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Inventory/Material Review Board Supervisor Electrode (Day Shift)

REQ: REQ-137998 Production

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Inventory/Material Review Board Supervisor Electrode (Day Shift)

Shift: Day Shift

Department: Electrode

Job Summary:

The Inventory/Material Review Board Supervisor has the experience, knowledge, and power to make decisions on the spot (high efficiency, no delays) about nonconforming incoming or outgoing material.  The individual is responsible for evaluating discrepancies and possible impact of production, processing, reliability, and obligation to customers.  Additionally, the Supervisor understands actions needed to be taken on affected areas and instructions related to the issue or nonconformance. 

Essential Duties:

  • Always maintains updated inventory status
  • Track material flow throughout the various processes and inventory locations
  • Conduct and organize periodic physical counts
  • Coordinate abnormal scrap analysis and disposition and request approval by management
  • Synchronize material management with support teams
  • Create NCR (Non-Conforming Reports)
  • Perform MES (Manufacture Execution System) submissions and approvals for SAP
  • Confirm registrations in MES and correct if incorrect
  • Perform forensic investigation of material flows: e.g., misplacements, on-hold status, and outflows
  • Maintain the MRB (Material Review Board) files and conduct weekly reviews with management
  • Lead activities during inventory days and publish discrepancy reports as needed
  • Support production as required

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:  High School Diploma, GED (General Education Development) or equivalent required
  • Preferred:  None

Essential Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of progressive manufacturing/operations experience in a high pace/high volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong knowledge and expertise with ASRS (Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems)
  • Extensive knowledge of MRP systems
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt desirable with continuous process improvement experience
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of MES preferred
  • Firsthand knowledge of material flow within the manufacturing processes preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or higher is ideal
  • Strong commitment to inventory accuracy
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against production deadlines and goals
  • An appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures
  • 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)
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook) preferred

Physical Demands:

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

  • Sit:                                                       25%
  • Walk:                                                   25%
  • Stand:                                                 25%
  • Lift:                                                      25%

Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Keyboard/Computer:                          Continuous
  • Office Equipment:                               Continuous
  • Phone                                                  Continuous

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.:                                       Continuous
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Continuous
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Continuous


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-137998 Production

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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