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Environmental (EHS) Specialist

Cascade, Michigan, US
Closing date
Dec 9, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Our professionalTeamMembers are committed to providing service excellence and are passionate about going above and beyond to exceed our customer's expectations. We are looking for individuals who have integrity with strong initiative and relentless attention to detail to do the right thing. We continue to find ways to innovate, lead and make a positive difference in the world. Join our successful team and have an impact on sustainability, one day at a time.

PADNOS is a full-service recycling company handling paper, plastic, metals and electronic recycling. We tailor recycling programs for consumer and industrial clients throughout the United States. PADNOS was founded over a century ago and continues to transform the recycling industry. The company has thrived as a family business through four generations and has grown to be a market leader and best in class innovator.

PADNOS has a rich history of taking care of ourTeamMembers, their families and the multiple communities we serve. We invest in ourTeamMembers and offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive Wage
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Tuition reimbursement for Team Members
  • 75% Tuition Reimbursement for dependents
  • First Time Home Buying Assistance
  • 401K Match and Profit Sharing
  • Performance Driven Bonuses
Environmental Manager Position Summary:

The position of Environmental Manager provides a professional service role dedicated to the identification and management of environmental, safety and health risks on behalf of PADNOS. The Environmental Manager works within the EHS department and can engage cross-functionally with every department, leader and Team Member in the company. This role embodies four (4) major buckets of responsibility.
  • Effectively manage the PADNOS environmental programs with tangible metrics.
  • Fulfilling the safety partnership pillars for an assigned group through systemic field visits and support.
  • Plan and manage to completion assigned key EHS related projects.
  • Execute other EHS related areas of ownership for the department and company with a high level of quality.

  • This is both an environmental and people-centered role in a fast-paced high risk industrial work environment. This position requires a person who gravitates to a challenge, assertively owns and drives environmental results, and has experience with culture change management, systemic environmental management, and EHS management software. They should have excellent professionalism, communication, problem-solving, project management, mental toughness, and teamwork abilities. Additional characteristics and skills necessary to be a good fit for this position include the ability to develop (write), implement and sustainably manage standardized environmental programs required for PADNOS, manage work time effectively, strong hazard recognition, ambition to grow ones professional aptitude as an environmental and safety practitioner through self-education and research, exude a passion and desire for vocational excellence, proficiently navigate office-based software (Excel, Outlook, Word, ppt, etc), embrace detail and analytics for the trending of data, and experience with root causation. The right person for this role is a teacher by nature, organized, embraces self-accountability and holding others accountable for excellence, professionally objective with a high level of integrity, processes constructive criticism and feedback well, and seeks to take the environmental program to the next level.

    Some expected responsibilities for the Environmental Manager include:
    • Environmental program development & management (Stormwater, Air Permits, Refrigerant Recovery, Radiation, RCRA, SPCC, Scrap Tire, Storage Tanks, Electronic Scrap, Hazardous Materials, SLAB, EPCRA/Tier II Reporting)
    • Environmental regulatory program recordkeeping and reporting
    • Manage environmental and safety performance for assigned departments/groups
    • Environmental and Safety Audit field visits and report development
    • Manages an Environmental Field Tech's efforts
    • Manage environmental vendors and service calls for all locations
    • Manage environmental equipment and supplies
    • Manage water treatment plant
    • Safety meeting facilitation and attendance
    • Incident investigations
    • Develop and present training programs
    • Manage and audit data in the EHS database system
    • Own and execute assigned projects and program topics
    • Self-reliant results driven practitioning
    Environmental Manager Position Qualifications:
    • Desire to manage environmental compliance and sustainability
    • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience in project management
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Familiar with forms of media and technology
    • Organizational skills, with projects, people, and ideas

    Be a part of the green movement and join PADNOS today!

    PADNOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, weight, height, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, genetic medical information, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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