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IIOT Solutions Manager- PECNA

REQ: REQ-144662 IT

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • De Soto, KS, United States
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If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

The IIOT Solutions Manager manages a team of Software and SCADA Engineers to define the roadmaps and product specifications for various digital solutions that are and will be implemented at PENA. This role will report to Digital Transformation Group (DTG) Sr. Manager and drive for an integrated digital solution system including PLC, SCADA, and MES technologies in PENA’s smart factory initiatives. Digital transformation is one of the top initiatives at PENA for achieving more efficient and profitable production outputs.

Essential Duties:

  • Manages a team of software and controls engineers including prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance reviews, and overseeing the training and development of staff
  • Develops effective short-term and long-term plans for the team to achieve business targets and financial goals
  • Presents to executives on product roadmaps and ROIs
  • Works with project management team to drive design review process
  • Works with all functional teams in PENA to understand their needs for digital solutions
  • Collaborates with headquarter teams and advisors on business and technical strategies
  • Works with other DTG/IT team leaders to collaboratively design and implement the integrated digital solutions
  • Drives and supervises the product roadmap development for various digital solutions
  • Works with third parties to define product requirements and roadmaps
  • Translates customer requirements to product specifications
  • Applies technical knowledge to develop clear and standard work instructions
  • Leads by example with a strong work ethic and a “get the job done” approach
  • Has excellent time and project management skills, including effectively allocating time and resources, clearly tracking project progress, and delivering accurate results by deadlines
  • Participates in and supports the Company's Continuous Improvement program and projects
  • Effectively communicates and works with management teams, team members, and related divisions (e.g. Production, Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Control)
  • Executes high performance culture and servant leadership   
  • Performs other 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 includes equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, 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 Technology, Engineering, or related disciplines
  • Preferred: Master’s Degree

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7+ years of Technology or Engineering experience in manufacturing, automation, equipment development, or design
  • Minimum of 4+ years of Technology or Engineering management experience
  • At least 4 year of IIoT experience including rapid design, prototyping, and deployment of embedded systems
  • Well-versed in industrial IoT sensors, PLCs, MES, edge devices, data aggregators, and/or historian systems
  • Understanding of Industry 4.0 concepts and have skills and experiences with industrial automation and control systems like PLC, HMI, or DCFs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred 7+ years of control engineering or software engineering experience
  • Proven record of leading full cycle engineering, from solution concept to final product
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Six sigma green belt
  • 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):

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

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


About Us:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

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 Corporation of North America.

REQ: REQ-144662 IT

  • De Soto, KS, United States
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