Environmental Engineer

Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Environmental Health and Safety

Job Description

Environmental Engineer


Cree is seeking an Environmental Engineer to develop and implement environmental programs in a semiconductor and LED lighting component manufacturing environment. Primary responsibilities include working with our sustainability program to implement a plant-wide recycling program, managing wastewater compliance, and preparing Cree’s global environmental metrics


Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the recycling program for two facilities in Durham
  • Implement environmental regulatory compliance programs for wastewater and serve as environmental interface with business units. Prepare wastewater permit applications for changes required by production
  • Perform calculations for the greenhouse gas inventory, and maintain the GHG monitoring plan
  • Develop audit protocols and conduct environmental audits
  • Support incident investigations with business units, determine root causes and drive corrective actions
  • Build effective relationships with internal teams focusing on customer service based solutions
  • Develop and implement environmental procedures, associated training, guidance documents, and job aids
  • Manage the recordkeeping system for global environmental metrics and prepare presentations of the information for the management and the Cree website
  • Maintain the ISO 14001 environmental certification process

What you need for success:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering or related degree
  • 2 – 10 years’ experience in a relevant field
  • Excellent computer skills, proficiency with Excel and ability to learn other complex databases.
  • Understanding of chemistry and chemical processes

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, or Master’s in Environmental Management.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations.
  • 5 years’ experience in the environmental regulatory compliance arena.
  • Experience in the semiconductor or chemical industry and experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent data management skills.
  • Communication, organizational, time-management and multitasking skills. Ability to develop relationships with the manufacturing and facilities engineering organizations.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to partner effectively with various business units
  • Ability to manage multiple programs/projects simultaneously and ability to effectively implement the programs/projects in a complex environment.




Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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