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Merck & Co., Inc

Senior Specialist Safety \u0026 Environment Water Program

Merck & Co., Inc - West Point, PA

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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 quality regulations at the West Point site. This includes potable water, waste water, storm water and other programs which may have water impact such as SPCC, Tanks and containment. 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. Position focuses include permitting, effluent characterization, chemical management on site as it impacts water programs, EHS oversight of engineering projects and other environmental regulatory topics. Responsible for EHS auditing, environmental reporting, installing and maintaining safety and environmental program elements. 

With a deep knowledge of EHS regulations and their applicability coordinate, guide, review and oversee implementation of site water program, training, presentations, policies and procedures. 

Analyze data and prepare permit applications for submittal to local, state and federal environmental agencies. Applications / permitting activities may include NPDES permits, changes in waste water or storm water limits, waste water control technologies, as applicable for the site’s current and future projects. 

Calculate waste water effluent concentrations from a variety of industrial, pharmaceutical and research processes on site using spreadsheets and databases. Create and update applicable spreadsheets. 

Review and analyze permits to evaluate appropriate implementation in the field. 

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. 

Develop and maintain the site SPCC Plan and consolidated Environmental Emergency Response Plan up to date. 

Responsible for periodically reporting metrics to site and Company management on the effectiveness of the program implementation and changes or improvements being implemented. 

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. 

Execute on all aspects of company’s Water Program and Sustainability strategy to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, as well as Company standards. 

Remain current with all environmental regulations and as they apply to our industry. Identify the environmental requirements Interpret environmental regulations and assist in the development of site guidelines and practices for water and waste water compliance. 

Review processes, facilities, procedures and management of change documents to assure conformance to recognized EHS regulations, standards and guidelines. Review environmental regulatory requirements as they apply to specific projects, and work with project engineers to ensure projects are designed and developed using criteria that recognize all relevant environmental requirements 

At times direct the activities of third party EHS or Legal consultants to prepare necessary permit applications or other required compliance materials. 

Provide leadership to formation and sustained performance of action-oriented EHS committees, particularly as impacts these programs. 

Complete hazard assessments, job safety analysis, process hazard analysis, life safety reviews, incident investigations, environmental regulatory field analysis, other environmental media reports and evaluate execution of high risk permit activities. 

Recognize 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. 

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

Possess experience with EHS agency inspections and regulatory advocacy. 

Provide guidance to other team members to complete work assignments and to achieve department goals/objectives. May train and mentor less experienced professionals.  


Education Minimum Requirement: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering, Safety & Environmental, Chemistry or similar environmentally-related discipline required.

Required Experience and Skills: 

Minimum 5 years' applied professional EHS work experience, including water program compliance. 

Advanced level of proficiency in the areas of water programs, negotiating with regulatory agencies, water / waste water treatment and management, and supporting EHS agency inspections. 

Proficient in critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, project management and MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Power Point). 

Basic level of skill with managing budgets.

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

Pennsylvania-specific permitting and environmental agency experience preferred. 

Experience in a pharmaceutical or chemical industry a plus. 

Relevant professional certification(s) preferred such as P.E., CHMM, Certified Environmental Professional. 

Experience also with waste and air 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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Merck & Co., Inc


Senior Specialist Safety \u0026 Environment Water Program Merck & Co., Inc - West Point, PA, United States


Location: West Point, PA

Company Profile:
Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. While we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.