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Title:  Environmental Engineer I

Requisition ID:  17524 - 159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Engineering and Technical Services
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Environmental Engineer I is responsible for assisting with environmental compliance with the air and wastewater environmental areas at the Texarkana Mill.  Areas of responsibility include air monitoring, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste streams, DOT shipments, environmental management systems, and assisting the Environmental Engineers – Air Specialist and Wastewater Specialist with permit compliance.  The person in this position will demonstrate due diligence and environmental stewardship which will help the mill achieve continued regulatory compliance.  A continuous focus on working safely and providing guidance for safety improvement is required.  The Environmental Engineers report to the Environmental Manager.

Required Skills

Duties & Responsibilities (include but are not limited to the following):

  • Knowledge and understanding of mill’s air and wastewater state and federal environmental permits and their compliance parameters and reporting requirements
  • Coordinate collection and perform analysis of environmental information to quantify and report environmental impacts and performance
  • Assist with compliance activities for the wastewater treatment system (WWTS) to assure timely and effective completion of mill environmental activities including company policy, state, and federal regulations, on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis
  • Implement projects and best management practices which will help the mill’s WWTS achieve continued compliance
  • Participate in strategic planning for WWTS compliance on process improvement projects
  • Assist in compliance review inspections, audits, and assessments by corporate and governmental agencies
  • Respond to and track all concerns, complaints and queries from regulators and audit findings
  • Financial management including working within budgets and compliance with financial controls
  • Ensure timely completion and accuracy of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual state and federal environmental reports required to demonstrate compliance, as well as required internal mill daily, monthly and annual reports
  • Assist with scheduled audits of solid waste management units and oil-containing tanks
  • Assist in communication with TCEQ and water quality consultant in maintaining the WWTS permit, including five (5) year renewals and assessed fees payments
  • Assist in development and submittal of WWTS permit modifications in support of mill operations
  • Assist in reporting of environmental incidents, participate in incident investigations, assist in drafting investigation reports, and assist in development and execution of corrective actions based on investigation recommendations
  • Assist with maintenance activities on WWTS equipment including samplers, aerators, chemical addition, flow meters, level gauges, and outfall weir gates and sluice gates
  • Work with environmental lab personnel on collection and shipping of environmental samples
  • Assist with oversight of environmental lab personnel for daily compliance and internal mill testing, quarterly WWTS performance testing, and annual groundwater monitoring
  • Assist environmental lab personnel in maintaining and troubleshooting lab equipment and procedures
  • Provide oversight of environmental lab personnel for quality control of environmental data
  • Assist in conducting environmental training for new hires and annual environmental refresher training
  • Assist with contractor coordination for environmental activities and projects including dredging WWTS and levee maintenance and repair
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Experience

Required Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering discipline
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience in environmental or manufacturing related fields
  • Knowledge of environmental regulations and how they apply
  • Experience working with state and federal regulatory agencies preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of success at working in team environments with focus on safety, results, and ability to prioritize tasks and solve problems
  • Proven ability to communicate, verbally and written, with employees at all levels of the organization, contractor employees, venders, and Government Officials
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite for communication and data tracking and analysis
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check, drug screening and reference check
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States


Key Competencies

  • Confidentiality, Ethics and values, Integrity and trust, Timely problem solving, Decision making, Approachability, Communication, Customer focus, Priority setting, Time management, and Functional/technical skills

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