Title:  Environmental Manager

Location:  Billings, MT


Position Overview

Western Sugar Cooperative has a challenging opportunity for an experienced Environmental professional located at its facility in Billings, Montana. This position is responsible for coordinating environmental compliance for the Western Sugar Cooperative facilities in Billing, Montana and Lovell, WY in accordance with permits and federal regulation, and leading continual improvement in monitoring and reporting in a heavy manufacturing environment.  This person must be extremely organized and task-oriented in order to lead and drive environmental compliance and sustainability initiatives.  The position will be responsible for the development of strong site-specific monitoring programs for Air, Water, and Waste. With a hands-on attitude, this person must effectively communicate and collaborate with the Environmental Director, Plant Manager, supporting facility Management, and Regulatory Agencies to create a safe and environmentally conscious culture.


Essential Functions

  • Routinely review and fully comprehend all facility environmental permits and applicable federal and state regulations
  • Evaluate daily compliance with facility Title V air permit limitations using the site’s Data Acquisition and Handling System (DAHS), process historian (dataPARC), and air monitoring records
  • Coordinate with Environmental Director to schedule and develop test protocols for required air emissions testing, performance evaluations, and cylinder gas audits (CGAs) per the site’s Title V air permit and Site-Specific Monitoring Plan (SSMP)
  • Verify, at least monthly, that all required monitoring and recordkeeping is being performed as required by permits
  • Develop, routinely review, and update Best Management Practices (BMP) Plans for all environmental programs
  • Perform routine sampling of wastewater and stormwater to monitor quality and effectiveness of BMPs
  • Coordinate the effective implementation of the site’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan
  • Routinely audit environmental programs to identify gaps, and lead initiatives to improve areas of deficiency
  • Provide permitting guidance to facility Management for the construction of new equipment and expansion and/or modification of operations
  • When necessary, collaborate with all internal and external stakeholders, including Management, Regulatory Agencies, public officials, neighbors, and local emergency planning committees, to uphold the company’s reputation and standing in the community
  • Facilitate new hire and ongoing training for employees in accordance with internal best practices and permit requirements
  • Ensure all compliance deadlines and necessary corrective action are met in a timely manner
  • Identify when prompt notifications to Regulatory Agencies are necessary, and prepare and submit notifications in a timely manner, with oversight from the Environmental Director
  • Prepare or coordinate the submittal of all routine environmental reports including: Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs), Annual Stormwater Report, Biennial Hazardous Waste Report (if necessary), Title V Semi-Annual Deviation Reports, Title V Compliance Certification, Annual MACT Subpart JJJJJJ Report, Greenhouse Gas Report, Emissions Inventory, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report, SARA Title III (Tier 2) Report, and any other report required by environmental permit or regulation
  • Engage employees in actively participating in Environmental improvement projects
  • Prepare and manage annual budget for facility’s environmental related expenses
  • Track compliance in Dakota management software program


Skill & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis in science or engineering
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in environmental compliance management
  • Safety leader with exemplary behaviors and leadership
  • Knowledge and comprehension of both Federal and State Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and RCRA
  • Proficient in critical thinking and multi-tasking high priority projects
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Computer competent (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other Office 365 applications)
  • Detail oriented, and proficient in comprehending complex regulatory language
  • Friendly, results oriented, and collaborative


Travel Requirements: Periodic day travel to Lovell, WY may be required

Salary Range: $75K-$90K, based on 3-5 years of experience.


  • Please submit all resumes in Word or PDF form to:
  • hr@westernsugar.com
  • It is the policy of The Western Sugar Cooperative not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.Western Sugar Cooperative is a Drug Free workplace.