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Area Environmental Engineer

Perrysburg, Ohio, US
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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About O-I

Company Description

Remember the last time you opened a bottle of champagne? A cold beer after a hard day's work or a bottle of sparkling mineral water to quench your thirst? Well, it was probably made by us. We are O-I and we love that we make more glass containers than anyone in the world.

O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world's best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Job Description

  • Matrix manager of the Plant EHS Managers and Environmental Health & Safety Specialist and provide input on administrative duties such as: performance reviews, personnel actions, and allocation of responsibilities and resources in collaboration with Plant Manager.
  • Interprets, implements, applies and enforces codes and regulatory requirements set by local, state/provincial, federal and corporate policy to all applicable environmental regulations/laws for all regional operations/locations.
  • Ensures completion of reports for permits, licensing and notifications in accordance with local, state and federal standards.
  • Develops, implements, enhances and audits new and existing policies and procedures pertaining to environmental compliance.
  • Prepares required environmental documentation, including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, fact sheets, etc., for company capital projects
  • Directs work of specialty consultants - participates in selection process, develops scopes of work, schedules and budgets; reviews and monitors technical reports and billing statements
  • Evaluates, develops and supports all required environmental training.
  • Coordinates resources and provides technical support for the investigation and reporting of chemical releases and spills as required.
  • Generates performance metrics for environmental activities to provide process control.
  • Monitors progress on audit corrective actions and provides status reports to North America Leadership Team.
  • Oversees activities performed by site Environmental, Health and Safety managers to ensure compliance efforts are completed for:
  • Waste management under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations including solid waste, hazardous waste, universal waste and medical waste
  • Air emissions management as required under the Clean Air Act (CAA) and reporting for Greenhouse Gases
  • Wastewater discharge management as required by National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • Stormwater management required by the Clean Water Act (CAA) including inspections, reporting and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Drinking water management including inspections and reporting required under the Clean Water Act (CWA).
  • Hazardous chemical reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) including Tier 2 and TRI annual reports
  • Oil and used oil management including Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC)
  • Assistance with Sustainability Initiatives
  • Leads pollution reduction team and activities undertaken by the site.
  • Leads the development of strategic plans for environmental compliance and works to implement those at all locations.
  • Provides assistance during state and federal environmental agencies inspections.
  • Interprets legal documents and provides guidance to meet legal requirements, interfacing with legal as appropriate.
  • Administrates the response to environmental regulatory authorities when the company is required to provide such communication. Seeks and integrates direction from legal in such matters.
  • Oversight and responsibility for the Environmental Collaboration space content (e.g. Share Point)

Coordinates environmental planning work within Operations & Engineering and with other organizational units such as: Government Affairs, legal and production planning. Assists with Environmental Compliance training and exchanges of information dealing with sensitive or controversial matters on a frequent and recurring basis. Position acts as liaison and technical coordinator between the Company and jurisdictional federal, state/provincial and local agencies.


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Environmental Engineering (or similar).
  • Environmental professional certification preferred: Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), or Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years in positions with direct responsibility for regulatory compliance related to air, water, and soil and waste disposal at manufacturing facilities. Emphasis on experience with Clean Air Act Title V permitted sites.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental regulations and successful implementation through hands on activities.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with site/regional leadership and site environmental professionals as a business partner.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility with leadership and colleagues.
  • Ability to prioritize work with limited direction from supervisor.
  • Proficiency in written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to creatively resolve problems and identify solutions through collaboration when required.
  • Interface and negotiate with outside agencies as required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and work independently.
  • Computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office software.
  • Prior experience supervising a team of professional employees.

This position reports to the NA Environmental Manager. They will serves as a matrix manager for the Plant Environmental Health and Safety Managers and Environmental Health & Safety Specialists.

Travel Requirements

Up to 50% travel, typically to the manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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