Quality Technician

  • Company: Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA)
  • Location: Sparks, Nevada
  • Posted: September 23, 2017
  • Reference ID: 116947117
Quality Technician

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. to construct a large-scale advanced battery manufacturing facility known as the Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role in the Gigafactory will be to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells and based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory is planned to produce cells which will double the world’s current production!

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of 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.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

Conducts and implements quality control for Li-ion battery manufacturing processes by performing following duties:

  • Conducts incoming materials quality control in the warehouse for cell production
  • Helping establish quality control system in materials warehouse of battery production.
  • Conducts inspection work for incoming materials including cell parts, battery active materials, and chemical materials for battery safety and performance.
  • Helping analysis and evaluation of materials inputoutput data to reduce defects and improve battery performance.
  • Provides support to cell manufacturing process auditing on materials to assure production quality.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, andor ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and Experience

    High school or junior college graduate. Familiar with quality management tools (control chart, FTA, FMEA, etc.) and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Practical experience with materials analysis, testing and chemical analysis equipment is desired.

    Supplemental Information

    In addition to an environment that’s as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

    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. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America. #LI-DNP

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