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EH&S Engineer

Date: May 24, 2019

Location: Hillsboro, OR, US, 97124

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Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance with all environmental permits.
  • Responsible for documentation and completion of all routine environmental reports (i.e. TRI, Tier II, Air Emissions Inventory, etc)
  • Responsible for site waste management including hazardous waste accumulation and shipping.
  • Actively drive the development and coordination of Emergency Response training, drills, equipment, and plans
  • Lead the ongoing development and training on the HSE Management System, driving proactive behaviors
  • Manage the development of ISO 45001 and 14001 Management Systems
  • Manage all aspects of contractor safety training program and safety program reviews.
  • Perform site audits (JSA’s, Ergonomic reviews, routine inspections, compliance audits) with area owners
  • Provide training to employees on various safety elements as required by law or internal programs and expectations
  • Participate and / or lead site safety teams and committees.
  • Participate in shop floor safety team meetings and trainings.
  • Manage the ongoing industrial hygiene monitoring by performing field data collection
  • Collaborate with tool owners to design, monitor and manage procedures for the safe operation and maintenance of the tools
  • Define, implement and maintain statistical process control as applicable
  • Support specify, coordinate, and drive acceptance tests for new systems
  • Drive continuous improvement and cost reduction programs, specifically aligned with sustainable practices


Position Requirements

This position is ideal for an experienced engineer who is self-motivated, works well with others and has demonstrated technical leadership skills in a fast-paced production environment.


The successful candidate will possess the following education and experience:

  • BSENVE, BSOS, BSME, BSChE or equivalent
  • ASP, GSP, ASM, or CSP
  • 2+ years’ experience in same or closely related field
  • P.E. Registration a plus
  • Excellent understanding of chemical waste treatment and handling practices and control principles
  • Strong “hands-on” experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience working with safety and environmental regulatory agencies
  • OHSAS 45001 /ISO 14001 training or auditor experience
  • Experience as a member/leader of Emergency Response Team
  • Working knowledge of test equipment, calibration standards, statistics, SPC
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office
  • RCRA Certification & 3+ yrs Waste Management Program Experience
  • 24/40 hour HAZWOPER certification
  • Proven ability to work well with production and management personnel at all levels
  • Ability to work in an office and a manufacturing environment


Minimum Education and Experience

  •  B.S. degree in Engineering and 2+ years of related experience or M.S. Degree and 0-2 years of related experience
  • OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience


Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

SunPower Supports EEO

Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
SunPower Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. If you have any difficulty using our online system and you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may use the following alternative email address to contact us about your interest in employment at SunPower Corporation: Please indicate in the subject that line of your email that you are requesting accommodation. Only candidates being considered for a position who require an accommodation will receive a follow-up response.

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