Environmental Manager

Pactiv Evergreen Inc.
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 25, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh foodservice and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, foodservice distributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at pactivevergreen.com.

44 miles southeast of Little Rock, Pine Bluff is the tenth-largest city in the state of Arkansas and the county seat of Jefferson County. It is the principal city of the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area and part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area.

The Evergreen Packaging Pine Bluff Paper Mill is located in Pine Bluff, Arkanas, less than an hour from Little Rock in scenic southeast Arkansas. It is the largest industrial employer in Jefferson County. Opened in 1958, Pine Bluff is the largest facility within Evergreen Packaging and is home to the world's largest gable-top liquid packaging paperboard machine. In addition to producing paperboard for cartons, the facility also produces coated paper for magazines.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (847) 482-4320 or email TalentHelp@Pactiv.com.

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.

Our ideal candidate understands that environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance is a core value at Evergreen Packaging, and we demonstrate that through our daily actions. While we have an excellent environmental record, we are searching for an Environmental Manager to lead our Pine Bluff to achieve our goals of:
  • Integration of environmental compliance and awareness into operations
  • Building EHS teams with the skills, talents, technical aptitude, desire to achieve ongoing excellence
  • Put in place robust, sustainable systems to manage EHS at the Pine Bluff Operations
  • Assure the proper infrastructure is in place to archive environmental stewardship and regulatory compliance into the future

This position reports to the Corporate Director of Environmental Health and Safety with a strong dotted line to the Pine Bluff Mill General Manger and in close collaboration with the Mill Health and Safety Manager.

Primary Duties:
  • As a member of the Mill Leadership Team, provide environmental leadership and direction for the Pine Bluff Operations by identifying and working to collaboratively mitigate environmental risk
  • Implements strategies and systems to keep operations focused on environmental impacts and in compliance with environmental and related permits and regulations.
  • Assure area leaders monitor operations to identify, predict and control environmental performance so that permit conditions are maintained.
  • Oversee management of the Landfill and WWTP operations including equipment maintenance, budgets, contractor management, and operations directives.
  • Be an Integral part of the Corporate Evergreen EHS Leadership Team consisting of EHS Managers from the mills and NAP Manager to set EHS strategy, policy and initiatives for the company
  • Manage recording and reporting environmental related information for Evergreen Packaging
  • Utilize EMIS (Gensuite) for internal environmental incident, non-compliance, auditing and inspection reporting and follow-up
  • Assure Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Environmental submittals (Air, Storm Water, Waste Water, Waste Management, etc.) are accurately developed, reviewed, and submitted timely
Mentors mill environmental professionals (direct reports) to drive personal ownership and accountability for success and succession planning including feedback on performance and opportunities for development and growth.Partner with site operational leaders to be visible environmental advocates in their areas of responsibility and ensure plans are in place to proactively achieve their environmental obligations and targets.Audits facilities and systems to identify improvement opportunities and provide assistance in reaching environmental goals and objectives.Remain current on regulatory developments that are applicable to environmental compliance at the local, state and federal level and position the mill to manage the impacts.Act as a liaison between the mill and the community and/or the regulators on environmental issues.Maintain membership in local manufacturing and environmental organizations.Support Evergreen's Sustainability objectives at the Pine Bluff Operations.

  • Bachelor of Science - Environmental or Chemical, Science or Engineering of related field, Required.
  • 12+ years - First-hand experience in environmental management for process related manufacturing facilities, Required: Pulp and Paper experience, Preferred.
  • 5+ years - Leading teams, Required
  • Excellent administrative skills with good analytical and problem-solving attributes: Required
  • Verbal and written communications with experience in negotiations must be very strong.

Skills and Competencies:
  • Technical proficiency in federal EPA, DHS, and other applicable federal regulations, as well develop specific knowledge of the state of Arkansas and local regulations as necessary.
  • Development of a detailed technical knowledge of the kraft pulp and paper process, equipment, applicable environmental regulations, and environmental control equipment if previous experience does not provide.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate in the face of difficult and complex circumstances.
  • Independent thinking and integration of technical/regulatory issues into organizational policies, practices and training.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Ability to communicate skillfully with employees, customers, vendors, contractors, and regulators. Comfort with presenting to senior leaders.
  • Change agent. Can create a vision, and lead others to follow, execute and sustain change.
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
  • Collaborative business partner.


Travel, as required, to other Evergreen Packaging Locations, conferences, and regulatory meetings. Typical travel is anticipated 5% - 15%.


The position will be located at the Pine Bluff Mill.

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