WHO YOU ARE
Sila Nanotechnologies is working to revolutionize energy storage by developing next-generation Lithium-ion technologies that increase energy density and reduce the cost of storage. The Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer is responsible for assisting in the coordination and execution of environmental, health, and safety programs to safeguard Sila’s employees, places, and community. As we grow our company, this candidate will develop and execute projects to improve safety, reduce risks and ensure compliance with internal standards as well as governmental (local, state, and federal) regulations. At Sila, we handle many different materials and work with a wide variety of machinery. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn these processes to quickly support the development of health and safety programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Acts a role model promoting Sila’s safety culture through coaching, development, influence, and training.
- Implement and support EHS programs including Contractor Safety, Lock-Out-Tag-Out, Industrial Hygiene, Emergency Response, Incident Investigation.
- Improve, document, and support company-wide PPE program.
- Perform chemical and equipment hazard assessment and recommend process and product safety features that will reduce employees’ exposure to chemical and physical work hazards.
- Direct Sila teams in the identification and mitigation of hazards from design through operation of new and existing processes.
- Develop, review and update EHS policies, procedures and strategies to prevent workplace injuries and environmental incidents.
- Conduct internal safety audits/inspection, accident and near miss investigations, suggest corrective actions, monitor and track completion of corrective action items with site personnel.
- Conduct/Oversee lighting surveys, noise surveys, and exposure monitoring as required.
- Supports the chemical safety program and handles all required regulations and implement methodologies for chemical management on-site.
- Develop, conduct and track EHS training, ensuring company-wide compliance.
- Participate in Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) program and on Incident Investigation teams.
- Manage daily, weekly, monthly checks with regard to the Combustible Dust Program, eyewash / shower stations, and fire extinguishers.
- Adhere to all environmental, health, and safety requirements and procedures at all times.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Occupational Health and Safety or a relevant technical field.
- Minimum of 2-5 years of work experience in an industrial setting.
- Manufacturing experience in semiconductor, PV, chemical industry, batteries or similar is preferred.
- Experience with industrial workplace hazards and corresponding programs, such as LOTO, confined space, electrical safety, machine guarding, powder handling, spill control, hazardous, toxic, and flammable gas/liquids.
- Experience in PHA facilitation including what if and HAZOPs.
- Working knowledge of NFPA, California Fire Code, and CGA regulations is a plus.
- Excellent communication and analytical skills.
- Be a thoughtful, curious, and creative problem-solver.
- Desire to work with/for a team and have the ability to work autonomously.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Pass a respirator fit test and be able to wear respiratory protection daily.
- Wear personal protective equipment including, but not limited to, a lab coat, gloves, safety glasses, and steel toe safety shoes.
- Move items up to 50 lbs with the assistance of lift equipment and carts.
- Move long distances (such as from building to building) and be stationary for extended periods of time.
We design and produce engineered materials that dramatically increase the energy density of rechargeable Li-ion batteries. We enable smaller, lighter, longer lasting electronic devices and unlock mass adoption of affordable, long-range electric vehicles. Our products work today, are a drop-in solution for existing battery manufacturing processes, and can be manufactured economically at scale.
Sila was founded in 2011 and is based in Alameda, CA. Our founders are two early Tesla Motors battery engineers and a Professor of Materials Science at Georgia Tech. We’re backed by top tier venture capital firms, led by Bessemer Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and In-Q-Tel.
Our company culture is built on personal growth, mutual trust, inclusiveness, and safety. We are building a world-class materials company, where our team is close, debates are data-driven, and our nerdiest office puppies are named Angstrom, Lumen, and Gadget.
Our Company Values
- MASTER YOUR CRAFT. Excellence matters, and it compounds over time. Revel in hard work, relish the details.
- LEARN MORE. Learn and grow today to be ready for tomorrow’s bold challenges. Our best work is ahead of us.
- FIND AND FACE FACTS. Reason from first principles with intellectual honesty. Question your own biases and assumptions and consider alternatives. Choose to seek truths over winning arguments.
- OWN IT. True leadership comes from demonstrated excellence. Lead by example, taking deep responsibility.
- WIN TOGETHER. As a diverse team, we amplify our individual talents. Be compassionate, understanding, and patient to bring out the best in each other.
- TRUST. Trust that Sila-zens act from good intentions, in pursuit of our common vision. Work confidently knowing that we have each other’s backs.
- BE SAFE. Each of us has the power and responsibility to promote the health and safety of fellow Sila-zens. Always work with safety in mind.
- HAVE FUN. Work and fun are better together. Enjoy the journey and be yourself at Sila.
- RISK. WISELY. Be curious and enterprising, even if it means failing some of the time. You can learn more by risking wisely than risking nothing.
We believe that building a diverse team at Sila helps us amplify our individual talents. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment where good ideas are free to come from anyone. We are proud to celebrate diversity and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by law.