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Maintenance Technician I- PECNA

REQ: REQ-144638 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.

In this role, the Industrial Maintenance Technician I (IMT I) is responsible for maintaining the production equipment and machinery in proper operating order through preventative maintenance, basic troubleshooting, and basic repair. This is a Multi-Craft position. This role will be exposed to improvement activities. Work with Operations team to facilitate a Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM) environment and machine ownership. Additionally, the Technician is responsible for performing routine maintenance of all machines to prevent mechanical failure.

Essential Duties:

  • Works closely with Maintenance team members and the Operations team members to maintain PENA equipment
  • Checks settings, gauge readings, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and sensors regularly to keep machines operating at appropriate specifications
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance on machines according to documented requirements such as cleaning and lubricating shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts
  • Completes visual and audible observations to detect any machine abnormalities, and to address and create scheduled repairs
  • Tightens bolts and inspects belts and chains for wear and tear for proper tensions
  • Changes belts, filters, and other replaceable parts as needed
  • Greases and or lubricates fittings, joints, unions, and motors as required
  • Performs complex cleaning activities on dismantled equipment and reassembles per OEM specifications
  • Basic troubleshooting on equipment and machinery to replace worn or broken parts as needed
  • Examines the form, texture, and dimensions of the machine parts to detect wear and/or imperfections
  • Performs electrical or mechanical troubleshooting to determine problems in non-functioning electro-mechanical equipment
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters, measuring devices, and material handling equipment while performing duties
  • Identifies faulty operations and defective material and escalates concerns to supervisors
  • Suggests, develops, and implements machine modifications and processes to ensure machine and production efficiencies
  • Maintains accurate records of completed work on the equipment and machines, including After Action Reviews (AAR)
  • Ensures that inventory of spare parts is accurately kept
  • Works according to Standard Work and helps develop Standard Work where none has been developed
  • Follows all Maintenance Process Instructions (MPI) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Performs Basic troubleshooting and diagnosis of machines
  • Conducts initial multimeter readings, megging of motors, and reading PLC Ladder logic
  • Follows all safety procedures and conforms to Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) procedures
  • Identifies the cause of unexpected breakdowns of machines
  • Actively works toward the elimination of unexpected breakdowns
  • Cleans, organizes, inventories, stocks, and otherwise maintains the shop areas, productions areas, parts, tools, and supplies maintaining a 6S environment
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned
  • 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)

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:  High School Degree or GED
  • Preferred:  Two years of technical training or two years related work experience in manufacturing or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 months of experience as a maintenance technician
  • Prepare written documentation in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible environment and take the initiative to learn new tools and concepts quickly
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Must have basic Mathematical knowledge and be able to do standard calculations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years Industrial Maintenance Technician or Skilled Machine Technician III
  • PLC experience preferred
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure

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:                                                       20%
  • Walk:                                                   20%
  • Stand:                                                 50%
  • 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.):               Occasional


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 Corporation of North America.

REQ: REQ-144638 Manufacturing

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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