Panasonic Controls Engineer (Production Support Nights) in Sparks, Nevada
Controls Engineer (Production Support)
Night Shift 3-4/4-3 Production Schedule
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is seeking ambitious engineers to lead the world’s largest lithium ion battery initiative. With superior battery designs and the fastest manufacturing lines in the world, Panasonic is producing millions of batteries per day at the Gigafactory to support Tesla’s electric vehicle and energy storage businesses. Panasonic invites you to join us in this ongoing full-scale effort to electrify our society. At PENA, engineers quickly become experts in the fundamentals of lithium-ion cell technology and work to integrate that understanding with high speed, automated manufacturing methods to produce the highest performance and highest quality lithium ion batteries.
Performing control system maintenance and detailed troubleshooting in support of 24/7 plant operations.
Working and interacting with multiple departments/teams/Technicians/Shift Leads/Operators with the common goal of maintaining and responding to all battery manufacturing control system issues and developing and implementing corrective action.
Using schematics, wiring diagrams, P&ID’s, PFD’s, SOP’s, and various other available documentation as tools in performing maintenance and troubleshooting of all battery manufacturing control systems and developing and implementing corrective action.
Performing detailed PLC programming review and analysis as a tool in the troubleshooting of battery manufacturing control systems and developing corrective action.
Performing minor PLC program modifications relating to the implementation of temporary or permanent system fixes as a corrective action resulting from detailed troubleshooting of faulted/inoperable/disabled/broken battery manufacturing control systems.
Performing detailed HMI programming review and analysis as a tool in the troubleshooting of battery manufacturing control systems and developing corrective action.
Performing minor HMI program modifications relating to the implementation of temporary or permanent system fixes as a corrective action resulting from detailed troubleshooting of faulted/inoperable/disabled/broken battery manufacturing control systems.
Performing redlining of schematics, drawings, and SOP’s to reflect modifications based on corrective actions, and to document as-built conditions.
Using Configuration Management and Revision Control to document any and all modifications to PLC programming, schematics, drawings, P&ID’s, PFD’s, and SOP’s.
Performing detailed troubleshooting on Keyence vision systems within battery manufacturing processes.
Analyzing product or equipment specifications and performance requirements as a tool in troubleshooting control systems and developing corrective action.
Formulating and documenting proposed modifications to existing facility systems with the goal of increasing efficiency and productivity.
Conferring with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems.
Analyzing test data and reports to use as a tool in the troubleshooting battery manufacturing control systems.
Directing Engineering Technicians in the maintenance and troubleshooting of battery manufacturing control systems and the development of corrective actions.
Directing Engineering Technicians in the implementation of corrective actions.
Other miscellaneous 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:Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline.
Panasonic Energy of North America does not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.
Experience programming, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting PLC systems such as Omron, Mitsubishi, and Allen Bradley.
Understanding of electrical hardware, schematics, wiring diagrams, SOP’s, P&ID’s, PFD’s, sequence control, and software design.
Experience performing maintenance and troubleshooting activities on control systems in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
Experience maintaining and troubleshooting complex control systems, including software, hardware, wiring, and electro-mechanical components.
Experience programming, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting manufacturing image vision systems such as Keyence and Cognex.
Must be able to work a 12-hour shift (day or night) to support 24/7 battery manufacturing control systems maintenance.
Ability to cooperate and work with related departments including overseas.
Strong documentation skills.
Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
3+ years of manufacturing controls engineering experience performing maintenance is preferred.
Familiarity with wiring/cabling/grounding/shielding, wire gauge/terminations, and load/temperature requirements.
Familiarity with industrial machinery design & related NEC NFPA 70 and 79 codes.
Familiarity with ISA standards and symbology.
Knowledge regarding electrical requirements in hazardous locations (Class I, Div 2)
Experience with 480 V panel installations.
Physical Demands :
Physical Activities : (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)
Tools and/or Equipment: (Required frequency is: Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)
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
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.
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.