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Environmental Specialist

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Environmental Specialist is responsible for the accurate performance of gathering samples, performing periodic compliance inspections, facilitating Regulatory Agency inspections, ownership of site analytical data, and performing other environmental related activities in accordance with HCC procedures and regulatory requirements.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct weekly inspection of all waste storage areas and chemical storage areas, assure proper container labelling, container segregation and consistency with federal, state, and local regulation; document findings and work with others to address findings.
  • Manage and prepare information for development of daily, monthly and annual emissions reports, including weekly reviews of site operational data to ensure compliance.
  • Manage drinking water and hazardous waste samples for analyses; provide input to Environmental Manager for development of required reports and compliance strategies.
  • Coordinate with Environmental Manager to develop and maintain documentation formats to capture data necessary to ensure environmental compliance. 
  • Works with other EHS staff to develop strategic and tactical compliance processes and procedures. 
  • Collect, interpret, and present data for development of all environmental permit required reports to external regulatory agencies and to internal stakeholders.
  • Support administration and management of reuse water irrigation program, and manage and maintain confidential information.
  • Hosts agency inspections and enforcement audits, coordinating with external agencies and providing follow-up to additional information requests. 
  • Respond to hazardous materials and compliance emergencies and coordinate incident response for disposal.
  • Oversee data management systems to draft comprehensive agency responses during incident follow-up.

What You Will Need

  • High School Diploma and 4 years’ related experience or Bachelor’s degree and 1 year related experience.
  • Intermediate use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of collection and interpretation of regulatory samples OR,
  • Knowledge of air permitting requirements OR,
  • Knowledge of State and USEPA hazardous waste regulatory requirements.


What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science or related science.
  • College courses in Environmental science or related science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and chemical reactions.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel at an intermediate level, including the use of formulas and pivot tables

Physical Demands & Work Environment

The role has periods of time when the work environment is sedentary and conducted in an office environment balanced with frequent occasions that require prolonged walking or standing, lifting/ carrying/handling moderate weight objects on a regular basis.   Is required to wear PPE and have a regular presence in manufacturing and warehouse environments in both temperature controlled and uncontrolled locations. Must frequently interact with people verbally.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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Nearest Major Market: Amarillo