Panasonic Assembly Quality Control Technician (PENA) in Sparks, Nevada
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will double the world’s current production.
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the world’s safest, highest-quality, and lowest-cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.
Primary Role and Responsibilities
Conducting and implementing quality control systems for Li-ion battery manufacturing processes.
Conducting incoming materials quality control in the warehouse for cell production.
Helping establish quality control system in materials warehouse of battery production.
Conducting inspection work for incoming materials including cell parts, battery active materials, and chemical materials for battery safety and performance.
Helping analysis and evaluation of materials input/output data to reduce defects and improve battery performance.
Providing support to cell manufacturing process auditing on materials to assure production quality.
Other duties may be assigned.
Shift will be Wednesday-Friday with alternating Saturdays from 6:30am-7:15pm; schedule is subject to change depending on Production needs.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED
Familiarity with quality management tools (control chart, FTA, FMEA, etc.) and MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Practical experience with materials analysis, testing, and chemical analysis equipment.
3+ years of quality technician background is preferred
Associate’s or Junior College degree in science or engineering field
Experience using ISO 9001 quality management system auditing
A background as a quality technician in high-volume manufacturing is strongly desired
Extensive data analysis experience such as statistical process control of production data
Experience in defect reduction of high-volume manufacturing products
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In addition to an environment that’s as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. Panasonic Energy of North America will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy Corporation of North America.CB1