Sr. Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist



Tesla is seeking ambitious Sr. EHS Specialists to work with manufacturing leaders and advise on a variety of Engineering and Maintenance EHS functions at Fremont Factory in CA. This role offers the potential opportunity for growth in technical and leadership roles. The Sr. EHS Specialist will be expected to apply 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.

The Sr. EHS Specialist will develop, implement, and continuously improve programs within the EHS Management System framework in partnership with the broader EHS and Infrastructure teams. They will ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations, and conformance to internal and industry standards. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience as an environmental, health or safety professional, preferably in a manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, mining, heavy chemical industry, research and development, oil & gas, construction, or similar workplace.
  • Experience leading EHS program development, training all levels of personnel, and influencing/managing change.
  • Preference for candidates with experience with Process Safety Management, International Building and Fire Code compliance, and life safety monitoring systems work.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Work, Power Point, Project, etc.).


  • Program Development, establishing the foundation for Cell Manufacturing programs such as Hazard Communication, Respiratory Protection Programs, LOTO, Confined Space, Walking & Working Surfaces, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc. 
  • Industrial Hygiene, with a focus on Radiation Safety, Laser Safety, particulate monitoring, and sampling for hazardous compounds.
  • Hazardous Material Area Classifications, working with various stakeholders to impart the importance of segregation of incompatible hazardous materials, advising on storage requirements, and electrical area classifications.