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Maintenance Supervisor- PECNA KS

REQ: REQ-143962 Manufacturing

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 Maintenance Supervisor manages a team of Shift Leads to ensure they perform at a high level while meeting the needs of the production floor. The individual manages a team Shift Leads that are responsible for equipment availability, and performance. Perform preventative maintenance and repair on a variety of electro-mechanical, robotic, and pneumatic manufacturing equipment. The Supervisor with the Manager develop and maintain maintenance and calibration schedules for all tools, machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing facility. The individual also performs supporting activities for engineering and manufacturing including 5S and Lean manufacturing activities, material handling improvements, production line configuration, and safety procedures. The individual will also be responsible for all maintenance related metrics for their shift.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating the operations of one or more departments in Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing.
  • Duties include working with leadership to formulate policies and procedures, supervising all operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources.
  • Provide training, mentoring, performance improvement and career development to personnel on shift.
  • Act as advisor to the Shift Leads to meet schedules, resolve technical problems, and act as incident commander during facility excursions also manage on-shift escalations.
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Verify completion of task execution (PM, SOP, SWI, etc.).
  • Communicate detailed plans for work assignments and be the first point of contact for Shift Maintenance Leads regarding issues that arise on the shift.
  • Review activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement.
  • Empower, develop, and reward individuals and teams for performance and growth.
  • Ensure that company resources are utilized to sustain safe manufacturing and distribution excellence.
  • Establish and maintain an effective preventive maintenance program with minimum downtime.

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/Required: Basic:  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Other Technical Degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred: None

Essential Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of related trade experience managing a maintenance department preferably in a highly automated factory.
  • 5+ years of extensive experience with troubleshooting and correcting industrial equipment in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
  • Strong preventive maintenance development experience, familiarity with reliability centered maintenance principles preferred.
  • Must have supported and/or worked shift duties in a 24x7 manufacturing environment.
  • Experience Managing a maintenance workforce of 50+ Maintenance Technicians in a 24/7 operations.
  • Experience with a large-scale start-up maintenance operation in a highly automated environment an added advantage.
  • Ability and experience leading electromechanical and instrumentation technicians.
  • Lean Six Sigma and continuous process improvement experience.
  • Understand Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) concepts.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) transactional experience.
  • 5S implementation experience a must.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written in English) skills.
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Ability to perform all of the duties of an Industrial Maintenance Technician IV
  • Prepares mechanical maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Must have basic Mathematical knowledge and be able to do standard calculations.
  • Must have a basic understanding of Electrical Theory
  • Must have PLC training.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred License(s):

Preferred Certification(s):

  • Journeyman Certification
  • PENA approved Technical Training

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-143962 Manufacturing

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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