EHS/HSE Specialist (m/f) Job

Date: Jan 19, 2019

Location: Schachen, LU, CH

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Requisition ID: ENV000660

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

As a new addition to our Safety & Environment Team, we are looking for a EHS/HSE Specialist (m/f) who will be responsible for specific environmental health and safety programs and compliance for our Research site MSD Werthenstein BioPharma in Schachen (LU), Switzerland (Full-time, indefinite).
The primary activities include but are not limited to:

  • Development and implementation of corporate EHS policies and procedures; Provides technical support and coordination in defining and implementing site EH&S systems for the site
  • Ensures ongoing evaluation of changes in Safety Regulatory requirements. Develops and implements MSD requirements and strategies to ensure 100% compliance with all current and future safety requirements as and when they arise.
  • Ensures that site systems are in place to maintain 100% site compliance with all Safety and Environmental Regulations and Programs and are aligned with global safety and environment expectations
  • Maintains records, supporting data and reports for required government, industry, management and site committees
  • Ensures that self-assessments, safety reviews, safety inspections etc. are diligently carried out and corrective/preventive actions taken to minimize risks long term
  • Participates in accident/incident and near miss investigations
  • Maintains and updates emergency response plans and procedures
  • Performs occupation risk assessment
  • Specifies and organizes safety & environmental trainings through third parties, web-based material and/or self-development and delivery for all relevant stakeholders in accordance with regulatory or company requirements
  • Organizes and participates in safety & environment promotional and awareness campaigns as appropriate
  • Provides technical support for new projects and modifications to ensure proper EH&S design review, as well as routine /maintenance evaluation after process / equipment installed / implemented

  • Bachelor’s degree in an environmental or safety related technical discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with EHS/HSE in a similar role.
  • Documented knowledge of Swiss and EU EHS regulations and regulatory framework
  • Proficient German speaking and good communication skills in English, as well as report writing
  • Very good Knowledge of the regulatory frameworks such as EKAS, EU OSHA, OHSAS 18000, EPA, ISO, NFPA, GMP
  • Relevant professional certifications are of advantage
  • Previous experience in a chemical or pharmaceutical company is an asset
  • Proven ability to develop sustainable cooperative professional relationships on all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize, focus on and obtain business results
  • Demonstrated analytical and logical problem-solving abilities
  • Flexibility to perform multiple, complex tasks simultaneously to efficiently support the business
We offer:
  • An exciting opportunity within a stable and growing company
  • Development and career opportunities within the company
  • A competent, motivated and great team

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.

Interested in becoming part of a dynamic, developing team and contributing your know-how to an innovative environment that allows you to show initiative and that offers long-term perspectives? Please apply using the link to our career site!

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

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