Senior Environmental Engineer

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Date: Mar 22, 2023

Location: Gainesville, FL, US, 32609

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Milliken's SiVance Plant is a world-class business leader in silicone chemistry, focused on the development and manufacture of specialty silicone technologies at this fully-integrated production facility established in 1953 in Gainesville, Florida. The 65-acre site contains Research & Development laboratories, analytical capabilities for chemical analysis and route development, and production facilities ranging from lab scale, to pilot and commercial scale, allowing SiVance to move innovations through the development pipeline in relatively short order. At the SiVance plant, more than 130 associates produce hundreds of silicon-based products considered vital to the performance and value of industrial and consumer products manufactured around the world.


The Sr. Environmental Engineer - Process Safety Manager will be located in Gainesville, Florida at Milliken's SiVance plant.


This position will have overall responsibility for all environmental programs at the site, including assurance of strict compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local regulations and to demonstrate continuous improvement in pollution prevention as measured by government reporting requirements. Support and maintain compliance with Corporate Environmental Policies, principles and guidelines. The incumbent will also create and maintain a positive working relationship with regulatory agencies, host inspectors/auditors, and provide guidance on technical issues.


1. Achieve and maintain up-to-date working knowledge of the following:
    a. OSHA 1910.119 regulations pertaining to Process Safety Management, with specific ownership of the site procedures and training that pertain to: Process Safety Information, Management of Change (MOC), Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR), Hot Work
    b. EPA Risk Management Plan (RMP), including updating the site plan and submitting to EPA as needed.
    c. Alachua County Hazardous Materials Management Code (HMMC)
    d. GRU Industrial Discharge Permit
    e. FDEP Air Permit
    f. Consumptive Use Permit
2. Complete monthly, quarterly and annual regulatory reports in accordance with mandated deadlines, including:
    a. FDEP monthly, quarterly and Annual Air Operating Report (AOR)
    b. EPA Stratospheric Ozone Depleting substances
    d. Chemical Weapons Convention report
    e. Toxic Release Inventory report
    f. BATF Industrial Alcohol Users report
3. Perform internal audits to ensure compliance to various regulatory standards, including OSHA PSM, EPA RMP and DHS site-specific requirements.  Specifically audit Management of Change documentation to verify system is functioning as intended.
4. Maintain awareness of ever-changing regulatory updates and develop / implement changes to current processes/procedures in order to maintain compliance.  Communicate procedural changes and provide required training to site employees as needed.  Applicable subject matter includes air emissions, waste water, ground water, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, hazardous materials, storm water, groundwater, wetlands and pollution prevention projects
5. Manage ground water monitoring and remediation program with contractors, and report results to FDEP and/or others as required
6. Answer formal inquiries from Corporate and regulatory agencies and respond to regulatory requests in the best interests of the site.
7. Schedule and facilitate PHA’s for all OSHA PSM covered processes/equipment at the site.  Document interim, final and revalidation reports to maintain OSHA PSM compliance.
8. Report environmental incidents as indicated by applicable regulations and advise the Incident Commander during emergency situations to minimize environmental impact.  Assist in incident investigations and provide necessary follow-up recommendations to minimize environmental impact.
9. Serve as chair of the Pollution Prevention Team: develop, implement and maintain a current pollution prevention plan.
10. SAFETY – Adhere to all plant safety policies and compliance regulations.  Actively participate in the safety process by completing of safety audits, participating in safety projects, identifying Site Hazards and contributing to safety improvements, and being an attending member of a safety team.  Complete annual safety training as required.  Promote safety as a core behavior and lead by example. Encourage associate participation in the safety processes.
11. QUALITY – Become familiar with, understand and comply with Milliken Quality Policy, Standard Operating Procedure(s) (SOPs), relevant ISO 9000 standards and Company Policies that are applicable to this position.


1. A Bachelor Degree or higher in Environmental Sciences, Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university; an Associate degree in a related field with 5 years of industrial experience; or equivalent work experience.
2. Some chemical process and/or chemical plant experience is required.
3. Proficient computer skills with emphasis on MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint. SAP skills a plus.
4. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal skills, including the ability to create training material and conduct training with small and mid-size audiences.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills, in dealing with people at all levels of the organization.
6. Working knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements.
7. Familiarity with key skills of industrial hygiene, including hazard assessment and PPE selection.

The successful candidate should possess the following:
Ability to prioritize work assignments and regulatory obligations. Work independently at times and within subgroups. Solve problems and offer solutions that fulfill both regulatory and business requirements. Serve as a back-up to other functional roles of the ESHA department, such as: Industrial Hygiene, Confined Space Entry, Hot Work Permits and TSCA.


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.