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Environmental Specialist

Pekin IL

Requisition ID : 1050


Purpose: The Environmental Specialist role is to manage the fundamental regulatory programs that serve as the backbone of Pacific Ethanol’s environmental compliance system. This is accomplished by utilizing a teamwork approach incorporating strong values of integrity, respect, trust and excellence.

Environment: Pacific Ethanol is the leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. With the addition of four Midwestern ethanol plants in July 2015, we have expanded our operations and sales footprint, more than doubling our scale, entering new markets, and expanding our mission to become the industry leader in the production and marketing of low carbon renewable fuels.


The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position along with certain supportive duties. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and in addition; and, management may modify this job description as needed.


Key Responsibilities:

Manage the following programs required by Pacific Ethanol’s Title V Air Permit

Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems

Leak Detection and Repair Program

Monthly Emission Inventory

Write compliance reports required by State and Federal Agencies

Maintain employee training, inspections and updates to environmental compliance plans including.

Storm water pollution prevention plan

Spill Control and Countermeasure plan

Facility Response plan

Pacific Ethanol Dust Control plan

Play an active role in day-to-day communication to Pacific Ethanol’s operations team on environmental compliance.

Support Environmental Manager in the development of environmental compliance metrics systems

Write environmental operating procedures



Bachelors Degree in environmental related field

1 to 3 years environmental experience preferred

Good understanding of air, water and land regulations

Proficient in technical writing

Very proficient in Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Self starter

Must be able to foster team approach in achieving goals

Good troubleshooting skills

Demonstrated belief in our core values, lead by example


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to work in cold to hot temperatures; work around dust, fumes, and/or moderate to loud noises; works inside and/or outside;

Able to lift, pull, carry, and pick-up average to heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds;

Able to climb stairs and ladders; walk on paved and unpaved surfaces; sit at a desk and operate a computer and keyboard; visual acuity to review written documentation; ability to hear, speak, and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to operate a telephone; lift horizontally and vertically, bend, stoop, stand, and reach;

Ability to work at elevated heights

Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.


Apply: http://www.pacificethanol.net/careers

Posted May 15, 2018

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