Environmental Staff Engineer
Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
B.S. - Chemistry
Engineer in Environmental Chemistry
opportunities are available, use them to their maximum."
Gregory Morgan is an
environmental staff engineer specializing in lead environmental waste
water and water. His job involves waste water monitoring, underground
storage tanks, and spill/emergency response issues/activities for four
manufacturing facilities. The latter includes permitting- reviewing
proposed or draft permits, collecting analytical data to compare with
proposed limitations, collaborating with the affected departments, and
issuing comments to regulatory agencies; sampling; reviewing and compiling
analytical data received from a commercial laboratory, generated from all
manufacturing plants; treatability; problem solving; and addressing sudden
or unplanned issues.
The environmental field is a very challenging career and involves solving
complex problems. My greatest satisfaction, from my professional career,
is knowing that I am trying to enhance the working environment as well as
the environment for my children.
Morgan says that the best source of information in his specialty field has
been from the school of experience. Prior to joining Honda, he worked as a
chief chemist for a waste water treatment facility; he was then employed
by industry working as an operating contractor for the military, first
assisting with the development of a toxic chemical laboratory and then
specializing in lead water and waste water before becoming manager of the
environmental department of that company. Following that, Morgan worked
for another company as an environmental specialist with an emphasis on
waste water and water and later held responsibilities for regulatory
tracking for business units within the company. For students, he
recommends, "If co-op opportunities are available, use them to their