EHS Expert – Safety & ATEX
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Oss, NB, NL
8 dagen geleden

EHS Expert Safety & ATEX Job

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The department

The MSD Oss Global Safety and Environment department provides safety and environmental support for all the MSD Oss operations in order to drive towards world class EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) performance.

The department covers all the essential EHS expertise.

The position

Reporting to the Associate Director EHS, Pharmaceutical Operations the EHS Expert Safety & ATEX ensures compliance to external and internal EHS regulations / EHS standards and guidelines.

You will be responsible for identifying, preventing and mitigating safety and environmental risks to protect our workforce, our assets and the environment.

In addition you will be responsible as part of the site EHS team for maintaining & improving the EHS Management System, and where applicable will support sharing of systems and tools across departmental boundaries and sites.

You will be responsible for guiding internal and external inspections / audits and will continuously analyze current performance to find and lead improvements.

The role will provide a strong focus on ATEX, Process Safety and Machine Safety in our Pharmaceutical Operation and High Risk Work activities across the site.

You will have no direct reports.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Implementing MSD corporate EHS strategy at the site operations level;
  • Provide knowledge and expertise on ATEX as Subject Matter Expert to the operational departments in various teams and projects;
  • Acting as SME for ATEX and Process Safety Management in the Dutch language region (including other site in NL and BE);
  • Provide general EHS expertise including Machine Safety, High Risk Work and best practices as required;
  • Translate EHS legislation and corporate requirements into practical programs and implementation plans
  • Execute projects and assigned tasks, like risk assessments, Process Hazard Assessments (Hazops, What-ifs, FMEAs), permit notifications, inspections, auditing and reporting and develop and share best practices
  • Support annual EHS training plans and deliver EHS training by providing training content, train trainers and employees
  • Monitoring and improving EHS compliance within operational departments in cooperation with Compliance Engineers and taking action if required ( go to Gemba );
  • Advising site management on the safe and environmentally sound operation of all processes, plant and equipment
  • Communicating clearly and consistently complex technical and regulatory information to both senior level site leaders and shop floor colleagues
  • Ensuring operation according to standard operating procedures, guidelines; undertaking immediate actions to resolve issues (Act Now);
  • Participating in incident and near miss investigations (root cause investigation), reporting in the Global EHS administrative systems, developing CAPAs where required and tracking actions until completion.
  • Evaluating effectiveness of established CAPAs;
  • Developing and reporting compliance related KPI's (incl. deviations, incidents / CAPA’s etc.);
  • Participating in EHS local, regional and global improvement / implementation projects;
  • Connect with EHS program leads and other experts in the global network
  • Maintain and develop professionals technological, administrative and legal expertise by participating in professional networks and attending required training courses
  • Qualifications

    Desired skills & experience

  • Bachelor or master degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or comparable technical discipline relevant for the function
  • Additional education in HVK (Hogere Veiligheidskunde),
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry;
  • Willing to certify as an EHS professional;
  • ATEX expertise and skills, interpreting dust explosion data, executing and reviewing ATEX assessments, writing Explosion Safety Documents, executing instrumental criticality analysis
  • Preferrably experience in leading or participating in HAZOPs / PHAs, LOPAs
  • Change agent; open for change and passion for Lean and Continuous Improvement;
  • Ability to influence and communicate with all levels of the organization (from shop floor to senior management);
  • Strong project management skills, managing complex issues;
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, ability to work transparently and with a sense of urgency across various businesses and functions;
  • Result oriented, timely deliver on objectives within budgetary limits;
  • Compliance driven;
  • Team player and customer focused;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Willing to travel as needed
  • Assessment could be part of the application procedure
  • About MSD

    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.

    For more information, visit our website :

    A good place to work

    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.

    Information :

    For further information regarding this position, please contact Johan Vreugdenhil, Associate Director, Safety & Environment : 0412-666408.


    If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.

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