Manager- EHS Operations USA

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First Solar reserves the right to offer you a role most applicable to your experience and skillset.

Basic Job Functions:

This position will be directly responsible for managing the plant EHS & Security team and for providing leadership, direction in support of the Company’s goals, local regulations, and world class practices.


  • 4-year degree in an EHS related field preferred, other degrees considered with direct EHS work experience. Similar Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least 8 years of EHS & Security experience with progressively increasing scope and responsibility.
  • Manufacturing experience required.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with and influence people at all levels inside and external to the company.
  • Strong problem-solving skills/ experience
  • Ability to work both in a hands-on and leadership capacity.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high degree of flexibility.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of EHS & Security
  • Ability to integrate EHS & Security with other technical and business disciplines.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and influence the development of new principles, concepts and business results reflecting a broad range of stakeholder needs.
  • Comprehensive understanding of EHS & Security regulations and requirements
  • Track record of providing leadership in the definition, communication and execution of high impact EHS & Security programs, systems, and initiatives

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing day-to-day plant EHS & Security operational support and results
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and First Solar policies
  • Mentoring the plant EHS & Security team
  • Establishing partnerships with internal organizations to proactively influence the integration of EHS into their operational activities and plans.
  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives at the plant – including ensuring that compliance/ risk assurance processes are robust (e.g., self-identifying/ correcting issues)
  • Partnering closely with other regional and global EHS teams in the sharing of lessons learned and best practices.
  • Represent EHS & Security and First Solar to key external stakeholders (e.g., regulators, community, industry peers, customers)
  • Job description subject to change at any time
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position will report to the Senior Manager Head of EHS & Security
  • Multiple direct reports


  • May travel up to 20% annually.

Estimated Annual Salary Range:

  • $95,000 - $135,000 Annual Salary

Physical Requirements:

  • Will sit, stand, or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift.
  • Will climb stairs on an occasional basis.
  • Will lift, push, or pull up to 27 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis.
  • 20/40 vision in each eye, with or without correction, is required.
  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures.
  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis.
  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to, steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, protective jacket or apron and arm guards)
  • All associates working on the production floor may be required to wear a respirator at any given time and thus, the ability to wear a respirator is a condition of employment and continued employment (requires little or no facial hair)

Potential candidates will meet the education and experience requirements provided on the above job description and excel in completing the listed responsibilities for this role. All candidates receiving an offer of employment must successfully complete a background check and any other tests that may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: First Solar is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.