Production Control Specialist

  • Company: Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Location: Buffalo, New York
  • Posted: December 16, 2017
  • Reference ID: 254031741
Panasonic Corporation is working with Tesla Motors, Inc. to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules for solar panels at Tesla’s Solar City factory in Buffalo, New York.

Panasonic's role will be to manufacture and supply PV cells and modules with unique heterojunction photovoltaic cells, combining a crystalline silicon wafer with an amorphous silicon layer. Products will feature industry-leading module conversion efficiency and outstanding temperature coefficient characteristics.

The collaboration will make optimum use of both companies’ strengths to enhance the competitiveness of their products, generating a synergy effect between Panasonic’s technological and manufacturing expertise in the photovoltaic business and Tesla’s strong sales channels, rich creativity and market-leading, cutting-edge innovation.

The factory’s production began in the summer of 2017. By expanding the scale of production capacity over time, Panasonic expects to reach production capacity of over 1 GW (GigaWatt) by 2019. Tesla is making a long-term purchase commitment to Panasonic for products manufactured at the Solar City factory.

This is an opportunity that’s made to order for a career-minded individual who wants to make a difference and contribute to a more sustainable future based on renewable energy. Join this creative technology collaboration as it staffs up for initial production and grow with it as operations get under way and expand.

Currently, PESSNY has an immediate opening available for a Production Control Specialist.

What You’ll Get to Do:

Key tasks with respect to the Cell Production Department:

Achieve the department KPI planned by the manager on daily or monthly basis.
  • The department KPI is as follows
    • Production plan achievement rate (On-time delivery)
    • Productivity (Output per head)
    • Production yield
    • Production loss (Failure cost)
    • Production cost (Direct/Indirect labor, Depreciation, Indirect material, Power, Maintenance & Repair...)
    • Inventory amount and Inventory difference
      • If problems occur in material procurement, work with the procurement department or SCM department to resolve it
      • If problems occur in the process, work with the technical department and the quality department to resolve it
      • Optimize the cell output in cooperation with the module department, the technical department, and the SCM department for the module production plan
      • Check monthly and daily production plans and actual progress, improve if there is a difference
      • Monitor the progress of production and improve if there are problems
      • Improve productivity, quality loss, production cost and reduce divergence between plan and actual results
      • Understand the inventory of the entire cell production process and carry out reduction activities
      • Promote and maintain safety and health in your department
      • Perform inventory of the entire process (auxiliary material, stored goods, main material, in-process stock) every month and improve if there is a difference
      • Control and execution for raw material and indirect material purchasing
      • Grasp manufacturing cost and improve
      • Manage the number of materials
      • Prepare product for introduction through quantity control and retain items until complete
      • Manage products on hold
      • Manage shipping schedule
      • Provide work assistance of receiving shipping operator
      • Understand the latest information on product specifications, engineering technology, production process Ad-Hoc
        • Comply with Environmental Policy, Quality Policy, Safety Policy or other policy, which are enforced by the Company. Authority
          • Responsible for discipline/KPI performance. Scope
            • Report to Production Manager in the manufacturing department.
            • Support employees

              What You’ll Bring:

              Education & Experience:
              • Engineering-based vocational school, college degree and above Competencies:
                • 2 years Cost Control, Raw Material Control and Finished Goods Control
                • Problem solving
                • Decision making
                • Responsibility
                • Cooperation
                • Collaboration with domestic and overseas teams
                • Human resources development
                • Strong awareness for safety
                • Data aggregation, Analytical skills
                • Production and Shipment planning Competencies:
                  • Skill training course for forklift operation Communications:
                    • Ability to explain things logically
                    • Develop interpersonal relationships through various types of communication
                    • Ability to respond to inquiries from superiors and employees Other Requirements:
                      • Employee lifting up to 25 pounds, transporting work
                      • Handles general chemicals and gas used in solar cell manufacturing.
                      • Sometimes work in a clean room.
                      • The noise level of working environment is usually moderate
                      • Day shift
                      • In-house inspector registration required

                        In addition to an environment that’s as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

                        What We Offer:
                        • Family like environment with an entrepreneurial spirit
                        • Collaborative culture that thrives on innovation and new ideas
                        • Rewards and recognition for great achievements
                        • Growth opportunities for career development
                        • Flexible work arrangements to help balance life and work
                        • Competitive benefits and compensation package Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer . all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

                          Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. 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. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.


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