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Maintenance Manager

REQ: REQ-142667 Production

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.

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.

Essential Duties:

  • Manage, establish, and communicate directions and priorities for maintenance team.
  • Drive maintenance and reliability initiative focused on preventive and predictive rather than reactive maintenance.
  • Developing and maintaining department KPI and goals, monitoring for efficiencies, labor cost, and other department expenses
  • Partnering with cross functional teams to manage, maintain and establish maintenance procedures for Production lines to ensure demand targets are met and exceeded.
  • Maintain manufacturing assets and facility, parts inventory, monitoring purchase orders, invoice approvals.
  • Provides training and continuous development to both direct and indirect team members.
  • Conduct periodic reviews for team performance and actively engage in team member development.
  • Actively promote continuous improvement culture within maintenance areas (floor support, schedulers, MRO planners, and leadership
  • Solid track record of Safety improvements through Behavioral Based Safety Hazard identifications and risk assessment
  • Establish work with solid AC+R process ( Asset Care and Reliability )


  • Basic/Required: bachelor’s degree in engineering or business or equivalent

Essential Qualifications:

  • Maintenance management experience at a minimum of 5+ years   in high-volume manufacturing setting
  • Lean Six Sigma, continuous process improvement experience.
  • Computer skills equivalent to warehouse management systems, ERP / SAP experience and MS Office skills including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with 6S methodology
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Must be willing to work some irregular hours as dictated by business needs.
  • Scalable direct supervisory experience, able to manage upwards of 100+ employees.
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development.
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities, implementation of process improvements
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against production deadlines and goals.
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure.
  • Inventory control management experience
  • Prior experience with multiple CMMS programs
  • Weekly/monthly scheduling and headcount plan background
  • 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)

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-142667 Production

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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