EHS Manager (PENA)

REQ: REQ-118465 General

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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EHS Manager

Job Summary:

The EHS Manager will help implement environmental, health and safety programs and guidelines within a Production area. The EHS Manager plays a key role in the day-to-day operations in the production process, driving safety on the production floor. This individual will work directly with the Production Manager, Supervisors and Safety Champions and will be responsible for mitigating risk and mentoring, coaching, and teaching EHS requirements and safe practices.


Essential Duties:

  • Coach and influence production safety teams(s) driving a High-Performance Safety Culture
  • Assess and evaluate process and day-to-day activities on the production floor and guide production safety teams in safe practices and adoption of best practices
  •  Identify, evaluate, and mitigate safety risks within the Production area
  • Review participate and coach teams in effective investigations. Ensure appropriate root cause analysis has been conducted and corrective actions have been identified and implemented
  • Participate in safety committee meetings and take steps to address or mitigate issues
  • Conduct and review risk assessments. Evaluate equipment design and suggest modifications and safety improvements
  • Assist EHS with revisions to programs, policies, workplace instructions, guidance documents, and training
  • Assist with the implementation of 6S in production areas


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.

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.

Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic: Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, related branch of Engineering, Systems Safety, Biology, Chemistry, or related science or technical field from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Preferred: Advanced degree in EHS or technical field

Essential Qualifications:

  • 5-10+ years in a senior, supervisory, or managerial role related to EHS
  • Experience with Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and guidelines, including OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, ISO, and EPA
  • 3+ years of progressive manufacturing/operations experience and direct people management experience in a high pace/high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience mentoring, coaching, supporting, and collaborating with production safety team members
  • Self-starter, with general instructions
  • 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
  • Results oriented with the ability to plan and deliver against production deadlines and goals
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma and 6S principles
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to safety and continuous improvement mindset
  • An appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles

About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in a largescale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory is producing cells which will double the world’s current production.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the world’s safest, highest-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 compensation and benefits. Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer.

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. 

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.

REQ: REQ-118465 General

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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