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Sr. Environmental Engineer-Wastewater

Riegelwood, NC

Sr. Environmental Engineer-Wastewater

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.
Position is for a Senior Environmental Engineer with a major focus on waste water treatment. As a member of the mill’s team of environmental professionals, the individual will be called on to cover other aspects of environmental management but primary responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for day-to-day compliance and process control of the on-site landfill and wastewater treatment system (WTS)
  • Performing data analysis using PI and other programs in times of upset conditions and as requested by mill personnel
  • Working with lab technicians to gather daily field data, inspect wastewater microorganisms, and interpret lab results in order to make process changes to WTS as necessary
  • Overseeing and coordinating sample collection per NPDES wastewater permit (examples: nitrate/nitrite, AOX, chronic toxicity, dioxin, chlorophenolics, etc.), and data entry into internal database
  • Giving operational instructions to Technical Supervisor and Filter Plant Helpers regarding WTS
  • Working with Technical Supervisor and Power Maintenance team to identify and repair WTS and landfill equipment
  • Coordinating operations and maintenance activities for WTS such as chemical and lab supply inventory/ordering, sludge pond excavation projects, mowing, etc.
  • Developing and delivering annual regulatory training to certified wastewater operators
  • Various landfill operations/maintenance tasks such as sending waste samples for TCLP analysis, annual survey, annual mowing, leachate line cleaning and inspection, etc.
  • Annually review and update as necessary Environmental Lab Chemical Hygiene plan, Lab Standard Operating Procedures, Wastewater Treatment System Operation & Maintenance
  • Coordinating payment of annual regulatory fees (landfill, lab, wastewater, etc.)
  • Preparing regulatory reports such as monthly and quarterly DMRs, annual landfill report, and Greenhouse Gas Report
  • Participation on best practice teams in support of IP corporate sustainability goals
  • Assist the mill Environmental group with daily tasks and projects in multiple environmental media, as needed
  • Utilize Manufacturing Excellence tools such as 5S to maintain organization of Environmental Lab, file room, and storage areas
  • Maintaining and updating plans, procedures, and manuals in support of IP Global Manufacturing Systems (GMS) Performance Standards
  • Participating in Lower Cape Fear River Program and other community programs (Cape Fear River Watch, etc.) as needed
  • Providing guidance to departments mill-wide on DOT training requirements
  • Overseeing beneficial reuse programs and investigating beneficial reuse options for mill by-products
  • Minimum of BS in engineering or appropriate technical discipline
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience (prefer 10 years or more)
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and familiarity with or capability to quickly learn the use of PI, Proficy, and other computer applications as they are brought into use.
  • Managing Through Systems, Interpersonal Savvy, Motivating Others, Functional/Technical Skills, Planning, Organizing
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
Riegelwood NC 28456 

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