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Environmental Specialist

Date: Mar 8, 2019

Location: TX:Tyler, TX - Texas, US, 75702

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Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Role Summary

The Senior Environmental Specialist – Waste Emphasis performs numerous compliance support activities across several environmental media but with an emphasis on solid (industrial and hazardous) waste management.  The Senior Environmental Specialist – Waste Emphasis oversees compliance permitting, reporting and recordkeeping associated with waste generated by refinery processes, wastewater processing, tank/equipment cleanout, spills and contaminated soil excavation.  This individual manages the removal of the wastes from the refinery for transportation to and disposal at approved waste treatment/recycling facilities. The individual provides lead and backup for additional environmental services provided to the refinery and serves as a training resource.

This position operates under the direction of and reporting to the Environmental Department Manager.   


Job Accountabilities

  • Manage all Hazardous waste storage and make sure they are disposed of in a timely manner. This includes centrifuge waste, truck washout, paint wastes, spent catalysts
  • Oversee contractor centrifuge operation to coordinate waste generation/tracking and compliance assurance
  • Manage storage and disposal of all spent filters
  • Oversee efforts to label, ship and manifest all wastes including asbestos for offsite disposal and most spent catalysts
  • Manage program assuring all waste barrels and totes are RCRA clean and properly disposed
  • Lead the program for Universal waste (waste paint, all bulbs, aerosol cans, all and every kind of spent batteries, used IT equipment, used oil) storage and disposal
  • Audit offsite disposal locations (target once every 3 yrs)
  • Manage all material from cleanups of spills, any soil contamination including soil testing to original status and replacing with safe in kind material
  • Serve as liaison with government agencies in follow-up to reported spills
  • Work with Turnaround team to plan for and then manage waste associated with turnarounds
  • Participate in Capital Project meetings to determine potential for waste generation (e.g., removal of contaminated soil)
  • Provide universal and solid waste training
  • Oversee waste management documentation including online entry into TCEQ reporting system
  • Keep waste profiles up to date and renew as needed
  • Oversee preparation of the annual waste summary report
  • Assist with gathering and compiling information for Hazardous Waste Permit Renewal
  • Maintain annual RCRA certification
  • Review outside lab data to assure accuracy and identify compliance issues
  • Audit environmental compliance of wastewater operations
  • Coordinate training for yearly Hazwopper and RCRA certification training for all refinery personnel who require the training
  • Maintain spill response supply inventories
  • Serve as department lead on SPCC plan update
  • Perform periodic review of tank dike integrity and conformance to SPCC requirements
  • Provide SPCC training/refresher to affected employees
  • Participate as department representative in HAZOPs, PSSRs and other safety-related meetings
  • Conduct environmental awareness training
  • Maintain and update environmental contacts and response equipment information in the Emergency Response Action Plan
  • Plan and coordinate spill drills (field and tabletop)
  • Maintain updated Pollution Prevention Plan and submit annual progress report and Pollution Prevention Plan Executive Summary to TCEQ
  • Oversee recordkeeping for daily vacuum truck logs and charts for wastewater and flare pilots (API and truck loading dock)
  • Obtain proposals for alternate waste disposal options and maintain cost control within operating expense budget for waste management activities
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED required (technical degree preferred)
  • A minimum of 5 years refinery environmental experience (10+ years preferred)
  • At least 3 years in a waste management role
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Has received HAZWOPER training
  • RCRA trained (advanced course and refinery focus preferred)
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Ability to perform at a high level with minimal direct oversight
  • Experience in preparing and tracking waste manifests
  • Strong drive for departmental and organizational success
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background screening and drug screen


Desired Characteristics

  • Five (5) or more years in a waste management role
  • Current on HAZWOPER 40-hr/8-hr refresher training
  • Experience in spill response
  • Familiar with waste disposal sites accessible from the Tyler area
  • Experience using EAM

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler

Job Segment: Refinery, Supply, Housekeeping, Water Treatment, Energy, Operations, Retail, Hospitality, Engineering

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