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Facilities Electrical Engineer - PENA KS

REQ: REQ-140180 Facilities

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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The Facilities Electrical Engineer will integrate with a growing team of Facility Engineers and BIM Designers in a High-Performance Culture. They will lead our most critical projects in support of the ongoing site operations, improvements, and facility expansions at Panasonic. Additionally, they are responsible for the design, installation, operation, maintenance, modification, construction, modernization, and protection of physical facilities and equipment (building, power, water, sewer, chemical, piping, ventilation, lighting, space utilization, furniture, etc.) used to produce quality products at PENA.

Essential Duties:

Design, Install, Modify and Construction of Equipment and Systems

  • Develop conceptual designs for equipment and system expansion and/or upgrades
  • Manage and implement all phases of new construction and renovation/upgrade projects including planning, design, construction and commissioning
  • Prepare written project plans and presentations which may include budgets, staffing, schedules, coordination and other pertinent project information
  • Conduct technical project review and prepare written comments, analyses and recommendations
  • Modify existing equipment and systems for the purpose of improving efficiency, safety, reliability, capacity and cost effectiveness
  • Contract with and oversee the activities of various contractors and consultants for the fulfillment of facilities engineering responsibilities
  • 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)

Operation & Maintenance

  • Provide standard operating procedures and specifications governing the operation and maintenance of facility systems and equipment
  • Evaluate equipment and system performance and identify improvement plans
  • Troubleshoot problems with facility systems
  • Develop corrective action proposals and recommendations
  • Establish energy management and building control programs
  • Continually review and evaluate utilities, buildings, and structural requirements and preparation of projects as required
  • Assess the need for equipment replacement and expansion
  • Continually and actively investigate methods, operation changes, process materials, and machine components to minimize operating costs
  • Approve outside contractors to carry out specific maintenance and repair assignments (e.g., work request approvals)
  • Generate necessary documents for new equipment (e.g., PM check lists, manuals, spare part inventories, etc.)
  • Provide guidance and training to less experienced staff and others as required
  • Audit existing systems for non-conformance

Production Support

  • Develop installation packages for the hook-up, demolition or relocation of production equipment
  • In conjunction with other engineering teams, design equipment floor layout for new equipment
  • Provide project management services for all construction work and approval after completion such as hook-up, demolition or relocation of production equipment
  • Perform preliminary engineering necessary to confirm plans and programs
  • Provide engineering consulting services, surveys, and recommendations to all departments
  • Conduct feasibility studies on system improvements and expansions
  • Support production equipment in extremely complex problem situations
  • Shutdown facilities equipment safely and properly during plant shutdown
  • Coordinate facility projects with other project groups within PENA
  • Maintain data on compliance of installations to environmental statutes and regulations
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, statutes, and codes; securing all required permits; and coordinating with appropriate local authorities


  • Harmonics
  • DC and AC Circuits
  • Test and Measurement Equipment
  • High, Medium and Low Voltage Systems and Equipment
  • Programmable Logic Control
  • Power Distribution
  • Power Monitoring Systems and Equipment
  • Electrical & Fire Codes
  • Arc Flash
  • LOTO

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employee’s, 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


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university or equivalent.

Essential Qualifications:

  • To be a good fit for this opportunity you will be “hands on” and have 5 plus years of experience in operation/engineering of mission critical facilities and infrastructure (electrical design, installation, commissioning, inspection, fire/life safety systems).
  • Ideal candidates will have supported and constructed large facilities, preferably in advanced manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrated experience with energy conservation programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in electrical systems and competence in areas of non-expertise.
  • The ability to:
    • Comprehend, analyze and interpret complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents.
    • Manage projects effectively. 
    • Develop installation standards and project tracking/management documents.
    • Respond effectively, verbally and in writing, to sensitive issues, complex inquiries or complaints.
  • A high level of commitment to customer service to both co-workers and clients.
  • Must be approachable and adaptable, this is a fast-moving environment where priorities are constantly changing. Must be comfortable communicating/troubleshooting with all levels of the organization.
  • Utilize strong computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint to put together proposals, project planning, status updates, and executive presentations.
  • Ability to speak Japanese a plus.

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:                                                       40%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • 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.:                                       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-140180 Facilities

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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