Environmental Specialist

Pekin, United States of America

Job title: Environmental Specialist

Job location:  Pekin, IL 61554 Relocation assistance potentially available.

Work week: Monday through Friday, onsite work required

Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000 + a discretionary bonus (up to 10%) + discretionary stock options.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company dollar-for-dollar match up to 6%, a Wellness program, a stipend for fitness center expenses, a generous paid time off (PTO) program

Education / Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in Environmental related field

Required Experience: Willing to entertain new graduates for this position.

Preferred Experience: 1 to 3 years’ experience in the environmental field preferred. Environmental Air regulation experience, continuous emission monitoring experience, leak detection & repair experience, laboratory experience, air and water permitting, experience with ethanol

Position Description 


Reports to:              Environmental Manager

Build your career with us!  Earn a competitive salary, eligibility for annual cash incentive and stock-based incentive, benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and 401k with a company dollar-for-dollar match up to 6%, a Wellness program, a stipend for fitness center expenses, a generous paid time off (PTO) program, and service awards for career longevity.  We value the communities where we work and live and offers an extra 8 hours of paid leave for employees who volunteer their time and talents in their community. 


We are a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients. The company is focused on products for four key markets: Health, Home & Beauty; Food & Beverage; Essential Ingredients; and Renewable Fuels. The company’s customers include major food and beverage companies and consumer products companies.  

Our Pekin campus produces products destined for Health, Food and Beverage and Industrial markets.  All personnel are responsible for the safety of these products, which includes participation in training, following cGMP and food safety requirements in the facility, and reviewing and following SOPs for incoming ingredients and outgoing products.



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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Air Permit activities including:

  • Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems
  • Leak Detection and Repair Program
  • Monthly Emission Inventory
  • Method 9 and 22 observations 

Water permit activities including:

  • Data collection 
  • Report generation

Land activities including:

  • Universal and hazardous waste tracking

Write routine and non-routine documentation required by State and Federal Agencies including: 

  • TRI, 
  • eGRRT, 
  • AER,
  • Annual, semi-annual and quarterly reports.

Inspections and updates to environmental compliance plans including: 

  • Storm water pollution prevention plans
  • Spill Control and Countermeasure plans 
  • Facility Response plan 
  • Dust Control plans 


Play an active role in day-to-day communication to the operations team on environmental compliance.

Support Environmental Manager in the progression of campus environmental compliance metrics system 


Ideal Candidate Requirements

  • Bachelor’s 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 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.


We participate in E-Verify; Criminal background check and drug screen required. 


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