Environmental Engineer

Ave Maria, Florida

To Location
6875 Arthrex Commerce Drive, Ave Maria, FL, USA

Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. The Arthrex EHS team is actively seeking an Environmental Engineer II in Southwest Florida.

Engineer II - Environmental (52998)
The Environmental Engineer II develops, implements, and maintains company-wide environmental processes and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance, and green initiatives where appropriate. Core objectives are to support each business location related to environmental inspections, training, spill response, sample collection and documentation to prevent environmental harm. This position supports all areas of the Arthrex Environmental, Health and Safety Management System as needed. This position will be located at our Ave Maria, FL manufacturing location.

Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer inspection programs ensuring compliance with internal environmental policies in addition to federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • Provide training and education to Arthrex personnel related to hazardous materials, recycling programs, and new employee orientation.
  • Maintain systems to accurately document waste streams and permits within the EH&S work center folders.
  • Responsible for all environmental compliance records such as manifests, inspection reports, regulatory licenses, permits etc.
  • Establish proper waste collection, storage, and disposal practices.
  • Capture statistical data and present reports regarding environmental compliance programs.
  • Assure all records and reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Align internal practices to achieve ISO 14001(International Organization for Standardization) compliance.
  • Respond and provide direction for environmental emergencies and chemical spills.
  • Ensure adequate cleanup materials and spill containment resources are readily available.
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Act as backup and support to other EHS functions as needed.
  • Must have flexible hours with occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Travel occasionally both local and abroad as necessary.

Education and Experience:

  • 4-year degree from an accredited college in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science or a closely related discipline required
  • 3 years of direct experience required.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements / Specialized Courses and/or Training:

  • Fluid competency in Local, State and Federal laws pertaining to environmental protection.
  • Has the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret regulations, permits, and other technical data to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Must maintain First Aid, CPR and AED certification.
  • Works in a timely, organized manner, prioritizing workload, and assignments
  • Competency in sample collection methodologies.

Machine, Tools, and/or Equipment Skills:
Proficient with Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to work with others or alone to solve complex human or environmental issues.

Mathematical Skills:
Maintains fundamental mathematic skills, including but not limited to, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Draw and interpret graphs and use basic statistics.

Language and Communication Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to successfully implement ideas, concepts and programs to other team members and management.
  • Ability to give group presentations in a comfortable, professional and confident manner.
  • Effective business communication writing skills
  • Ability to write and record data and information as required by procedures.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • While performing this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers, to handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position may require prolonged walking and standing, awkward postures, working at heights and in hot or cold conditions.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vision Requirements:
Visual acuity necessary to do the job safely and effectively.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The area that this job is performed in is a general office, warehouse and manufacturing environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme temperatures, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.