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Environmental Specialist in Mount Pleasant, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

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Job Reference Code: 007527-Mt. Pleasant



About West Liberty Foods

West Liberty Foods was formed in 1996 under the guiding principles of the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative. Carrying on Iowa’s rich farming tradition, our grower/owners are committed to animal health and welfare while delivering superior-quality turkeys — a philosophy that has helped family farms grow and thrive for generations. The continued success of West Liberty Foods is due to the dedication, enthusiasm and support of our grower/owners.

Our mission is to be a leading food manufacturer by converting needs, ideas and expertise into value for our members, business partners and consumers.

West Liberty Foods manufactures hundreds of meat and poultry products that can be found in well-known grocery stores and top restaurant chains nationwide. Recognized as one of the top protein processors in North America, we have the capacity to produce over 650 million pounds of food products per year across our facilities. We are The Surprisingly Big Company®, and we’re right in your backyard.

Build your career with West Liberty Foods and be a part of an exciting, collaborative team environment! 

We are currently hiring for an Environmental Specialist at our Mount Pleasant, Iowa facility.

Job Summary:

Environmental Specialist maintains control of all environmental records.  The Environmental Specialist will coordinate implementation and adherence to environmental standards and landfill free status at all of our facilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Data entry and administration duties of the Environmental Management System (EMS) and the Corrective Action Requests (CAR) databases.
  • Lead plant team members with internal audits and assist with external audits of both ISO 14001 and Landfill Free.
  • Coordinate and manage the EMS system and landfill Free (LFF) system.  
  • Coordinate with vendors on disposal and/or pick up of waste as needed to ensure LFF status is maintained.
  • Facilitator and note taker of CORE team meetings at all facilities and maintains documentation of all action items from these meetings.
  • Manage the ISO 14001 website and update information from CORE team meetings.
  • Maintain environmental records and filing of all records.
  • Lead or assist with waste water sampling at all facilities.  
  • Participate on the Hazmat Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience is preferred.
  • ISO experience is preferred.
  • RAB Certified Auditor training is preferred.
  • Computer experience – Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Power Point) or Google (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Must be able to work independently without constant supervision.
  • Must be able to problem solve.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Candidates must successfully pass post-offer/pre-employment drug test, background screen and physical.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


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