Environmental Specialist

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Petersburg, US, 23803

Company: Gerdau

Do you like being a "boots on the ground" investigator and developing new ideas to solve problems? Are you organized, self-disciplined and good with statistics? 


We Have: 

  • A strong global presence with mini-mills that transform millions of metric tons of raw material to produce steel beams, flat-rolled steel, merchant bar, rebar, spikes, and wire used by the automobile industry, appliance, construction, machinery, and equipment industries.    
  • A culture that welcomes diversity, encourages innovation and creates products that serve humanity.  
  • An environment that values teamwork, safety, and sustainability. 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and the belief that we can create a better future for our employees and our global community by investing in people, processes, and technology. 

We Offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Plans – Eligible upon 1st day of hire 
  • Health & Dependent Care (Flexible Spending Account) 
  • 100% Matching 401K up to 6% 
  • Life/Accidental Life Insurance 
  • Bonus 
  • Health Advocate Services 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program 
  • Career Path System and Training 
  • An empowering and open culture with the opportunity to grow and create 

You Have:

  • Associate degree with relevant work experience required.
  • 3 years of experience in industrial regulations, Title V, air permits, RCRA, storm water quality, and reporting.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of personalities and interests regarding work-related problems, compliance solutions, and regulatory issues.
  • Ability to tolerate indoor and outdoor weather extremes, noise.
  • Strong organizational and team building skills.
  • Able to manage projects and conduct inspections.
  • Valid Driver's License.

Your Purpose:

Under the direction of the Mill Environmental Manager, you will be responsible for completing inspections and monitoring environmental activities in the steel mill and reporting deficiencies and / or non-compliance. You will be interacting with co-workers, consultants, vendors, and neighbors and provide guidance and assistance to division management with regards to pollution control, hazardous waste and environmental issues and to assure continued compliance with federal, state, and local environmental rules and regulations. You will work to establish long term environmental solutions which meet the needs of mill operations.  


Your Work:

  • Train employees in environmental policy and establish new training tools and presentations. 
  • Establish long term waste disposal solutions which meet the needs of mill operations.
  • Keep up to date with federal, state, and local environmental regulations by attending periodic training courses.
  • Participate as directed in environmental compliance and remediation activities.
  • Maintain divisions environmental files and reports.
  • Conduct on-site inspections to ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and company environmental regulations and guidelines.
  • Maintain productive relationships with mill management and regulatory personnel.
  • Adhere to company policy, programs, and procedures.
  • Maintain records and data management to meet State and Federal regulatory obligations.
  • Monitor key compliance metrics and implement corrective and preventive actions.
  • Collects sample and data required for various environmental projects, reports, permits, and licenses. 
  • Prepare, submit, and timely file federal, state, and local environmental reports.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Gerdau believes in equal employment opportunity related to all employees and applicants for employment. It is the policy of Gerdau that there will be no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.


If you are vision-impaired or have some other disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act / Accessible Canada Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Gerdau, please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at (866)-788-2798 or recruiting@gerdau.com


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