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Environmental Science Intern 31424

Internship - New Britain, CT

Imagine working for a company that knows their employees are the key to its success, a company that provides exceptional results while being environmentally conscious and ahead of the curve in research and development; MicroCare LLC is that company. We are a trusted global provider of critical cleaning solutions with a best-in-class employee population. Currently we are searching for an Environmental Science Intern at our New Britain Facility.

MicroCare, LLC is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company specializing in cleaning coating and lubricating fluids used in the installation and manufacture of a broad range of products in the electronics, medical, fiber optic and metal fabricating industries. Since 1983 we have pioneered hundreds of environmentally progressive and sustainable products in response to emerging regulatory demands and our customers' evolving cleaning and coating needs.

Voted a Best Place to Work two years in a row, we are a company with heart. At all our facilities across the globe, we work in a cheerful, inclusive, and collaborative environment where we respect, encourage, and support our customers, our suppliers and each other. We like to laugh; have fun and we make an important impact. 

MicroCare, LLC offers competitive salaries and benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, 401k plan, Holiday and Paid Time Off. We strive to connect with, engage with and improve the lives of our employees, our customers, and the communities in which we operate. We are headquartered in central Connecticut accessible from both Greater Hartford and New Haven.  This is a full-time summer position.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Exciting opportunity to delve into research on emerging federal, state and international PFAS regulations, contribute to SDS and product label compliance reviews, craft technical reports, and support sales and technical teams by actively engaging in Regulatory and Compliance meetings, all while reporting directly to a company Vice President. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
•    Research US Federal and State regulations regarding PFAS and relate how these regulations may impact MicroCare products. Compile and report the findings to the VP of Technology and Compliance.
•    Research International PFAS regulations and relate how these regulations may impact MicroCare products manufactured and sold internationally. Compile and report the findings to the VP of Technology and Compliance.
•    Research and report international reporting regulations for REACH, RoHs, Conflict Minerals, SCAQMD and other compliance issues that have evolved within the past 3 years.
•    Review SDS and product labels for compliance.
•    Write technical reports and prepare presentations to document research and findings for customer and internal review. 
•    Assist the sales team and technical team by conducting research on customer inquiries. 
•    Participate in Regulatory and Compliance Team meetings.
•    Promote incident free workplace by complying with safety policies and procedures and participating in company safety trainings.
•    Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES/EXPERIENCE:
•    Researching and interpreting environmental regulations
•    Writing reports to summarize findings and catalog resources
•    Presenting research and findings to regulatory team 
•    Filing and organizing reports and regulations

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Bachelor’s degree – in process course of study in STEM majors (chemical engineering, chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.) or public policy (environmental science, environmental engineering, sustainable development, political science, etc.)
•    Available to work a Monday through Friday schedule
•    Strong knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PP and SharePoint)
•    Expected graduation of December 2024- May 2025
•    Strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills
•    Strong Project Management skills
•    Strong communication (written and interpersonal) skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Completed a course in Environmental Law
•    Completed a course in Business Law
•    Familiarity with Federal Environmental Laws such as: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Clean Air Act (CCA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
•    Familiarity with International regulations such as: the Montreal Protocol and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Continuous sitting
•    Continuous typing / moving a computer mouse


 

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