Review the regulations and GM environmental management requirements (reference letters, etc.) and determine site applicability and impact.
Establish systematic processes (Environmental Management System, Business Plan Deployment, etc.) to ensure regulatory compliance and corporate guidance conformance.
Establish processes to identify potential noncompliant issues.
Address noncompliance items immediately whenever possible and implement irreversible corrective action.
Develop and/or help maintain required environmental monitoring and reporting (e.g., emissions testing) programs.
Provide technical assistance for support personnel engaged in design, test and operation of environmental systems.
Perform internal compliance reviews (e.g., Reliance Annual Self-Evaluation) with appropriate validation.
Supervise the preparation and review of GM Regulatory Reporting (GMR2) generated site environmental reports. Review with plant leadership and submit on time.
Develop and maintain required regulatory plans in support of air, water, and waste management (e.g., Spill Plans, Environmental Calendar, Work Task Instructions, etc.).
Maintain knowledge of the plant manufacturing systems including production processes, wastewater discharges, storm water management, air emissions impacts, sewer systems, chemical usage, and waste management/recycling programs, to ensure regulatory compliance.
Obtain technical and environmental regulatory training annually to maintain proficiency in the environmental area of assignment.
Obtain/Maintain (through training) required (CHMM)
Obtain necessary training to respond to facility environmental incidents, as required (HazWOPER, Incident Command, etc.)
Work with site leadership to establish environmental business goals for the site.
Communicate environmental requirements to site leadership to ensure their understanding and support.
Actively resolve environmental issues with internal constituencies and elevate issues to the supervisor level if the issues become problematic and persistent.
Interface with other regional members, departments, divisions/groups, suppliers, and/or other customers.
Actively participate in site meetings, where appropriate to support teamwork and compliance.
Where necessary, supervise or guide the activities of hourly employees in environmental operations.
Conduct and/or arrange required environmental training for hourly and salaried personnel.
Gather data, analyze, interpret, and prepare technical reports for site leadership.
Communicate to site leadership environmental performance, utilizing plant scorecards and business plan deployment tools.
Regularly exchange information with others within the plant staff, Global Facilities, GM Legal, and other GM locations.
Interface with other regional members and actively participate in regional meetings.
Support and oversee environmental purchased services, Resource Management, Chemical Management, Laboratory Sampling, etc.
Serve as the environmental member of the site Chemical Control Committee and conduct environmental reviews and sign off on all new chemicals proposed for use at the facility, as appropriate.
Ensure that GM Legal Staff and Environmental Regional HQ are involved with all written and verbal environmental communication with regulatory authorities and community members.
Support headquarters and corporate data needs, including surveys, plant profiles, websites, etc.
Interface with HQ activities and meetings where appropriate, including those facilitated by Facility Environmental Support (FES), Permitting and Remediation as required to ensure common systems and sharing of lessons learned.
Interface with GM Audit Services (GMAS) and GM Legal Staff, as required.
Meet with site leadership (including Plant Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, FAM, etc.) as often as necessary to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction.
Support and assist (where necessary) plant cross-functional activities to ensure achievement of common goals and objectives.
Lead the site's Environmental Management System (EMS) to maintain ISO 14001 conformance.
Contact plant communication coordinator when confronted with external media inquiries.
Establish and verify site practices for conformance to the GM Environmental Performance Criteria.
Utilize and maintain an Environmental Calendar to ensure timely conformance with all site environmental requirements.
Assist in maintaining cost controls, and drive cost savings initiatives.
Provide oversight of contracted services (Resource and Chemical Management Program, GM Regulatory Reporting Programs, etc.), and validate services to contract provisions.
Identify specific Plant needs for the Resource Management and Chemical Management program, and assist in writing and review of bid specifications.
Establish performance goals for contract services, and monitor performance to targets.
Manage site-specific activities that impact the GECS budget, e.g., RM Contract, Lab Contract, etc.
Perform layered audits regularly
Understand GMS principles and integrate environmental needs into this system where feasible.
Actively participate in Regional and HQ Environmental meetings, and associated Subject Matter Expert/Leader activities.
Identify and promote actions to achieve GM Sustainability Goals and Targets