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Elkton, Virginia
United States
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EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Single site
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
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Engineering, General Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Senior Safety & Environmental (EHS) Specialist

Job Description

We partner with the business to ensure we maintain our company’s values and high ethical standards, comply with the law, protect our people and enhance our reputation. We strive to foster an environment that is inspiring, supportive and diverse. 

Be part of a transformational team bringing new biologic and vaccine medicines to the world.   This role is part of the site Environment Health and Safety (EHS) team who is creating and building original and novel pharmaceuticals to address unmet medical needs.   We need proven leadership abilities and experience in EHS execution preferably within pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries, or alternatively within the chemical industry. If you are a technical expert in Environmental Health and Safety and can influence, collaborate, and communicate with all levels of organization, consider applying for our position.  

Responsible for OSHA and corporate Environment Health and Safety compliance, site support, and project support for a growing manufacturing facility. This includes driving results and fostering collaboration to ensure compliant EHS programs and continuous improvement at the site. Collaborates and partners with operations to ensure EHS compliance is incorporated into daily operations. Performs responsibilities and addresses problems with limited supervision.

  • Reviews processes, facilities, procedures and management of change documents to assure conformance to recognized EHS regulations, standards and guidelines.
  • Completes hazard assessments, process hazard analysis, life safety reviews, incident investigations, safety regulatory field analysis, reports and permit applications.
  • 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 agency inspections and regulatory advocacy.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required, concentration in Safety or Environmental, Science, Engineering or related technical discipline preferred. 
  •  5 years applied professional Environmental Health and Safety work experience.  Advanced level of proficiency in the areas of occupational safety, critical thinking, and communication skills.  Proficient with project management and problem solving.



  • Relevant professional certification(s) preferred including CSP.


Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security. 

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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