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Environmental/Safety Coordinator

Company: Smithfield
Location: Junction City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Locations
US-KS-Junction City
Your Opportunity
The Environmental Coordinator is responsible for ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, Risk Management program, Process Safety Management, wastewater treatment plant operation, air permitting and reporting, EPCRA reporting, storm water pollution prevention, spill prevention controls and countermeasures, hazardous waste and other regulatory programs. This position is responsible for contributing to a safe work place and will lead the identification of and response to the environmental needs and concerns of regulators, company management and employees.
Salary Range
$54,000 - $90,500
Core Responsibilities

  • Ensures conformance to environmental regulations and company environmental policies and guidelines. Responsible for Environmental Management System, Risk Management Program, wastewater treatment plant operation, air permitting and reporting, EPCRA reporting, storm water pollution prevention, spill prevention controls and countermeasures and hazardous waste.

  • Maintains ISO 140001 certification and conformance to the standard.

  • Assists with environmental site audits and coordinates the facility response to findings.

  • Ensures facility compliance RMP/PSM program.

  • Prepares permit applications for modifications and renewals.

  • Works with Corporate and Plant engineers on construction projects.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, and 3+ years experience with environmental compliance, EMS, and PSM; and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification, preferred.

    • Working knowledge and experience with wastewater operations, air permitting program, and ISO 140001.

    • Working knowledge and experience in analyzing and implementing permit requirements; identifying environmental issues; providing recommendations and developing clear SOP's.

    • Knowledge and understanding of all regulatory programs and Environmental regulations; e.g., RCRA, EPCRA, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, etc.

    • Obtains overall knowledge, management and implementation of internal safety programs and regulatory compliance including EIPMS, Workers Compensation, (PSM) Process Safety Management, Ergonomics, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Team and Committees, Budgets, Behavioral Based Safety and 1910 CFR Regulatory Compliance.

    • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

    • Capable of communicating and expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and verbal formats.

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Access.

    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

      Supervisory Responsibilities

      • This position may supervise Waste Water Operators.

      • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

      • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

        Work Environment & Physical Demands
        The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold and heat (non-weather related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.

        • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

        • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

          Careers and Benefits
          To learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit

          More than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.

          Working at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.

          Our people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees. Also, education benefits available to full and part-time Smithfield team members on their first day of employment

          Sustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.
          About Smithfield Foods
          Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936,Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly -" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield -, Eckrich - and Nathan's Famous -, among many others. For more information, visit ( , and connect with us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.
          EEO/AA Information
          Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.
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          Job LocationsUS-KS-Junction City
          Salary Range$54,000 - $90,500
          CategoryCorp Affairs/Environmental
          FLSA StatusExempt
          ShiftOther - Ask for details

Keywords: Smithfield, Topeka , Environmental/Safety Coordinator, Other , Junction City, Kansas

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