Facility Environmental Specialist

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Bloomington, IL, United States
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 29, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


The Environmental Specialist position provides the leadership requirements to ensure the Site is operating within all pertinent environmental regulations. This is the key position for environmental sustainability and compliance expertise at the Site. This function is responsible for the coordination and leadership of environmental programs and policies. Special technical knowledge and skill in the environmental and compliance is offered by the incumbent. The primary objective of the role is to enhance the environmental aspects of Site operations.  This is done by fostering a culture where the environment is ingrained as a core value, achieving best in class performance  in support of compliant, highly efficient, low cost operations via Nestlé Continuous Excellence.



1.1.      Develop environmental policies, programs, and procedures for Site-wide use.

1.2.      Facilitate the exchange of environmental related information among the SH&E Committee, department, and Pillar with plant management.

1.3.      Research and maintain working knowledge of relevant environmental rules and regulations and the impact they have on the Site.

1.4.      Identify strategic partnerships and maintain contracts with key environmental vendors in accordance with corporate SH&E, Legal and Procurement guidance.  Vendors include transportation, recycling, disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste and environmental consulting as may be necessary.

1.5.      Provide or coordinate training on all pertinent environmental related topics to the entire plant population.

1.6.      Maintain the established Environmental Management System (NEMS, ISO 14001) and all of the components associated with the system.

1.7.      Function as a liaison for the Site with governmental inspectors, agencies, and regulators in the event of inspection.

1.8.      Ensure all environmental compliance requirements are being met for all applicable permits and all permits are maintained in a current status.

1.9.      Complete all annual government environmental reports in a timely manner and submit reports to proper agencies.

1.10.   Lead select Site safety systems, as may be assigned by the SH&E Manager.


Capability Building and Compliance:

1.11.   Additional duties that may be coordinated with SH&E Technician (s) on site.

·Submit routine air, waste and wastewater reports

·Manage hazardous material inventory from cradle to grave and maintain hazardous material management plan.

·Complete hazardous waste manifests, as necessary

·Manage material recycling and waste stream program

·Manage and ensure accurate and timely EPCRA and SARA reporting.

·Maintain chemical inventories, and chemical approval processes

·Coordinate / deliver environmental training that builds capability of all employees

·Develop and maintain environmental processes and audit routines.

·Maintain all environmental related records.

·Co-own PSM / RMP with the engineering group at the Site and ensure compliance.

·Maintain knowledge of Company Policy, laws, regulations including Federal and State environmental requirements and FAA/DOT hazardous material requirements

·Maintain storm water pollution prevention, spill prevention and countermeasures control, and the NPDES programs to include written plans and submission and plant training.


Factory Environmental Specialist receives direct supervision, guidance and coaching from the Site SH&E Manager.  Many working parameters dictated by situations.  Independent direction on initiative work.  This is achieved through a thorough understanding of the role and its place within the organization.  This implies an understanding of the corporate and department policies and procedures as well as an ability and desire to be self-motivated and “think outside the box.”


Factory Environmental Specialist provides direct leadership, guidance and coaching to the Site SHE staff and is responsible to help develop the capabilities of this team.  Additionally, incumbent must have the tact and technical, strategic, communications and motivational managerial skills to achieve desired results from those with whom an “authority” relationship would be ambiguous.  Incumbent must “live the blueprint/NCE,” also be a team player/coach, working with all involved to make things happen.


The Financial impact relates to the Environmental sustainability initiative which helps to prevent costs due to fines or legal matters and potentially increases sales as a good community member.


Education:  B. S. Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related Engineering or Scientific education required.

Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English) is highly preferred for this role. 


Required Experience:  3 years work experience in an environmental role.

Preferred Experience: Experience with waste water plant management, self-managed work systems, understanding of production management, cost, quality, and personnel.


Strong analytical, organizational, communication and computer skills required.


·         Excellent interpersonal interactions.

·         Ability to build teams throughout all levels and functions of the Site with respect, tact and win-win outcomes. 

·         Decision-making; must be capable of making well-informed decisions in both routine and emergency situations.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills are required along with the ability able to communicate with audiences that have a broad range of background and understanding. 

·         Training & presentation skills. 

·         Must demonstrate good insight and ability to develop mutual solutions to challenges.

·         Able to work and lead in a team environment; live the Nestlé Leadership Principles and bring it to life for others.

·         Ability to organize and prioritize.

·         Ability to quickly learn project relevant federal and state OSHA, EPA, DOT requirements.

·         Technical writing skills (site policies, procedures, reference manuals, and training materials) and coordination with technical training.

·         Computer skills (Microsoft Office/Windows based)

·         Reading and comprehension skills/legal & regulatory interpretation

·         Initiative to lead continuous improvement efforts.

  • Fluency in Spanish desired

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