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Environment Compliance Spec

Job ID 1596185BR Date posted 05/16/2019 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0086 - Loss Prevention & Safety Mgmt
Environmental Compliance Specialist

The Environmental Compliance Specialist is primarily responsible for supporting departmental environmental compliance initiatives including providing support for the Lowe’s HAZMAT Item and WERCS 3rd party compliance data classification processes as well as processing a wide variety of vendor and regulatory compliance related invoices and payment[FT-T1]s through Spend Management and License HQ platforms.

The Environmental Compliance Specialist is also responsible for preparing paperwork and payments for environmental and HAZMAT related permits, licenses, and fees for all stores and supply chain locations, and including License HQ database tracking of all payments and sending the permits to the stores as well as payment of all EPA mandated annual bulk chemical Tier II fees. This position is also responsible for entering and tracking regulatory inspections and HAZMAT emergency spill response reports in the LicenseHQ database.
To accomplish this, the Environmental Compliance Specialist must have functional knowledge of DOT hazardous materials, EPA hazardous waste and OSHA regulations along with applicable laws and regulations.

The Environmental Compliance Specialist will collaborate directly with Store Operations, Supply Chain, Finance, Merchandising, and Asset Protection personnel in the field and at the corporate office as well as with associated vendor representatives in order to accomplish the above goals and objectives.

Responsibilities
  • Responsible for processing payments via Spend Management for a large volume of vendor services that fall under the responsibility of the HAZMAT and Environmental Team
  • Responsible for processing a large volume of HAZMAT/Fire/Environmental related permit and license fees and associated paperwork that require processing and payment through License HQ. Annually process in excess of 3,000 permits/license fees.
  • Assists the Team with classifying all Lowe’s HAZMAT items (Approximately 20,000 current HAZMAT items) per internal classification protocols as well as DOT Shipping classifications and EPA environmental classifications
  • Responsible for running weekly and monthly reports to identify and classify newly HAZMAT on-boarded items. Contacts product vendors directly to notify and instruct them on their responsibility to enter their hazmat item attributes into WERCS (3rd party vendor) data portal
  • Responsible for processing payments via Spend Management for a large volume of vendor services that fall under the responsibility of the HAZMAT and Environmental Team
  • Responsible for processing a large volume of HAZMAT/Fire/Environmental related permit and license fees and associated paperwork that require processing and payment through License HQ. Annually process in excess of 3,000 permits/license fees.
  • Assists the Team with classifying all Lowe’s HAZMAT items (Approximately 20,000 current HAZMAT items) per internal classification protocols as well as DOT Shipping classifications and EPA environmental classifications
  • Responsible for running weekly and monthly reports to identify and classify newly HAZMAT on-boarded items. Contacts product vendors directly to notify and instruct them on their responsibility to enter their hazmat item attributes into WERCS (3rd party vendor) data portal.
  • Works in conjunction with 3rd party vendor (Infotrac) to confirm Lowe’s HAZCODE classifications and then makes changes to current Lowe’s HAZCODE classifications in PCM item attribute database for items that are incorrectly classified by product vendors during new item setup.
  • Reviews, completes paperwork and submits payments for fees related to the EPA mandated annual Tier II bulk chemical reporting process for all stores, supply chain, and corporate locations.
  • Requests Safety Data Sheets (SDS) from product suppliers and sends to Infotrac for publishing in the Lowe’s SDS database.
  • Enters information related to environmental inspections and emergency response calls into the License HQ database.
  • Runs intake and tracking reports from License HQ Database.
  • Runs compliance reporting in Cybermanager (on-line LP Portal) and WIRE pertaining to HAZMAT Program weekly and monthly inspection reporting tasks to monitor and track company compliance to required regulatory standards. Follow up with field teams as needed to address compliance issues.
  • Assists the hazardous waste disposal vendor with collecting and filing store and supply chain hazardous waste drum logs.
  • Maintains and manages the WERCS Support and fire safety e-mail box and responds to requests from each accordingly.
  • Develop and implement training for new Merchandising Specialists on understanding the why and what behind Lowe’s Hazardous Materials classification system so they can understand the importance and regulatory requirements Lowe’s must follow to ensure company compliance.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Hazardous Materials, or Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Policy, Environmental Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 3 years equivalent work experience OR an Associate’s Degree in an environmental, engineering, or related field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience OR 8 years of equivalent work experience in a related field.
  • 5 years’ experience in a business environment and working knowledge of environmental regulations


  • Competency in computers using Windows operating systems, all Microsoft Office applications including MS Access, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Exchange (network) and web portal based systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication as well as interpersonal skills.
Preferred:
  • Four year Bachelor’s degree – in Environmental Science, Hazardous Materials, or Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Policy, Environmental Engineering or related field.

  • Extensive knowledge of EPA, OSHA, NFPA[FT-T3], and DOT as well as State specific environmental standards and compliance issues.
  • Experience with LicenseHQ or Spend Management financial software packages.
  • 5+ years of tenure with mass retailer or multi-location employer.
  • Experience working for or directly with a federal or state level environmental agencies.



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Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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