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Quality Control Engineer (PENA)

REQ: REQ-126011 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Job Title:  Quality Control Engineer II (Electrode)
Shift:  Day Shift
Department:  Quality
Category:  Exempt (Salaried)

Job Summary:

Do you want to join a team that's changing the world? Do you have a strong background? Then we're looking for you.  Put your skills to meaningful use, gain unique experience, and work with world-class team members with diverse backgrounds and expertise who share the same mission. Join the PENA team today.

Essential Duties:

  • Establishing quality control systems in the battery manufacturing process.
  • Conducting quality investigations into production systems to maintain battery cell safety and quality standards.
  • Analyzing and evaluating process data to reduce defects and costs to the company.
  • Providing support to the manufacturing process to resolve production issues related to quality.
  • Monitoring and controlling production outputs and implementing appropriate actions for out of control situations.
  • Updating and maintaining quality documentation related to manufacturing control points.
  • Testing and evaluating in-process samples to maintain quality standards and improve process performance.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

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 Education

  • Basic:  Bachelor's degree (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or similar) from a four-year College or university.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of hands-on quality engineering experience.
  • Our ideal candidate will come from the automotive, aerospace and/or battery industries.
  • Experience with quality control of batteries or electronic devices. Quality assurance work is desired.
  • Experience working in an analytical laboratory environment.
  • Familiarity with quality management tools (control chart, FTA, FMEA, etc.) and MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working in ISO quality management systems.
  • Problem solving skills and attention to details.
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with laboratory analysis using FTIR, 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.
  • CQE or Six-Sigma certification.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for -specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical Activity

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

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

Tools and/or Equipment:

Required Frequency

Occasional (1-33%)

Frequent (34-66%)

Continuous

(67-100%)

Keyboard/Computer  X

Office Equipment (Fax, copier, 10-key)  X

Telephone  X

Required Lifting and Carrying:

Weight to be manually lifted each normal workday. (Occasional 1 - 33%, Frequent 34 - 66%, Continuous 67 - 100%)

Not Required

Occasional

Frequent

Continuous

Up to 10 lbs X

Up to 20 lbs X

Up to 35 lbs  X

Team-Lift Only (over 35 lbs)  X

About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory is producing cells which will double the world’s current production.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the world’s safest, highest-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’s as innovative as our products, we offer competitive compensation and benefits. Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer.

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.

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-126011 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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