Panasonic Application System Engineer (PENA) in Sparks, Nevada
Application System Engineer
Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla Motors, Inc. in 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 manufactures and supplies cylindrical lithium-ion cells for the world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans 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, highest-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.
Are you creative and innovative? Do you thrive on providing superior customer service? Our ideal candidate will contribute with passion and proven IT expertise to stand up and sustain a manufacturing systems infrastructure in a facility that is the first of its kind.
In this role, you will serve as a technical expert in the areas of infrastructure related to manufacturing applications. You will identify methods and architect solutions to provide a high level of service to end-users of the application(s). You will help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot a rapidly expanding application system and its infrastructure. You’ll work closely with other engineers, analysts, and leadership to obtain regular feedback on design and execution. You will also provide periodic operational support and maintenance of the manufacturing system.
Manufacturing Infrastructure and Design – 60%
Responsible for the maintenance, optimization, troubleshooting, upgrades, installation and documentation of infrastructure related to manufacturing applications which includes Linux® and Windows® servers, switches, firewalls, DNS, hypervisors/virtual servers, storage arrays, IPAM, access controls and related systems.
Work in partnership with IT leadership on the administration of new and existing technologies – including the design, install, configuration, maintenance, integration and testing of manufacturing related systems.
Works collaboratively with business users on hardware, middleware and application requirements.
Collaborate with software developers, manufacturing engineers, application engineers, analysts and leadership to ensure the integrity of databases, application software and manufacturing data.
Performs regular system monitoring, verifying the integrity, health and availability of all systems and key processes, reviewing application and system logs, and ensuring completion of scheduled jobs.
Leads problem-solving efforts regarding system and service matters and if necessary facilitates support with outside personnel, organizations, and/or vendors.
Monitor tech-industry trends, and brings new ideas and innovative solutions.
Manufacturing System Support – 40%
Develop new deliverables as needed based on operational requirements and following best-practices for documentation and delivery.
Perform hardware and application troubleshooting as related to manufacturing process.
Configure and deploy devices and peripherals as necessary.
Resolves customer problems and questions on site.
Trains technical and non-technical staff in how to use new software and hardware.
Ensure compliance to all Panasonic policy and procedures including SOX compliance.
All other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
BS/MS in Information Systems, or similar discipline, and/or equivalent related work experience.
Ideal candidates will have 5+ years of hands-on experience in a large business or enterprise setting.
Technical experience in Oracle® database, enterprise networking, virtualization, 3PAR® Storage Arrays, datacenter hardware and monitoring platforms.
Prior experience in a manufacturing environment desirable.
Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information; effectively train/advise users on information technology issues; prepare written documentation in a clear and concise style.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, flexible environment and take the initiative to learn new tools and concepts quickly.
Creative thinker with attention to detail; strong analytical, multitasking, and interpersonal skills
Approachable and adaptable; this is a start-up where priorities are constantly changing.
Ability to work extended-hours or outside of normal business hours including weekends as needed.
Must be able to wear personal protective gear correctly most of the day and can lift 50-pounds regularly.
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.