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Process Improvement Intern (PENA)

REQ: REQ-127781 Administration

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

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is seeking ambitious interns to join the world’s largest lithium ion battery initiative. With superior battery designs and the fastest manufacturing lines in the world, Panasonic is producing millions of batteries per day at the Gigafactory to support Tesla’s electric vehicle and energy storage businesses. Panasonic invites you to join us in this ongoing full-scale effort to electrify our society.

Essential Duties:

  • Analyzes and evaluates process input/output data to reduce downtime and increase production.
  • Works closely with other team members to increase understanding of downtime.
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data using statistical analysis methods to identify trends and opportunities relating to lost production
  • Collaborate with the multiple departments to trial new processes
  • Calculate the financial impact of proposed process improvements
  • Drive the sustainment of improvements through use of standard work, PFMEA, control plans, process checks, and other tools
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education Requirements:

  • B.S./M.S. in Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

Basic Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.

  • Must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Completion of at least two years of full-time enrollment (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) in a Bachelor’s Degree program.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Aptitude for learning systems quickly
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines of multiple projects and challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and collaboration skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to write and communicate technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.

Internship Details:

  • The program will be a fulltime paid summer internship working for Panasonic at the Gigafactory
  • Must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student during the time of the internship at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 2 years at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • The program will be 12 weeks in length, and is planned to occur between Monday, May 23rd and Friday, August 12th. This date range is subject to change

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous coursework in battery science, materials analysis, or advanced manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with materials analysis instruments including SEM/EDS, XRF, FTIR, X-Ray, etc.
  • Hands-on experience through lab research, project teams, or previous jobs.
  • A desire to create a sustainable future through energy storage, renewable energy, and electric vehicles.

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-127781 Administration

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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