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Sr. Facilities Engineer

REQ: REQ-127986 Facilities

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Sr. Facilities Engineer

For questions about this opportunity, please email: [email protected]

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. 

The Senior Facilities Engineer is an instrumental subject matter expert in the design, implementation, and operations of utility infrastructures to support current and future advanced manufacturing.  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 vision. Join the PENA team today!

Essential Duties:

  • Supporting design and installation of facility systems composed of HVAC, dry room/ dehumidifier, wastewater, electrical, emergency generators, fire/life safety systems and associated equipment.
  • Scheduling and cost control of facility system construction.
  • Developing and monitor energy control and conservation systems.
  • Supporting facility design for construction and updates for operational and energy efficiencies.
  • Conducting routine, ongoing assessments of the facility systems operations.
  • Performing tests and rounds and analyzing data to assure the proper functioning of equipment.
  • Ensuring energy efficient operations of all facility systems.
  • Assisting, as necessary, with scheduling of preventive maintenance, contracted maintenance, and general maintenance with minimum disruption of building services.
  • Ensuring compliance with all safety procedures as well as utilization of protective equipment.
  • Maintaining ongoing communication with vendors.
  • Assisting in updating and / or maintaining as-built drawings.
  • Responding quickly to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure etc.) and customer concerns.
  • Assisting with maintaining inventory control programs. 
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable codes, requisitions, and government agencies directives related to facility operations.
  • Keep abreast of changing technologies and propose improvements as required
  • Represent Facilities Department at site-wide meetings
  • Effectively transfers knowledge, skills and abilities to less experienced personnel
  • Present troubleshooting results/incident results and proposed countermeasures to affected departments and upper management
  • Establish standard designs and procedures
  • Review and select optimum design alternatives
  • Utilize creativity to resolve complex problems
  • Evaluate and select contractors, consultants and vendors for assigned projects
  • Develop and modify technical manuals and document standard operating procedures for the department
  • Act as an advisor or consultant and spokesperson at organization level on major projects/programs with upper management and external contacts
  • May act as a group leader or oversee other engineering personnel

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:  Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English
  • 8+ years of hands on experience in operation/engineering of mission critical facilities and infrastructure (HVAC, dehumidifiers, generators, wastewater, fire/life safety systems, electrical systems, chemical distribution, etc.).
  • Experience supporting and constructing large facilities, preferably in advanced manufacturing environments.
  • Demonstrated experience with energy saving programs.
  • The ability to:
    • Comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex project documents, including AutoCAD, Visio, and PDF documents.
    • Manage projects effectively.
    • Develop installation standards and project tracking/management documents.
    • Respond effectively, verbally, and in writing to sensitive issues, complex inquiries, or complaints.

  • A high level of commitment to customer service to both coworkers and clients.
  • Being approachable and adaptable. Must be comfortable communicating/troubleshooting with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to put together proposals, plan projects, provide status updates, and give executive presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with clean room/dry room environments.
  • Experience working with mission critical facilities.

Preferred License(s):

  • Discipline specific professional engineering licensure. i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Life Safety, Civil/Environmental etc.

Preferred Certification(s):

  • None

Physical Demands:

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

  • Sit:                                                       40%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • 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-127986 Facilities

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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