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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Elkton, Maryland
United States
Job Categories:
EH&S Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
General Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Miscellaneous
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number:

Environmental Specialist (EHS)

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates. Learn More.

About the Industry:  At Gore, our global support teams bring together extensive knowledge and collaborate closely to support our diverse portfolio of products that solve complex problems and perform in the most demanding environments. Learn more about Gore products.
About the Role: We are seeking an Environmental Specialist to join our Environmental Health and Safety team in Elkton, Maryland. In this role, you will develop and implement operational processes that enable the Enterprise to identify, assess, manage, and control EH&S operational hazards, risks, and relevant costs. You will also work to maintain a high level of confidence in compliance with EH&S obligations. You must be available to work overtime, off shift hours, and at multiple locations as necessary to meet business needs.
  • Partnering with divisional, corporate and global EH&S teams to drive consistency in developing, implementing, and maintaining plant and divisional environmental systems, practices, and procedures
  • Managing air quality compliance (preparing and submitting permit applications, modifications, reports, monitoring and renewal)
  • Supporting wastewater compliance (preparing and submitting reports, profiling, shipment tracking, etc.)
  • Acting as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc.
  • Partnering with plant’s EH&S team to continually improve and maintain emergency response procedures
  • Providing training and education, as necessary, to achieve desired environmental performance and compliance
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting EH&S metrics
  • Partnering with the global EH&S team, and other global teams (Product & Chemical Stewardship, Facilities, etc.) as appropriate to drive alignment and integration
  • Identifying and understanding appropriate regulations and participating in compliance-gap analysis, while acting as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental, Health and Safety, or a related field (e.g.: Engineering, Chemistry, Science)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ environmental regulatory experience (i.e. permit application development, emission quantification, compliance management tools, regulatory applicability analysis & permit strategy development)
  • Professional work experience in a manufacturing, chemical processing, or laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated success in identifying, assessing, and controlling EH&S risk and implement practical and effective risk-reduction solutions
  • Organizational priority-setting skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills including incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Ability to establish a vision and strategy for environmental performance
  • Adept at building consensus and influencing a diverse group of associates, especially regarding design and operation
  • Ability to work independently, contribute within a team, and actively engage and partner with manufacturing and technical associates
  • Success in driving to completion - multiple projects and priorities with competing resource needs
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with Title V permitting, air dispersion modeling analysis, and process/equipment hazard risk assessment tools
  • Working knowledge of MDE (Maryland Department of the Environment) and environmental certifications (RCRA, DOT, wastewater, VE monitoring)
  • Knowledge of EH&S management systems (e.g. ISO 14001 & ISO 45001), related consensus standards, and industry best practices
This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information. Eligible candidates must be “U.S. Persons," meaning any natural person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States, citizen of the United States, or any other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3).  
What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, Health & Well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more about: benefits, diversity, and growth & development.
We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect.
Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)