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Job Description

Job Number
Job Title
Environmental Engineer (Plant Engineer B or C)
MPP : Process Engineering
Palo Alto, CA

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a global manufacturer of electronic components and subsystems focused primarily on communications and defense markets. With a heritage of technological excellence that spans decades, CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes innovative and reliable technology solutions used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for commercial and military applications. CPI serves customers in the communications, defense, medical, industrial and scientific markets. The company has manufacturing locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, and sales, service and engineering offices around the world.

Job Duties:

• Assist management in interpreting and applying technical regulatory requirements to site activities.
• Assist site operations with the development of sitewide procedures to assure compliance with both company policies and procedures, and applicable local, state, and federal environmental protection laws and regulations.
• Apply scientific methods and principles to analyze and identify sitewide environmental risks and liabilities. Enhance or maintain the environmental strategy, policy, and procedures when needed.
• Review, maintain, and update environmental permits. Perform analysis and tests, collect samples, and maintain data necessary for these permits where needed.
• Conduct routine internal environmental inspections of the site operations to monitor for ongoing environmental compliance.
• Communicate effectively and work with all levels of management in and outside of the company. Coordinate activities with Safety, Fire, Medical, Auditors, Engineering, and other related departments.
• Participate in the site Chemical Emergency Response Team to handle site environmental incidents.
• Maintain a working knowledge of company, local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to environmental management. Maintain current and appropriate technical knowledge and skills through appropriate continuing education in technical seminars and conferences. Actively participate in local and state environmental, trade, and other such organizations for sharing rapidly changing information.
• Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering or related field. Minimum two years of experience in an environmental related discipline.
• Knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations pertaining to the environment. Working knowledge of Fire code and OSHA regulations a plus. Knowledge and training in Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations a plus.
• Experience or knowledge in chemical handling, waste management, waste water treatment operation, and air emissions.
• First Responders Operation Trained a plus. 24 hour Hazardous Materials Industrial Technician a plus. Must participate in the company chemical emergency response team.
• A team player who is detail-oriented, organized, and task focused with excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Certified for ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Auditor a plus

This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The successful candidate must be a “U.S. Person” as defined under ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. Person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must (i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident of the United States; or (iii) a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

CPI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.