Environmental Technician II

Ross Environmental Services, Inc. Elyria, OH
• Conducts daily inspections of plant operations to identify compliance with regulatory and permit requirements as part of the RCRA compliance inspection program.

* Interfaces with representatives of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) as part of RIS' On-Site Inspector program.

* Tracks and provides reporting on the nature and frequency of facility compliance based on documentation from plant operation inspections.

* Maintains departmental records and files.

* Assists the Environmental Scientist in managing Ross Generated Wastes (RGW) and Universal Waste. Completes and updates to RGW profiles as necessary.

* Review spill reports and spill investigations, calculates reportable quantities, filing necessary reports with regulatory and government agencies, maintaining the file for the spill reports.

* Plays key role in audits of plant operations for compliance with the facility Part B permit.

* Coordinates with technicians and scientists in the Corporate EHS Department to complete special projects as directed by the Corporate EHS Manager.

* Assists the Environmental Scientist by updating resources provided to Ross customers during environmental audits of the RIS and RTS facilities. Assists in completing audit reports / packages by preparing tables, figures, attachments and providing oversight of report / package production and distribution.

* Recognizes that customers audit RIS and RTS to assure that the Ross companies properly manage customer wastes and to minimize the customer's liabilities. Assists the Environmental Scientist in maintaining and updating the database of standard customer audit responses used during customer audits and when completing customer audit questionnaires. Assists the Environmental Scientist in completing customer audit questionnaires and provides technical support to Ross Customer Services Department by answering questions asked during customer audits. Assists in completing customer audit reports / package by preparing tables, figures, attachments and providing oversight for the production and distribution of the customer audit reports. Assists the Environmental Scientist in reviewing and updating the Customer Audit Package on a quarterly basis. Evaluates the Customer audit package to ensure that it maintains its high quality, accurately reflects the current facility and meets the needs of customers.

* Assists the Environmental Scientist in maintaining and updating the materials received during vendor (facilities used by the Ross companies for residual disposal or transshipment) audits. Assists the Environmental Scientist in completing vendor audit reports and provides technical support during vendor audits. Assists the Environmental Scientist in reviewing and updating the vendor audit package on a routine basis in accordance with the corporate auditing policy. Evaluates the vendor audit package to ensure that it accurately reflects the vendor facility.

* Assists Emergency Coordinator by being familiar with the contingency plan and assisting with applicable reporting requirements in order to maintain regulatory compliance.

* Assists in RCRA training efforts.

* Maintain RCRA work order documentation and track completed and non-completed work orders.

* Assist Corporate EHS associates in the implementation of closure and corrective action programs by providing field oversight and documentation assistance.

* Screen reading material, reading and highlighting appropriate literature for review and action/policy decisions by Corporate EHS Manager.

* Assist in test burns and trial burn support by data collection and analysis in order to maintain regulatory compliance.

* Assists the Environmental Scientist in completing various annual, semi-annual, and quarterly reports as required by our operating permits and regulations. Examples include but are not limited to the Annual Report (RCRA), TRI, Emergency Vent Opening Emissions, and Title V Fee Emissions).

* Assists the Environmental Scientist with managing the Risk Management Plan and related programs.

* Assists the Environmental Scientist with managing tracking of Title V (MACT) and RCRA data and reports including the Waste Feed Cut Off reports.

* Assists the Environmental Scientist with monitoring the purchase and application of commodities for use in the facility, including used/off-spec fuels and used/recycled caustic.

* Daily use of advanced PC and business computer applications, telephone conferencing and e-mail.

* Understands RES' and RIS' ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and assists with executing its objectives.

* Understands RIS' OHSAS 18001 and assists with executing its objectives.

* Performs other job-related duties assigned.

RequirementsChemical Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Science or equivalent experience is required.

* Knowledge of Clean Air Act and RCRA required. Knowledge of OSHA regulation, chemistry and statistics beneficial.

* Two years as an environmental technician or five years of chemical plant experience.

* Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office/Windows and computerized waste tracking systems).

* Must be able to read, interpret and analyze information, including technical procedures and governmental regulations.

* Must be able to work with minimum supervision, solving any problems on own initiative. Must recognize difference between operational choices and policy decisions.

* Must have exceptional oral and written communications skills and the experience and ability to communicate with individuals at all levels within the organization to achieve safety objectives.

* Must perform work with a high level of accuracy. Error could result in regulatory violation and or associated monetary fines due to inability to perform duties properly or oversight.

* Work environment is partially outdoors in a chemical plant environment and partially in an office environment. Experience working outdoors in a compliance/safety/operations capacity in a chemical manufacturing plant is beneficial.

* Must be physically able to wear personal protective equipment when necessary.

* This position requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, hearing, communication, working at heights, working in confined spaces and working in adverse weather conditions.

* Normal workweek is forty hours, but maybe required to work additional time as required. Will be required to be on call approximately every sixth week.

* Must be able to work additional hours as required.

* Some work may be performed outdoors, in a plant environment.

* Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job.