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Environmental Engineer

Company: ASARCO
Location: Green Valley
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Positions Open: 1

Site Name: Mission Mine

Site Location: Sahuarita, US-AZ, 85629


Please note that this is an onsite position only. Remote options are not available.

Provide support to the Environmental Engineering Manager to effectively manage and implement policies and programs as they relate to environmental compliance for Asarco Mission Complex. Conduct required environmental tests, analysis and observations. Evaluate results and make recommendations as necessary for maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies. Prepare data to support permit applications, and regulatory reports. Communicate environmental issues to the Environmental Engineering Manager and Senior Management when requested.


  • Solid and Hazardous Wastes
    • Monitor and create and inspect waste drum inventory
    • Schedule and assist with off site waste shipments
    • Bi-monthly inspections of the landfill, hazardous waste staging area, scrap yards, dumpsters and the site in general
    • Investigate and report spills to Environmental Engineering Manager
      • Title V Air Quality Permits (PDEQ & USEPA)
        • Monitor dust collector (wet scrubbers & baghouses) performance
        • Conduct bi-weekly Visible Emissions Surveys
        • Conduct annual Method 9 Visible Emissions Surveys
        • Assist with dust collector performance tests
        • Assist Environmental Engineering Manager with all aspects of compliance with Title V Permits including bi-annual Compliance Certifications, annual emissions inventories and unannounced inspections by regulatory agencies
          • Storm Water Permits (PDEQ & USEPA)
            • Collect, prepare and deliver storm water samples to laboratory according to guidance in NPDES permits as well as the Mission Complex Quality Assurance Manual
            • Conduct monthly storm water inspections
              • Ground Water Permits (ADEQ Aquifer Protection Permits)
                • Assist with Semi-Annual pumping and sampling of Monitor Wells
                • Assist with the preparation of Monitor Well water samples for shipment to the laboratory
                • Assist with the preparation of Self-Monitoring Report Forms
                  • Drinking Water Permit (PDEQ/ADEQ)
                    • Collect monthly coliform and chlorine samples
                    • Collect annual nitrate samples
                    • Collect triennial lead/copper samples
                      • Help maintain Environmental Department files and records including manifests, disposal certificates, analytical results, profiles and the Comprehensive Environmental book.
                        • Track and maintain MSDS Files.
                          • Provide technical oversight on projects involving contractors in performance of work related to environmental compliance.
                            • Interface regularly with environmental inspectors, and handle follow up actions from compliance inspections. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES
                              • --- Experience with environmental sampling and analysis or monitoring.
                              • --- Familiarity with federal, state and local environmental laws.
                              • --- Must be able to manage time effectively and set priorities.
                              • --- Computer skills to include proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
                              • --- Requires the ability to manage multiple tasks.
                              • --- Must have valid driver's license. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
                                • --- A Bachelor's degree in environmental sciences or environmental engineering or a minimum of 5 years experience in an environmental related field required.
                                • --- EPA Method 9 certification required.
                                • --- Grade 2 Water Distribution System Operator certification desirable.
                                • --- Forty (40) hour HAZMAT/HAZWOPER certification desirable.
                                  A core value of ASARCO LLC is "Safety First." The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

                                  ASARCO LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates must possess a current and valid driver's license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen (hair analysis).

                                  ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage and 401(k) plan with company match. PI191756156

Keywords: ASARCO, Tucson , Environmental Engineer, Engineering , Green Valley, Arizona

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