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Merck & Co, Inc

Senior Specialist, Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS)

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Our Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) team is passionate about bringing our medicines and vaccines to our customers around the world, while maintaining worker health and safety as our number one priority.

Position Description:

As a member of the Site Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) team, the selected candidate will work collaboratively to ensure that compliant environmental, health, and safety (EHS) programs are developed and implemented within operating departments at the Boston & Cambridge sites. 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.

  • Serve as the Biosafety Officer (BSO) for the Boston & Cambridge sites ensuring compliance to our Company's Biorisk program as well as the City of Boston & Cambridge Biosafety regulations.

  • Review all Biosafety Risk Assessments for accuracy and conformance to Federal, State and Local regulation. Ensure appropriate/effective controls are in place to prevent or eliminate employee exposure.

  • Serve on the Boston/Cambridge Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Safety Committee and other committees as necessary.

  • Develop and deliver general biosafety/bloodborne pathogen/biosecurity and pathogen specific trainings.

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Biosafety which may include providing guidance during emergency response as well as pandemic planning & preparedness.

  • Provide support to the Global Employee Health Medical Surveillance program as needed.

  • Ensure the timely submission of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) annual reports to the City of Boston and Cambridge Public Health Departments as well as renewals for site Biosafety/rDNA Permits.

  • Supports other Company EHS programs. Examples may include hazard assessment, management of change, equipment risk assessments, industrial hygiene, process safety, incident investigation, medical surveillance, ergonomics, high risk work, EHS training, permitting, and various others.

  • Assures completion of all regulatory submissions, notifications, etc. required to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local EHS requirements.

  • Ability to identify hazards, establish corrective/preventive actions and ensure effective implementation of those actions.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, concentration in Biological Sciences or related field with molecular biology, virology, microbiology and/or Safety or Environmental related technical discipline.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 5-10 years applied professional EHS work experience. Advanced level of proficiency in the areas of biosafety, occupational safety, critical thinking, and communication skills.

  • Intermediate level of skill with project management and problem solving.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in industrial hygiene and/or the management of site environmental programs (Air, Water, Waste).

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

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


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Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Employee Status:



No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:



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Requisition ID:R230663