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Panasonic North America Facilities Operations Supervisor in De Soto, Kansas

Facilities Operations Supervisor

REQ: REQ-145221


Panasonic Energy of North America

  • De Soto,KS,United States

We are proud to announce the establishment of a state-of-the-art Li-ion battery factory, set amidst the beautiful Kansas City Metro. This groundbreaking green-field factory will serve as a pioneering hub for innovation in sustainable energy solutions.

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:

  • Operate and monitor SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) for Facilities Management System (FMS) of the building systems

  • Manage electrical supply and distribution, ensuring efficient and safe operations.

  • Oversee water systems and supplies, including monitoring and maintenance.

  • Supervise chemical supply and refining processes, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and all other applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Manage air moving equipment and distribution systems, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency.

  • Oversee wastewater treatment processes, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, safety regulations and all other applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Supervise HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, ensuring proper functioning and maintenance.

  • Respond to site emergencies, coordinating with relevant teams and authorities.

  • Communicate effectively with customers and management, providing updates and addressing concerns.

  • Lead a team of up to 8 technicians and 3 Lead Technicians, providing guidance and support as needed.

  • Provide and compile Daily Shift report on site issues for the shift to the Operations Manager.

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 NFPA Cal Suits, Cotton Hi-Viz Uniform, EH Boots, 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

Education Basic/Required:

  • Associates degree in a project management, trade school certificate or equivalent work experience

Essential Qualifications:

  • OSHA 10

  • Current State Issued Driver License

  • 5 plus demonstrated work experience related to project management, vendor management, Facilities and/or Maintenance/Operations.

  • Must be a self-start who, has the ability to prioritize and manage multi-functional tasks

  • Must have the ability to work well under pressure and strict time constraints

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Trainer

  • 5 years of manufacturing industry experience is strongly desired.

  • Experience with industrial building systems (chillers, boilers, HVAC, etc.). is desired.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate (oral and written) with employees, customer, contractors, vendors etc.

  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

Preferred License(s):

  • MEWP

  • CDL

Preferred Certification(s):

  • NFPA 70E or NFPA 70B

  • OSHA 30

  • HAZWOPER 8 or 40

  • MEWP

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

  • Assisted-lift only (over 35 lbs.): Occasional

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 of North America.

REQ: REQ-145221


  • De Soto,KS,United States