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Industry: Quality

Company: Panasonic Energy of North America


Position at Panasonic Energy of North America

If you are passionate about contributing to a sustainable future and being part of a dynamic team shaping the electric vehicle revolution, this opportunity is tailor-made for you. We are seeking dedicated individuals to join us as full-time, on-site team members at our new, state-of-the-art factory located in the thriving city of DeSoto, Kansas.

Essential Duties:

  • Working with quality support staff in proper protocols and QMS controls and functions.
  • Initiating and maintaining QMS documents and procedures.
  • Supporting and participating with the quality manager in customer and regulatory audits.
  • Developing and/or adapting systems to meet quality standards, making suggestions with regards to procedures, standards and equipment to facilitate work and to streamline processes and to maintain product quality.
  • Investigating and determining root cause of quality issues; assisting production and other personnel with corrective action process.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9000 and IATF 16949 standards and certification processes.
  • Monitoring ECO, CAPA and MRB time to close metrics; identifying actions and responsibilities to drive timely closure and effectiveness.
  • Developing good documentation best practices; developing a training plan; monitoring effectiveness; coaching others as needed.
  • Supporting the implementation of paperless manufacturing initiatives.
  • Understanding and effectively implementing risk-based methodologies and processes.
  • Staying abreast of and communicating changes to regulatory requirements; developing effective plans to implement actions to address them.
  • Other 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 includes equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, 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 a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline
  • Preferred: Master’s degree (MBA)

Essential Qualifications:

  • 8+ years quality systems engineering experience
  • Ability to identify and pursue material defect reduction opportunities
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems (QMS)
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 standards required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with continuous improvement, Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen, 6S, etc.
  • Able to analyze and present data with clear conclusions and/or next steps.
  • Able to review and interpret technical specifications.
  • Experience with electronic Quality Management Systems (eQMS) implementation is highly desirable.
  • Experience in manufacturing or automotive industries is advantageous.
  • Previous work experience in a cross-culture; international environment in a Japanese business culture a big plus.
  • Alignment 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)

Preferred License(s):

  • None

Preferred Certification(s):

  • Internal Auditor, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer

Physical Demands:

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

  • Sit: 40%
  • Walk: 30%
  • Stand: 20%
  • Lift: 10%

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

  • Up to 10 lbs.: Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.: Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.: Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.): Not Required

About Us:

At the heart of this visionary project, Panasonic is committed to manufacturing cutting-edge cylindrical lithium-ion cells that will power the future of electric mobility. These cells will be meticulously crafted to meet the growing demands of the automotive industry, supporting various electric vehicle manufacturers in their quest for eco-friendly transportation solutions.

This role presents a unique chance to be at the forefront of innovation, working within a forward-thinking organization that is committed to environmental responsibility and the advancement of green technology. Be a part of our mission to power the future and make a difference in the world of electric mobility with Panasonic!

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 Corporation of North America.

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