EHS Technician

Austin, TX

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Technicians are a critical part of the EHS team at Tesla. Reporting to the EHS lead within a specific line of production, the EHS Technician is involved in a wide range of work across multiple EHS programs. The EHS Technician supports day-to-day operations by handling floor EHS inspections, improving employee engagement, collecting and recording EHS information, and driving continuous improvement of overall EHS processes and systems. 


  • Maintain a strong presence on the floor to engage with shop stakeholders and associates to foster a robust safety culture
  • Perform Job Hazard Assessments and help develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Review SOPs and work practices to identify any safety concerns
  • Support EHS Specialists in safety team meetings
  • Order, coordinate delivery and stock safety supplies (PPE, first aid kits, eyewash stations, etc.)
  • Develop and install safety signage (emergency evacuation maps, safety one pagers)
  • Support Lockout/Tagout program with labeling, training verification, and lock distribution
  • Submit and track EHS actions items and facility/maintenance work orders
  • Deliver basic training sessions and EHS information flow down sessions
  • Conduct daily, weekly, monthly EHS inspections (dock, ergonomics, shop specific) and input data into EHS databases
  • Address, document, and support safety concerns on the floor and in writing
  • Organize, file, and maintain safety documentation (e.g., training records, meeting minutes)
  • Support light-duty job placement assessments
  • Collect environmental data in the field to support compliance programs
  • Ensure all documentation is collected for incident reports
  •  Review and upload chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to electronic library


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree or higher level education preferred
  • Minimum 3 years or more of work experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Basic understanding of general manufacturing safety
  • Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Able to rapidly respond to employee health emergencies and activate emergency procedures
  • Available for second or third shift schedule along with weekend work as needed
  • Well organized, excellent attention to details and a passion for all things Environment, Health and Safety
  • Evidence of exceptional ability: Clear communication, teamwork, problem solving skills, and ability to adapt quickly to changes
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for 10+ hrs daily
  • Ability to climb stairs

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