Environmental Specialist

Gore is seeking an Environmental Specialist to join their Environmental Health and Safety team in Elkton, Maryland. In this role, you will develop and implement operational processes that enable the Enterprise to identify, assess, manage, and control EH&S operational hazards, risks, and relevant costs. You will also work to maintain a high level of confidence in compliance with EH&S obligations. You must be available to work overtime, off shift hours, and at multiple locations as necessary to meet business needs.


  • Partnering with divisional, corporate and global EH&S teams to drive consistency in developing, implementing, and maintaining plant and divisional environmental systems, practices, and procedures
  • Managing air quality compliance (preparing and submitting permit applications, modifications, reports, monitoring and renewal)
  • Supporting wastewater compliance (preparing and submitting reports, profiling, shipment tracking, etc.)
  • Acting as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc.
  • Partnering with plant’s EH&S team to continually improve and maintain emergency response procedures
  • Providing training and education, as necessary, to achieve desired environmental performance and compliance
  • Collecting, analyzing, and reporting EH&S metrics
  • Partnering with the global EH&S team, and other global teams (Product & Chemical Stewardship, Facilities, etc.) as appropriate to drive alignment and integration
  • Identifying and understanding appropriate regulations and participating in compliance-gap analysis, while acting as a point of contact with various regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors, attorneys, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental, Health and Safety, or a related field (e.g.: Engineering, Chemistry, Science)
  • A minimum of 3 years’ environmental regulatory experience (i.e. permit application development, emission quantification, compliance management tools, regulatory applicability analysis & permit strategy development)
  • Professional work experience in a manufacturing, chemical processing, or laboratory environment
  • Demonstrated success in identifying, assessing, and controlling EH&S risk and implement practical and effective risk-reduction solutions
  • Organizational priority-setting skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills including incident investigation and root cause analysis
  • Ability to establish a vision and strategy for environmental performance
  • Adept at building consensus and influencing a diverse group of associates, especially regarding design and operation
  • Ability to work independently, contribute within a team, and actively engage and partner with manufacturing and technical associates
  • Success in driving to completion – multiple projects and priorities with competing resource needs

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Title V permitting, air dispersion modeling analysis, and process/equipment hazard risk assessment tools
  • Working knowledge of MDE (Maryland Department of the Environment) and environmental certifications (RCRA, DOT, wastewater, VE monitoring)
  • Knowledge of EH&S management systems (e.g. ISO 14001 & ISO 45001), related consensus standards, and industry best practices

This position requires access to export-controlled areas and information. Eligible candidates must be “U.S. Persons,” meaning any natural person who is a lawful permanent resident of the United States, citizen of the United States, or any other protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3).