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EHS Technician (PENA)

REQ: REQ-141767 Human Resources

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Job Title:

EHS Technician I (PENA)



7:00am to 7:00pm, Thursday-Sunday, alternating Wednesdays






Job Summary:

The EHS Technician I is responsible for supporting the execution of EHS program elements in support of the company’s ISO-45001, Safety Management System (SMS), and ISO-14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) goals. Additionally, this role will be required to help and maintain active communication with management and other employees about all job-related tasks and consult with the EHS Lead Technician, EHS Supervisor/Manager, as necessary.  


Essential Duties:

  • Have the passion and the right attitude to promote a culture of safety, quality, compliance, and continuous improvement throughout PENA
  • Learn the layout of the facility and the various production processes; be under the supervision of EHS Technician II/III or Lead on majority of tasks
  • Learn the EHS processes and how to use EHS equipment, tools, and reporting systems (ex: gas monitors, sound meters, etc), tools, and reporting systems
  • Learn and conduct audit and inspection processes relating to eyewash, emergency showers, and fire extinguishers
  • Educate themselves about various EHS training courses and topics
  • Walk various processes and environments; build relationships with employees; become familiar with various machines, equipment, and production processes
  • Learn about recordability, various types of cases, and how to file cases properly
  • Respond to incidents (injuries, near misses, property damages, etc), implement containment actions, and gather information for incident investigation purposes
  • Able to spot, report, and prevent incidents on site; Communicate clearly and interactively with employees and coach them
  • Write EHS incident reports, daily, monthly, annually
  • Learn and support various Behavior Based Programs to promote proactive solutions
  • Support areas across the plant in driving the adoption of 6S practices
  • Work effectively and efficiently in both team-based and independent working environments to reduce costs and add value to the organization
  • Perform any other tasks that may be assigned by the EHS Supervisor or Senior EHS Staff
  • Proactively identify and act on opportunities to continuously improve
  • Perform additional tasks, duties, and responsibilities as assigned by EHS management.


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 must and includes equipment such as safety shoes, clean suit, dust mask or respirator, gloves, safety glasses/safety goggles, hair net etc.  In some instances, a full Tyvek Suite is required for 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.



Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred



  • Basic/Required:  High School Diploma or GED  
  • Preferred:  Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health, Biology, Chemistry, or related science or technical field from an accredited college or university



Essential Qualifications:

  • 0-1 years of experience
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Have solid listening and communication skills and be adaptable
  • Ability to interact and create cohesion with other team members
  • Must have the ability to deal with complexity/ambiguity
  • Must be personable and exhibit professionalism


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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 License(s):

  • None



Preferred Certification(s):

  • OSHA 10 hr. 30 certification or NVOSHA Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate or equivalent experience


Physical Demands:


Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       45%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • Lift:                                                        5%



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



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.

REQ: REQ-141767 Human Resources

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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