Smelter Environmental Technician

Newburgh, Indiana, US
Jul 13, 2021
Sep 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

Alcoa Warrick is looking for a Smelter Environmental Technician, and we're excited about having a new person joining our company! This role is responsible for supporting the development, implementation and follow through of environmental procedures to align with regulatory requirements and to meet Operations and Corporate objectives. This person will support the compliance of environmental laws, regulations, and/or environmental orders and to provide efficient, technically sound solutions to environmental problems. The position will also have the responsibility to oversight the Warrick facility's environmental sampling program, primarily as it relates to air sampling and auditing. We want someone who's willing to effectively help support and manage the implementation of all environmental standards and protocols in order to achieve a major environmental incident free workplace in a challenging business environment.

Major Deliverables:
  • Gain knowledge and experience in plant processes, engineering procedures and federal and state environmental laws and regulations. Demonstrate interest and initiative in assigned area.
  • Demonstrate growing independence in projects and activities; may handle small projects independently.
  • Demonstrate consistently effective work load and project management skills.
  • Develop an awareness of the economic and safety impact environmental decisions have on the facility.
  • Be visible and accessible on the plant floor everyday, while interfacing with manufacturing departments regarding programs and practices to address areas of concern.
  • Lead on-the-floor audits of Alcoa's pot practices protocols and ensure follow up to successfully close gaps.
  • Coordinate with and offer support to the on-site environmental laboratory to ensure timely analysis of air sampling cassettes from the Aluminum plant.
  • Ensure environmental monitoring equipment is accurately maintained.
  • Manage environmental sampling data and compile sampling data reports.
  • Build and coordinate sampling plans and activities for ongoing environmental studies associated with the facility's Title V air permit.
  • Complete weekly Pot Audits and present findings to the Environmental Engineer, Pot Coordinators, and supervisors.
  • Maintain and input data into PCME Dust Tools software
  • Maintain log of Visual Emissions reports

About you:

Our values - act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people - are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success we desire the following background:

  • A minimum of an Associate Degree or equivalent work experience required. A degree in Environmental and/or Safety/Health is preferred.
  • 1-3 years of plant experience in the EHS area.
  • Detailed understanding of the EPA environmental regulations and internal Alcoa standards.
  • Must be self-motivating with excellent facilitator and problem solving skills.
  • Must have good knowledge of operations and procedures and be capable of communicating and consulting effectively with others.
  • Solid understanding of the following information system software applications: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook.

To support our teams and their families beyond the workplace, Alcoa provides an outstanding benefits package effective day one of employment! In addition to medical benefits, we offer structured work-from-home programs, employee resource group opportunities, 401K options and a first-rate vacation plan for valuable work-life balance.