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EHS Manager

South 8

South 8

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San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 6, 2024


South 8 Technologies, Inc. is a fast-growing and well-funded group backed by leading global organizations. We have developed a breakthrough new Liquefied Gas Electrolyte chemistry for next-generation lithium batteries. Our patented technology enables a substantial increase in energy, improved safety, and an exceptionally wide operating temperature. Leveraging conventional materials and manufacturing, South 8 Technologies offers a unique solution for a variety of e-mobility, energy storage, and industrial applications.

South 8 Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2015 and spun out of UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering. We are a diverse team, which values integrity and hard work in an environment that encourages creative thinking, collaboration, and honest feedback. Become a critical member of our team and grow alongside us as we transform the energy landscape.


Ensure organizational compliance with all applicable environmental, health and safety regulations at the federal, state and local levels. This position is broad in technical scope, covering multiple critical areas of the discipline including safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials and the environment. The ideal candidate will serve as a subject matter expert on all safety, compliance, and related insurance requirements. They will lead and encourage the organization to reach its goals while implementing policies and procedures to ensure a safe and fully compliant work environment for all employees.


Become a critical member of our fast-growing team working to develop a breakthrough battery technology to enable a greener future. In this position, you will be a key part of our core team, at the forefront of taking next-generation chemistries and packaging them into advanced battery cells.

At South 8, safety is our top mission. From our leadership team down to every individual, we are all committed to keeping our employees and the community safe. Our goal is not just to be safe for our size, but to be one of the safest companies in our industry.

We are looking for a hands-on EH&S Manager with excellent attention to detail to join our team in the Bay Park area of San Diego, CA. The ideal candidate will plan, direct, develop, and implement appropriate systems to ensure we meet or exceed all federal, state, and local rules, especially when dealing with hazardous materials, workplace safety, and protecting our environment. Working closely with teams across the organization, you'll be critical in leading and sustaining our commitment to safety and environmental care.


Regulatory Compliance:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor programs and procedures to ensure total compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Assist in maintaining necessary permits, licenses, and certifications related to hazardous materials, waste management, air quality, and other environmental aspects.
  • Stay up to date with regulatory changes and update company policies accordingly.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Perform regular safety audits and hazards assessments throughout the facility, reporting results and following up to ensure discrepancies are corrected. Assist in communicating hazard control information and evaluating effectiveness of the controls.
  • Develop and implement mitigation strategies to reduce risks.
  • Collaborate with R&D and Operations teams to design and implement safety controls.

Training and Education:

  • Develop training materials related to EHS training; including, but not limited to, new hire orientation, SDS utilization, LOTO, Hot Work, emergency procedures, workplace safety, etc.
  • Work with facilities coordinator to ensure the completion of designated safety and compliance responsibilities (audits, following safety rules, required training, etc.).
  • Actively engage employees to foster safety culture across the company.

Incident Management:

  • Investigate all proactive reports, incidents, hazard IDs, and safety suggestions to determine root causes and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence or implement suggestions to prevent initial occurrences.
  • Maintain accurate records and reporting as required by law.

Environmental Stewardship:

  • Management of waste disposal, air emissions, water discharge, and other environmental aspects.
  • Implementation of programs to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainability.
  • Identification and management of hazardous chemicals.
  • Provide guidance on proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials.

Hazardous Materials Packaging and Transportation Compliance:

  • Manage and oversee transportation operations, including the handling, packaging, shipping, and delivery of hazardous materials in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods regulations and legislation.
  • Develop and implement customs compliance procedures and policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, or Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering field with EHS industry experience.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing or chemical industry (minimum 3 years experience in a EHS role – battery industry experience is a plus).
  • Applied knowledge of environmental regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local EHS regulations.
  • Relevant certifications such as Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or equivalent are preferred.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully leading teams, projects, and/or programs.
  • Experience with compliance for shipping regulations
  • Communicate effectively with various levels of employees within all areas of the organization including technicians to Senior Leadership.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high consideration for detail
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and succeed in an environment with competing demands.
  • An aptitude for learning new things and a keen eye for improving processes.
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.

At the time of posting, the expected starting salary range for this role is $100,000.00 – $140,000.00 annually. The actual pay depends on multiple individualized factors, including education, job-related knowledge, experience, and skills, which will be assessed during the interview process. The comprehensive compensation package for this position may also include other elements, such as health benefits, 401k, and company stock options.

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