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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Minnetonka, Minnesota
United States
Job Categories:
Environmental Engineer/Specialist: Multi-site
Industry Segments:
Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas - Refining
Experience level:
3-5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Environmental Specialist

Minneapolis/St. Paul area

DEPARTMENT:        Supply Chain and Logistics
LOCATION:              Minnetonka, MN
REPORTS TO:         Director of Environmental Affairs
GRADE:                    C41

Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food—where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Every day and in every way.


Assists the Director, Environmental Affairs in ensuring environmental compliance and sustainability for assigned Michael Foods, Inc. (MFI) and Bob Evans Foods (BEF) operating locations; works as liaison with regulatory agencies, environmental professional associations and stakeholder groups.


  • Ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations of Federal, State and local municipalities with respect to air, water and waste.
  • Assist in establishing company-wide environmental compliance and goals and objectives for food processing facilities, farm operations and distribution centers.
  • Identify and participate in sustainability and conservation efforts to reduce costs and environmental impact of  MFI/BEF operations.
  • Develop, implement, maintain and audit environmental programs providing guidance and assistance to plant/farm management. 
  • Determine appropriate actions to resolve deficiencies, and work directly with onsite personnel.
  • Technically proficient at gathering environmental data/samples to maintain regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for managing regulatory reporting and environmental recordkeeping requirements such as, but not limited to wastewater treatment (pre-treatment & NPDES), SARA (Tier II & TRI) Air Permitting, customer surveys on sustainability, etc. for assigned MFI/BEF facilities.
  • Perform routine environmental inspections of MFI/BEF locations and support third party audits.
  • Develop and implement training programs related to the function for all levels.
  • Travel required (typically less than 25%)
  • Keywords: wastewater, reuse, recycle, waste, zero, EHS, medical, refinery, oil, gas, PSM, RMP


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, or related discipline, and three to five years of experience as a specialist, coordinator or technician in the environmental field, within a manufacturing environment; or an equivalent combination of education (advanced degree) and/or experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
  • Strong knowledge of EPA, State and local environmental laws and regulations where MFI operates.
  • Knowledge of permitting and reporting procedures required by regulatory agencies.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with vendors, customers, and employees at all levels; strong attention to detail is required.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
  • Familiarity with Environmental database systems (e.g., Enablon, Intelex, Process Map) a plus.


Michael Foods is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive benefits packages with medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement, and paid holidays and personal time. We also provide many training opportunities to help you achieve your development goals. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and may not include all of the duties required of the position.  Please submit your resume to the following address or fax number by January 31, 2020.

Michael Foods, Inc.

Attn: Rick Fox

301 Carlson Parkway Suite 400

Minnetonka, MN 55305

phone:  (952)258-4963