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Maintenance Supervisor (Days- C Shift)

REQ: REQ-145374 Manufacturing

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Maintenance Supervisor (Days- C Shift)


Shift: C Shift

 Department: Maintenance



Job Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor’s main responsibility is to manage a team of maintenance employees with different disciplines.  Coordinates schedules and workflow for the team who repairs and conducts preventative maintenance activities throughout the facility. Supervises day-to-day work of maintenance employees while providing direction, develop work assignments, assesses performance to meet program initiatives such as Quality, Schedule, and Cost.  Additionally, the Supervisor proactively drives continuous improvement and development of technical competencies, talent, and performance. The individual provides a safe work environment and takes timely corrective action to correct unsafe conditions.


Essential Duties:

  • Lead, supervise, and direct maintenance members to ensure starts and transfers are consistently achieved
  • Hire, train, develop, engage as well as motivate and drive accountability of all team members while driving continuous improvement (mistake proofing, lean manufacturing strategies, FTQ), positive and safe working environment, and operational excellence (quality, cost and delivery)
  • Ensure production employees are adequately trained and certified to perform assigned tasks
  • Ensures direct reports understand the team’s goals and that all goals and performance are aligned to support the team’s deliverables
  • Maintain a high degree of manufacturing floor presence to facilitate good understanding of both manufacturing and staffing issues and process bottlenecks
  • Actively supervise multiple shifts and/or areas of manufacturing, promoting a positive environment that ensures teamwork and accountability within the manufacturing area
  • Perform annual performance reviews, pay adjustments and Career Development Plans for direct reports
  • Manage overtime scheduling and overtime reduction plans
  • Lead regular informational and improvement team meetings
  • Monitor compliance to safety rules, including ergonomics and compliance to 6S, Visual Management and other manufacturing standards and regulations
  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective communication channels for production measurements and general business communication
  • Demonstrates and model team-oriented behavior
  • Enhance and influence support of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Empower team members by recognizing and reward members in accordance with Panasonic’s Bravo guidelines
  • Ensures Medtronic policies, practices, and standards and programs are consistently followed
  • Provide clear communication of all manufacturing issues and provide help where needed to management and support functions
  • Manage and deliver expectations of daily tier meetings
  • Coordinate and manage material flow and accuracy, quality, and maintenance support requirements
  • Improve schedule linearity, reduce cycle times and inventory, reduce costs, and improve employee engagement
  • Monitor Value Stream (VS) productivity and ensure that staffing is balanced to support manufacturing plans
  • Collaborate and partner with other shift supervisors to ensure consistency of manufacturing practices across shifts and value streams
  • Actively participate in, and lead projects that drives FTQ and operational excellence improvements including Lean Six Sigma
  • Other duties and special projects 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:  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations, Business, or related field
  • Preferred:  None



Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive manufacturing/operations experience and direct people management experience in a high pace/high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience performing preventative maintenance
  • Experience reading blueprints
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with measurement tools (calipers, micrometers, etc.)
  • Strong commitment to safety and continuous improvement mindset
  • Self-starter, with general instructions
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a cross-discipline environment as well as independently
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced and changing environment
  • Results oriented with the ability to plan and deliver against production deadlines and goals
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma and 6S principles
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English
  • Skills in MS Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Inventory Management Systems, and/or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) in support of the manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead organizational changes
  • Experience in a regulated environment (e.g. FDA or medical device)
  • Lean Six Sigma and Just-In-Time manufacturing experience
  • ISO 9000 experience
  • Assembly automation experience
  • Understands Statistical Process Control
  • Demonstrated ability to transform a workflow to a fully mature, efficient, and lean operation


Physical Demands:

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

  • Sit:                                                       20%
  • Walk:                                                   30%
  • Stand:                                                 30%
  • Lift:                                                      20%


Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Continuous
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Continuous
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Occasional



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-145374 Manufacturing

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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