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Machine Operator II (PENA)

REQ: REQ-142067 Production

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Job Title:

Machine Operator II


B Shift



Machine Operator II

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. to construct a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role in the Gigafactory will be to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells and based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory is planned to produce cells which will double the world’s current production!
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of 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.

Job Purpose

In this role, you will be required to maintain active communication with co-workers and Maintenance Technicians for quality and production related issues.  When necessary, elevate these issues to management or the appropriate personnel.  Maintain the shift logs and QC records for the assigned areas.

Individual must work and comply to safety working standards, practice and all environmental regulations.  Must adhere to all company rules and policies.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

When assigned to the Operator position:

  • Has the authority to stop the process to avoid making sub-standard product.
  • Reads all SDS' and possesses thorough knowledge of all oil and chemical labeling and storage requirements.
  • Operates and starts- up the machines
  • Ability to identify problems and minor troubleshooting
  • Delivery of materials to production floor.  
  • Ability to analyze, estimate workload and perform multi-tasking.
  • Assist Maintenance Technicians in preventative maintenance procedures such as lubricating machinery
  • Monitors processes and performs continuous image inspections and visual quality checks of the products to ensure acceptance standards are met.
  • Basic skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to use material bar code scanners
  • Understanding of First in, First out (FIFO)
  • Be-able to follow work instructions and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Prepares documentation as required.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area 5s. Understands department workflow, processes & detailed oriented.
  • Excellent communication with co-workers both verbally and with good written skills.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High School Diploma, GED (General Education Development) or equivalent required
  • Minimum of two years previous experience in a manufacturing environment, automation, or assembly is required
  • Basic skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to do the following:

  • stand and walk for extended amounts of time;
  • use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls;
  • reach with hands and arms;
  • talk and hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and/ or move anywhere from 25 pounds to 100 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to work up to 12- hour shifts
  • Required to wear PPE (personal protective equipment) such as but not limited to; hard hat, respirator, gloves, eye protection, steel toe boots, etc.

Work Environment

  • Must be able to work in a construction and clean room environment with exposure to heat, dust, and noisy conditions

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. 
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Work within the Metric and Standard systems of measurement.

Supplemental Information

In addition to an environment that’s as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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 or company policy.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. 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. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.

REQ: REQ-142067 Production

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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