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Sr. SCADA Engineer (PENA)

REQ: REQ-143423 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • United States
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The Sr. SCADA Engineer is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and management of the SCADA system at Panasonic’s Gigafactory. Additionally, the Sr. SCADA Engineer manages the documenting system infrastructure and methods to ensure workflows are established and managed. Furthermore, the Sr. SCADA Engineer will lead with helping to improve the SCADA system to ensure business performance is reached at its highest level. 

**The location can be either Reno, NV or fully remote. Pacific time zone preferred**  

Essential Duties   

  • Leads the developing, implementing, and managing Panasonic’s SCADA system within the Gigafactory
  • Analyzing product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods
  • Takes on technical leader role in development projects, and helps Engineer levels I, II, and II complete tasks for development
  • Determining feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors
  • Providing technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning
  • Conferring with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develops design
  • Directing and coordinating manufacturing or building of prototype products or systems
  • Planning and developing experimental test programs
  • Analyzing test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications
  • Evaluating engineering test results for possible application to developments of systems or other uses
  • Other duties may be 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 requirement for some roles at PENA 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   


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field

Essential Qualifications:   

  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience with SCADA systems and OPC communication
  • Thorough understanding of feedback control systems and PID controllers
  • Strong understanding of ladder logic
  • Advanced knowledge of best manufacturing and programming practices such as ISA standards and compliance
  • Advanced knowledge of Modbus, Ethercat, Ethernet IP, Profinet, MQTT, OPC UA and SQL
  • Experience designing high availability systems and databases in a manufacturing environment
  • Background working in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • 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 Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Experience programming, installing, and troubleshooting manufacturing image vision systems such as Keyence and Cognex
  • Experience programming, installing, and troubleshooting PLC systems, preferably Mitsubishi or Omron
  • Knowledge of ISA88 physical model systems such as PackML
  • Knowledge and handling about American environmental laws and UL (Underwriters Laboratories)
  • 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:                                                       30%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 30%
  • 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-143423 Engineering

  • United States
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