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International HR Specialist (Japanese/English)

REQ: REQ-143351 Human Resources

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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International HR Specialist (Japanese/English) 

The primary function of this position is to provide HR assistance for both Japanese Expatriates/Visitors and to provide administrative support for the IHR Team.      

Essential Duties:      

  • Assist Expatriates/Visitors by providing sufficient living and working environments during their stay in the US. This includes arranging hotel accommodations, transportation to and from work site, and other daily living necessities
  • Coordinate and assist in arrangements for expatriates (driver’s license, doctor’s appointments etc.) in collaboration with Regional Headquarters
  • Conduct orientation for Expatriates/Visitors regarding basic knowledge about local area and work rules
  • Provide administrative assistance for IHR team
  • Evaluates and resolves human relations, labor relations, and work-related problems involving Expatriates/Visitors while partnering with leadership in determining appropriate action (in some cases, may collaborate with HR team in Japan.)  
  • Requires transporting Expatriates/Visitors to governmental offices, or sick person to a hospital or doctor appointments using a designated company car, inclusive of the weekends on rare occasion (once in two months or less) 
  • 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 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:      


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree (Degree in Human Resource, International Business or related field are preferred.)

Essential Qualifications:       

  • 3+ years of working experience in HR or administration related fields
  • Native level of Japanese in speaking/writing/reading
  • Business level of English in speaking/writing/reading
  • Strong customer-focus mindset with great attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of 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 Qualifications:       

  • Prior work experience in Japanese company
  • Must be able to work with employees, visitors etc. within all levels of the organization and venders
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word


  • Current & Valid Driver’s License, clean driving record, pass a criminal background check & mandatory random drug and alcohol screening, etc.

Physical Demands:       

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)       

  • Sit:                                                       50%
  • Walk:                                                   35%
  • Stand:                                                 20%
  • Driving:                                                  5%
  • Lift:                                                        5%

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:      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.   #LI-WD1      

REQ: REQ-143351 Human Resources

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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