Environmental Management Supervisor
Seaboard Foods - Kansas

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SUMMARY: Supervises and directs day to day activities of employees in the following areas of responsibility: site upkeep, lagoon maintenance and management, soil, lagoon and water sampling, equipment and infrastructure maintenance, and record keeping related to Environment Resource Management (ERM).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Supervise hourly employees and coordinate all field operational activities concerning ERM.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of state regulations and procedures.
  • Communicate with land owners and tenants on scheduling effluent applications. Identify additional land for effluent applications.
  • Coordinate and schedule all drain line cleaning with production facilities.
  • Maintain all underground irrigation pipelines, valves, chemigation valves, air relief valves, PSI gauges, etc. where effluent applications occur.
  • Communicate and coordinate all testing with appropriate state agencies and state inspectors through the Environmental Engineering Manager and Soil Scientist.
  • Coordinate and schedule all sampling (soil, effluent, water) with Soil Scientist and Environmental Management Superintendent for land application and regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinate and organize land application events with Environmental Management Superintendent.
  • Monitor Anaerobic Waste Retention System (AWRS) levels.
  • Responsible for training, including safety training for ERM employees.
  • Must be able to solve problems and evaluate process logistics.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of recordings including: lagoon pumping records, logs, timesheets, work orders, etc.
  • Assist and support other departments with AWRS repairs, composting, site beautification, snow removal, etc.
  • Responsible for development of employees. Perform evaluations and provide feedback to employees.
  • Design and approve underground irrigation pipeline installation, maintenance and replacement.
  • Responsible for proper operation and routine maintenance of company equipment.
  • Coordinate and schedule vegetation control and establishment measures with other Environmental Management Supervisors.
  • Responsible for timely planning and organization to meet deadlines.
  • Be willing to perform tasks that are new to the industry. Must be on call 7 days a week; 24 hours a day.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Exercise direct supervision of Environmental Management region in accordance with Seaboard policy and applicable law.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree in Agronomy, Ag Engineering or related field preferred; or three years supervisory experience and/or training in fertilization and agronomy or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a chemigation license. Must have knowledge of trucks, tractors and all phases of irrigation operations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read interpret documents in the English language such as general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public. Bilingual skills preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION: Must posses a current valid drivers license and an acceptable MVR. Will need to accomplish ODA/LMFO certification within 12 months from the date of hire.

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