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BIM Designer II – PENA KS

REQ: REQ-140780 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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Job Title:

BIM Designer II


Day Shift


Business Development

Job Summary:

The BIM (Building Information Modeling) Designer II assists in the design of equipment models to be used in federated BIM models, including process, HVAC, and electrical connections.  The Designer prepares equipment and building designs. Most of the time is spent overseeing the design, implementation or delivery of processes, programs and policies using specialized knowledge and skills.  Additionally, the Designer develops new concepts for future manufacturing equipment lines.  The individual coordinates design of equipment and addresses conflicts between machines, process connections, and facility infrastructure.  Furthermore, the Designer inspects field work to confirm model matches as-built conditions. 

Essential Duties:

  • Prepare designs, layouts, drawings, and bills of material for major maintenance, facility improvements, and other projects
  • Interpret regulatory codes for compliance (local, state, and federal)
  • Assists in the design of equipment models to be used in federated BIM model, including process, HVAC, and electrical connections
  • Develops new concepts for future manufacturing equipment lines
  • Coordinate design of equipment and addresses clashes between machines, process connections, and facility infrastructure
  • Perform site survey to assess equipment conditions, identify physical location for facility related equipment, etc.
  • Meet both internal and external customer requirements utilizing the SQCDP principle
  • Present project status updates in department meetings
  • Develop conceptual designs for equipment and system expansion and/or upgrades
  • Maintain current “as-built” drawings and files for all facility structures, and systems, equipment
  • Develops and maintains BIM standards for the department

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:  High School Degree or GED or 1-2 years vocational training or Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or Design
  • Preferred: None

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of relevant experience in working with BIM models
  • Effective communication skills: Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with both internal and external entities
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)
  • Able to prioritize activities while supporting multiple projects
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Autodesk BIM software (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks Manage; Certification preferred)
  • 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)
  • Experience in an industrial manufacturing environment

Preferred License(s):

  • None

Preferred Certification(s):

  • None

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       75%
  • Walk:                                                   10%
  • Stand:                                                 10%
  • Lift:                                                        5%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Continuous
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Frequent
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Occasional


About Us:

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.

Supplemental Information:

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.

REQ: REQ-140780 Engineering

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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