Environmental Technician
Cargill - Beardstown, IL

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Cargill in Beardstown, IL has an opening for an

Environmental Technician

. The Cargill Beardstown environmental department aims to manage environmental compliance to continually improve and reduce the facility's environmental impact. The environmental technician will be involved with the operation and maintenance of the environmental process at the Beardstown location including the wastewater treatment plant, the composting facility and the land-application farm. This person will routinely work independently and on a team. Indentification of process needs and improvement opportunities, as well as problem-solving, are central to all of the environmental processes. This position will require some evening and weekend hours.

Principal Accountabilities:
50% Operation of the wastewater treatment plant, including the biogas recovery system

20% Operation of the composting process

10% Laboratory analysis for process control and environmental compliance

10% Operation and management of the land-application farm and surrounding grounds

5% Assist in environmental management programs and compliance audits plant-wide

5% Any other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

Ability to work both alone and in a team, with strong communication skills

Troubleshooting skills

General math skills

Time management skills

Ability to obtain Illinois Class K Wastewater certification after 6 months of experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office

Previous wastewater experience

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.


Safety/Environmental Health

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Day Job

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