Panasonic Sr. SCADA Engineer in Sparks, Nevada
Sr. SCADA Engineer
Jonas Drucker (Strategic Controls Supervisor)
The SCADA Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the SCADA system at Panasonic’s Gigafactory. Additionally, the Engineer documents system infrastructure and methods to ensure workflows are established and managed. Furthermore, the Engineer helps with improving the SCADA system to ensure business performance is reached at its highest level.
Developing, implementing, and managing Panasonic’s SCADA system within the Gigafactory
Design new and improve existing Ignition HMI screens in Vision and Perspective
Create and maintain Ignition tags
Database programming and design
Design control panel layouts and wiring diagrams
Generate SCADA documentation including specifications, architecture, and SOPs
Manage installation of SCADA related hardware and network components
Support SCADA system customers and stakeholders
Develop detailed SCADA system deployment schedules
Thorough and complete testing and validation of SCADA network deployments and installations
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:
- To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a possibility and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Basic/Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
Minimum of 8+ years of experience with SCADA design, programming, and commissioning in Ignition
Thorough understanding of tags, alarm pipelines, gateway servers, edge line servers, transaction groups, recipe management, UDTs, Ignition templates and historizing data
Networking principals as they apply to SCADA
Understanding of ladder logic
Experience programming, installing, and troubleshooting PLC systems, preferably Mitsubishi or Omron
Experience working with Proface HMIs
Management of complex SCADA design and deployment projects
Knowledge of Modbus, Ethercat, Ethernet IP, Profinet, MQTT, OPC UA and SQL
Background working in a high-volume manufacturing environment
Understanding of electrical hardware, drawings, sequence control and software design
Ability to cooperate and work with related departments including overseas
Flexibility to solve issues with first principles thinking
Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
Experience with Agile Project Management
Solid Works Electrical
Successful completion of Inductive University
Control wiring design
Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure
Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude)
Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)
Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is: Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)
Office Equipment: Continuous
Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is: Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)
Up to 10 lbs.: Frequent
Up to 20 lbs.: Frequent
Up to 35 lbs.: Frequent
Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.): Frequent
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.
Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high 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.
In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.
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. without restriction.
Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.