Dewey Environmental Technician

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Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: Inman, SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.




Position Summary:


The Environmental Technician position is responsible for assisting in daily activities to ensure proper management of waste, stormwater, wastewater, air emissions, and industrial hygiene practices as well as supporting the achievement of footprint reduction goals. The Environmental Technician reports to the Environmental Manager over Wastewater Treatment.  This position is located at the Dewey Chemical Manufacturing Plant in Inman, SC which operates 24-hour, 7-days per week.  Normal work hours for this position are rotating 12-hour shifts, this position will be required to be on-call when environmental support is needed by the manufacturing team



Key Responsibilities:


  • Conduct daily meter readings and recordkeeping
  • Environmental sampling and testing as required by the permit and company procedures
  • Operating a wastewater treatment plant and all corresponding waste treatment equipment
  • Daily management and inspection of waste containers
  • Daily inspection of storage tank dikes
  • Perform routine opacity and leak detection (LDAR) testing as required by the Title V air permit
  • Daily maintenance
  • Environmental compliance
  • Housekeeping.
  • HAZWOPER Trained/Certified



  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Experience using MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Computer skills sufficient to enter information into databases and spreadsheets, manipulate data and perform calculations using excel, and type up reports; use email; open, save, close, and create files; and navigate through different computer programs and control systems.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring physical exertion.
  • Ability to read and follow written instructions.
  • Ability to create and review written procedures.
  • Math skills including algebra; calculations of area, volume, and concentrations; unit conversations; and problem solving.
  • Ability to work efficiently, accurately, and within time constraints.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities.
  • A positive attitude.
  • Ability to be flexible, learn new things, and adapt to change; ability to learn things independently.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Equipment and process trouble shooting.
  • US driver’s license
  • WWT license – additional training required if not a B license


Preferred Experience / Skills:

  • Biological Wastewater Operator License.
  • Previous RCRA (waste) experience.
  • Previous mechanical maintenance experience.
  • Previous environmental experience in any of the following areas:  RC 14001, Title V, SARA, RCRA, NPDES, asbestos and lead.
  • Experience with MS Access computer program.
  • Basic understanding of pumps, mixers, pH, sampling techniques, chemical feed systems, and lab equipment.
  • 2- or 4- year college degree in chemistry, environmental, or other related fields.
  • Forklift operator license.

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.