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Military Accelerate Production Program (PENA)

REQ: REQ-141371 Manufacturing

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Program Details:    The “MAPP” is an 18 month rotational Production program. During the course of 18 months, employees will train as an Assistant Production Manager for 12 months and a Manager in a support business unit for 6 months. The support business unit could be in Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain, or equivalent.      Start Date: July 8, 2024     Program Qualifications:    
  • Must be a recent Jr. Military Officer within the past 12 months
  • Must be able to commit to the entire 18 month program
  • Must be able to relocate to Reno, NV to work onsite at the Gigafactory during the entirety of the program
    Job Summary:    As an employee in the Military Accelerate Production Program, you will be a key player in ramp up and in sustaining our manufacturing activities. The Manager is the owner of the management of assigned production line(s), adding leadership support to all facets of production and ensuring production goals are continually met. The Manager will use various processes and methods to transform raw materials, components, and parts into finished Lithium Ion batteries.  Additionally, the Manager will own responsibility for implementing production manufacturing strategy and strategic operational goals, thereby exceeding customer expectations for product quality, cost, and delivery.  Furthermore, the Manager will efficiently maximize and optimize production levels while driving operational excellence. The Manager works closely with internal and external key stakeholders about technical support for activities and strive for best-in-class products and business practices. By providing clear leadership and vision, the Manager should inspire, motivate, and mentor staff to achieve excellence, and to develop new skills, which is an integral aspect of growing our PENA team. Must be able to drive Key Performance Indicators across assigned Manufacturing Operations and ensure all projects are delivered with the highest quality standards, while maintaining budgetary guidelines and strict deadlines.        Essential Duties:    
  • Manage functional production teams to meet manufacturing KPI’s
  • Empower, develop, and reward individuals and teams for performance and growth
  • Ensure that company resources are utilized to sustain safe manufacturing and distribution excellence
  • Manage ongoing improvements in production efficiency, implementing Lean principles, and demonstrated proficiency in implementation
  • Coordinate and interact with internal cross-functional teams to fulfill customer and company goals
  • Attend Management meetings and provide detailed input on status of production goals
    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:    Education:    
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technical, Business or equivalent experience
Essential Qualifications:    
  • Must have been a recent Jr. Military Officer within the past 12 months
  • Must be able to attend entire 18 month program
  • Must be able to relocate to Reno, NV to work onsite at Gigafactory during the course of the program
  • Minimum of 3 years active duty as a Commissioned Officer
  • Currently serving in the Armed Forces
  • Proven record of success throughout military career
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against production deadlines and goals
  • 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)
    Physical Demands:    Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)    
  • Sit:                                                       20%
  • Walk:                                                   40%
  • Stand:                                                 30%
  • 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:    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-141371 Manufacturing

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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