Waste Counsel

  • 3M
  • USA
  • Feb 10, 2021
Full time Environmental & Energy Law Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics

Job Description

Job Description:

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman, 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As Waste Counsel, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Advising, assessing, coordinating, investigating and training internal clients on compliance with hazardous and solid waste-related laws and regulations, e.g., Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)/Solid Waste Disposal Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)/Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and similar federal, state and local requirements associated with hazardous and solid waste regulation.
  • Assisting with the implementation of risk assessments, standard operating procedures, monitoring, auditing, and other related hazardous waste and solid waste compliance controls
  • Participating in due diligence teams during acquisitions and post-closing integrations to assess newly acquired businesses’ compliance with hazardous waste and solid waste laws
  • Formulating, aligning and executing corporate strategies with hazardous waste and solid waste regulatory requirements
  • Maintaining active involvement in development and deployment throughout the 3M structure of effective communication, training and compliance programs that meet 3Ms high standards. 

Your Skills and Expertise 
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited law school and member of a United States bar in good standing
  • Five (5) years in hazardous waste and solid waste law in a private, public, non-profit, or government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • Engineering or technical degree;
  • Experience working in or with industry, particularly manufacturing;
  • Experience with environmental compliance programs;
  • Strong academic background;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills Demonstrated capacity to operate in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent writing ability.

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international

Location: Maplewood, MN and may consider remote U.S. work location

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being 

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope. 

Resources for You 

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

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