Associate Environmental Specialist

Tesla Fremont, CA

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Tesla is seeking a dynamic Associate Environmental Specialist to join the Environmental, Health, and Safety Team (EHS). The role will support the Hazardous Waste Program for the Fremont Factory, located in Fremont, CA. Reporting to the Hazardous Waste Program Lead, this role will be responsible for partnering with cross-functional team members to perform compliance inspections, generate corrective actions and work to closure, support with waste sampling and hazardous waste determinations, and improve training and management programs. Be part of the Tesla EHS Team that builds capacity, provides solutions, and drives continuous improvement throughout the Global Tesla Organization.


Assist with the development and implementation of the Hazardous Waste Programs at the Fremont Factory in the following ways:

  • Ensure Tesla operates in compliance with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations;
  • Perform compliance inspections, and utilize tracking tools to issue recommendations and corrective actions to responsible stakeholders;
  • Collect samples of new waste streams generated, characterize waste streams, and partner with the Hazardous Waste program lead and Tesla Hazardous Waste Operations Team to characterize waste streams and create waste disposal profiles with third party vendors;
  • Help develop waste analysis plan for routine sampling and review of existing waste streams;
  • Develop and roll out Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions, visual aids, and Training Modules for EHS and non-EHS personnel to improve factory-wide compliance with solid and hazardous waste programs;
  • Compile data for and prepare compliance reports, including, but not limited to, hazardous waste biennial reporting, universal and electronic waste reporting, and SB-14 Waste Reduction Plans;
  • Support audits and inquiries from regulatory agencies, including EPA, DTSC, CUPAs and local Fire Departments;
  • Assist in planning for changes in physical facilities, reviewing new or modified equipment and new manufacturing programs to meet regulatory and company requirements; and,
  • Develop, track, and review environmental metrics.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or Environmental-related discipline;
  • Minimum 1+ years of experience supporting solid and hazardous waste or other environmental compliance programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and support multi-faceted projects;
  • Willingness to learn and grow in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, where demands and priorities change rapidly;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and cross functionally, in a multi-disciplinary, global environment;
  • Familiarity with EHS laws (CAA, CWA, RCRA, CEQA, DOT, CFC, Cal-OSHA, etc.), regulations, and standards;
  • General understanding of sustainability and environmental topics and fundamentals including, but not limited to, sustainable design, planning, policy, waste, greenhouse gases/energy, responsible material sourcing, water, land use change, biodiversity, and EHS certification systems;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Evidence of exceptional ability.

Tesla participates in the E-Verify Program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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