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Panasonic Process Improvement Intern (PENA) in Sparks, Nevada

Job Summary:

Panasonic is looking for interns to join our creative team of engineers. Our engineers are hard-working, goal-oriented, and creative, and they are looking for interns to train. The interns hired for this position should expect to learn all facets of manufacturing and will leave this position with invaluable skills and industry knowledge. Also, this internship program is highly regarded in our field, so successful participation will be a great addition to your resume.

Essential Duties:

  • Analyzes and evaluates process input/output data to reduce downtime and increase production.

  • Works closely with other team members to increase understanding of downtime.

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data using statistical analysis methods to identify trends and opportunities relating to lost production

  • Collaborate with the multiple departments to trial new processes

  • Calculate the financial impact of proposed process improvements

  • Drive the sustainment of improvements through use of standard work, PFMEA, control plans, process checks, and other tools

  • 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 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


  • Basic/Required: B.S./M.S. in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Evidence of exceptional ability. Panasonic follows a culture of full-cycle engineering where members will have full responsibility and accountability for their projects from start to finish.

  • Must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student at an accredited four-year college or university.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Demonstrated experience solving difficult hands-on engineering problems with an ability to clearly articulate technical detail and thought process

  • Familiarity with basic lithium-ion battery chemistry

  • Good understanding of basic manufacturing principles

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and collaboration skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to write and communicate technical information clearly and concisely

  • Skilled with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems

  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on full-cycle engineering experience acquired through internships, jobs, research, or personal projects

  • A desire to create a sustainable future through energy storage, renewable energy, and electric vehicles

Internship Details:

  • The program will be a fulltime paid summer internship working for Panasonic at the Gigafactory

  • The program will be 10 weeks in length, and is planned to occur between Monday, May 31st and Friday, August 6th. This date range is subject to change

About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high 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.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

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.