and job purpose
INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. Our products touch every aspect of modern life. INEOS comprises 36 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Our production network spans 196 sites in 29 countries throughout the world. INEOS Joliet is part of the INEOS Enterprises portfolio. INEOS Enterprises is a global market leader in the production of chemical intermediates that are used as an essential input into chemical value chains across a broad variety of end markets and sectors.
The INEOS Joliet facility was originally constructed by Amoco starting in 1957. At our ~775-acre site in Channahon township, (about 40 miles southwest of Chicago) we produce three products - Purified Isophthalic Acid (PIA), Trimellitic Anhydride (TMA) and Maleic Anhydride (MAN). The proprietary technologies used by INEOS Joliet were originally developed by Amoco at the site.
The Environmental Leader will actively manage the Environmental Department activities and personnel, to assure the INEOS Joliet site is in compliance with all applicable Illinois EPA (IEPA) and federal EPA regulations. This is a working supervisor role, combining leadership with hands-on daily compliance responsibilities reporting to the site SHE Compliance Manager.
RESPONSIBILITIES and ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations and permits at the INEOS Joliet site. (Title V, CEMS, HON, MON, LDAR (VV, ILQ, HON), CISWI, CAMD, Boiler MACT, SPCC, NPDES, SDWA, RCRA, DOT.)
- Work with departments across the site to assure operational activities result in compliance with the site’s permits. Coach, train, and provide guidance to operations and leadership on environmental matters, operations limits and guidelines.
- Supervise a team of 2 hourly Environmental Technicians and 2 salaried Environmental professionals.
- Set goals and priorities for the Environmental Department that are aligned with the SHE goals for the site.
- Coach and develop the capabilities of the environmental team.
- Develop, maintain and issues site environmental metrics to measure compliance and drive continuous improvement.
- Assure required recordkeeping & monitoring data are gathered, filed, and kept up to date for all environmental media.
- Accurate and on-time submittal of all annual, semi-annual, and quarterly reporting.
- Review all reports prepared by consultants and direct reports for accuracy and content prior to presentation for final signature.
- Ensure timely reporting of permit deviations to the proper agencies.
- Act as a liaison between the IEPA and/or EPA and INEOS Joliet on compliance matters. This includes agency inspections.
- Act as an environmental advisor for a production unit. This includes, but is not limited to, active participation in daily production meetings, environmental review of MOCs, providing additional clarification or guidance on environmental requirements.
- Work with site groups to develop practical, cost-effective and sustainable solutions to environmental issues.
- Evaluate consultants and vendors to find those providing the best value proposition.
- Periodically review and update compliance policies and procedures to keep them up to date with current regulatory requirements.
- Assist operations team with alarm strategies for environmental limits.
- Perform and/or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis of incidents.
- On call approximately one week per month, including holidays, with ability to provide in-person response to the plant if needed.
- Embrace and promote the observance of INEOS 20 Safety Principles and INEOS Life Saving Rules with team member, employees and contractors.
- Intervene and engage others to consistently observe 20 Safety Principles and Life Savings Rules and timely report when deviations from them occur.
- B.S Engineering (Chemical, Environmental), or related Science.
- Experience in a plant environment or industry (8-year minimum).
- At least two years of prior supervisory experience or equivalent.
- Self-motivated, with an ability and desire to work with others, including cross-functional teams.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced 24/7 environment.
- Understanding of the critical importance of deadline management.
- Ability find, interpret, and understand various government regulation
- A demonstrated ability to apply fundamental concepts of science and engineering to solve problems in a manufacturing plant.
- Advanced computer skills in spreadsheets, word processing, and database software.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to safety.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and advanced communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to manage and deliver in an environment of multiple and changing priorities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and perform tasks requiring
repetitive use of hands. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data on a computer monitor. The employee must walk, stand, and travel by car or other means. They must be able to work in a variety of environments that include both fieldwork and deskwork. Minimum requirements include:
- Maintaining constant awareness of personal safety and the safety of all other personnel. This includes knowledge of unit operation, procedures, and safety standards.
- Being able to work in an environment that includes large rotating equipment and hazardous chemicals.
- Must be able to withstand both winter and summer temperatures while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.
- Must be comfortable working in a loud, industrial environment typical of chemical plants and oil refineries.
- Being able to ascend and descend a barrel ladder with continuous vertical length of up to 35 feet.
- Being able to climb and descend stairs up to a total structure height of 80 feet.
- Being physically able to wear and navigate through process units with a respirator if needed.
Safety remains and always will be our number one priority in INEOS. Our US locations now require all new hires to provide one of the following as a condition of employment:
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination; or
- Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date (under this option, proof of vaccination is a
condition to any offer of employment and must be provided prior to commencement of employment): or
- Validation of your religious or medical exemption.
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