Engineer - EHS II

First Solar

First Solar

Perrysburg, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Job Description

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

Basic Job Functions:

  1. The EHS Engineer is responsible for implementation and coordination of environmental, health and safety programs ensuring compliance with FS EH&S policy and applicable regulatory standards.


  • Bachelor of Science in an EHS-related, applicable engineering field or physical science required with similar master’s degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of manufacturing and/or lab research and development environmental, health and safety experience.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Broad based knowledge of Safety, Environmental and Loss Prevention regulations, programs, best-practices and systems.
  • Professional certifications (CSP, CIH, CHMM)) or ability to obtain
  • Strong self-motivation and multitasking abilities
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence a variety of stakeholders including regulatory officials
  • Ability to complete key deliverables on multiple, simultaneous assignments
  • Must be able to negotiate and resolve conflicts within all levels of the organization to a win/win solution.
  • EHS Project Management skills
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office suite programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to development and implement EHS programs in accordance with Country, Federal, State and Local Regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining ISO 14001 environmental management system (EMS) and OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system (HSMS); may be responsible to act as a management representative for EMS and/or HSMS.
  • Responsible for supporting process to obtain applicable EHS permits as required and ensuring compliance to permit requirements.
  • Proven ability to provide EHS related training
  • Maintains an incident reporting system, conducts investigations and provides safety analysis as required.
  • Responsible for environmental and industrial hygiene monitoring and reporting. Ability to prepare graphs, charts, and statistical models from data collected.
  • Participate in EH&S audits for compliance assurance and or EHS management systems
  • Ensure all EHS audits and inspections are completed and that corrective actions are tracked to closure.
  • · Defines and implements corrective/preventive actions and continuous improvement activities as directed. participate in formal improvement team activities. Support all departmental and organizational improvement initiatives in order to achieve business objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Job description subject to change at any time.

Reporting Relationships:

  • This position will report to the Manager- EHS Operations


  • 5% - 10%

Estimated Annual Salary Range:

  • $64,000 - $88,000 Estimated Annual Salary Range

US 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).

All positions in our office require interaction with people and technology while either standing or sitting. To best service our customers, internal and external, all associates must be able to communicate face-to-face and on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation. First Solar is committed to compliance with its obligations under all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, it attempts to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees in accordance with the requirements of the disability discrimination laws. It also invites individuals with disabilities to participate in a good faith, interactive process to identify reasonable accommodations that can be made without imposing an undue hardship.

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.