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EHS Training Specialist

REQ: REQ-143635 Human Resources

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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The EHS Training Specialist is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of EHS training programs in support of PENA’s battery production.  The EHS Training Specialist works directly with production managers, supervisors, safety champions, and other support teams to design, create and implement training.     

Essential Duties:   

  • Promote a culture of safety, quality compliance, and continuous improvement throughout PENA
  • Evaluate training needs and requirements and create a project management process
  • Stay abreast of process and policy changes that effect PENA employees and customers
  • Implement learning programs, facilitate training sessions for new and existing employees
  • Create and deliver hands-on, instructor-led, and virtual training sessions for groups of various sizes and backgrounds, focused on EHS impact
  • Review and audit training content; Oversee re-training and re-certification process
  • Understand the working ins-and-out of Learning Management System (LMS) and demonstrated the ability to create training content and deliver to employees
  • Responsible for finding exciting and creative ways to deliver training
  • Meet regularly with trainers from other departments to share best practices and ensure alignment among various training teams
  • Collaborate with business leaders on individual team capability and skill development needs
  • Partner with cross-functional business partners across various departments including Recruiting, Talent Development, Productions, Information Systems, etc.
  • 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
  • Assist in the development of safety campaigns, slogans, best practices, etc.
  • Implement various Behavior Based Safety Programs to promote proactive solutions and culture change
  • Prepare reports and summaries for EHS management
  • Complete administrative duties to track learner enrollments, attendance, and course completion
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by EHS leaders/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 requirement for some roles at PENA 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/Required:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred:  Experience in EHS and/or education related to instructional design

Essential Qualifications:   

  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in EHS and/or training field
  • Experience with Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and guidelines, including OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, ISO, and EPA
  • Experienced with course creation tools (ex: Articulate, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, etc)
  • Skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)
  • Up to date on technological trends and willing to learn them, when applicable
  • Self-starter, with general instructions.  Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and create training content
  • Creative, design oriented, up to date with latest technologies and learning styles
  • Experience with Behavior Based Safety Programs, creating and implementing
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced and changing environment
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against production goals
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to give formal presentations to small groups and communicate successfully with all levels of employees and management
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
  • Comfortable communicating/troubleshooting with all levels of the organization
  • Able to work flexible hours/shifts to meet the needs of the business
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.  Knowledge of Spanish and/or Tagalog would be a plus

Physical Demands:   

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

  • Sit:                                                       40%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • Lift:                                                      10%

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.):               Not Required

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-143635 Human Resources

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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