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Fort Morgan, CO

Environmental Manager; Sugar Beet Refinery


Position Overview

An experienced Environmental professional at its facility in Fort Morgan, CO. This position is responsible for coordinating environmental compliance in accordance with permits and federal regulation, and leading continual improvement in monitoring and reporting in a heavy manufacturing environment.  Incumbent needs to have wastewater experience.  This person must be extremely organized and task-oriented in order to lead and drive environmental compliance and sustainability initiatives.  The position will be responsible for maintaining site-specific monitoring programs for Air, Water, Waste, and EPCRA, with a focus on wastewater treatment; and managing a team of personnel. With a hands-on attitude, this person must effectively communicate and collaborate with the Environmental Director, Factory Manager, supporting facility Management, and Regulatory Agencies to create a safe and environmentally conscious culture.  Reports to both the Environmental Director and Factory Manager

Essential Functions

  • Certified Operator in Responsible Charge (ORC) with oversight of a Class B wastewater treatment works and associated sludge handling system
  • Routinely review and fully comprehend all facility environmental permits and applicable federal and state regulations
  • Ensure compliance with environmental obligations set forth in facility’s agreement with the State
  • Evaluate daily compliance with facility Title V air permit limitations using the site’s Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS), process historian (dataPARC), and air monitoring records
  • Coordinate with Environmental Director to schedule and develop test protocols for required air emissions testing and performance evaluations related to the site’s Parametric Emissions Monitoring System (PEMS)
  • Verify, at least monthly, that all required monitoring and recordkeeping is being performed as required by permits
  • Develop, routinely review, and update Best Management Practices (BMP) Plans for all environmental programs
  • Perform routine sampling of environmental media as required by permits to monitor quality and effectiveness of BMPs
  • Coordinate the effective implementation of the site’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan
  • Routinely audit environmental programs to identify gaps, and lead initiatives to improve areas of deficiency
  • Provide permitting guidance to facility Management for the construction of new equipment and expansion and/or modification of operations
  • When necessary, collaborate with all internal and external stakeholders, including Management, Regulatory Agencies, public officials, neighbors, and local emergency planning committees in a way that upholds the company’s reputation and standing in the community
  • Facilitate new hire and ongoing training for employees in accordance with internal best practices and permit requirements
  • Ensure all compliance deadlines and necessary corrective action are met in a timely manner
  • Identify when prompt notifications to Regulatory Agencies are necessary, and prepare and submit notifications in a timely manner, with oversight from the Environmental Director
  • Prepare or coordinate the submittal of all routine environmental reports including: Stack Test Reports, Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs), Annual Stormwater Report, Biennial Hazardous Waste Report (if necessary), Title V Semi-Annual Deviation Reports, Title V Compliance Certification, Annual NSPS Subpart Db Report, Greenhouse Gas Report, APEN updates, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report, SARA Title III (Tier 2) Report, and any other report required by environmental permit, regulation, or order

Skill & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis in science or engineering
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in environmental compliance management
  • Licensed in Colorado as a Class B Wastewater Operator or equivalent qualifications, preferred
  • Safety leader with exemplary record of leadership
  • Knowledge and comprehension of both Federal and State Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, and EPCRA
  • Proficient in critical thinking and multi-tasking high priority projects in a proactive manner
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Computer competent (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other Office 365 applications)
  • Detail oriented, and proficient in comprehending complex regulatory language
  • Must be a Self-Starter, as well as friendly, results oriented, and collaborative

Salary: $90K-$120K; Strong benefits; Relo Assist; EOE; No Sponsorship

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