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Electrical Technician (Night Shift)

REQ: REQ-129059 Manufacturing

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Electrical Technician

Shift: 12 Hour Shift -  Night Shift

For questions about this opportunity, please email: [email protected] 

The CPST Electrical Technician supports Electrical Engineering and reactive maintenance activities such as testing, check-out, modification, fabrication, and assembly of miscellaneous electrical systems.  The Technician will perform zero-volt verifications (ZVV’s) and panel inspections to ensure critical safety functions. The Technician must be experienced in performing maintenance and troubleshooting activities on electrical systems in a high-volume manufacturing environment.  The individual will be working from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts, or defined plans to perform testing, checkout, and trouble-shooting functions. The Electrical Technicians number one priority is responding to reactive support requests, which include but are not limited to breaker resets, thermal overload resets, ZVV’s, controls or electrical cabinet access.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform QET and electrical preventative maintenance support of 24/7 plant operations
  • Provide on-call QET support to the plant, which includes but is not limited to breaker reset, thermal overload reset, LOTO confirmation, ZVV, Planned System/Line shutdown
  • Provide the Controls Production Support Team (CPST) with electrical systems expertise such as high power (480VAC and above) troubleshooting and modification, grounding/bonding, conduit work, and cable/wire pulls
  • Perform electrical preventative maintenance (PM), which includes, but is not limited to grounding/bonding issues, cable management, ensuring all electrical connections and/or terminations are secure/tight, and ensuring all control panels and junction boxes are clean and have a positive pressure clean/dry air system installed
  • Perform normally scheduled electrical system maintenance
  • Other miscellaneous duties may be assigned

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 requirement for some roles at PENA 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 Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: None

Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting electrical systems and electromechanical control systems up to 480VAC
  • Understanding of electrical hardware, schematics, wiring diagrams, and SOP’s
  • Experience performing maintenance and troubleshooting activities on control systems in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience with various mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical control system components
  • Must be able to work a 12-hour shift (day or night) to support 24/7 battery manufacturing QET and Electrical PM support
  • Knowledge of and comfort with Microsoft Office Suite software including Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Effective planning, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Able to work on multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced environment, effectively prioritize work, and deliver quality results
  • Able to make appropriate decisions when confronted with obstacles, think about them before acting, and consistently resolve issues in creative and effective ways
  • A strong work ethic with a “get the job done” approach and consistently delivers excellent customer service, both internally and externally
  • Intuitive, adaptable, creative, and collaborative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative nature with strong team building skills and willing to learn from and accept guidance from others
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of manufacturing electrical technician experience performing maintenance and electrical troubleshooting is preferred
  • Familiarity with wiring/cabling/grounding/shielding, wire gauge/terminations, and load/temperature requirements
  • Familiarity with industrial machinery design & related NEC NFPA 70 and 79 codes
  • Familiarity with ISA standards and symbology
  • Knowledge regarding electrical requirements in hazardous locations (Class I, Division 2)
  • Experience with 480VAC panel installations
  • 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)

Preferred License(s):

  • Journeyman Electrician

Required Certification(s):

  • QET Certified

Physical Demands:

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

  • Sit:                                                       30%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 30%
  • Lift:                                                      10%

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

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Not Required


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-129059 Manufacturing

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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