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REQ: REQ-143814 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

The SCADA Engineer is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the SCADA system at Panasonic’s Kansas Battery Manufacturing Facility.  Additionally, the Engineer documents system infrastructure and methods to ensure workflows are established and managed.  Furthermore, the Engineer helps with improving the SCADA solutions platform to ensure business performance is reached at its highest level.

Essential Duties:

  • Collaborate with clients, project managers, and other stakeholders to gather requirements and define system specifications.
  • Development and support implementation of SCADA Solutions Platform and system integration solutions projects
  • Develop Human-Machine Interface (HMI) screens for intuitive monitoring and control of industrial processes.
  • Configure and program Programmable Logic Controllers (PLM) for seamless integration with SCADA systems.
  • Updates and maintains operating and system standards, policies, and procedures
  • Applies technical knowledge to develop clear and standard work instructions
  • Installation of SCADA related hardware and network components
  • Design and Develop SCADA/HMI framework and solutions
  • Write scripts or code to customize SCADA software for specific applications
  • Create and maintain tags
  • Database programming and design
  • Design control panel layouts and wiring diagrams
  • Perform regular maintenance to ensure system reliability and availability.
  • Keep software and firmware up to date to address security vulnerabilities and improve performance.
  • Conduct testing and debugging of SCADA systems to ensure reliability and accuracy of data acquisition and control.
  • Thorough and complete testing and validation of SCADA network deployments and installations
  • Provide technical support and troubleshoot issues as they arise.
  • Effectively works with implementation partners and development teams to efficiently translate business requirements into functional capabilities
  • Collaborates with business partners to define and deliver capabilities in alignment with business and IT strategy
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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 includes equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, 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:  Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience with SCADA design, programming, and commissioning in Ignition
  • Thorough understanding of tags, alarm pipelines, gateway servers, edge line servers, transaction groups, recipe management, UDTs, Ignition templates and historizing data 
  • Python scripting
  • Networking principals as they apply to SCADA
  • Understanding of ladder logic
  • Experience programming, installing, and troubleshooting PLC systems, preferably Mitsubishi or Omron
  • Experience working with Proface HMIs
  • Knowledge of Modbus, Ethercat, Ethernet IP, Profinet, MQTT, OPC UA and SQL
  • Understanding of electrical hardware, drawings, sequence control and software design
  • Ability to cooperate and work with related departments including overseas
  • Flexibility to solve issues with first principles thinking
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile Project Management
  • Background working in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Management of complex SCADA design and deployment projects
  • Solid Works Electrical
  • Successful completion of Inductive University 
  • Control wiring design
  • 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:                                                       25%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 25%
  • Lift:                                                      20%

Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Keyboard/Computer:                           Continuous
  • Office Equipment:                               Continuous
  • Phone                                                  Continuous

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:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

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-143814 Engineering

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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