Perdue Farms, Inc. Regional Environmental Manager in Salisbury, Maryland
Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its 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.
Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness! Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains. We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing. But wait, there’s more………Competitive salaries, flexible benefits plan, Tuition & Education Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, 401(k) Savings Options and so much more!
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Environmental Manager in Salisbury, MD . The core responsibility of this role is to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulatory programs for the regional assigned Perdue AgriBusiness 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 objectives 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.
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
BS Degree with a minimum of 5+ years of applicable environmental experience (food industry preferred).
Minimum of 10+ years of work experience in the environmental field without a 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 is preferred and the ability to attend and pass opacity training school is a requirement.
Wastewater operator treatment license.
Valid driver’s license.
10 years of progressive experience in the management and operation of environmental and sustainability programs
Ability to perform air, water, wastewater, and solid waste environmental calculations
Wastewater operator treatment license (3) preferred
Land application license with a 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
Must be able to fulfill responsibilities in all weather conditions and able to walk for extended periods of time.
Must be able to move light equipment or supplies as needed.
Must be willing to travel. Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive extended distances.
Work activity is primarily in an office setting but must be able to effectively work in processing plant, hatchery and feed mill settings.
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.