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Company Name:
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Cedar Springs, Georgia
United States
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Environmental Manager/Coordinator: Single site
Industry Segments:
General Manufacturing
Experience level:
6-10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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Environmental Leader

Georgia-Pacific has an immediate opening for an Environmental Leader at our Cedar Springs GA containerboard facility.

The Environmental Leader creates long term value by providing leadership and strategic direction while ensuring environmental excellence and performance improvement. This is accomplished through Georgia-Pacific’s MBM culture that environmental strategies effectively address the mill’s risk profile and that Georgia-Pacific’s overarching seven element Risk Management System (RMS) is effectively applied to environmental programs.

The ideal candidate embraces and facilitates change, possess strong interpersonal skills, and has the capacity to efficiently balance multiple activities, programs and priorities working with regulatory agencies. The position requires enhanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, demonstrate good judgment and sound decision making skills, good organization skills, and the ability to lead through others in maintaining and improving the environmental performance of the Cedar Springs Containerboard operation.
This position reports directly to the Environmental, Health & Safety Manager of the Cedar Springs Containerboard operation and has a dotted-line to the Vice-President and General Manager of the Cedar Springs Containerboard operation
The Cedar Springs facility is one of the largest containerboard facilities in the country with three paper machines that produce a wide range of containerboard paper.  The customer base includes external and international customers, as well as internal Georgia-Pacific box plants.  To learn more about Georgia-Pacific’s packaging business please visit: www.gppackaging.com and view the video How Paper Is Made!

Since 1963, the Cedar Springs mill team has been on a journey to make the best products possible for customers while doing it in new and innovative ways. Creating value for our customers and for society is the ultimate goal for our business, and one of our comparative advantages is our ability to do so through our employees. Georgia-Pacific is committed to environmental sustainability and stewardship through every stage of our business, using environmentally-conscious production practices to maximize the use of renewable raw materials throughout our process. 
The Cedar Springs Mill is located in the southwest corner of Georgia which is approximately 28 miles east of Dothan, Alabama. Dothan is the 6^th largest city in the State of Alabama with a population of about 70,000.  From Dothan, you are only 90 miles from the beautiful Gulf Coast.  You can also easily drive to Atlanta within 3.5 hours while the capital cities of Tallahassee, FL and Montgomery, AL are only 1.5 hours away.  Additionally, Dothan has numerous parks, restaurants and local entertainment activities for recreational enjoyment.
Our culture at Georgia-Pacific is defined by the Market-Based Management^® philosophy, which guides everyday decision making and provides employees with opportunities to contribute and personally benefit from the value they create. If you are looking for a career where you can use your passion and skills to create value for our customers and society, we want to learn more about you!

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Providing leadership and strategic direction to achieve the environmental vision through management commitment and employee ownership
  • Managing wastewater and drinking water systems, mill environmental laboratory and service crew
  • Ensuring the facility environmental vision remains evergreen, describing the vision of a better state and that employees’ objectives are connected to the vision
  • Assisting facility leadership with the development of short and long-term environmental objectives, targets, and strategies
  • Overseeing evaluating, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with Environmental laws, regulations and permits as it relates to the operation of the facility
  • Providing a stable foundation and solid understanding of the Georgia-Pacific environmental standards and all federal and State regulations
  • Utilizing development plans to grow environmental talent, skills, and knowledge
  • Ensuring the development, improvement, and implementation of training systems to meet facility needs
  • Facilitating and representing the facility during agency inspections
  • Effectively interacting with division/corporate environmental and legal resources to seek the best knowledge. 

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Five (5) or more years’ Environmental Compliance, Leadership and Management systems experience
  • Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office, technologies, and applications (PowerPoint-creating presentations, Outlook-email and scheduling appointments, Excel-creating spreadsheets)

What Will Put You Ahead?
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, or related field of study
  • Experience in an environmental leadership role managing compliance with laws and regulations in multiple environmental areas (water, air waste, etc.)
  • Experience in managing environmental issues in an integrated pulp and paper manufacturing facility or other industrial or manufacturing facility

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran - Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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