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Position: Lead Technician – Cell Production
Company: Panasonic North America
Location: Buffalo NY US

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 Lead Cell Production Technician.

What You’ll Get to Do:
Key tasks with respect to the Cell Production Department :
Achieve and sustain the department KPI’s planned by the manager:

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 difference

Promote and maintain safety and health in your department

Improve work force productivity and quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning, scheduling, and coordination of maintenance resources, parts, materials, and equipment access

Work with production team to plan and schedule preventative maintenance on equipment based on criteria from equipment engineers

Lead a group of 15-20 technicians to meet productivity, quality and equipment downtime goals

Ensure standards of all equipment

Monitor production scheduling and maintain quality

Report any issues to SSL

Practice 5S methodology as it relates to the equipment

Diagnose mechanical, electrical, and programming failures of equipment, troubleshoot and make repairs

Understand the latest information on product specifications, engineering technology and production processes

If there is an abnormality in daily inspection, take countermeasures Ad-Hoc:

Comply with Environmental Policy, Quality Policy, Safety Policy or other policy, which are enforced by the Company Authority:

Responsible KPI performance Scope:
Report to SSL

Support the manufacturing division

Support production activities What You’ll Bring:
Education & Experience:
Engineering-based vocational school, college degree and above

Experience in repairing and managing manufacturing facilities is desirable

Experience managing and leading others Competencies:
Strong awareness for safety

Basic PC operation

Data aggregation and analytical skills

Machine maintenance

Problem solving

Decision making

Collaboration with relevant divisions

Knowledge of PLC, hydraulic and vacuum technologies and the ability to diagnose the mechanical, electrical and programming failure of equipment

Have knowledge of chemicals Communications:
Explain things logically

Develop interpersonal relationships through various forms of communication (i.e. spoken, written etc)

Ability to respond to inquiries from superiors and employees Other Requirements:

Able to lift up to 25 pounds, transporting work

Handles general chemicals and gas used in solar cell manufacturing

Clean Room environment

The noise level of working environment is usually moderate Candidates must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves. No cosmetics shall be worn in the cleanrooms. This includes: lipstick, eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, mascara, eye liner, false eye lashes, fingernail polish, hair spray, mousse, or the heavy use of aerosols, after shaves and perfumes. This position will require exposure to strong magnets that will interfere with pacemaker/defibrillator function. For safety reasons, candidates with a pacemaker/defibrillator cannot be considered for this position. 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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