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Panasonic Calibration Technician 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.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing precise calibrations on multiple instruments including but not limited to:

  • Analytical chemistry equipment

  • Materials analysis instrumentation

  • Fine measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, etc.)

  • Pressure gauges

  • Scales/balances

  • Electrical measurement equipment

  • Maintaining data logs to ensure up-to-date calibration of all production instruments.

  • Applying principles of metrology to improve Panasonic’s analytical and manufacturing measurements.

  • Applying ISO-9001 standards to calibration and measurement.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Experience with calibration of the following instruments and tools:

  • Analytical chemistry equipment

  • Materials analysis instrumentation

  • Fine measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, etc.)

  • Pressure gauges

  • Scales/balances

  • Electrical measurement equipment

  • Familiarity with principles of metrology.

  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

  • Experience using ISO 9001 quality management system auditing.

  • Familiarity with quality management tools (control chart, FTA, FMEA, etc.)

  • Must be comfortable walking for long distances and being on your feet for extended duration. The Gigafactory is a very large facility and the calibration team is responsible for tools throughout the factory.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in specific calibration/metrology work is strongly preferred.

  • Associate’s or Junior College degree in science or engineering field.

  • A background in high-volume manufacturing is strongly desired.

  • Data analysis experience such as statistical process control of production data.

Supplemental Information:

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. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

Panasonic Energy of North America will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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