Sr. Environmental Technician

Production, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA

Position Summary

The Sr. Environmental Technician will coordinate, implement, execute, and maintain a proactive plant specific program to maintain environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene program as directed by the business, government requirements, and best practices.

Essential Job Functions

• Ensures the implementation of a detailed, task level, daily environmental program.
• Compile Air Emissions data for reporting to corporate, state, and federal agencies and participate in executing accurate and timely reports. Ensure compliance with all permits and other requirements.
• Performs and coordinates the environmental, monitoring, data collection, analysis, and reporting for the plant.
• Field level management of Hazardous Waste for facility. Tracking totals, ordering pickups, and manifesting transportation of waste loads.
• Ensures tasks related to compliance are completed accurately in a timely manner.
• Acts as the Plant resource for related environmental information on procedures guidelines and standards
• Assists in development and achieving area or plant environmental goals.
• Implements change to improve operating discipline.
• Conducts and documents investigations of incidents and ensures follow up actions are completed.
• Make recommendations for change to prevent reoccurrence of issues that have been addressed.
• Other duties that may be requested by TSRC Management.
Work Execution and/or Documentation of the following activities:
• Regular field inspections / audits of production plant for environmental compliance
• Routine Environmental Monitoring and data entry into required systems
• Assist with Daily Safety Observations to trend safety, including random auditing of active work permits.
• Provide feedback to TSRC Management staff on issues/ trends identified that relate to environmental performance.
• Participate in All Site and Corporate EHS initiatives in support of Continual EHS Performance Improvement
• Develop an understanding of the units and processes in the area.
• Interacts and works positively with the site Operations, Maintenance, and Contractor Organizations.
• Develops effective communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
• Participate in safety meetings.

Experience Requirement

• 3+ years of Chemical Manufacturing experience required, or
• 5+ years of Chemical Manufacturing experience required with HS diploma and related field certifications.
• Strong knowledge of chemical process safety and environmental regulations is required.
• Experience working with federal, state and local environmental regulations, including Industrial Air Permits, RCRA, and Water. Strength in Air permitting is preferred.
• Experience with technical writing for procedures, work instructions, guides, and manuals.
• Intermediate level skills at Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Experience with databases, statistical software and SAP preferred.

Education Requirement

• Bachelor of Science degree in related technical discipline is strongly preferred, or
• HS diploma and related field certifications with 5 years of Chemical Manufacturing experience and EHS experience in a chemical manufacturing environment, specifically in air regulatory compliance.


Safety – Executes all responsibilities with a Safety-First mindset; Champions EHS principles and values.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time. Follows instructions, responds to management direction.

Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Writes clearly and informatively. Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Shares expertise with others.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.

Project Management - Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.

Work Environment

 The position requires strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to sit in front of a computer.
 This position requires an employee to be in an office environment as well as exposed to some outside elements, process, and warehouse environment.
 The employee must be able to wear the PPE required by the location.
 General office noise may be experienced and louder sounds and vibrations when outside.
 The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 All environments are safe with appropriate PPE.

Physical Demands

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 with or without accommodations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, speak, and hear. The employee is required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; the employee may be required, on occasion, to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee may be required to climb ladders/storage tanks up to 50’ in height. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty (30) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Hearing protection will be required in the field.

It is TSRC Specialty Material’s policy to employ and administer employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of Vietnam Era and in accordance with federal and state civil rights laws.