Assoc Director Safety & Envinvironment

Date: Jul 6, 2019

Location: Millsboro, DE, US

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Requisition ID: IND000224

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.

The EHS Leader, will be responsible for managing, within Merck, all environmental, health, and safety related matters at a mid-sized Bio Pharmaceutical Plant in Millsboro DE.  Will implement company EHS policies and ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and corporate standards. Must demonstrate the ability to build trust and confidence with the Operations Team and influence change and ownership of EHS programs.

The ideal candidate will currently be managing an EHS program with a small staff within the Bio Pharmaceutical industry or possess comparable skills and experience.  They must have a strong knowledge of both Safety and Environmental and a basic understand of industrial Hygiene.  If they have functioned as a bio-safety officer, it will be a big plus. They must understand how to collaborate with the strong Headquarter Centers of Excellence (COE’S) in incorporating Corporate EHS standards at their site and be capable of implementing those requirements on the shop floor. This is a hands-on position where daily shop floor interactions are required with the ability to develop and execute EHS tasks and technical experience with across the three core disciplines of Safety, Health and Environmental.


The position will manage two direct reports and report to a Headquarters EHS Regional Lead.

The position will manage two direct reports and report to a Headquarters EHS Regional Lead.


  • Possess a thorough understanding of local/regional regulations and the ability to work with these and company policies.
  • Insure 100% compliance with all site operating permits and be able to negotiate effectively with local regulators.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to ensure compliance to all applicable Corporate EHS Policies (38).
  • Measure the sites’ performance against published requirements in EHS policies. For all deficiencies, identify a plan for the site to implement and fix all identified deficiencies.
  • Be very familiar with computer software system and able to navigate a large corp relational EHS data base.
  • Maintain effective time mgt and organization skills to prioritize work and keep visible the status of greater than 10 ongoing work streams. 
  • Ensure EHS record keeping and data integrity and provides Operations with accurate reporting and metrics to support business EHS initiatives.
  • Understand completely how to work within High Risk Programs including Lock and tag, Electrical, confined space, line breaking, hot work, and work from heights
  • Analyze EHS metrics and review incident weekly and monthly incident trends to discover trends to justify the allocation of appropriate resources to areas where the EHS risk is highest.
  • Analyze Global EHS Peer Review results and develop and implement solutions to eliminate exposure to these risks and prevent injury at other facilities.
  • Manage and mentor two direct reports and the site operational resources assigned to support EHS (specifically sub systems owners SSO’s).
  • Perform detailed incident investigations.


Basic Qualifications
  • BS/BA in Safety, Environmental, Chemical Engineering or related field required.
  • 7+ years of increasing responsibilities in safety and/or environmental programs in manufacturing, production.
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: Industrial Hygiene & Safety
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: Delaware

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