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General Purpose: Provide direction and assistance to assure manufacturing sites have systems, knowledge, capabilities, and practices to comply with environmental regulations. Work with manufacturing sites, company staff, consultants, and regulatory agencies to identify and address areas of noncompliance. Duties and Responsibilities: -Serve as primary corporate representative between fluid milk facilities, environmental compliance staff, regulatory agencies, and environmental consulting firms. -Identify non-compliance areas through site audits and periodic follow-ups to ensure concern areas have been addressed. -Provide assistance and guidance to assigned manufacturing sites in environmental compliance maintenance according to DFA and regulatory requirements to enable them to perform effectively within the environmental compliance arena. -Assist assigned facilities in permit renewal, reporting activities, and plan preparation for air, storm water, hazardous, and universal waste; Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier 2 and Form R; Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC); and waste water regulations and programs. -Negotiate with local and state regulatory agencies when new permit terms are unfavorable to DFA. -Work with staff to prepare responses to regulatory agencies regarding environmental compliance issues (i.e. Notice of Violation, Letter of Warning, Consent Agreements, spills, and permit exceedances). -Develop required environmental training systems (in coordination with Dairy U) and reporting at facilities. -Ensure hazards are identified, risk appropriately managed, and the required elements of the Risk Management Plan (RMP)/Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations are in compliance at assigned facilities, especially regarding ammonia. -Ensure RMP and Homeland Security documents are current and maintained on the appropriate regulatory computer system. -Review all production changes/capital projects at existing facilities to ensure changes will not impact environmental compliance. -Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience -Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry or related science field -4 years of food plant and/or environmental experience in a related field -6 years of work experience with environmental reporting, permitting, SPCC and Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) plan development. Experience with RMP and PSM plans and compliance required Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations to assist assigned facilities in reporting, permit renewal, spill prevention, storm water planning, and other environmental regulation requirements -Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork with facilities, regulatory agencies, and consultants -Skill in written and oral communication to provide assistance to manufacturing site and staff regarding environmental compliance -Skill in leadership and coaching -Able to understand product manufacturing issues and their impact on environmental compliance and the organization -Able to effectively organize, coordinate, execute, and manage environmental activities through completion -Able to understand food and environmental regulations and their impact on the organization -Able to identify opportunities for facilities to become less regulated regarding environmental compliance -Able to help develop and/or execute strategic plans to comply with existing, new, or tightened environmental regulations while minimizing financial impact on affected facility -Able to work with accuracy and attention to detail -Able to work collaboratively with employees in various departments and/or teams and build consensus to accomplish common goals
-Able to solve problems from several disciplines
-Able to travel 60-75%
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