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Production Trainer I Nights (PENA)

REQ: REQ-140736 General

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

Production Trainer I


Monday-Thursday; 6:00pm-4:30am


Production Enhancement

Job Summary:

The Production Trainer interacts with Panasonic to develop specifications for content of training requirements. The Trainer is a role model to others while guiding and developing the talent of the production team members.  Additionally, the Trainer is well organized and ensures all team members comply to safety working standards, practice, and all environmental regulations.    

Essential Duties:

  • MO or higher skilled experience in one or more process in the battery manufacturing process
  • Understands fully and always works in compliance with SOP and safety standards
  • Demonstrated capabilities in equipment and system maintenance as required
  • Demonstrated training knowledge
  • Role models while guiding others to perform to SOPs correctly and effectively
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to other people, their learning styles, and their diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work with others at all levels in organization to achieve training goals and solve challenges and obstacles
  • Facilitates learning, collaboration and interactions between employees, shift leads and supervisory personnel that lead to productive and positive outcomes
  • Maintains composure under pressure and in learning of the trainee
  • Well organized and to organize and energizes others

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:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required:  High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred:  AA/AS degree in technical writing, engineering, draft, or related field desired

Essential Qualifications:

  • Able to analyze data
  • Strong knowledge of soft skills affecting the overall functioning of training
  • Excellent evaluative assessment and training skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal abilities
  • Good understanding of battery manufacturing process
  • Excellent ability to help trainees from many backgrounds improve upon training skills
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be certified in Train the Trainer Program
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Excellent evaluative assessment and training skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to motivate team members, and work in a high performing team environment. Will need to counsel and deliver performance appraisals to operators
  • Must have a safety conscientious attitude
  • In the absence of a supervisor, must be able to make safe, business minded, conscientious decisions when issues arise

Preferred License(s):

  • None

Preferred Certification(s):

  • None

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       10%
  • Walk:                                                   20%
  • Stand:                                                 40%
  • Lift:                                                      30%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Frequent
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Frequent
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Frequent
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Frequent


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-140736 General

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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