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Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineer

Job ID 
2018-1383
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-TN-Knoxville
Posted Date 
2/15/2018
Category 
Human Resources

More information about this job

Overview

PetroChoice, a leading distributor of lubricants, oils, fluids, and greases is currently looking for an Environmental Engineer. Our history is marked by consistent growth and expansion, which has significantly widened our scope of experience and capabilities as a lubricant distributor. Our mission is to provide lubrication solutions that create value for our customers. We will realize this mission through our commitment to our employees as well as to the highest standards of service, quality, integrity, and safety.

 

SUMMARY:

Performs professional engineering work to protect or improve air, land and water resources in order to provide a clean and healthful environment. The work requires a professional knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of engineering concerned with facilities and systems for controlling pollution and protecting quality of resources and the environment. An understanding and the ability to utilize pertinent aspects of chemistry, biological sciences and public health that pertain to the control or elimination of pollutants are also major functions.

 

We offer a competitive starting salary; a comprehensive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision, 401K plan; paid time off; company paid long term disability and company paid life insurance.

 

Click “Apply” to apply to this position or visit www.petrochoice.com to view all of our current openings.

 

EOE

Responsibilities

The Company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.   All work is to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Company standards. Other duties may be assigned.

 

  • Prepare, review, and update environmental investigation and recommendation reports.
  • Collaborate with environmental scientists, planners, hazardous waste technicians, engineers, and other specialists, and experts in law and business to address environmental problems.
  • Obtain, update, and maintain plans, permits, and standard operating procedures.
  • Provide technical-level support for environmental remediation and litigation projects, including remediation system design and determination of regulatory applicability.
  • Inspect industrial and municipal facilities and programs in order to evaluate operational effectiveness and ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Provide administrative support for projects by collecting data, providing project documentation, training staff, and performing other general administrative duties.
  • Develop proposed project objectives and targets, and report to management on progress in attaining them.
  • Inform company employees and other interested parties of environmental issues.
  • Coordinate and manage environmental protection programs and projects, assigning and evaluating work.
  • Serve as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies and officials on issues pertaining to solid and hazardous waste program requirements.
  • Prepare hazardous waste manifests and land disposal restriction notifications.
  • Develop and present environmental compliance training or orientation sessions.
  • Request bids from suppliers or consultants.
  • Provide environmental engineering assistance in network analysis, regulatory analysis, and planning or reviewing database development.

COMPETENCY:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards -- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization -- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work -- Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Science -- Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking -- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Learning Strategies -- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Persuasion -- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Monitoring -- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness -- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Systems Evaluation -- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Systems Analysis -- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Law and Government -- Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training -- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Chemistry -- Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

Qualifications

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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

B.S. degree in environmental engineering or a relative science field plus at least one year of experience in that field.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Three years of experience in the environmental field and experience working with local regulatory agencies. Experience in Stormwater management (SPCC, NPDES, etc.), regulatory reporting (Tier II, TRI, etc.), and waste management (RCRA).

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATH ABILITY:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software; Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Individual must also have knowledge of Centeron or other eTank monitoring system.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

25% of occasional travel may be necessary.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

EOE.