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Sr. Manager, Health & Safety

REQ: REQ-142697 General

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas. 


Essential Duties: 

  • Plays a key role in day-to-day operations in production processes driving safety culture and compliance on production floor.
  • Must be able to manage and coach teams and drive KPI with zero incident mentality.
  • Manager will work directly with Production managers, supervisors, safety champions and vendors to maintain compliance and mitigate risk by implementing best practices within Pena Management systems.
  • Promote, coach and influence culture of Safety, Quality, compliance, and continuous improvement.
  • Assess, identify, and evaluate processes and safety risks in day-to-day operations on production floor and mitigate safety risks in production areas.
  • Serve as technical Subject Matter Expert for HS programs such as LTCT, machine guarding, Fall Protections, Respiratory protection, Hearing Conservation, Laboratory and Radiation Safety
  • Ensure appropriate root cause analysis has been conducted and corrective actions have been identified and implemented.
  • Participate and Drive Safety Committee meetings to address issues.
  • Conduct Industrial Hygiene surveys, risk assessment and establish JSA, JHA, SWP
  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate reports and permitting requirements as needed.
  • Experience with Behavioral based Safety programs and implementation
  • Experience in conducting risk assessments, incident investigations, root cause analysis and corrective action management.
  • Ability and willingness to respond and support site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if needed.


  • Basic/Required: Bachelor’s degree in occupational health and safety, related branch of Engineering, System Safety, Biology, Chemistry, related science/technical field from accredited 4-year college or equivalent experience

Essential Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 10 years in a senior, supervisory, or managerial role related to Health & Safety
  • Experience with Health & Safety regulations and guidelines, including OSHA, NFPA, ANSI..
  • Knowledge of Occupational health & safety systems such as ISO-45001
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma and 6S principles
  • Experience in developing and implementing emergency response plans, ensuring preparedness for various scenarios.
  • Experience in developing and delivering health and safety training programs for employees at all levels.
  • In-depth knowledge of local, state, and federal health and safety regulations relevant to the industry.


Preferred Certification(s): 

  • Certification in Occupational Health and Safety, such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Occupational Health and Safety Technician (OHST), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).


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: 


At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions. 


This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic! 


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-142697 General

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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