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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Elkton, Virginia
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Research
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

EHS - Water / Waste Water Sr. Specialist

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 supporting environmental, health, and safety compliance programs at the Elkton site. Work closely with operating areas to assist with integrating EHS programs into daily operations to assure regulatory compliance, achieve continuous performance improvement, and meeting EHS performance objectives.

  • Responsible for water and waste water compliance, EHS oversight of engineering projects, EHS auditing, environmental reporting, installing and maintaining safety and environmental program elements. 
  • Performs responsibilities and addresses problems with limited supervision.
  • Completes hazard assessments, process hazard analysis, life safety reviews, incident investigations, safety regulatory field analysis, reports and permit applications.
  • Reviews processes, facilities, procedures and management of change documents to assure conformance to recognized EHS regulations, standards and guidelines.
  •  Provides support to client groups in completing injury/illness analysis, training, self-assessments and addressing specific EHS concerns as they are raised.
  •  With a thorough knowledge of EHS regulations and their applicability, develops EHS procedures, guidelines and training programs as assigned.
  •  Recognizes emerging problems and pro-actively develop solutions.
  •  Develops and implements EHS strategies and action plans.
  •  Provides leadership to formation and sustained performance of action oriented EHS committees.
  •  Assure completion of all regulatory submissions, notifications, etc. required to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local EHS requirements.
  •  Experience with EHS regulatory inspections and advocacy.

Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, concentration in Engineering, Science, Safety and Environmental, or other technical related disciplines.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years applied professional EHS and / or related work experience.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in the areas of environmental compliance, occupational safety, critical thinking, and communication skills.
  • Emphasis on water/ waste water treatment and management.

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • Relevant professional certification(s) preferred including P.E. and/or CSP.
  • Proficient with project management and problem solving 

Your role at our Manufacturing division 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 our Manufacturing division , we’re inventing for life. 
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