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Title:  Environmental Engineer

Requisition ID:  15461-159

Texarkana, TX, US, 75572

Category:  Health, Safety and Environmental
Travel:  No Travel Required

Role Summary

The Environmental Engineer – WWTS is responsible for ensuring environmental compliance of the WWTS and other environmental areas at the Texarkana Mill.  Areas of responsibility include wastewater, solid and hazardous waste streams, DOT shipments, environmental management systems, and assisting the Environmental Engineer – Air Specialist with air 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.


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

  • Knowledge and understanding of mill’s waste water treatment system (WWTS) state environmental permit and its compliance parameters and reporting requirements
  • Familiarity with mill’s federal and state air permits so as to assist with air permit compliance issues when needed
  • Coordinate collection and perform analysis of environmental information to quantify and report environmental impacts and performance
  • Oversee compliance activities for the 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 managing 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
  • Coordinate 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
  • Operation and coordination of maintenance of 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
  • Provide 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
  • Contract management and 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
  • 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

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

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