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Company Name:
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Toledo, Oregon
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental - Air pollution
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
General Manufacturing
Experience level:
1-2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Engineer - Air

Georgia-Pacific has an immediate opening for an Environmental Engineer (Air) at the Toledo, Oregon containerboard facility (fully integrated pulp and paper mill).  

This role will work within the Toledo Environmental team, helping ensure compliance with State and federal environmental regulations. As a global supplier of Containerboard, the Environmental Engineer (Air) is accountable for implementing and maintaining environmental management systems that promote environmental excellence.  In addition, the selected individual will support the facility’s efforts in conforming to company policies and procedures, such as Georgia-Pacific's Environmental Compliance Standards.  This role will initially be focused on air emissions compliance and permitting. However, as a member of the mill’s environmental team, this role will eventually grow in proficiency to provide assistance across all environmental media and programs.

For 60 plus years, the Toledo mill team has been on a journey to make the best products possible for customers while doing it in new and innovative ways. Creating value for our customers and for society is the ultimate goal for our business, and one of our comparative advantages is our ability to do so is through our employees. Georgia-Pacific is committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship through every stage of our business, using environmentally-conscious production practices to maximize the use of renewable raw materials throughout our process. 

With a workforce of approximately 385, the Toledo, OR facility is a union facility located just minutes from the pacific coast and approximately two hours from Portland. The surrounding area and state boasts a wealth of recreational activities to include fishing, hunting, skiing, and hiking to name a few.

Our culture at Georgia-Pacific is defined by the Market-Based Management^® philosophy, which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create. If you are looking for a career where you can use your passion and skills to create value for our customers and society, we want to learn more about you!

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Complete permit applicability assessments and obtain and maintain necessary environmental permits and licenses
  • Provide support in maintaining compliance with environmental permits and regulatory requirements, including managing air compliance testing
  • Prepare and submit required regulatory reports to outside agencies
  • Perform release reporting and recordkeeping as required by company policy, environmental regulations, and environmental permits
  • Monitor key compliance metrics and implement corrective and preventive actions to continually improve performance
  • Serve as a point of contact for environmental support for the facility and rotate with other team members to provide support on weekends and holidays
  • Identify and implement required training for operations, maintenance, engineering, and other facility staff and maintain adherence to company compliance standards
  • Maintain and grow knowledge of relevant federal and State laws
  • Identify cost effective solutions to proactively address environmental issues, working closely with internal subject matter experts and legal representatives as needed
  • Professionally represent facility at agency meetings and during agency inspections
  • Share knowledge with environmental engineers from other Georgia-Pacific facilities and participate in internal audits of other facilities
  • Proactively interact with operations personnel in the mill to thoroughly understand the environmental process technologies and overall manufacturing processes, communicate environmental requirements and responsibilities, and to answer any questions and address any concerns.
  • Support the implementation of the new Oregon DEQ air toxics program at the Toledo Mill

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, or Environmental Engineering, Pulp & Paper Technology, or other engineering or physical science discipline.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in an environmental engineering role or completion of a Georgia-Pacific Environmental Entry Level Professional (ELP) program or the Entry Level Engineer (ELE) program

What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in pulp & paper or a similar process industry as an environmental engineer or equivalent process role with environmental involvement.
  • Working knowledge of air emissions compliance and permitting

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, including a willingness to reach out to others for input on issues as needed
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interface at all levels of the organization
  • Self-starter with strong organization and time utilization skills
  • Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs and especially Excel and Word
  • Willingness to work in a tobacco free environment
  • Ability to perform all functional requirements of the position

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran - Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf 

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