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Founded in 1915, we started with a single recycling location and have grown into a global enterprise, and one of the largest metal recyclers and steel manufacturers in the United States. Our vertical integration model was the first of its kind and revolutionized the way the steel industry operates today.

We are also a Fortune 1000, global company that is committed to delivering industry-leading customer service, providing a safe and healthy environment where our employees can succeed, creating value for our investors and improving our communities. 

We are sensitive to the impact our industry has on the environment, which is why we are committed to a process that minimizes our carbon footprint and preserves our natural resources for future generations. Our recycling facilities collect metals from the community and convert them into steel that supports our infrastructure. 

Environmental Specialist (5122)

Location: Knoxville, TN (2892)  
Relocation Assistance: No
Position Overview

This position is primarily responsible for providing assistance to the Area Environmental Manager and guidance to plant personnel and division management as it pertains to pollution control (air, water, and waste management issues), radiation safety and other environmental issues and to assure on going compliance with federal, state, and local environmental rules and regulations.

The Environmental Specialist collects environmental samples and data required for routine environmental record keeping, various environmental projects, reports, permits and licenses. In addition, the incumbent is also responsible for the preparation, submission, and timely filing of some federal, state and local environmental reports at the direction and oversight of the Area Environmental Manager.

The incumbent will train personnel on applicable environmental regulations, policies, plans, and procedures. In cases where no training is in place, the incumbent will work to establish new training tools and presentations. In addition, the Environmental Specialist assists the Area Environmental Manager with the planning of new or updated pollution control equipment or plant project modifications to include review of new facilities and equipment to assure compliance with applicable environmental rules and regulations.

The Environment Specialist obtains and provides direction, guidance, and assistance as required to assure the most efficient and effective uses of resources required for environmental matters and for short and long term environmental compliance in line with company policies and under the general direction of the Area Environmental Manager. Due to close contact with plant management and personnel, and regulatory agencies, the position requires the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of personalities and interests.

  • The Environmental Specialist will work to establish long term waste disposal solutions which comply with the needs of plant operations. The Environmental Specialist is responsible for monitoring environmental activities at the various plants and reporting deficiencies and/or concerns.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities

1. Keep up-to-date with federal, state, and local environmental regulations by attending periodic training courses.

2. Participate as requested in environmental compliance and various other environmental matters.

3. Develop and implement various environmental plans and response protocols.

4. Maintain Division’s environmental files and reports.

5. Conduct on-site inspections to insure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations, and corporate environmental policies and guidelines.

6. Maintain productive relationships with plant personnel and regulatory agency personnel.

7. Responsible for successfully communicating and executing company policies, programs, and procedures.

The incumbent must perform the above mentioned duties and responsibilities in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local environmental rules and regulations and is responsible for reporting any situation which may have a detrimental impact to human health or the environment to the Area Environmental Manager.

Experience and Skill Requirements
  • General knowledge of federal, state and local environmental regulations and a familiarity with steel manufacturing or similar heavy industrial operations.
  • A minimum of 0 - 2 years of experience in environmental compliance areas including air and water quality management issues, solid waste and hazardous materials management, radiation detection systems for a steel mill or similar heavy industrial environment applications.
Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree required- Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geology, Biology, Engineering, or related field


CMC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, or other status protected by federal, state or local law.