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Position Title: Air Quality Compliance Manager 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Oakbrook Terrace 

Requisition ID: 25649 



Job Summary

Manage the development, execution, and on-going regulatory support of air emissions and permitting efforts related to North America engineering and manufacturing operations. Ability to travel though out North America, with expected travel up to 50%.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



  • Manage and deliver the development of Title V and Synthetic Minor air permits for manufacturing facilities
  • Manage and provide support to manufacturing teams on air permit renewals
  • Attend regulatory agency meetings for new projects and or compliance related issues


Capital Planning & Strategic

  • Subject matter expert on air emissions regulatory requirements for capital projects involving air emissions (fryer, dryers, boilers, HVAC, etc.)
  • Provide internal air regulatory ‘assessment’ for modelling support and compliance requirements for new expansion projects. 
  • Manage consultants on permit application, modelling, and reporting on emission control technologies for capital investments
  • Work with cross functional teams on understanding, communicating, and incorporating regulatory requirements for air emissions related to “de-bottlenecking” and “expansion/increased production line rates” at manufacturing facilities.
  • Develop and coordinate air permit applications for capital projects.
  • Oversee the design and review of equipment and systems using corporate standards.
  • Prepare project specifications and/or tender documents.
  • Manage release of design input to suppliers (contractors, component suppliers, etc.).
  • Assist in the development of new installation techniques and standards.
  • Manage the resolution of technical issues identified by suppliers.
  • Manage technical documents provided by suppliers.




Emissions Controls & Stack Testing

  • Maintain understanding of manufacturing processes (parameters of operations) and impacts to facility emissions because of process control changes
  • Develop best practices with manufacturing teams for stack testing (fryer, dryers, boilers, etc.)
  • Plan, organize, and attend regulatory stack testing at manufacturing facilities.
  • Interpret results of stack tests
  • Develop best management practices for emissions control devices within the North American Network – integrate into plants business routines, regulatory compliance, and environmental management systems.
  • Develop best management practices for continuous emissions monitoring systems within the North American Network – integrate into plants business routines, regulatory compliance, and environmental management systems.


Air Quality Program Compliance Management

  • Maintain full and comprehensive understanding of air quality rules and regulations in the jurisdictions we operate (Federal, State, Provincial Local, Title V, Syn Minor, NSPS, NESHAP, RICE, etc.)
  • Interface with external consultants on air permit compliance requirements
  • Manage annual NPRI and TRI reporting programs
  • Manage annual GHG reporting programs in US / Canada


  • Manage and develop in-depth McCain air emissions database – stack testing, historical records, emission factors, etc.
  • Support manufacturing facilities on annual air emissions inventory reporting
  • Support manufacturing facilities on daily air emissions spreadsheets
  • Support manufacturing facilities on air emissions regulatory compliance and provide strategic direction on reporting requirements
  • Attend routine training classes, seminars, on relevant air emissions courses.
  • Interface with manufacturing facilities related to ISO14001 environmental management systems (EMS) and McCain MDI programs where applicable.


Education and/or Experience                                               

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (ME/EE/IE/ChE) or related field, or equivalent related experience.  Additionally, the incumbent must have eight plus (8+) years of air permitting and air quality management in a manufacturing setting.

Familiarity with processing techniques.  Experienced in the development and maintenance of plant system documents, process flow sheets, block diagrams, schedules and spend tracking. Experience using AutoCAD


Key Competencies                                                    

  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in-group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: NA Operations 
Department: ​Environmental and Res Engineering ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Illinois : Oakbrook Terrace 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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