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Environmental Specialist

Location:
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
Salary:
62000
Posted:
November 17, 2009

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE

A highly talented Environmental Protection Specialist known for solid leadership and expertise in resolving challenging environmental issues. Possess stellar reputation in coordinating projects to minimize the effects of acid rain, global warming, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion. Adept in ensuring compliance with government regulations to effectively manage and reduce the amount and toxicity of waste from various industrial processes. Excellent relationship builder with proven success in forming strong, sustainable relationships and securing consensus among cross-functional team member to achieve phenomenal results.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

- Environmental Health and Safety

- Project Management and Operations

- Pollution Control Programs Development

- Quality Control and Regulatory Compliance

- Time and Budget Management

- Leadership, Training, and Team Building

- Conflict Resolution and Decision Making

- Organized with Strong Analytical Abilities

- Multitasking in Fast-Paced Environments

- Continuous Process / Performance Improvement

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN-INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE GROUP 2007–PRESENT

FORD NORFOLK ASSEMBLY PLANT - NORFOLK, VA

Initiate the development of innovative solutions to environmental problems and participate in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues as well as in local and global environmental issues. Conduct hazardous waste management studies to evaluate the significance of the hazard, advise on treatment and containment, and develop regulations to prevent mishaps. Focus on working with municipal wastewater supply and industrial wastewater treatment systems. Gather data and research on environmental impact of proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality-control checks. Minimize the effects of acid rain, global warming, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion. Monitor and ensure compliance with regulations to prevent environmental damage, clean up hazardous sites, as well as protect the wildlife.

Notable Accomplishments:

- Worked collaboratively with the Rudolph Libbe in closing of the Norfolk Assembly Plant, which is referred to as a “brown field,” an environmental term that means a site containing hazardous waste

- Administered the removal of all liquid hazardous waste through chemical treatment

- Segregated solid waste such as aerosols, fluorescent bulbs, batteries, and others for proper disposal off-site

GROUP LEADER / ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN 1980–2007

FORD MOTOR COMPANY-NORFOLK ASSEMBLY PLANT - NORFOLK, VA

Functioned as the Environmental Auditor for ISO14001 acquired and maintained certification through development of Environmental Management System. Facilitated training to approximately 4000 employees about Environmental Management System and Chemical Safety Training for Norfolk Ford Assembly Plant. Instructed newly hired and current employees to develop knowledge and competencies in eliminating contact with chemicals to prevent accidents and injuries that could harm individual and company profits. Provided expert oversight to all functional areas of the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant at Norfolk Assembly Plant. Assumed full responsibility in manpower scheduling, material ordering, effluent water compliance, external and internal communication, data collection, and maintenance of equipment of treatment facility.

Notable Accomplishments:

- Received an “Achievement Award” from Ford Motor Company for leading the implementation of the Ford Environmental Management System and the Certification of the ISO14001 Standard

- Served as the Model Group Leader for Ford Motor Company Ford Production System (FPS) for all North American Assembly Plants

- Personally selected by the plant management to lead the implementation of Ford Total Preventative Maintenance (FTPM) and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

- Established and maintained a baseline that was accomplished by the data collected on each small work group’s activities that were proven to be effective toward cost, quality, and safety

EARLIER CAREER

- U.S. Government-Water Treatment: 1979–1980

- City of Fayetteville-Crosscreek Treatment Plant: 1977–1979

- U.S. Army-Water Purification Specialist: 1974–1977

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Fayetteville Technical Institute Fayetteville, NC

U.S. Army Water Supply School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

U.S. Army Water Supply School-Water Purification Specialist, 1974 Fort Leonard, Missouri

Certificate from the Department of the Navy in Supervision and Management for Navy Civilian Personnel

Certificate from Center for Disease Control in Vector borne Disease Control

Certificate from the Center for Disease Control in Food borne Disease Control

Dale Carnegie Public Speaking Course

ISO 14001 Auditors Training

Virginia State Class 2 License in Wastewater Treatment

Certified as Associate Engineering Technician

Certified as a “Graduate Gemologist”

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT

Recognized for being an integral part in the earthquake disaster relief team for Guatemala by providing a portable water purification unit, which was needed after such major calamity

INTERESTS

Fascination of jewelry which guide to study all aspects of the field with the Gemological Institute of America, the preeminent educational arm of the jewelry industry



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