Associate Manager Environmental, Health & Safety – Cathode Manufacturing


  • Full Time


  • Tesla is seeking an ambitious, highly motivated Associate EHS Manager to develop, lead, and continue to build out the Cathode Manufacturing EHS team to develop, ramp up, sustain, and improve Tesla’s Cathode Material production. This role offers the opportunity for growth in technical and leadership roles. The successful candidate will use human and organizational principles to drive ownership of safety, health, and environmental impacts, with a focus on engagement, learning from events, and systems-level problem solving.

    Our Cathode Manufacturing site is under construction, complex, fast-paced, and challenging. The candidate must be comfortable working in an environment with high expectations and tight deadlines. Cells (Batteries) are one of the most intricate and exciting components designed and manufactured at Tesla.

    The successful candidate will have a strong background in Chemical Hygiene, Hazardous Materials, Building Codes, and/or Mechanical/Chemical Engineering (strongly preferred).

    The EHS Associate Manager will drive Process Safety Management (PSM) and Accidental Release Program improvement, working with their team to ensure Operations and Facilities involvement in all aspects of the program. The ideal candidate will have strong, hands-on experience with chemical management safety, electrical safety, confined space, NFPA and OSHA requirements, event learning, root cause analysis and action management.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Physical Sciences, Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or related field.
  • 2-3 Years of experience managing a team of individual contributors
  • 7-10+ years of work experience as an environmental, health or safety professional focusing on reviewing processes, implementing changes, and sustaining them, preferably in the following industries.
  • battery/cell, heavy chemical, oil & gas, semiconductors,
  • pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and/or;
  • research and development industries, or similar workplace.
  • Experience leading EHS program development, training all levels of personnel, and influencing/managing change. Process safety, occupational safety and environmental compliance in a chemical manufacturing environment
  • Proven understanding of process design, process validation, implementing safety by design principles, conducting HAZOP’s and design reviews and risk elimination and retirement methodologies.
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Work, Power Point, Project, etc.).