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Quality Control Engineer (Day Shift)

REQ: REQ-130122 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Quality Control Engineer (Day Shift)

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is seeking ambitious engineers to lead 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. At PENA, engineers quickly become experts in the fundamentals of lithium-ion cell technology and work to integrate that understanding with high speed, automated manufacturing methods to produce the highest performance and highest quality lithium ion batteries. 

Essential Duties:

  • Establishing quality control systems in the battery production process.
  • Conducting management work for quality performance to maintain battery cell safety and quality.
  • Analyzing and evaluating process input/output data to reduce defects.
  • Providing support to the cell manufacturing process to resolve production issues with quality.
  • Monitoring and controlling production quality and implementing appropriate actions for out of control situations.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or similar discipline.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of quality engineering experience.
  • Experience with quality control of batteries or electronic devices. Quality assurance work is desired.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to effectively conduct root cause analysis.
  • Familiarity with quality management tools (control chart, FTA, FMEA, etc.) and MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Problem solving skills and attention to details.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using ISO 9001 quality management system auditing.
  • Experience with laboratory analysis using X-Ray, SEM, ICP, or similar tools.
  • A background as a quality engineer in high-volume manufacturing is strongly desired.
  • Data analysis experience such as statistical process control of production data.
  • Experience in defect reduction of high-volume manufacturing products.

Physical Demands:

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

  • Sit:                                                       20%
  • Walk:                                                   50%
  • 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.:                                       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-130122 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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