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The EHS Supervisor is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of EHS programs and guidelines in support of PENA’s battery production. The EHS Supervisor plays a key role in day-to-day production operations. The EHS Supervisor leads a team of EHS Technicians and Leads and guides their day-to-day tasks. The Supervisor will work directly with production mangers, supervisors, safety champions, consultants and vendors to maintain compliance, mitigate risk and promote a culture of safety and continuous improvement throughout PENA.

Essential Duties:

  • Promote a culture of safety, quality compliance, and continuous improvement throughout PENA
  • Oversee and coach a team of EHS Technicians and Leads. Provide guidance in support of their daily tasks
  • Develop, lead, and facilitate EHS initiatives and programs including training, emergency response procedures, incident reporting and investigation, compliance auditing, plant wide equipment/machinery safety assessments and more.
  • Review, participate, and coach teams in effective investigations.
  • Ensure appropriate root cause analysis has been conducted and corrective actions have been identified and implemented.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain EHS policies and procedures that ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations and conformance with the company’s management system.
  • Write and review EHS reports with little supervision or guidance.
  • Lead safety committee meetings and take steps to address or mitigate issues.
  • Conduct and review risk assessments. Evaluate equipment design and suggest modifications and safety improvements.
  • Collect and analyze data using commercial or in-house platforms.
  • Communicate information to verify compliance and continuous improvement efforts.
  • Conduct and maintain environmental and industrial hygiene monitoring program to ensure testing, reporting, and monitoring of waste streams.
  • Coordinate and oversee outside vendors for various services provided for safety, compliance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Track and report progress of safety team progress, area safety audits, incident investigations and corrective actions.
  • Working alone or with cross-discipline team members, complete projects to both improve processes in existing production lines and install/commission new production capacity.
  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate reports and permitting requirements as needed.
  • 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.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by EHS leaders.

Qualifications: Required and Preferred:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in EHS
  • 2+ years of manufacturing/operations experience in a high pace/high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and guidelines, including OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, ISO, and EPA
  • Self-starter, with general instructions. Strong attention to detail.
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a cross-discipline environment as well as independently.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in an extremely fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver production deadlines and goals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to give formal presentations to small groups and communicate successfully with all levels of employees and management.
  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma and 6S principles.
  • Comfortable communicating/troubleshooting with all levels of the organization.
  • Skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability and willingness to respond to site emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed.
  • Basic/Required: High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering, Systems Safety, Biology, Chemistry, or related science or technical field from an accredited four-year college or university, or 2- or 4-year degree in safety/regulatory compliance management or comparable college degree with relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5+ years EHS experience
  • 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 Certification(s):

  • ASP, CSP or CIH

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.

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.): 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.