Opelika, Alabama Environmental/Safety Technician

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  • Requisition Number ECF5294
  • Full Time Full Time - Regular
  • Shift 1st Shift
  • Area of Interest Manufacturing
  • Location Opelika-OPEL

Environmental/Safety Technician

Opelika, AL

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Working at Pharmavite is an experience like no other. With a focus on complete nutrition for all, each endeavor is urgent and every day counts. You'll have the opportunity to work on the #1 selling national vitamin and supplement brand, Nature Made, as well as an exciting portfolio of other products that are shaping the future of the healthy living industry. Consumer-driven innovation, high quality products and a promising portfolio, all driven by a team with a shared sense of purpose -- that's Pharmavite. Join us to bring the gift of health to life.

The Environmental/Safety Technician is responsible for assuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to Safety, hazardous waste handling, storage and disposal. Contributes to assuring compliance with all Pharmavite environmental health and safety programs.

At Pharmavite, every employee has a stake in bringing the gift of health to life. We never shy away from disruptive innovation and tough challenges, because we're making real nutrition accessible to consumers everywhere in new and different ways. And because we know every nutrient, we make matters, we have to make sure each one is just right before we make it ready for use. With this great responsibility comes the satisfaction that your contribution makes a real and significant difference.

Critical contributions this role is counted on to deliver include:

  • Coordinates industrial waste handling, storage and disposal. Interfaces with all waste generating departments to assure that wastes are handled properly and safely, assures that hazardous wastes are stored and disposed in accordance with all regulatory requirements. Performs weekly inspections of waste storage areas, directs segregation of wastes by disposal type, schedules pick up for disposal, coordinates staging and loading of waste materials
  • Compiles reports of waste disposal details and maintains back-up documentation for environmental taxes, EPA annual report and other waste management verification reports
  • Works directly with Manager, Safety and Security in overseeing Environmental, Health, and Safety of Opelika Facility and its employees

The ideal candidate creates a culture that strives to increase quality and communication through doing what is right. He/she constantly meets and/or exceeds company goals in the areas of safety, sanitation, and performance.

You'll be most successful in this role if you have:

  • Assist in administering Storm Water Pollution Prevention Permit Plan program, performs monthly facility inspections and collects and submits storm water samples as required by storm water permit conditions. Prepares annual facility Storm Water Reports and revises Plans as necessary.
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement Teams and in initiating projects related to operations to improve efficiency and reliability of the equipment.
  • Compiles reports of waste disposal details and maintains back-up documentation for environmental taxes, EPA annual report and other waste management verification reports
  • Coordinates and provides training for employees. (New Employee Orientation, Powered Industrial Trucks, and etc.)
  • Schedules independent laboratory industrial waste water sampling and analysis for Opelika facility as required by Industrial Waste Discharge Permit.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

It's an exciting time in Pharmavite's history. After 45 years of leading the healthy living industry with award-winning vitamins and supplements, the company has experienced great success and has gained the trust of consumers, healthcare professionals, and retailers alike. But there's more growth ahead of us than behind us, and for our employees this translates into opportunity. Our rapidly changing business enables employees to take ono new challenges and transform Pharmavite for the future.

In order to take on these challenges, you'll need to have:

  • Associates Degree, Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a science-related field with a good understanding of basic chemistry and laboratory safety
  • Minimum of one-year experience in hazardous waste management is required. Training and experience in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Health and Safety helpful, but not required.
  • Knowledge of PC, spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.


Here, career paths aren't predefined, and bureaucratic limitations don't exist -- you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers, and develop the way you want to. Pharmavite is investing more in the development of our team -- to help us deliver on our purpose and help you achieve your career aspirations. Our environment is geared to fuel curiosity, encourage experimentation, and generate learning as this is the way we develop ourselves and our organization. Pharmavite is committed to meeting the needs of our employees and their families with a Total Rewards package that's as comprehensive as the vitamins and supplements we deliver to consumers. With competitive compensation programs and standout benefits, we provide employees with optimal health and well-being -- as well as peace of mind. These rewards -- plus our new recognition program -- ensure employees feel supported both at work and home.

Visit Pharmavite.com/careers to learn more about our mission and discover an opportunity that's right for you. Health and wellness begin with us.

Pharmavite is an equal employment and affirmative action employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status. We do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.