EHS Specialist, Water Regulation and Operations (Danville, PA)

Danville, PA, US
April 25 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENV000566

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. Provides technical expertise, guidance and overall support in the site's compliance with federal, state and local water regulations at the Danville site including Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), potable water, storm water and other environmental regulatory topics. Be the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendment (HSWA) expert on site. Performs responsibilities and addresses problems in a proactive way.
Integrates Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) programs into daily operations to assure regulatory compliance, achieves continuous performance improvement, meeting EHS performance objectives.
Will be the EHS point of contact with operations, mainly Engineering and Maintenance department.
Knowledge in air and waste regulation are a plus to assist the rest of the environmental team. 
  • With a deep knowledge of EHS regulations and their applicability coordinate, guide, review and oversee implementation of site water quality program, training, presentations, policies and procedures. 
  • Analyze data and prepare water permit applications for submittal to state and federal environmental agencies. Applications include National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), HSWA permits as applicable for the site’s current and future projects. 
  • Review and verify all the reports sent to external agencies. 
  • Possess experience with EHS agency inspections and regulatory advocacy. 
  • Review and analyze water permits to evaluate compliance and improvements 
  • Verify compliance with regulations and ensure all required records, reports, notifications, etc. are maintained, prepared, and/or submitted in accordance with established guidelines and/or regulatory deadlines. Recommend changes if compliance gaps are identified. Work with stakeholders to develop solutions to issues and to develop improvements. Track implementation. 
  • Responsible for periodically reporting metrics to site and Company management on the effectiveness of the program implementation and changes or improvements being implemented. 
  • Be the EHS point of contact for the Engineering and Maintenance department. Provide support in completing incident and near miss analysis, training, inspections, self-assessments and addressing specific EHS concerns as they are raised. 
  • Be the environmental point of contact for all the site projects (capital projects). 
  • Participate in regulatory inspections and internal audit processes. 
  • Analyze, interpret and distill data and information to support submittals to regulatory agencies and to explain requirements and best implementation practices to internal clients. 
  • Remain current with all environmental regulations and as they apply to our industry. Identify the environmental requirements. 
  • At times, direct the activities of third party EHS or Legal consultants to prepare necessary permit applications or other required studies compliance materials. 
  • Work with company center of expertise for any compliance projects and issues regarding the Water programs. 
  • Be part of the site Emergency Operation Center (EOC) team as environmental expert (will have a pager in case of environmental issue). 
  • Complete work assignments and to achieve department goals/objectives. 
  • Support waste and air programs as needed.  

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or similar environmentally related discipline required.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum 5 years applied professional EHS work experience, including water program compliance as a must. 
  • Advanced level of proficiency in the areas of water especially industrial WWTP, permitting, negotiating with regulatory agencies, and supporting EHS agency inspections. 
  • Proficient in critical thinking, communication skills, project management and MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point).
Preferred Experience and Skills: 
  • Pennsylvania-specific permitting and environmental agency experience preferred. 
  • Experience in a pharmaceutical, chemical industry or utility environment a plus. 
  • Experience in Air and Waste programs  
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
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: Danville site is an API site with antibiotics and presence of numerous hazardous raw materials and wastes.
Company Trade Name: Merck

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