EHS Specialist Job

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Cork, IE

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Requisition ID: ENV000653

Are you ready to Invent, Impact, Inspire?

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Manufacturing Division is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.

An exceptional opportunity for an experienced Safety & Environment Specialist to join the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) team; where they will play an integral role in developing, maintaining and continually improving the EHS systems at our vaccines and biologics facility in Brinny.

  • He/she will provide technical guidance to the organisation to ensure compliance with legal requirements related to EHS as well as MSD's corporate standards, policies, procedures and guidelines related to EHS and industry best practices.
  • He/she will ensure, in conjunction with the EHS team, that all EHS regulatory requirements on the site are upheld to the highest standard.


  • develop and implement EHS programmes to ensure compliance with local legislation, MSD's standards and industry best practices including programmes such as: risk assessments; contractor management; incident investigation; chemical management; ergonomics; biorisk; equipment & machine safety; industrial hygiene; high risk work – e.g. hot work, confined space entry, work at height, etc.
  • demonstrate leadership and a strong desire to protect employees, our community and the environment – leading with a ’safety first’ mindset.
  • prepare reports to site, divisional and/or corporate management and regulatory agencies.
  • evaluate all EHS applicable requirements for any new projects and processes (along with other site departments where necessary) as well as changes in the existing processes and installation.
  • conduct annual site self-assessments, and more frequent operating unit assessments, tracking and directing follow-up activities to correct any non-conformity.


  • Team player, capable of working within a multi functionary team environment; and to periodically lead teams.
  • Enthusiastic with a strong drive for results.
  • Self-directed, capable of using own initiative to make EHS improvements.
  • Dedicated to maintaining high standards, with the courage and candour to ensure things are done properly onsite – ‘right first time.’
  • Desire to protect employees and environment.

Why is this a compelling position for a dynamic and ambitious EHS professional to consider?

  • Excellent opportunity to play a key role in the future development and maintenance of all EHS functions in our Brinny facility.
  • Superb opportunity to join the existing EHS team in Brinny and become a part of the broader MSD EHS community which presents opportunities to be exposed to the network of sites across MSD worldwide whilst developing and expanding your career.
  • Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and the people that matter the most in their lives.




  • 3+ years’ EHS experience in Pharmaceutical, or other highly regulated industry.
  • Proven track record of success in the EHS sector.
  • Experience on supporting multiple activities/projects.
  • Industrial Hygiene experience an advantage


  • Ability to influence others.
  • Innovative & Compliance-minded, with the drive to go seek out necessary information.
  • ‘Safety First’ mind-set.


  • Primary Bachelor’s Degree in EHS or Technical Primary Bachelor’s Degree with a post-grad EHS qualification is required.
  • Technically strong; with understanding of a variety of EHS topics.


Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.



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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
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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