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Cell Disassembly Specialist

REQ: REQ-122996 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Job Title:

Cell Disassembly Specialist






C&P Engineering Formation/Cell Inspection



Exempt (Salaried)


Approved by:

Keith Share (Battery Engineering, Manager)



Job Summary:

The Cell Disassembly Specialist is responsible for providing analysis during the disassembly process of Li-ion cells.  Additionally, the Specialist will assist with root cause analysis during the collection of data and escalate and communicate results accordingly.



Essential Duties:

  • Work with a team of engineers to conduct disassembly (break down) analysis of Li-ion cells while adhering to safety regulations in a laboratory and manufacturing environment
  • Collect data to assist in root cause analysis using analytical equipment in engineering and quality labs such as Microscope, SEM/EDAX, and CT
  • Interpret and communicate data and results from analytical equipment and other investigations
  • Participate and provide feedback of results to engineering teams
  • Adhere to inspection and disassembly Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) for common action items
  • Organization, inventory, cleanliness, and general upkeep of workspace and laboratory
  • Follow principles and knowledge of safety and environment protection in production
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • 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 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:  Associates Degree in an Engineering or Scientific discipline
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a Scientific discipline such as Chemistry, Materials Science, or similar



Essential Qualifications:

  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and achieve repeatable results for skilled tasks
  • Must be organized and able to clearly document findings
  • Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals and ensure high quality results
  • Strong observational skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Should be flexible with the working environment and be able to perform job duties between lab space, manufacturing floor and office/desk
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to improve and streamline lab procedures
  • Experience with lab characterization equipment such as SEM/EDX, CT, and FIB
  • 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:20%
  • Walk:50%
  • 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-122996 Engineering

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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