EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) Specialist

7700 S River Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85284
Engineering /
Full-time /
The Company:

Solestial, Inc. is the solar energy company for space.  Solestial’s core technology is a breakthrough ultra-thin silicon solar cell that can self-cure radiation damage at normal operating temperatures in space, packaged in a flexible, lightweight panel designed to achieve minimum degradation for up to 10 years in LEO.  Solestial panels can be mass-produced using automated machines resulting in costs 90% lower than incumbent technologies, with virtually unlimited manufacturing capacity.  From today’s satellite constellations and research projects to tomorrow’s utility-scale energy infrastructure and services in space, Solestial is powering the new space economy.

The Role:

As the EHS Specialist you will be tasked with establishing and maintaining a safe work environment for Solestial employees. You will work closely with facilities on gas monitoring systems, waste, proper hazard labeling, and building training. Additionally, you will work with engineering teams on new tool facility requirements such as exhaust, water, waste, supply, etc. This is a full time position for the development and maintenance of a new solar cell fabrication facility. This role will expand to lead a team of EHS personnel for multi-facility safety and maintenance.

This is an exciting position as part of a positive, supportive, and passionate team!  A competitive compensation package, including equity and full benefits (see below), will be offered.

Specific Responsibilities to Include:

    • Coordinate gas monitoring development for a new facility
    • Replace and send out sensors for recalibration
    • Periodic sensor testing
    • Periodic checks on tool exhaust to confirm compliance
    • Work with engineering teams on safety surrounding equipment development and installation, including gas monitoring, particulate generation and general technician safety
    • SOP cataloguing for facility tools
    • Managing new and updating employee trainings
    • Creating simple online documents for manager transparency e.g. an employee training list
    • Periodic resistivity measurements of DI water supply stations
    • Check resupply and expiration dates on personnel PPE stores
    • Placing hazard labels and updating NFPA diamonds in the facility
    • Periodic anemometer checks on airflow to make sure chemical hoods are maintaining face velocity
    • Maintaining and updating facility SDS books
    • Working with 3rd party suppliers to maintain minimum level of safety equipment in facility
    • Assist with OSHA compliance and up-to-date worker safety forms

Your Background:

    • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in EHS in an industrial setting

Our Benefits:

    • Generous, high-quality medical, dental and vision coverage on day one of employment
    • A minimum of 20 days PTO and 10 paid holidays annually
    • 401K with employer match up to 4% of salary
    • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability and employer-sponsored life insurance
    • Please note: this is an onsite role at our Tempe, AZ office