Environmental, Health, & Safety Specialist (Ames, IA):
Merck USA

Merck USA
Ames Iowa
Requisition ID: ENV000559

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 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist will provide technical environment, safety, and industrial hygiene support to site management and employees with the Iowa Operations. The successful candidate will be a proactive leader to implement best practices and ensure compliance with applicable EHS local, state, federal and company regulations, policies, permits, and work practices. The successful candidate will serve as the primary site interface with regulatory authorities and Merck Global Safety and Environmental experts. The successful candidate will be required to travel from time to time to support other Midwest facilities and must have the ability to be mobile for growth.

The incumbent will be responsible for: 
  • Establishing and reporting site metrics for safety. 
  • Implementation of corporate policies. 
  • Conducting site inspections. 
  • Develop and deliver EHS related training. 
  • Assist with managing contractor EHS compliance. 
  • Compiling and submitting required safety, health and environmental reports to corporate and regulatory agencies.

Chair and utilize the site safety committee to recommend and implement programs on site to address specific safety, environmental or health issues and analyze processes and procedures for potential hazards and provide input for risk reduction.  


Education Minimum Requirement: 
  • BS Degree or higher in a Science or Engineering discipline.

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with primary responsibilities in safety, industrial hygiene and/or environmental areas. 
  • Knowledge of computers as a tool to perform the job. 
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. 
  • Self-starter with strong leadership and change leadership skills. 
  • Must be knowledgeable of Federal and State OSHA, EPA, and EHS laws and regulations. 
  • Possess analytical and logical problem solving abilities. 
  • Ability to prioritize, focus on and obtain business results. 
  • Flexibility to perform various tasks to support the business. 
  • Ability to lift and move up to 40 lbs.

Preferred Experience and Skills: 

  • CSP or CIH or CHMM Certification  
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: Env, Health & Safety Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
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Company Trade Name: Merck
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