The EHS Lead Technician is responsible for the execution of EHS program elements in support of the company’s environmental safety and health goals. The EHS Lead Technician plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of EHS by working directly with EHS team members, Safety Champions and other production and support personnel to promote a culture of safety and continuous improvement throughout PENA. The EHS Lead Technician is responsible for the implementation of EHS program elements under the guidance of the EHS Supervisor and other EHS staff members. The EHS Lead Technician guides the EHS Technicians with daily tasks in alignment with the EHS Supervisor.
- Partner with employees, leads, supervisors and leadership to promote a culture of safety, quality, compliance, and continuous improvement throughout the PENA organization.
- Direct and provide guidance to EHS Technicians with the implementation of their daily tasks.
- Respond to incidents (injuries, near misses, etc.). Establish immediate containment actions and escalate incidents as needed.
- Conduct incident investigations and root cause analyses (RCA)
- Write and review EHS reports with little supervision or guidance.
- Assist and conduct EHS audits, inspections, and EHS programs.
- Collect, analyze, and verify data with respect to compliance and continuous improvement of EHS metrics.
- Initiate and maintain contacts with key production and support personnel and vendors. Routinely interact with these contacts to resolve issues and ensure compliance with EHS programs.
- Maintain an awareness of EHS regulatory standards and good industry practices.
- Assist in the development and implementation of EHS training programs, policies, workplace instructions, and guidance documents.
- Coordinate and lead department projects with few complex features.
- Keeps informed of new methods and developments affecting their team and recommends new practices or changes in emphasis of programs.
- Apply knowledge and expertise acquired through progressive experience to resolve immediate needs.
- Work effectively and efficiently in both team-based and independent working environments.
- Ability to change work schedule to accommodate production needs.
- Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the EHS Supervisor or EHS Staff.
- Implements high performance culture and servant leadership within the EHS Team.
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 respirators. This is a requirement in some areas.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
- Basic/Required: High School Diploma
- Preferred: Associate of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Biology, Chemistry, or related science or technical field from an accredited college or university, or three (3) or more years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience (preferred).
- >3 years of safety experience in a manufacturing environment.
- Strong intrapersonal skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt desirable with continuous process improvement experience
- Lean Six Sigma Implementation experience.
- Maintains composure under pressure.
- General proficiency with Microsoft Office applications software and the ability to navigate online software tools.
- Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
- OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour General Industry certification preferred.
- NVOSHA Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate or equivalent experience.
- Accident investigation experience
- Strong commitment to safety and continuous improvement mindset
- Superior communication and interpersonal skills
- Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines and goals
- 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)
- Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO)
- Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
- Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)
- Sit: 30%
- Walk: 30%
- Stand: 30%
- Lift: 10%
Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is: Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%), Continuous (67-100%)
- Keyboard/Computer: Frequent
- Office Equipment: Frequent
- Phone Frequent
Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is: Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)
- Up to 10 lbs.: Occasional
- Up to 20 lbs.: Occasional
- Up to 35 lbs.: Occasional
- Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.): Occasional
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.
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.