Process Safety Manager (PSM), Sr. Specialist

Requisition ID: ENV000621
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. ENV2018

Position Overview:
Be part of a transformational team bringing new biologic and vaccine medicines to the world. This role is part of the site 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 process safety management and can influence, collaborate, and communicate with all levels of organization then apply for our position.
The successful candidate will need to solve problems, anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and effectively control workplace process safety risks. The candidate must be able to drive prioritization and management of risks, ensure regulatory compliance, and prioritize continuous performance improvement efforts. Performs responsibilities and addresses problems with limited supervision.
Responsible for OSHA and corporate Process Safety Management (PSM) compliance, site support, and project support for a growing manufacturing facility. This includes driving results and fostering collaboration to ensure compliant environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs and continuous improvement at the site. Collaborates and partners with operations to ensure the fourteen elements of OSHA PSM are incorporated into daily operations. Performs responsibilities and addresses problems with limited supervision.

  • Serves as an adviser to site PSM cross functional steering team.

  • 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 support for process areas and capital project work as assigned.¬ 

  • With a deep knowledge of EHS regulations and their applicability, develops EHS procedures, guidelines and training programs as assigned.¬ 

  • 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.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, concentration in Safety or Environmental related technical discipline preferred.

  • A minimum of 5 years applied professional EHS work experience

  • Demonstrated applied professional experience in Process Safety Management.¬ 

  • Advanced level of proficiency in the areas of occupational and process safety, critical thinking, and communication skills.¬ 

  • Proficient with project management and problem solving.¬ 

  • Emphasis on process safety management and general occupational safety.

Preferred Education:

  • Relevant professional certification(s) preferred including P.E. and/or CSP

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.¬ 

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Job: Env, Health & Safety Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck

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