Environmental, Health, and Safety Internship/Co-Op (Winter/Spring 2019)

Palo Alto, California
15 Mar 2019
14 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

EHS interns engage in variety of activities in a wide range of EHS disciplines. Under the mentorship of EHS specialists or EHS managers, EHS interns undertake projects directed at specific topics such as equipment safety, industrial hygiene, occupational ergonomics, environmental compliance, sustainability and training & education. They also work closely with multiple teams ranging from production to engineering to provide EHS support to day-to-day operations, conduct safety walkthroughs and audits, deliver safety trainings to employees, participate in analyses of workplace incidents and help drive corrective actions.

EHS interns have a genuine passion for the health and safety of people, respect for our environment and a deep desire to learn and acquire knowledge and skills related to environment, health, safety and sustainability. EHS interns interact with a variety of individuals and establish and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external customers. An internship with the Tesla EHS team provide incumbents an opportunity to help foster a strong safety and sustainability culture, be enablers of business processes, and above all, be part of Tesla's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy.

Team Overview and Responsibilities:

Environmental Compliance: Responsible for ensuring Tesla conforms to all Federal, State, County and City regulations

Environmental Hazardous Waste: Responsible for managing the collection, disposal and transportation of hazardous waste materials

Environmental Wastewater Treatment: Responsible for managing our 500,000 gallon holding tank that allows Tesla to treat our industrial trade waste and discharge to the City sewer system rather than transport for hazardous waste disposal.

Sustainability Operations: Responsible for managing waste streams, improving recycling and reuse efforts, and reducing energy and water use.

Renewable Commodities: Responsible for managing the collection, sorting and sale of scrap materials (various metals, production plastic, MRB scrap and e-Waste)

Workstation Design: Responsible for making a wide range of custom racks, carts, shadow boards, whiteboards and signs to support the needs of teams throughout Tesla.

5S/Factory Excellence: Responsible for supporting the entire factory by removing unwanted items from both the interior and exterior. Items that can be reused are taken to the 5S Store for use by other departments.

Ergonomics & Equipment Safety: Functional Support Ergonomics and Equipment Safety at Tesla is about setting the conditions of work - from manufacturing and maintenance, to sales and service - such that all Tesla employees are able to achieve and sustain healthy high work performance.

Required Skills and Qualifications

* Currently working towards a bachelor, master's degree, or PhD. Areas of study in Environmental Studies, Industrial Safety, Public Health.

* 3+ internship, project, or work experience related to this area of expertise.

* Ability to effectively communicate verbally and excellent time management skills.

* Ability to relocate for the duration of your internship.

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