Image Vision Systems Engineer

Panasonic Energy Sacramento , CA 95814

Posted 8 months ago

Job Description

Job Purpose:

Designs and directs installation of and work on Panasonics manufacturing vision devices. This includes cameras, sensors, and other machine vision systems.

Responsibilities Include:

Analyzing product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.

Determining feasibility of designing new plant equipment or modifying existing facilities considering costs, available space, time limitations, company planning, and other technical and economic factors.

Providing technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process advantages and limitations which affect long range plant and product engineering planning.

Conferring with research personnel to clarify or resolve problems and develops design.

Preparing or directing preparation of product or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics.

Directing and coordinating manufacturing or building of prototype product or system.

Compiling and analyzing operational, test, and research data to establish performance standards for newly designed or modified equipment or product.

Planning and developing experimental test programs.

Analyzing test data and reports to determine if design meets functional and performance specifications.

Conferring with research and other engineering personnel and prepares design modifications as required.

Evaluating engineering test results for possible application to developments of systems or other uses.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

Experience with image vision systems such as Banner, Cognex, and Keyence

Skill and Know-how regarding production engineering by experience in US company

Understands electrical hardware

Understands drawings, sequence control and software design

Skill and Know-how regarding start-up of building, power equipment and manufacturing facilities through experience in a US company.

Knowledge and handling about American environmental laws and UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

Ability to cooperate and work with related departments including overseas, Japan

Flexibility to solve the issues without fixed thinking.

Strong computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint to put together proposals, project planning and status updates and executive presentations.

Desired Qualifications:

Familiarity with wiring/cabling size/terminations and load/temperature requirements

  • Familiarity with industrial machinery design & related NFPA codes:
    • 70
    • 79 (and related UL standards for industrial machinery)
  • Knowledge regarding electrical requirements in hazardous locations (Class I, Div 2)
  • Experience with 480 V panel installations
  • Control system troubleshooting
  • PLC Programming experience (Ladder Logic)
  • Control wiring design
  • Electrical troubleshooting & diagnostics
  • Experience with energy usage/optimization

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management.



Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In addition to an environment thats 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.

Company Description

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 worlds leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will double the worlds current production.
Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by production of the worlds safest, highest-quality, and lowest-cost batteries. Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change societys use of and perceptions of electric power.
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