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Vision Engineer I (PENA)

REQ: REQ-135105 Engineering

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Programming, installing, and troubleshooting machine vision systems, equipment monitoring, and robotic vision within Panasonic’s battery manufacturing processes.
  • Providing machine vision-related technical support to ongoing production operations.
  • Learning the machine vision systems and creating documents and training for other teams
  • Analyzing product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.
  • Providing technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning.
  • Preparing product or system layouts, detailed drawings, and schematics.
  • 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.
  • Supporting investigation into manufacturing equipment failures and design or consulting on countermeasures from machine vision systems perspective
  • 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.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred

Education:

  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Preferred:  None

Essential Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of vision engineering experience
  • Knowledge of camera, light, and lens selection for applications ranging from defect detection to part location.
  • Knowledge of quality and reliability improvement using data acquisition in conjunction with Six Sigma, Cpk, Gauge R&R, and similar quality tools.
  • Skilled in the utilization of statistical analysis.
  • Programming background with high-level languages such as C, C++, and Python.
  • Background working in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience programming, installing, and troubleshooting machine vision or computer vision systems.
  • Experience programming, installing, and troubleshooting PLC systems such as Mitsubishi, Keyence, or Omron.
  • Familiarity with wiring/cabling size/terminations and load/temperature requirements.
  • Familiarity with industrial machinery design & related NFPA codes:
    • 70
    • 79 (and related UL standards for industrial machinery)
  • 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)

Preferred License(s):

  • None

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.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Not Required

REQ: REQ-135105 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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