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Environmental Coordinator

The LYCRA Company
Waynesboro City, Virginia, US
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Conservation science
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The LYCRA Company is a premier supplier of differentiated fiber products from a global manufacturing base with assets in Europe, USA, Mexico, Brazil, China and Singapore.

Our Apparel business works with leading consumer brands, retailers and fabric mills all over the world to leverage our innovative ingredient brand fibers including LYCRA® fiber, COOLMAX® fabric, THERMOLITE® fabric, SUPPLEX® fabric and TACTEL® fiber. The LYCRA Company is a leading supplier in the global apparel markets including ready-to-wear, intimate apparel, swimwear, activewear, outdoor and career apparel.

We have built a leading position in the Apparel industry over the years via a continuous stream of value-adding fiber, fabric, or garment innovations enabled and supported by a network of strategic partners across the entire value chain. This contributed to making the LYCRA® brand a unique asset that still powers today one of the most iconic and valuable corporate franchises in the Apparel industry. It is all reflected in our corporate vision: "enhancing life through innovative garment solutions."

We are seeking an Environmental Compliance Leader who will implement and maintain compliance for all environmental programs at the Waynesboro manufacturing and R&D site based in Waynesboro, VA. S/he will be a self-starter and an advocate for environmental excellence, sustainable production and solutions as a key strategy for the success of the business.

Location: Located at the intersection of Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Appalachian Trail, Waynesboro is Divinely Placed Among the Adventure, whether your tastes run toward biking, hiking and scenic drives, or paddling and fly fishing in the trout-stocked waters of the South River. The historic city of Charlottesville, VA and the home of University of Virginia is located within half-hour drive east of Waynesboro.

Role: This position is responsible to ensure regulatory environmental compliance and excellence for the Air, Waste water, Solid and Hazardous Waste, Oil storage, and other designated programs for the Waynesboro site. In addition, this position will develop a strong understanding of Regulatory compliance and excellence capability in the plant operating areas via sustainable management systems. This position will identify and develop environmental programs that minimize the environmental footprint by conserving resources, reduces emissions, and elimate waste. The Environmental Specialist provides vision and direction for EHS excellence for all environmental programs using a risk based approach to simplify, create value, eliminate waste, and prioritize work.

Reporting to the EHS Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring regulatory applications, reports, and plans are accurate, timely and complete. (Examples of typical reports and plans are monthly DMRs, TitleV Annual and Semi-annual reports, Annual Emissions Inventory, Quarterly stack testing, SARA311/312/313 reporting, and Biennial Hazardous waste reporting, SPCC, SWPP, RMP plans, etc.)
  • Interactions with state and federal environmental regulatory agencies.
  • Managing environmental incidents by completing an Investigation commensurate with the incident risks. Create effective action items and manage until their completions.
  • Ensure Emerging issues are identified and addressed, so that environmental compliance is maintained.
  • Working with site sustainability leaders to develop/ maintain metrics and sustainability goals for Air, Waste Water and Waste Programs
  • Interfacing with the Site wastewater treatment plant operation and provide guidance maintenance issues that are identified.
  • Supporting co-workers to enhance their overall understanding of environmental requirements.
  • Executing responsibilities with excellence in EHS and compliance.

Qualifications (Required):
  • Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science/Engineering or related field.
  • 3 to 5 years of environmental compliance experience in the areas of Air, Waste Water, and Waste permitting and management in industry or equivalent consulting experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in ethics, compliance, and EH&S performance.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills that produce outstanding result.
  • Motivated and effective contributor in a collaborative, diverse team environment.
  • Creative, entrepreneurial spirit that is driven by a passion for innovation and focused by business goals.
  • Effective problem solver with strong observation and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience in communicating verbally and in writing with environmental regulatory agencies.

Qualifications (Preferred):
  • 10+ years of environmental compliance experience in the areas of Air, Wastewater, and Waste permitting and management in industry or equivalent consulting experience.
  • Experience with preparing Facility Environmental Module (FEM) for sustainable Appararel Coalition's Higg index.
  • Hold a VA Class II wastewater license or equivalent.

  • We offer a competitive salary, including an excellent benefits package.
  • Available to start April 2022.

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its innovative products, technical expertise, and unmatched marketing support. The LYCRA Company owns leading consumer and trade brands: LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, and TACTEL®. The LYCRA Company's legacy stretches back to 1958 with the invention of the original spandex yarn, LYCRA® fiber. Today, The LYCRA Company focuses on adding value to its customers' products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer's need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
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