Panasonic Hiring At SolarCity Site In New York

JUN 25 2018 BY MARK KANE 12

Panasonic is expanding solar production at the Tesla Gigafactory 2 (former SolarCity facility) in Buffalo, New York, and is looking for new employees.

Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar New York America (Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America) started in 2017 and already has 300 people working on site.

The main products are solar modules, but according to the article solar cells for those modules are also envisioned in the future.

In recent times, solar installations weren’t a strong point in Tesla’s business, although Elon Musk said that he expects that Solar Roof sales will grow exponentially.

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Tesla SolarCity Buffalo facility

“Mark Shima, Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar New York President, says they have had a challenge of retaining workers since the company opened in early 2017. He attributes the high turnover to the twelve hour swing shifts, which have since ended for employees in solar module production. Now that employees have steady day- or night-shifts, Shima expects staff retention to increase.

About 100 employees are working on assembling the specialty solar modules over four shifts.

Panasonic is looking to hire at least 80 more workers so that it can grow its module production, and also expand its manufacturing to include solar cells.”

More info in the video news coverage below:

Source: WKBW

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12 Comments on "Panasonic Hiring At SolarCity Site In New York"

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God/Bacardi

https://us-careers.panasonic.com/careers/jobs/module-production-operator-3rd-shift-buffalo-ny-usa

Yikes…”Must be able to work a fixed 1st (8am-8pm) or 3rd shift (8pm-8am), depending on business needs
•Shifts are scheduled 4 days on, 4 days off – must be able to work weekends and some holidays as scheduled”

Will

Pay??

Derek

F that.

Mister G

Now you know why immigrants are needed in America GO TESLA GO DESTROY DIRTY GAS GUZZLERS AND DIESELS LOL CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

ROTFLMAO………..I love this guy. 😛

Steven Loveday

+1

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

A lot of companies have that. Even Gooooberment jobs like Prison Guards.
We had those options plus 10hr days for 4 days or the regular 8hrs 5 days.

Fred

Elon Musk is nothing more than a crony capitalist. His house of cards will inevitably collapse once the taxpayer spigot shut off. So suck on that you starry-eyed eco freaks,

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

What we need is the taxpayer spigot shut off on the Gas subsidies!
If you turn one off, you need to turn both off.

Nix

Fred, you sound rather scared. Shaking in you boots scared. Why else would you post like that on an “eco freak” website?

The reality you are so afraid of is that that solar is ALREADY lower in cost than fossil fuels in many parts of the US even without subsidies. This will simply continue to become more and more common in more places in the US as tax incentives do their job and drive down price through increasing volume, until that is true for almost all of the US.

That is f-ing with your mind, getting deep under your skin, and putting a big hurt on you. Go ahead, post a whole lot more comments like that, and prove exactly how much the success of solar power is getting under your skin.

Bill Howland

One of the few bright spots of manufacturing in Buffalo.

David Green

This is great, Panasonic makes the best value in solar panels today, we are using 100 of the 330w on our new home.