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Environmental Specialist - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Environmental Specialist - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Health, Safety & Environment

Job Description

Environmental Specialist - Decatur, IL

An opportunity has arisen for an Environmental Manager located in Decatur, IL. Reporting to the site manager, this role will be a part of the operations team and will directly support the Decatur Corn Plant, which is comprised of a corn wet mill and ethanol refinery.
Main Responsibilities:

  • Monitor each designated site’s activities and implement actions to ensure compliance with all ADM, federal, state and local government regulations as related to environmental regulations and requirements.
  • Develop and provide training for employees and contractors related to environmental programs.
  • Assist with the preparation of required reports and maintain all necessary records/documentation related to environmental programs for the facility.
  • Participate in and lead, where appropriate, all internal and external environmental audits or environmental agency visits and prioritize, assign and track the audit findings for completion.
  • Assist the Decatur Air and Waste Subject Matter Experts with information gathering for permitting, reporting, etc.
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies in writing, by phone or in person as required for issues such as resolving permit compliance, etc.
  • Travel on occasion for meetings, training, etc.
  • Maintain and manage the site’s EMS including, but not limited to policy, standardization, procedure development, incident investigations – root cause analyses, risk reduction efforts, inspections, audits and training.
  • Strong problem solving, diagnostic and analytical skills, with a results focused approach.
  • Strong leadership and change management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, acts as a reliable pro-active communicator.
  • Strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Sound project/program management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Open mindedness; forward thinking
  • Theoretical insight with pragmatic approach
  • Outgoing and energetic personality
  • Able to perform under pressure
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Working with database software
  • RMP
  • Regulatory reporting
  • Standards development
Additional Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences or other related program preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience with progressive responsibility preferably in a process industrial environment.
  • Strong knowledge of environmental regulations and management systems, including air and water regulations and permitting.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to impact and influence others at all levels in the organization.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to organize and lead meetings.
  • Proven ability to work within a team based work environment.
  • Proven ability to assess risk and exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, occasionally other than normal business (day shift) hours to accommodate plant needs; i.e. training, inspections, etc. The Environmental Manger may be contacted for after hour emergencies.
  • Proficient in the use of software such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Must communicate effectively with engineering and operations technical staff, legal counsel, and regulatory agency personnel.
  • This position requires the ability to work in a variety of conditions such as an office environment, indoors/outdoors, hot/cold weather as well as physical demands such as standing, kneeling, and sitting for prolonged periods of time, climbing stairs/ladders and the ability to work in confined spaces in a variety of environmental conditions.
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ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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