George E. Tucker
Environmental Manager/Engineer/Specialist with 25+ years of experience in environmental engineering for water, solid, and hazardous waste materials as well as ten years of team management. Implements and improves environmental management systems and programs to ensure compliance with government regulations (EPA, OSHA, DOT, state, local). Train employees spanning multiple departments to facilitate environmental issues across all plant operations and from the corporate level.
ISO 14001Management Project/Program Management Environmental Training
Internal/External Auditing Continuous Improvement Waste Management
Regulatory Compliance EHS Systems Development Wastewater Management
Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) Permitting (NPDES, Title V)
■ Identified, implemented, and managed 75+ environmental improvement projects over a two-year period, including an initiative reducing the production of plant hazardous waste 56%.
■ Developed a Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator program for fire assay lab.
Developed the company’s Annual EHS Report.
Developed a tracking system for the company’s EHS compliance audits.
■ Developed a company-wide EHS electronic management system.
■ Developed plant waste strategy.
■ Created & conducted SPCC, Stormwater & BMP training for mine site.
■ Established a process to capture environmental impacts and risks associated with capital projects by conducting environmental reviews prior to funding approval, thus reducing implementation delays.
■ Formulated and administered a leak detection and repair (LDAR) program, spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC) plans, and best management practices (BMPs).
■ Created and improved a training program focusing on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) delivered to 2,500+ associates annually.
■ Achieved 24 consecutive months without permit violations following seven years of intermittent compliance issues; received the local POTW compliance excellence award.
■ Implemented and achieved third-party certification of ISO 14001 at a major manufacturing facility; served as the lead EMS auditor of the system.
■ Led environmental portion of international EMS audit.
HAILE GOLD MINE, INC. 2011-Present
Responsible for all aspects of environmental permitting and compliance, sampling, monitoring and data entry.
Oversee solid and hazardous waste management program.
Manage stormwater and SPCC programs.
Perform required air and water monitoring
Assist with closure and reclamation planning, budgeting and reporting.
Assist with site permitting activities.
Assist with environmental training programs.
Conduct facility inspections and audits.
Assure that all operations and reclamation activities are consistent with company needs and requirements or regulatory agencies.
Career Summary Continued
COGENTRIX ENERGY, LLC 2006-2010
Manager, EHS Systems
Managed and maintain the company’s EHS Management System on the corporate level and assist the plants with EHS implementation.
Assisted plants with developing plant-specific EHS procedures.
Coordinated Corporate EHS compliance and systems audits.
Assisted in establishing corporate goals and objectives and implement policies, programs and procedures to ensure consistent application of the company’s EHS mission.
Assisted with obtaining Title V permit for fossil-fuel power plant.
BMW MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC 2000-2006
Senior Environmental Engineer
■ Ensures compliance for 1,000,000+ pounds of solid and hazardous waste per month and a pretreatment physical-chemical wastewater treatment plant handling 140,000 gallons per day.
■ Lead compliance and waste reduction efforts for solid & hazardous waste and wastewater issues.
■ Participates in environmental engineering, permitting, monitoring, and reporting; develops and delivers employee training; and maintains documentation.
■ Coordinates with departments conducting environmental aspects determination, identifying areas for improvement, setting targets, and developing programs to drive goal achievement.
■ Maintains, enhances, documents, supports, and audits the environmental management system (EMS); according to ISO 14001; the company is a charter member of the EPA Environmental Performance Track.
HITACHI ELECTRONIC DEVICES 1996-2000
■ Planned and implemented environmental actions for a mixed ISO 14001 and 9002 manufacturing facility; ensured the proper handling and disposal of water, solid, and hazardous waste materials.
■ Maintained and updated the process safety management (PSM) plan for SO2, the Stormwater Pollution Prevention (SWPP) plan, and best management practices.
LOCKHART POWER COMPANY Prior to 1996
■ Directly supervised a team of seven technicians in the maintenance and improvement of hydro turbines, generators (15MW), as well as maintaining associated equipment, including switchgear, circuit breakers, motors, and pumps.
■ Performed safety training in lockout/tagout, confined space, PPE, and respiratory protection plans.
■ Gained expertise in hydraulics, pneumatics, preventative maintenance, TPM, and power distribution.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, SC
■ Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
■ Registered Environmental Manager (REM) – #10630
■ Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) – Solid and Hazardous Waste – #12990073
■ Certified Environmental Systems Manager (CESM) – #5115
■ Certified ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
■ Certified Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Inspector, SCDHEC Reg. No. 4117
■ Former licensed Physical/Chemical Wastewater Treatment “A” License Operator – SC #5013
■ Certificate in Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
■ TapRoot® Problem-Solving Training
■ Basic Six Sigma Training
■ Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) – Chair, 2000-2001; Vice Chair, 1999-2000
■ Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)
■ Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP) – Mentor; Regional Coordinator
■ Former member -Association of Certified Hazardous Material Managers (ACHMM) – local and national chapters
■ Regional Coordinator (SC) – Institute of Professional Environmental Practice