Panasonic IT Asset Administrator (PENA) in Sparks, Nevada

IT Asset Coordinator

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 world’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer, Tesla Motors, Inc. Based on the battery demand from Tesla, the Gigafactory plans to produce cells which will double the world’s current production.

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

Job Purpose

Are you creative and innovative? Do you thrive on providing superior customer service? Our ideal candidate will contribute with passion and excellence to build and strengthen our computing environment in a facility that is the first of its kind.

Primary Role and Responsibilities

Asset Management and Inventory – 50%

  • Responsible for all aspects of inventory preparation of supplies and the physical counting of inventory.

  • Responsible for generating reports from database information.

  • Manages IT hardware warranty program, including RMA’s.

  • Updates asset database to tombstone historical data for retirement of items being decommissioned.

  • Retires IT equipment to be delivered to the authorized E-waste disposal company.

IT Procurement – 35%

  • Generates IT hardware and software requisitions.

  • Accurately enters IT hardware and software into asset database.

  • Maintains adequate levels of stock in accordance with budget and information security policies.

  • Prioritizes and coordinates helpdesk orders and deliveries.

  • Works with vendors to ensure best pricing practices.

  • Distributes received IT equipment to technicians and project managers.

  • Responsible for following policies and procedures as approved for purchasing IT hardware and software.

Compliance – 15%

  • Insure compliance to all Panasonic policy and procedures including but not limited to SOX compliance.

  • Exercises good judgement by involving management in resolving customer issues as necessary.

  • Escalates unresolved customer issues in a timely manner.

  • Report to management team status of environment on a regular basis.

Education and Experience

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Requires Bachelors in Business Administration or equivalent in Computer Science. Requires knowledge of computer hardware, software, peripherals, and database development. Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

Minimum 2 years experience in the computer field preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience working with databases and/or data resource management. A minimum of 5 years experience in procurement. Working knowledge of Access or other databases required.

  • Working knowledge of Help Desk / Customer Support center operations.

  • Excellent customer service skills which you will use to establish working relationships and to provide superior support to all levels within the organization.

  • Good communications (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain/ present technical information; effectively train/advise users on information technology issues.

  • Approachable and adaptable, this is a start-up where priorities are constantly changing.

Supplemental Information

In addition to an environment that’s 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.