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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Blair, Wisconsin
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental - Air pollution
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Single site
Industry Segments:
General Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous, Mining
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Environmental Specialist

Preferred Sands, headquartered in Radnor, Pa., is one of North America’s leading manufacturers and providers of high-quality frac sand and polymeric proppants in the hydraulic fracturing industry. Our strategic plant locations in Arizona, Nebraska and Wisconsin allow us to effectively service exploration and production companies in North America. We are the market’s only commercial manufacturer with an available green technology in resin-coated sand, giving us a competitive edge while we remain committed to the health and safety of our employees and the communities we serve.

It’s innovative solutions like these that are playing a major role in growing and maintaining energy independence for the United States and other countries, which is why our company is strategically positioned to thrive as the market continues to undergo a major transformation.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Execute and manage permitting and regulatory compliance associated with the operation
  • Prepare and ensure compliance with environmental permits and related plans including storm water pollution prevention plans (SWPPP), spill prevention, control and counter measures (SPCC) plans,
  • Prepare reports and conduct facility inspections, collect field samples and otherwise provide technical support to identify and resolve regulatory risks.
  • Train site staff on responsibilities associated with air quality management, storm water controls, fuel and HAZMAT storage and handling, zoning regulations, and other compliance topics.
  • Assist Operations with implementation of policies and Environmental Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Implement Best Management Practices.
  • Participate in environmental regulatory inspections.
  • Promote positive relationships with the public.
  • Assist with incident investigation and analysis.
  • Record keeping and documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specification (knowledge, skills and abilities normally required for competent performance in the job): 

  • Ability to interpret local, state, and federal environmental standards and experience implementing regulatory requirements.
  • Training or teaching experience.
  • Interpersonal skills to work successfully within a team-based system.
  • Periodic offsite travel required.
  • Basic computer skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associates or Bachelor's degree in an Environmental or Engineering field, or equivalent experience.

Required Experience: 
Two years of experience implementing environmental plans, or equivalent education.  Industrial minerals experience preferred.