Senior Environmental Engineer

USG Corporation
Cloquet, Minnesota
Nov 24, 2023
Nov 29, 2023
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
About USG

USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, we serve construction markets around the world with award-winning ceiling, wall, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable our customers to build outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. Our network of plants, mines, quarries, and other facilities includes 49 manufacturing locations and 7,000 employees across North America.

At the Cloquet plant, we are USG's largest ceiling tile production facility with over 19 acres of manufacturing space and over 350 employees. The plant has been in Cloquet's West End operating for over 100 years. We are proud to be an integral part of our community.

We are focused on continuing to be a community and industry leader for generations to come. You will work on key initiatives and build strong relationships across the company that will position USG for this growth into the future.

USG offers work-life balance, specialist and general/managerial career paths, promotion from within, exceptional benefits, and incredible long-term career opportunities for the right professional. Each year, we have hundreds of employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us. Be part of the team. It's your world. Build it.

Benefits Available:
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Pension
  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off in your first year
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Buy
  • Six Weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Footwear Allowance
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Company Provided Short-Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Company Provided Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts
Job Title: Senior Environmental Engineer

Salary Range: $76,860 - $102,480

Role & Responsibilities:

Senior Environmental Engineer Description -
  • Sustain regulatory compliance at the facility per all applicable environmental regulations and permits (Federal, State, and Local) including media such as air, water, waste, or land.
  • General handling and/or implementation of facility environmental requirements such as permitting, stack testing, inspections, monitoring, and compliance plans (i.e., stormwater pollution prevention, spill prevention controls and countermeasures, pollution prevention).
  • Oversight of hazardous material inventory at the facility including regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Effectively leads environmental activities and projects for the plant.
  • Researches and identifies fiscally sound potential projects and then uses established leadership skills to build, develop, and lead teams to execute a solution for the project.
  • Uses standardized environmental policies and methodologies to ensure compliance and systematically make environmental and sustainability improvements. This includes identifying integration issues, removing barriers to success and tracking project status to obtain results as quickly as possible.
  • Preparation and submittal of required environmental reports or notifications to agency regulators, affected parties, or due to internal company requirements.
  • Works with environmental contractors and regulatory bodies to negotiate on the company's behalf and display compliance with regulations.
  • Participates in emergency spill response incidents or drills and oversees plant's handling of all regulated waste material (hazardous, non-hazardous, used oil, universal, etc.).
  • Coordinates training of plant personnel as required by environmental regulations.
  • Adherence to company and regulatory records retention requirements of environmental records, both electronic and hard copies, in an organized manner and for immediate accessibility.
  • Coordinates training of plant personnel as required by environmental regulations.
  • Key leader in the plant regarding Engineering and Environmental.
  • Supervises a team of 3 direct reports.
  • Drives the development, implementation, and sustainment of standard work, visual work management, people systems, leader standard work, and accountability.
  • Develops and articulates vision and strategies. Ensures two-way open communication throughout the organization for Environmental Engineering. This includes keeping Plant Management and department stakeholders informed of program status and ensuring coordination of activities between Maintenance, Production, and Engineering. Captures lessons learned from previous projects that can be re-used. Creates and facilitates Environmental compliance to establish true north to orient lean management systems each year.
  • Networking with USG's corporate environmental services team for general guidance, training, internal audits, new raw material assessments, and capital projects.
  • Supports company business objectives and opportunities associated with the sustainability program such as greenhouse gas emissions reduction, water conservation, energy reduction, and waste minimization efforts.
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field is required (Engineering or Sciences strongly preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years of environmental compliance experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with environmental permit types or programs such as Title V for air, national pollutant discharge elimination system "NPDES" for stormwater and wastewater, emergency planning and community right-to-know act "EPCRA", and resource conservation and recovery act "RCRA".
  • Strong leadership, communication (verbal and written), decision making and employee relations skills within a diverse workforce environment. Motivated self-starter with a high level of organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks and effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Strong mathematical and statistical analysis skills.
  • Strong business orientation and financial analysis skills.
  • Planning, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Competent with Microsoft Office applications and general familiarity with databases.
  • Salary may be adjusted based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
Additional Information:
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday
  • Department: Engineering
  • Safety - Safety is the most important part of any job we do, in our plants and mines, and in our offices. At USG, no job is so urgent that it cannot be done safely.
  • Quality - Everything we make, and everything we do, must be as good as it can be. Quality means that our products are not just well-made but consistently well-made. They must perform as promised every single time.
  • Service - We have a commitment to our customers. We care about them, listen to them and work to anticipate their needs and solve their problems. Customer satisfaction is a priority for everyone in the organization.
  • Efficiency - Efficient, low-cost production and delivery ensure a healthy bottom line. We have the most modern and most efficient production operations in this industry.
  • Innovation - USG is responsible for a long list of innovations in the building materials industry. Through innovation, we will continue to find the better way to find solutions.
  • Integrity - Integrity underlies all we do. We believe it is vital that the people who deal with us trust us, whether they are customers, suppliers, investors, co-workers, or our neighbors in the communities in which we operate.
  • Diversity - We operate in rich and colorful circles. The people who make up USG's worldwide team come from every imaginable background. Our global reach extends to locations across the world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally rich workforce, we're proud of the diversity initiatives we've implemented to raise the quality of our work environment and employee well-being. It's a way of life that directly affects the success of our company.
Rate of pay may be adjusted based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

USG employees enjoy a number of benefit options for themselves and their families. These include two medical insurance options, as well as vision and dental coverage. The cost of these optional programs varies based on coverage level - employees generally pay 25% of the monthly premium cost, USG pays the rest. These coverage options are offered on the first day of employment with no waiting period.

Additionally, USG employees enjoy both a 401(k) Investment Plan with company match and a pension plan. Beyond these main features, employees may also choose from a number of additional programs like life insurance, accident insurance, legal insurance, even pet insurance, just to name a few. USG also offers Quarterly (hourly) / Annual (salary) bonus potential for all employees based on performance metrics tied to safety, quality, and productivity. USG also provides employees with paid time off and paid holidays.

Since 1902, Chicago-based USG has been a leader in producing innovative, award-winning products and systems to build everything from major commercial developments and residential housing to home improvements. USG's employees are committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality in everything we do. Our steadfast commitment to the company's core business values - innovation, quality, integrity, service . click apply for full job details