Environmental Manager

Perdue Farms | Milford, DE

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Posted Date 3/18/2020

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


This position is responsible for compliance with all current and future Federal, State, and local Environmental Regulatory requirements. The protection of the environment by positive actions of Company associates will greatly enhance our Company’s public image and reduce Company liability in the environmental arena. The environmental complexity and resultant liabilities for the areas of responsibility of this associate include, but are not limited to, all pretreatment waste water operations or land application, and air emissions sources. The environmental manager will be expected to champion all opportunities that will reduce the facilities “carbon foot-print”. This will include the development and implementation of sustainable waste recycling programs. It will also include the establishment and implementation of activities that will reduce this facilities consumption of natural gas, diesel fuel, electricity, compressed air, steam and water.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Ensures compliance with: Waste water operation, air quality compliance, bio solids program, hazardous waste, recycling, solid waste, potable water and oil handling programs for the designated plant operations.
  2. May supervise and manage general associates including hiring, training and developing associates to ensure production requirements, environmental regulation, and carbon foot print reduction goals are met at the lowest cost.
  3. Provides timely, accurate and consistent reports to internal and external customers. These may include safety, production, human resources, administrative and the regulatory community. Practices good community and public education and relations.
  4. Provides a safe work environment for all associates by eliminating unsafe acts or conditions, and adhering to all company safety policies.
  5. Orders all parts, supplies, chemicals etc. required by the department and monitor all activities related to the wastewater department.
  6. Controls cost and assets to manage within established goals.
  7. Shares dotted-line responsibility to the Director, Environment Services. Provides notification of activities, spill releases and non-compliance in a timely manner. May conduct (2) environmental audits of other facilities per year.
  8. Adheres to all safety requirements including PPE, preventing and reporting unsafe acts and conditions. Lockout Tag Out procedure and process safety management related matters.
  9. Attends and holds regular meetings to communicate and inform subordinates and management on department and plant activities and safety items.

Minimum Education

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Environmental Science or Biological Science

Experience Requirements

5 - 6 years related work experience. Requires strong reading, math, writing, communication and analytical skills. Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively communicate in other verbal and written form. Waste water license to the degree required operating the largest waste water treatment facility with the complexes. Must meet requirements of the Company safety handbook. Must have knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations. Requires travel to remote facilities and/or offices for meetings.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

When in a plant environment:

  • Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.
  • May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.
  • May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.
  • May be exposed to all chemicals found in poultry, food, processing and waste water plants.
  • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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