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Engineering Supervisor (Winding Unit)

REQ: REQ-135834 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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At PENA, engineers quickly become experts in the fundamentals of lithium-ion cell technology and work to integrate that understanding with high speed, automated manufacturing methods to produce the highest performance and highest quality lithium ion batteries.

Essential Duties:

  • Leading a team of highly talented and motivated engineers in one of Panasonic’s battery production processes. The duties of the team include but are not limited to:
    • Providing engineering support related to daily production activities.
    • Working to optimize OEE (Overall Equipment Efficiency) to increase productivity and reduce defect and loss.
    • Utilizing OEE and other production data to effectively manage tasks and activities.
    • Demonstrating solid troubleshooting skills and ability to quickly solve unknown problems.
    • Troubleshooting real time production problems to maintain production and reduce defects.
    • Monitoring and auditing manufacturing processes to ensure product specifications and standards are achieved.
    • Applying technical knowledge to develop clear and standard work instructions, SOP’s and troubleshooting guides.
    • Developing new production processes and methods to increase production rates, improve quality, reduce defects, and reduce cost.
  • Leading by example with a strong work ethic and a “get the job done” approach.
  • Having excellent time and project management skills, including effectively allocating time and resources, clearly tracking project progress, and delivering accurate results by deadlines.
  • Developing effective short-term and long-term plans for the team to achieve business targets.
  • Effectively communicating and working with management teams, team members, and related divisions (e.g. Production, Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Control).
  • Executing high performance culture and servant leadership.   

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.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic:  Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Preferred:  Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or related discipline.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Panasonic Energy of North America does not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
  • Evidence of exceptional ability. Panasonic follows a culture of full-cycle engineering where members will have full responsibility and accountability for their projects from start to finish. We are looking for the best of the best.
  • 5+ years of engineering experience in areas such as manufacturing, product development, design, or other area.
  • Strong analytic and decision-making abilities. Able to influence others to move towards a common goal.
  • Self-motivation and resourcefulness are required.
  • Able to manage multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced environment, effectively prioritize work, and deliver quality results.
  • Intuitive, adaptable, creative, and collaborative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of leadership experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with Industrial data analysis or Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment (1M+ units per day) such as batteries or electronic devices.
  • Familiarity with six sigma methodologies and tools.
  • Strong data analysis skills with tools such as JMP, Minitab, Python, or MATLAB are highly desired.
  • Experience with battery production or R&D.
  • 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:                                                       20%
  • Walk:                                                   50%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • 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.:                                       Frequent
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Frequent
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Frequent
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Frequent

REQ: REQ-135834 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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