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Environmental Specialist (20005160)

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 10/28/20

Job Description

Environmental Specialist Job Description

Since 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation’s cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we’re able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We operate three shifts five days a week to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a third of a million tons annually—and over half a million tons by 2016. For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats® have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. The 70’s advanced into microencapsulated deodorant, by the 90’s we were clumping and scooping, and in 2000 we introduced Crystals® made from silica gel, and designed to last 30 days between changes. Innovation continues today. In 2013, Nestlé Purina revolutionized the cat litter category, producing LightWeight® litter, which has all the strength, but only half the weight of conventional litter. These and future innovations have created demand that our King William, VA plant is proud to meet.

As the Environmental and Energy Specialist you will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining environmental compliance at the factory while participating in Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) Initiatives and Methodology. You will provide training and ensure proper communication at all levels of the Factory to ensure preparation and compliance for Federal, State, and Local Government regulations. In addition, you will actively contribute to major environmental projects and perform environmental reviews of capital projects. Other responsibilities include the management of the factory’s waste and energy budgets (electric, natural gas, fuel oil) and reporting. As the lead on efforts in energy usage conservation and reductions, you will be an ambassador for environmental awareness and act as liaison between the factory internal teams and the community on environmental concerns.


  • Oversee all hazardous waste management activities in compliance with divisional standards
  • Prepare and file permit applications while acting as liaison with local and regional regulatory officials
  • Ensure that Energy and Water (Utility Bills) are correct and Establish estimates for Energy
  • Coordinate in house inspections of facility environmental features as required by permits, plans, and regulations
  • Ensure that spill and pollution prevention plan requirements including monitoring, inspections, recordkeeping, and training are met
  • Ensure the requirements of NEMS, ISO 14001, and the Nestle Purina environmental program are implemented throughout the facility
  • Propose local strategies for achieving and measuring continuous improvement in environmental performance
  • Utilize lead auditor training to train others at the facility as needed to perform routine internal audits

**All other duties as assigned.**


Associates Degree and 3+ years’ experience in environmental compliance or related field


Bachelor’s Degree and 1+ years’ experience in environmental compliance or related field

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

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Company Details

Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...