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EH&S Industrial Hygienist (PENA)

REQ: REQ-145326 Manufacturing

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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The Hygienist plays a key role in battery production operations as well as the management of PENA’s EHS programs and policies as it relates to work health and safety. The Specialist will work directly with production mangers, supervisors, safety champions, consultants, and vendors to maintain compliance and mitigate risk by implementing best practices within PENA’s implementation of ISO 45001. 

Essential Duties:

  • Promote a culture of quality, safety, compliance and continuous improvement throughout the PENA organization
  • Serve as a technical consultant/subject matter expert for IH questions, concerns and compliance issues.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and standards and best practices.
  • Identify, assess, and monitor workplace hazards including but not limited to, chemical, physical, biological, and radiological. 
  • Develop and implement exposure control measures, and/or recommend improvements to minimize hazard potential.
  • Develop, implement and maintain written environmental, health & safety programs, policies and procedures to ensure the health and safety of employees, vendors and visitors.
  • Conduct industrial hygiene surveys and/or instruct and guide internal team to conduct such assessments.
  • Evaluate workplace environment and recommend/implement improvements in processes, design and procedures to minimize hazard potential. 
  • Conduct risk and hazard assessments with cross-functional support teams and identify risk mitigation strategies.
  • Support or lead incident analyses to determine root cause(s), prevention, and corrective measures. 
  • Collect and analyze data using commercial or in-house platforms. 
  • Effectively communicate information to verify compliance and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Assist with emergency response activities and drills
  • Conduct routine audits to identify any deficiencies and develop appropriate corrective actions.
  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate reports and permitting requirements as needed.
  • Interact and support with personnel at all organizational levels, both internal and external to the company. 
  • Work effectively and efficiently in both team-based and independent working environments to add value to the organization.
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by EHS leaders.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a possibility and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred:


  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in EHS, Engineering, Chemistry or related technical field
  • Preferred:  Master’s Degree in similar field

Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience in working in manufacturing environment
  • Extremely competent in health and safety standards and guidelines. Working knowledge of OSHA, NIOSH, ACGIH, ANSI, NFPA, etc.
  • Strong technical knowledge of hazardous chemistries, exhaust ventilation, and PPE.
  • Extensive experience with industrial hygiene concepts, surveys and assessments. 
  • Experience conducting risk assessments, incident investigations, and root cause analysis.
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a cross-discipline environment as well as independently
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan, deliver against production deadlines and goals.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience with EHS
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)

Preferred Certification(s):

  • Willing to work towards and obtain the CIH designation.
 About Us: Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.  Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.  Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.  In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. 
Supplemental Information: 
Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction. 
Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. 
Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.  #LI-JS1

REQ: REQ-145326 Manufacturing

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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