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International HR Specialist- PECNA KS

REQ: REQ-143968 Human Resources

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide sufficient support to Japanese expatriates and their family for starting a new life in America such as obtaining social security number and drivers’ license, house hunting, school selection for their kids, English lessons, doctor’s appointments, etc. This also includes pre-onboarding process such as communication with new expatriates, HRIS registration, laptop/mobile phone order working with IT team
  • Conduct new hire orientation/culture difference training for Japanese expatriates regarding with basic knowledge about local area and work environment/rules
  • HR procedure of expatriates’ arrival and leave (partially collaborating with Regional Headquarters)
  • Run their regular payroll and reimbursement working with local HR payroll team
  • Process tax related events with local HR payroll team and third company
  • Assist VISA application/renewal working with immigration specialist
  • Assist visitors by providing sufficient living and working environments during their stay in the US. This includes arranging hotel accommodations, transportation to and from work site, and other daily living necessities working closely with third company
  • Create and keep improving the support program for visitors
  • Assist HR team on administrative issues related with employees
  • Resolve HR matters in PENA related to Japanese expatriates and visitors  
    (some cases may collaborate with Japanese HR team.)    
  • Take Japanese expatriates to appointments as needed
  • Other duties as 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 possibility and includes equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, 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: High school diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years of working experience in a related field (Degree in Human Resource, International Business or related field are preferred).

Essential Qualifications:

  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English. 
  • Native level of Japanese speaking/writing/reading skill must be required. 
  • Fluency in English and Japanese, both verbal and written, is required. 
  • A valid drivers license in good standing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in Japanese company desired
  • Strong communication skills, verbal/written
  • Must have the ability to work with employees, visitors etc. within all levels of the organization
  • Ability to multi-task and flexibility required
  • Self-starter
  • Occasionally, this position requires transporting sick visitor or expats to the hospital or doctor appointments using a designated company car, inclusive of the weekends.
  • Up to 10% of domestic travel required for administrative processing (locations include the Bay area, Carson City)
  • Must have valid driver license and reliable transportation to support travel requirements.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirement for- specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollments.

Preferred License(s):

  • N/A

Preferred Certification(s):

  • N/A

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:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

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-143968 Human Resources

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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