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Senior Industrial Engineer (PENA)

Company: Panasonic
Location: sparks
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Sr. Industrial Engineer will be working in a cross-functional environment to ensure production operates in the most efficient way possible. The purpose of this position will be to optimize output while reducing non-value-added wastes. The Engineer will be responsible for collecting data, performing analysis, developing countermeasures, implementing the improvement project, and ensuring the desired outcome is sustained.Essential Duties:Leading a small team of highly talented and motivated industrial engineers in Panasonic's battery production processes. The duties of the team include but are not limited to:Providing industrial engineering (IE) support related to daily IE activitiesDemonstrating solid troubleshooting skills and ability to quickly solve unknown problemsTroubleshooting real time production problems to improve productivityApplying technical knowledge to develop clear and standard work instructionsDeveloping new production processes and methods to increase production rates, improve quality, reduce defects, and reduce costDevelop and implement Standardized Work Instructions across all manual operationsImplement 5S in production areas that currently do not utilize 5S practicesPerform time studies and utilize cycle time analyses to drive process optimizationUtilize MES data to analyze downtime and frequency of occurrence due to manual operations Identify, develop, and implement process improvement projectsSupport Technical Writers in developing and updating Standard Operating ProceduresSupport Production Trainers - train the trainer - in implementing new proceduresAudit production areas/personnel for compliance against improvement projectsDevelop and utilize Value Stream Maps to identify areas to reduce or eliminate non-value-added wastesCalculate production takt time and utilize cycle times to identify bottlenecks and perform line balancingSupport cross-functional team Kaizen eventsDevelop static and/or dynamic models to simulate current and future state productionDevelop Ishikawa diagrams and/or 5 Why's to properly identify the root cause of problemAnalyze and report data to meet management/factory needs (many Ad-Hoc reports)Implement Lean Manufacturing tools and methodologies to improve or solve manufacturing problems by reducing cost/waste or improving quality and/or capabilityWork effectively with operations and support functions to translate process improvement findings into sustained improvements and standard workUnderstand and analyze factory KPIs to drive improvement projects and analyze resultsAnalyze labor and equipment utilization to identify and reduce non-value-added wastesQuantify the value of continuous improvement opportunitiesDrive and influence change across multiple departments by implementing factory standardsEffectively communicate with all levels of the organizationEffectively lead and manage multiple projects simultaneouslyPersonal 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.Education:Basic/Required: Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering or related fieldPreferred: NoneEssential Qualifications:Evidence of exceptional ability. Panasonic follows a culture of full-cycle industrial engineering where members will have full responsibility and accountability for their projects from start to finish. We are looking for the best of the bestStrong skills in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel (Macro)) requiredDemonstrated ability to implement lean manufacturing tools and methodologiesStrong technical background, including high volume manufacturing environmentExcellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skillsAbility to learn and understand complex equipment capabilities, operation flow, and data flowMust have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking EnglishPreferred Qualifications:Minimum of 1+ years of leadership experience preferredMinimum of 5+ years in industrial or process engineering strongly desiredMust be detailed oriented and data drivenAbility to successfully manage multiple projectsExcellent communication skills requiredLean Manufacturing knowledge requiredSix sigma knowledge highly preferredStrong background in continuous improvementResilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressureAlignment to 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)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.

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