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Perdue Farms, Inc. Regional Environmental Manager in Cofield, North Carolina

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulatory programs for the regional assigned Perdue facilities. This position provides technical support for site facility operations personnel at all levels of responsibility and completes environmental regulatory reporting for multiple facilities. The position is to train site personnel on environmental permits and programs. Environmental permitting, reporting, sample collection of wastewater, storm water, fresh water, and other industrial waste management activities are key job expectations. Budget development and management, environmental metrics collection and reporting, root cause analysis of system upsets, and environmental program development and training are other position responsibilities. Practice 100% compliance objective and safe work practices in all things. This position is a leader and is expected to become familiar with the day-to-day operations and to be present within the facilities as a resource to the business functions.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the environmental compliance programs for assigned AgriBusiness facilities, providing direction, guidance and advice to facility and operational managers regarding environmental issues. This activity supports both existing operations and proposed capital expansions/improvements.

  • Secure and maintain compliance with all assigned facility environmental permits, plans and other required documents from federal, state and local agencies. Present and explain the permit requirements to the signatory responsible officials on a regular basis.

  • Execute and maintain policies, procedures and environmental reporting systems to ensure compliance with permits, plans and other regulatory obligations.

  • Regularly visit assigned facilities to ensure Perdue policies and procedures are followed and to ensure compliance with environmental permits, plans and regulations.

  • Provide training and awareness education for facility personnel and participate in PAB and Perdue environmental conferences and meetings.

  • Manage the used oil, nonhazardous and hazardous waste recycling and disposal programs for assigned facilities.

  • Work closely with the Agribusiness environmental team to develop/implement programs and initiatives to provide continuous improvement and environmental stewardship and sustainability within Perdue AgriBusiness operations.

Minimum Education

  • BS Degree (Engineering, Environmental Science or Biological Science)

  • Minimum 10 years applicable work experience in the environmental field may be substituted for a BS Degree

Experience Requirements

BS Degree with a minimum of 5+ years of applicable environmental experience (food industry preferred). Minimum of 8+ years of work experience in the environmental field without BS degree. Experience researching and applying local, state and federal environmental regulations. Ability to grasp new software applications for recordkeeping and state/federal reporting of environmental data. Strong remote and in-person communication and organizational skills. Understanding and ability to perform air, water, wastewater and solid waste environmental calculations. Visual opacity training preferred and ability to attend and pass opacity training school is a requirement. North Carolina or Virginia wastewater operator treatment license. Valid driver’s license.

Experience Preferred

10 years of progressive experience in management and operation of environmental and sustainability programs

Ability to perform air, water, wastewater and solid waste environmental calculations

North Carolina wastewater operator treatment license (3) preferred

North Carolina land application license with minimum one-year experience in land application of residuals preferred

Minimum one year experience with surface irrigation preferred

Visual opacity certification or ability to pass opacity training within 6 months of hire

Familiarization with air emissions calculations, wastewater calculations, environmental metrics reporting, waste minimization practical skills

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

Able to move freely throughout AgriBusiness facilities to include climbing vertical heights (0 - 150'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 pounds), exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (SDS sheets available). Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus. Able to communicate on the telephone and use standard office equipment. Required to travel to remote AgriBusiness facilities, generally by driving to the locations.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.