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EHS Lead Technician (Days)

REQ: REQ-125020 General

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Job Summary:

The EHS Lead Technician is responsible for 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).  Additionally, this role will require to perform the functions of an EHS Technician.  Maintain active communication with management and other employees about all job-related tasks and consults with the EHS Supervisor and Senior EHS staff, as necessary.   

Essential Duties:

  • Promote a culture of safety, quality, compliance, and continuous improvement throughout PENA
  • Lead a team of EHS Technicians
  • Provide guidance and administrative support to EHS Technicians with the implementation of their daily tasks
  • Respond to MISHAPS incidents (injuries, near misses, etc.)
  • Provide daily EHS guidance to employees, supervisors, and shift leads to ensure common and effective compliance with SMS and EMS program elements
  • Maintain an awareness of regulatory standards and changes with respect to EHS requirements as well as recognized and generally accepted good industry practices
  • Assist in the development and implementation of training programs, policies, workplace instructions, and guidance documents related to EHS compliance issues
  • Assist and conduct EHS audits, inspections, and EHS programs 
  • Assist, support or conduct incident investigations and root cause analyses (RCA)
  • Collect data to verify compliance and continuous improvement of EHS metrics
  • Write and review EHS incident reports, daily, monthly, annually
  • Assist the Senior EHS Engineer with conducting industrial hygiene sampling and surveys
  • Support regulatory requirements, and company site visits from regulatory agencies
  • Interact and support a broad spectrum of personnel internal and external to the company
  • 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
  • Respond to incidents (injuries, near misses, etc.).  Establish immediate containment actions and escalate incidents as needed.
  • Conduct incident investigations and root cause analyses (RCA) with the assistance of EHS and other support teams.
  • Write and review EHS reports with little supervision or guidance.
  • Ability to change work schedule to accommodate production needs.

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:

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

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
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) or Nevada State EMT certification preferred

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-125020 General

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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