Senior Specialist, EHS - (West Point, PA) Job

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENV000508

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.
Responsible for providing compliant environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs to operating departments at the West Point site. Integrates EHS programs into daily operations to assure regulatory compliance, achieves continuous performance improvement, meeting EHS performance objectives. Partners with operations to develop objectives to achieve these goals in alignment with site business goals and values. Performs responsibilities and addresses problems with limited supervision. 

  • Responsible for developing and guiding high risk work programs, such as Hazardous Energy Control (LOTO), Confined space entry, Energized electrical work, Line breaking, Hot work, Elevated work / Fall protection to prevent, identify and correct hazards at the site. 

  • Monitors and audits the effectiveness of the high risk work programs at the site and their implementation. Recommends hazard elimination or control measures and program improvements. Works with stakeholders to develop solutions to issues and improvements and track implementation. 

  • Responsible for periodically reporting metrics to site and Company management on the effectiveness of the high risk work programs and improvements being implemented. 

  • Participate in supporting contractor management program and construction safety to assure conformance to recognized EHS regulations, standards and guidelines. 

  • Reviews processes, facilities, procedures and management of change documents to assure conformance to recognized EHS regulations, standards and guidelines. 

  • Provides leadership to formation and sustained performance of action oriented EHS committees, particularly as impacts high risk work programs.

  • With a deep knowledge of EHS regulations and their applicability, develops EHS procedures, guidelines and training programs as assigned. 

  • Completes hazard assessments, job safety analysis, process hazard analysis, life safety reviews, incident investigations, environmental regulatory field analysis, environmental reports and permit applications, industrial hygiene monitoring. 

  • Provides support to client groups in completing incident and near miss analysis, training, self-assessments and addressing specific EHS concerns as they are raised. 

  • Assure completion of all regulatory submissions, notifications, etc. required to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local EHS requirements. 

  • Experience with EHS agency inspections and regulatory advocacy.  

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, concentration in Safety or Environmental related technical discipline preferred.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years applied professional EHS work experience.

  • Advanced level of proficiency in the areas of high risk work programs, such as Energy Control (LOTO), Confined space entry, Energized electrical work, Line breaking, Hot work, Elevated work / Fall protection; construction safety; critical thinking; and communication skills.

  • Basic level of skill with project management and problem solving.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Relevant professional certification(s) preferred such as P.E., CSP and/or CIH.

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: Env, Health & Safety Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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