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Nestle Environmental & Energy Specialist in King William, Virginia

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Since 1997, the 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, the 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, for efficient and effective mining, processing, packaging, and shipping of raw material and finished product from the same facility. We are a Continuous Operation, with alternative shift options to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a half of a million tons annually - over one and a half a million tons produced by 2020.

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, 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 factory is proud to meet.

As an Environmental & Energy Specialist, you will be responsible for leading the environmental and energy program at the King William factory to ensure compliance through monitoring, measuring, analyzing, reporting and management of permits. You will partner with internal and external sustainability experts to identify improvement opportunities aligned with Nestlé’s Net Zero by 2050 strategy. To attain this sustainability strategy, you will champion measures to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact while increasing efficiency. You will identify, develop, justify and oversee improvement projects to ensure environmental compliance and align with company goals.

  • Maintain ISO 14001 certification and continuously improve the environmental management system for the factory

  • Oversee the management of waste in compliance with Zero Waste to Landfill guidelines

  • Complete timely permit renewals or changes for air, water, wastewater, stormwater, and any other environmental regulatory requirements

  • Complete timely external compliance reporting for air, water, wastewater, stormwater, and any other environmental regulatory requirements

  • Complete timely internal compliance reporting for Energy, Environmental and Sustainability requirements

  • Review and process monthly invoices for energy, water and waste

  • Administer waste disposal contracts (waste slurry, sludge, solid waste, hazardous waste, recyclables, etc.) and maintain relationships with service providers

  • Develop and justify capital projects to support energy and environmental improvements that are aligned with improving compliance and achieving Net Zero by 2050

  • Coordinate and align factory team with divisional Environmental and Energy team on strategic goals, priorities and measures


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Environmental Science or related discipline

  • 2+ years of experience leading environmental and energy programs in a manufacturing, industrial, military or related environment

The approximate pay range for this position is $71,000 - $102,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position.

Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with Company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Nestlé Careers ( .



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