General Motors Environmental Engineer - Flint Metal Center - FAC0000429 in Flint, Michigan

Environmental Compliance

• Ensure the site complies with all applicable environmental regulations and GM guidelines.

• Review the regulations and GM environmental management requirements and determine site applicability and impact.

• Establish systematic processes to ensure regulatory compliance and corporate guidance conformance.

• Establish processes to identify potential noncompliant issues.

• Address noncompliance items immediately whenever possible and implement irreversible corrective action.

• Develop and/or help maintain required environmental monitoring and reporting (e.g., emissions testing) programs.

• Provide technical assistance for support personnel engaged in design, test and operation of environmental systems.

• Perform internal compliance reviews with appropriate validation.

• Assist in the preparation and review of site environmental reports and submit on time.

• Develop and maintain required regulatory plans in support of air, water, and waste management (e.g., SPCC, TOM,

etc.).

• Maintain knowledge of the plant manufacturing systems including wastewater discharges, storm water management, air

emissions impacts, sewer systems, chemical usage, and waste management/recycling programs, to ensure regulatory

compliance.

• Obtain technical and environmental regulatory training annually to maintain proficiency in the environmental area of

assignment.

• Obtain/Maintain CHMM certification, by ensuring 24-hours training annually.

• Obtain training to respond to facility environmental incidents, 24/7 as required.

Communication

• Communicate environmental requirements to the plant staff to ensure their understanding and support.

• Actively resolve environmental issues with internal constituencies and elevate issues to the supervisor level if the issues

become problematic and persistent.

• Interface with other regional members, departments, divisions/groups, suppliers, and/or other customers.

• Actively participate in plant and regional meetings.

• Where necessary, supervise or guide the activities of hourly employees in environmental operations.

• Conduct and/or arrange required environmental training for hourly and salaried personnel.

• Gather data, analyze, interpret, and prepare technical reports for plant leadership.

• Communicate to site leadership environmental performance, utilizing plant scorecards and business plan deployment

tools.

• Regularly exchange information with others within the plant staff, Environmental HQ, GM Legal, and other GM locations.

• Interface with other regional members and actively participate in regional meetings.

• Serve as the environmental member and/or chair in plant-specific teams.

• Conduct Environmental Reviews and sign off on all new chemicals proposed for use at the facility.

• Ensure that Environmental Services is involved with all written and verbal environmental communication with regulatory

authorities and community members.

• Support headquarters and corporate data needs, including surveys, plant profiles, websites, etc.

• Interface with GM Environmental Audit Team and Legal Staff, as required.

• Meet with plant management staff as often as necessary to ensure customer satisfaction and the achievement of ES

Business Plan goals and objectives.

• Contact plant communication coordinator when confronted with external and media inquiries.

Regional/HQ/Corporate Requirements

• Support the site's Environmental Management System (EMS) to maintain ISO 14001 certification.

• Ensure conformance to the GM Environmental Performance Criteria.

• Utilize and maintain an Environmental Calendar to ensure timely conformance with all site environmental requirements.

• Assist in maintaining cost controls, and drive cost savings initiatives.

• Provide oversight of contracted services (Resource and Chemical Management Program, GM Regulatory Reporting

Programs, etc.), and validate services to contract provisions.

• Identify specific Plant needs for the Resource Management and Chemical Management program, and assist in writing

and review of bid specifications.

• Establish performance goals for contract services, and monitor performance to targets.

• Manage site-specific activities that impact the Environmental Services budget, e.g., RM Contract, Lab Contract, etc.

• Actively promote the Facility Area Manager single point of contact process and insure solid center of service

communications.

• Understand GM GMS principles and integrate environmental needs into this system where feasible.

• Actively participate in Regional and HQ Environmental meetings, and associated Subject Matter Expert/Leader activities.

• Identify and promote actions to drive Pollution Prevention activities

• Support Corporate Goals, i.e., Reduce Non-Recycled Waste, etc.

Projects

•Initiate and implement environmental projects and programs

• Assist and/or prepare specifications and/or design drawings to implement environmental projects and meet schedules as

required.

• Coordinate activities to ensure appropriate interface with the project customer group.

• Conduct Environmental Review and Sign off on facility projects and equipment removal projects at facility.

• College degree with a major in engineering or related sciences with emphasis on environmental engineering.

• 2 + years of experience in environmental engineering or related science preferably at a manufacturing operation.

• CHMM or PE certification preferred.

• Able to relocate in the continental United States.

• Able to travel occasionally.

• Demonstrated ability to work in teams.

• High level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.

• Demonstrated ability to organize and plan team activities.

• Good written and oral communication skills.

• Demonstrated analytical ability to work somewhat independently, investigate complex environmental problems and to apply technical judgment and resolve environmental problems.

• Basic understanding of current environmental laws and regulations.

• Ability to negotiate with federal, state, and local agencies.

• Computer skills including competency in electronic information systems.

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