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Specialist, Environmental

Job req id:  4598

Aurora, NC, US, 27806

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.


Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.


We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.


Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

This person is responsible for: Chemical approvals, spills/release management, asbestos program management, Air stack testing, environmental inspections, environmental topic development for Safety Team Leaders and Contractor safety meetings, incident investigation (TapRoot) leadership, and providing environmental representation on Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) and PreStartup Safety Reviews (PSSRs).


This position will report to the Environmental Engineer Supervisor


This position is located in Aurora, North Carolina


What you will do:


  • Work collaboratively in a team environment to ensure compliance with all site environmental permits, including local, state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Adhere to all site safety and environmental policies/procedures, including OSHA and MSHA regulations
  • Provide regulatory oversight for assigned environmental programs such as chemical and waste management, air quality and environmental management systems
  • Communicate effectively with site personnel and operational departments, providing regulatory guidance for production processes, maintenance, and capital projects
  • Communicate effectively with regulatory agencies responsible for local, state and federal permits
  • Ensure assigned environmental compliance reports are completed accurately and on-time
  • Attend regulatory training seminars to stay updated on current regulatory requirements and improve knowledge as a subject matter expert
  • Gain knowledge of day-to-day operations and stay informed of operational problems/upsets that may affect site regulatory compliance
  • Provide technical support for continuous improvement projects and safety initiatives


What you will bring:


  • Bachelor of Science degree in science related field is required, Environmental/Chemical Engineering would be preferred
  • A minimum of 2-5 years of experience
  • Experience among the following categories: air emissions stack testing, sustainability, SPCC would be preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal & written) with a diverse group of people
  • Possess a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently and self-prioritize work responsibilities
  • Work experience in a chemical plant, refinery or other processing or manufacturing industries preferred




We provide an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage, and life insurance and well as disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. In addition, we have a retirement program that encourages our employees to save for the longer term, with generous matching employer contributions. Our benefit package also demonstrates our culture of care with paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as paid personal and maternity/parental leaves and an Employee and Family Assistance Program. Details of the benefits package will be shared in the application process. 


Eastern North Carolina is continually ranked among the best places to live and work in the United States, known for its expansive beaches, nationally ranked universities, mild climate (all four seasons), safe neighborhoods, affordable living, extensive outdoor activities, and a relaxed lifestyle.

Aurora, North Carolina is within ease of commuting to surrounding urban areas. To the west is the Research Triangle Park which is surrounded by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. As a result, the east coast of North Carolina offers residents a winning blend of down-home and uptown, of surf and sophistication that people love with extensive availability of outdoor activities (hunting/fishing/hiking/boating).

Safety Commitment

Our goal is to achieve no harm to people and to be a leader in environmental stewardship.  We are steadfastly committed to the pursuit of this goal and to reducing the safety, health, and environmental impact of our operations for the benefit of all Nutrien employees and contractors who work at our sites and communities where we live. 


EEO Statement

Nutrien believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity provided he/she meets job qualifications.  Nutrien does not discriminate against its employees or applicants for employment because of age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, veteran/military status or any other classification protected by law.  It is the intent and desire of the Company that equal opportunity will be provided in employment, promotions, wages, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment.


Are you a good match? Apply today! 


Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics


This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


** EOE race/color/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/veteran


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At Nutrien, we never stop growing, because our world never does. Our size can help us weather a storm, but with that ability comes a great responsibility—to our growers and customers, our employees and shareholders, our communities, and the planet. 

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