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Workers Compensation Specialist

REQ: REQ-138534 General

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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Reviews, investigates, and makes decisions regarding compensability and appropriateness of claims. Processes and documents all workers compensation claims, ensuring compliance with relevant policies, procedures, and legislation. Acts as the authority on workers compensation policies and legislative provisions. Provides liaison with and advisement to external agencies and regulatory bodies in the administration of claims and in the care and disposition of claimants. Processes and handles casualty and property liability claims.

Essential Duties:

  • Reviews and evaluates all work-related accident reports for completeness and clarity of data; analyzes data, as needed, to ensure compliance with policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Determines appropriateness and amount of worker's compensation claims; investigates individual claims for eligibility for workers' compensation benefits; ensures that all legal and procedural requirements are met for the processing of claims, to ensure proper and timely payment to employees and medical facilities.
  • Provides authoritative advice and counsel to management on the interpretation and application of worker's compensation policies, legislation, regulations, and processes.
  • Coordinates and participates in strategic planning aimed at reducing the incidence of worker's compensation-related injuries at the facility.
  • Assembles appropriate medical information and facts regarding claims for cases pending litigation; represents PENA at Workers' Compensation Administration mediation and formal hearings; represents PENA at trials and other mediations as requested.
  • Communicates and interacts with medical professionals, support agencies and others to monitor and assess the progress of rehabilitation efforts, and to facilitate either return to work or, depending upon medical status of the claimant, placement into appropriate alternative positions within or outside PENA, ensuring compliance with all appropriate regulations and guidelines.
  • Prepares all necessary forms, records, and documentation, to include statistical analyses and reports, for all claims assigned, as required by various regulatory agencies.
  • Makes strategic recommendations for reducing the frequency and severity of losses through the use of a workers' compensation database and/or other claims data reports; designs and develops data bases, performs integrated data analyses, and prepares reports.
  • Handles and processes casualty and property liability claims
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related 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 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:  High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree. Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies, and procedures within specialty area.
  • Skill in conducting accident investigations.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of process requirements of administrative hearings and litigation.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Knowledge of data management systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of property and liability claims legislation, regulations, policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to document work in progress.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to use independent judgement and make appropriate insurance claims adjustment decisions and determinations.
  • Conflict resolution and/or mediation skills.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze claims information and to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
  • Skill in developing and implementing return-to-work, modified duty programs.
  • Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid Nevada driver’s license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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.

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%

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

  • Keyboard/Computer:                           Frequent
  • Office Equipment:                               Frequent
  • Telephone                                           Frequent

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.):               Occasional


About Us:

Panasonic Energy is expanding to Kansas after demonstrating exceptional performance Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada. 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. This role is located in De Soto, Kansas and is responsible for the next phase of Panasonic battery manufacturing for Tesla and Lucid.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. 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.

REQ: REQ-138534 General

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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