Environmental Specialist

United States of America
09 January 2020

Our purpose is simple and compelling: To release the natural power of stone to enrich modern living.

ROCKWOOL products save energy and water and reduce CO2 emissions, protect buildings from the spread of fire; reduce waste; improve acoustic comfort, building performance and aesthetics; and enhance Precision Growing, thereby improving the efficiency of fresh food production.

While the stone we use may be millions of years old, what we do with it is cutting-edge. Every day, ROCKWOOL colleagues are developing and applying new technologies to release yet more potential of stone wool to enrich modern life.

Would you also be proud to enrich society like we do? Apply now to join us as we improve modern living conditions for millions of people worldwide.

Environmental Specialist Job Summary

As one of 50 Climate Leaders, ROCKWOOL is committed to sustainability as an integral component of our global goals, mission, and core values. The Environmental Specialist is the key driver of moving this commitment into motion having the responsibility for managing the Environmental Management System (EMS) as well as ensuring that the facility remains in full compliance with all environmental permits and provisions (Federal, State and Local). The Environmental Specialist is relied upon as the knowledge expert to provide overall guidance and support to operations personnel to ensure overall understanding of their tasks that are critical to keep the plant in compliance with applicable permits. 

What are the day-to-day responsibilities of an Environmental Specialist?

  • Ensure the Plant operates within its air-, title V-, and other permits at all time and that annual reporting and submissions are done to WVDEP / EPA as per deadlines. Develop and maintain storm water plans, spill prevention plan, hazardous waste contingency and dust control plans.
  • Participate in the implementation of new raw materials where these can have an impact on the environmental approvals.
  • Daily evaluation of relevant environmental data to prevent a gradual change of the process.
  • Weekly reporting of environmental Key Figures (KPI’s)
  • Oversee that all appropriate managers are trained and work in accordance within local and outside legislative requirements.
  • To perform internal audits as per Rockwool Group rules and regulations.
  • Environment Responsible for employees being familiar with, and working according to, all Environmental requirements applicable in the area of responsibility, and furthermore working towards a continuous improvement of environmental requirements.
  • Inspires employees in such a way that they contribute to a continuous improvement of the Environmental Management System.

What skills and qualifications do you need for the role of an Environmental Specialist?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental engineering or related field.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience managing Environmental programs.
  • Experience in Title V air permit compliance is preferred.
  • Act as a ROCKWOOL ambassador demonstrating our core values of Ambition, Integrity, Responsibility and Efficiency.
  • Demonstrated or proven:
    • Organizational and analytical skills;
    • Computer knowledge and skills;
    • Acute attention to detail;
    • Written and verbal communication skills;
    • Problem-solving skills;
    • Accuracy and data integrity.

What are the physical demands for a Environmental Specialist?

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 occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit.

The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The job can occasionally be physically demanding at times and requires manual dexterity, eyesight, mobility and require a high level of concentration. The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.  The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

What is the typical work environment at a ROCKWOOL manufacturing facility?

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.

At ROCKWOOL, safety is priority number one! We continuously strive to create safe and healthy work places and conditions for all employees. We provide all associates with personal protective equipment to include high visibility safety vests, safety glasses, shoes, gloves and head protection.

While performing the duties of this job, the work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background check, and Hucama Big 5 assessment.

ROCKWOOL is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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