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The Quality Manager will work together with the Operations, Product and Process development teams, resolving bugs, defects, and other potential issues and ensuring that products meet customer specifications.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement quality control processes and procedures to ensure compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, and customer specifications.
  • Establish and maintain quality management systems, including document control, corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), and internal audit programs.
  • Develop and lead a team of quality engineers, supervisors and inspectors to conduct in-process and final product inspections, ensuring adherence to quality standards and specifications.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, engineering, and supply chain, to identify and resolve quality issues in a timely manner.
  • Analyze quality data and performance metrics to identify trends, root causes, and areas for improvement.
  • Develop and implement corrective and preventive actions to address non-conformities and improve product quality.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, such as lean manufacturing principles, Six Sigma methodologies, and process optimization projects.
  • Provide quality-related training and support to employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Communicate quality objectives, performance metrics, and improvement initiatives to management and stakeholders.

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 requirement for some roles at PENA 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.

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

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (preferably Mechanical Engineering), Quality Management, or a related field.
  • Preferred: Master's degree

Essential Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in quality management roles within battery manufacturing or other relevant high volume manufacturing industries.
  • Strong knowledge of quality management systems (e.g., ISO 9001, IATF 16949) and regulatory requirements (e.g., UL, CE, RoHS).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams including Quality Engineers and driving continuous improvement initiatives.
  • The ability to quickly learn the organization’s production processes and acclimate to those requirements.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Proven agility in all levels of work processes.
  • Able to make appropriate decisions when confronted with obstacles, think about them before acting, and consistently resolve issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Intuitive, adaptable, creative, and collaborative with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative nature with strong team building skills and willing to learn from and accept guidance from others.
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six-Sigma Black Belt, ASQ CQE or CQM certifications
  • 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)

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.