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Environmental Specialist

Employer
Vertellus
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Energy
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Company Overview

Vertellus is a dynamic global organization with more than a century of leadership in manufacturing health, agriculture, and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings, and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day - toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires, and more. Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees to focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers.

At Vertellus, we hold ourselves and each other Accountable for Delivering Results with a Bias for Action while always acting with the utmost integrity, this is truly what it means to be a Vertellus employee. We take great pride in displaying our Core Values through our work and our teams.

Job Summary:

The Environmental Specialistcoordinates the compliance of air, water, and waste regulation for the facility. These regulations include CAA, CWA, RCRA, SARA, CERCLA and their state and city equivalents. Tasks include, but are not limited to, waste profiling and disposal, compliance inspections, and agency reporting and record keeping. The Specialist will provide technical support for plant projects to help ensure that the company maintains an awareness of and cost effective compliance with all applicable environmental statutes, regulations, and permits.

Responsibilities:

Role Specific Responsibilities:
  • Communicates and promotes the EHS program on an ongoing basis
  • Characterizes, profiles, and coordinates the disposal of solid and hazardous wastes
  • Ensures that storage, handling, and disposal of all wastes complies with applicable regulations in an efficient and cost effective manner
  • Files a variety of reports in response to environmental permits and regulatory requirements. Reports are due monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, and as other trigger events take place
  • Maintains a current working knowledge of applicable regulations and statutes and actively participating in internal company initiatives, as a team member or in a leadership role
  • Formulates compliance strategies, defines solutions, develops action plans, and is able to organize technical information
  • Provides technical expertise (engineering, chemistry, toxicology) and support to both internal and external customers
  • Tracks and develops substantial understanding of specific local, state, and federal, including CERCLA, SARA, CAA, RCRA, and CWA
  • Participates on facility inspections and follow-up to assure compliance with the regulatory requirements
  • Works closely with environmental contractors to facilitate appropriate tasks (ability to manage and lead contractor relationships)
  • Assists in the closure of action items from internal and external audits
  • Participates in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) as needed and/or structured team process of root cause analysis
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Compliance:
  • Complies with company Health, Safety and Environmental policies, procedures and arrangements
  • Reports all Health, Safety and Environmental accidents, incidents and near misses promptly
  • Acts in a safe and responsible manner at all times


Problem Solving and Innovation:
  • Active participation within continuous improvement activities
  • Participates in problem solving
  • Takes responsibility and ownership for own learning and development in the spirit of continuous improvement of both self and the business
  • Assists in the training, mentoring and assessment of other team members
  • Exercises autonomy and judgement subject to overall direction or guidance


Qualifications/Desired Skills:

Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related technical field


Experience:
  • 3-5 years regulatory experience in chemical manufacturing facility or equivalent
  • Experience wearing required PPE including safety glasses, hard hat, steel toe shoes, gloves, and a respirator


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to adapt quickly to changing business needs and priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to flex own style as needed to influence and drive results
  • Self-motivated and ability to work within a fast paced environment
  • Ability to execute strenuous, sometimes repetitive physical work such as lifting, pushing or pulling objects up to 50 pounds, working outside in all weather conditions, climbing ladders, etc.
  • Excellent proficiency within Microsoft products (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Embodies the Vertellus Core Values:
    • Accountability: Takes ownership and holds him/herself and other accountable
    • Deliver Results: Takes personal responsibility for performance and business results
    • Bias for Action: Plays to win and gets the job done
    • Integrity: Acts ethically, with integrity to act and do in the right way


If you have the energy, drive, and passion for joining the Vertellus team, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!

Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages, including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Vertellus is a global Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other protected category.
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