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Environmental Specialist

Palma, Kentucky, US
Closing date
Sep 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Our world needs ideas! As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors - from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber - for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and about 14,500 employees from 70 nations.

WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins. At our Calvert City site, we are currently looking for a Environmental Specialist to join our growing team.

You know us. You just didn't know it. WACKER is a global chemical manufacturer that prides itself on 'Creating Tomorrow's Solutions'. WACKER materials are so versatile and adaptable, they have virtually unlimited applications just about anywhere imaginable, making WACKER an integral part of daily life. Whether it's protecting buildings from the elements, a tube of toothpaste, a cell phone, airbags, or cosmetics, people from all over the world come into contact each day with our products and achievements. We are looking for capable, innovative, and enthusiastic achievers to join our team and grow with us. We are currently seeking a Sr. Regulatory Environmental Specialist for our site in Calvert City, KY.

What you will do:

This position is responsible for facilitating environmental, health, and safety within the organization as well as is responsible for the development, maintenance, and improvement of the environmental compliance system for the facility, and ensuring compliance with all Federal, State, Local, and Corporate EHS policies and standards. It is the responsibility of each employee to know, understand, and diligently practice our EH&S and Security policies and practices.

Develop, maintain, and improve environmental plans, procedures, and training systems as necessary to ensure ongoing compliance including: Waste minimization, RCRA contingency, SPCC, Miscellaneous NESHAPs, and PVC MACT. Monitor changes programs and adjust systems to properly respond.
Organize, review, and audit records/systems to ensure complete and accurate reporting. Prepare and submit accurate reports as required by government agencies and Wacker.
Evaluate projects for permitting requirements, complete permit applications/modification, and negotiate agreeable permit terms with agencies.
Respond to on-site and off-site environmental incidents both during normal work hours and nights/weekends including Incident evaluation and coordination of mitigation activities: Timely and accurate reporting to Facility Management; State, Local, Federal Agencies; Risk/Liability reduction activities and decision making. Collaborate with external companies on-site to resolve environmental issues. Support maintenance and operating plants as needed in resolving issues.
Collaborate with corporate specialists to develop and implement best practices.
Represent the site at various company and public meetings if needed.
Work with other site and complex tenants with regards to EHS matters.

What we need from you:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental, or Occupational Safety and Health; MS Preferred
7 + years of related professional experience
RCRA, Method 9, and DOT Hazardous Materials certifications
Understanding of applicable computer systems such as MS Office (including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.)
Ability to read, comprehend, and apply complex regulations and permit terms/conditions and convey these requirements to site personnel verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Ability to work cooperatively with plant, corporate and regulatory personnel at all levels
Ability to represent company at community meetings.
Highly developed communication skills - both written and verbal
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to facilitate troubleshooting efforts and team meetings
Ability to run several projects and programs concurrently
Working knowledge of Air Emissions Modeling such as Emission Master
Working knowledge of the Clean Air Act (Title V program) and Clean Water Act (NPDES program)
Ability to coordinate waste activities for all site wastes. These duties include container selection, RCRA inspections, waste profiling, transportation paperwork, and annual reporting/permitting
Ability to maintain all environmental procedures and documents such as those pertaining to waste, water, and air.
Ability to obtain various EHS certifications and credentials, which may include but is not limited to: RCRA Hazardous Waste Management, Method 9 Visible Emissions, DOT Hazardous Materials Ground Shipper, TWIC Card, Certified PHA Facilitator, Certified ISO 14001/45001 Lead Auditor, GSP/ASP/CSP or other.

Life at Wacker:

Wacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves and desire team members that share these interests. You will be valued for your contributions and perspectives as we continue to grow together. Your career is important to us, and we want to foster a mutually beneficial relationship where you feel heard, understood, and fulfilled. We consider our employees' overall health and satisfaction when creating a benefits package. Below are some of the additional incentives our employees enjoy.

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective Day 1
401(k) with company match
Tuition Reimbursement
Advancement Opportunities
Education Assistance Program
Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
Support for Community Involvement
Bonus Plans

WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.

Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations !

We are looking forward to your online application at .
Reference Code: 18588

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).

WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
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