct reports. Mentor EHS professionals to build leadership and technical skills to improve individual performances. Coach operations leaders to enable them to successfully discharge their leadership responsibilities for safety and environment.

- Partner with West Point departments and contacts to integrate safety and environmental management systems into every phase of their operations, as measured by performance metrics. Consult with and advise department personnel to provide sound and timely technical and/or administrative assistance in support of projects, procedures, and long range plans that assures conformance with safety & environmental requirements.

- Develop productive working relationships with federal, state and local authorities, technical and industrial groups and consultants to keep abreast of pending requirements and interpretations of existing rules. Coordinate and guide the efforts of safety and environmental professionals to assure investigation of all phases of government relations pertaining to safety and environmental protection and initiate appropriate action.

- Lead site and/or local area audits for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements (i.e. OSHA, EPA, DEP, etc.). Translate Corporate and Divisional standards and guides into appropriate site procedures. Track and report safety and environmental metrics.

- Prepare, coordinate and present environmental, safety and industrial hygiene, process safety, emergency response and/or security training as needed.

- Maintain liaison with outside organizations, peer companies and agencies as necessary to assure compliance and communication in the areas of emergency response, mutual aid, regulatory bodies, professional societies, and industrial groups.


Education Minimum Requirement:

- B.S. in Engineering, Environmental Science, Safety or Industrial Hygiene; is required (M.S. is desirable)

Required Experience and Skills:

- 10 years in environmental protection or safety experience.

- Evidence of leadership and effective communication and organizational skills required.

- Experience managing people is required.

- Demonstrated performance in a highly regulated industry with strict standards adherence and compliance initiatives.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- Good root cause investigation experience desired.

- Strong systems and IT knowledge 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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Env, Health & Safety Generic

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Safety & Environment

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-West Point

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: No

Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable): 1st

Company Trade Name:Merck

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