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Environmental Specialist

W.L. Gore
Elkton, Maryland, US
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

About the Industry: Gore products help control emissions, optimize processes, and deliver long-term value across manufacturing types. Learn more at

About the Role: We are looking for an Environmental Specialist. In this role, you will work to enable the Enterprise to increase confidence in compliance with Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) obligations. You will also develop and implement operational processes that enable the Enterprise to: identify, assess, manage and control EH&S operational hazards/risks; and Relevant costs.

This position offers the option to work on-site at our Health & Well Being Center in Elkton, Maryland, with flexible work from home options available. This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement, meaning you could work remote part of the time, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.*

  • Shared ownership of driving and implementing environmental (air, water, waste, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act) compliance activities, initiatives, and performance
  • Partner with divisional, corporate, and global EH&S teams to drive consistency in developing, implementing, and maintaining plant and divisional environmental systems, practices, and procedures
  • Manage air quality compliance (prepare and submit permit applications, modifications, reports, and monitoring)
  • Support industrial waste compliance (prepare and submit reports, profiling, shipment tracking, etc.)
  • Act as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc.
  • Partner with plant's EH&S team to continually improve and maintain emergency response procedures
  • Provide training and education, as necessary, to achieve desired environmental performance and compliance
  • Collect, analyze, and report EH&S metrics
  • Partner with the global EH&S team, and other global teams (Product and Stewardship teams, Facilities) as appropriate to drive alignment and integration
  • Identify and understand appropriate regulations and participate in compliance-gap analysis while acting as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Health and Safety or a related field (e.g.: Engineering, Chemistry), plus a minimum of 3 years environmental regulatory experience (i.e. Permit Application Development, Emission Quantification, Compliance Management Tools, Regulatory Applicability Analysis & Permit Strategy Development)
  • Experience with Air/Water Permitting, Hazardous Waste Management & experience in a manufacturing, chemical processing, or laboratory environment
  • Experience developing material balances including quantifying emissions to air, water, waste & product content
  • Demonstrated s uccess in identifying, assessing, and controlling Environmental risk and implement practical and effective risk-reduction solutions
  • Proven problem-solving skills including incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Ability to experience working with project and change management practices and tools, including organizational priority-setting skills, attention to detail, follow-through, effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build consensus and influence a diverse group of Associates, especially regarding design and operation
  • Ability to work independently, contribute within a team, and actively engage and partner with manufacturing and technical Associates
  • Ability to drive completion of multiple projects and priorities with competing resources needs
  • Ability to travel up to 10% and work off-shift hours, if needed

Desired Qualifications:
  • Environmental Certifications ( EIT, PE, RCRA, DOT, Wastewater, VE Monitoring)
  • Working knowledge of MDE (Maryland Department of the Environment) Regulations
  • Knowledge of EH&S management systems (e.g. ISO 14001 & ISO 45001), related consensus standards, and industry best practices

This position requires access to information or items that are export controlled under U.S. law. The successful candidate will be a "U.S. person" (meaning a person who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States or an asylee or refugee protected by U.S. law) or any offer will be conditioned upon Gore obtaining export control authorization for the candidate under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as required by the position.

*Remote Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's remote working policies, from the country in which they are employed. Locations not eligible for new remote work arrangements include: Alaska and Hawaii (for all roles), and Rhode Island (for wage/hourly roles only).

At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at

We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at

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