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Customer Support Field Engineer II

REQ: REQ-137482 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Doha, Qatar
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Who we are:  

Ever wonder who brings the entertainment to your flights? Panasonic Avionics Corporation is #1 in the industry for delivering inflight products such as movies, games, WiFi, and now Bluetooth headphone connectivity!   

How exciting would it be to be a part of the innovation that goes into creating technology that delights millions of people in an industry that’s here to stay! With our company’s history spanning over 40 years, you will have stability, career growth opportunities, and will work with the brightest minds in the industry. And we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that will help our organization thrive! We seek diversity in many areas such as background, culture, gender, ways of thinking, skills, and more.  

If you want to learn more about us visit us at And for a full listing of open job opportunities go to   

The Position:

  • Performs an on-site support liaison between Panasonic and Airline Customers and OEMs to ensure customer satisfaction and optimum performance of all Panasonic equipment. Provides service, technical guidance, support, and training to airline customers to ensure product performance and reliability objectives are met. Represent Panasonic Field Engineering interests in the resolution of technical issues with other Panasonic and customer engineering departments.
  • Service, Support, and Troubleshooting
    • Provide technical guidance and field assistance and training to Panasonic personnel, and airline customers in troubleshooting and resolving system hardware, network, and software issues. Provides accurate, detailed, and timely responses to problems and queries.
    • Consolidate and evaluate feedback from Customer Repair Shops, Line Maintenance personnel, and other operational departments. Monitor failure trends and highlight possible quality or reliability problems. Communicate findings with the Product Engineering and Reliability departments to ensure accurate and timely resolution.
    • Provide troubleshooting assistance and support for new equipment installations, enhancements, or modifications for hardware, wiring, and software integration efforts and issue resolution. Work closely with engineering departments to ensure timely and accurate corrective action is achieved.
    • Review mechanical, electrical, and software installation documentation to verify that all specifications are met.
    • Work with the training department to conduct operational, line, and maintenance training for airline customers.
    • Assists in aircraft delivery and support during flight tests and customer flight acceptance.
    • Ensures interface between Airline customer and Panasonic product at OEM, (i.e. Boeing), and manages any A/C delivery issues or post-delivery resolution commitments.
    • Checks the reliability of data. Monitors trends and analyzes data to identify systemic problems.
    • Work with the training department to conduct operational, line, and maintenance training for airline customers.
    • Maintain a detailed working knowledge of aircraft avionics systems that interface with Panasonic equipment.
    • Participate in resolving system operation, maintenance, or reliability issues by conducting investigations, collecting data to identify the scope of problems, and participating in the recovery plan as required with other departments. Monitor failure trends and possible quality or reliability problems.
    • Provide field inputs to other Panasonic departments, (i.e. Product Support Engineering, Field Engineering Offices, Repair Center, Training, and Program Management) concerning technical product issues, installation, or documentation-related problems. Collect data required by Support Engineering to evaluate problem areas within the system software.
    • Provide a consistent communication path to engineering for problem resolution. Establish a strong inter-departmental Engineering interface and support.
    • Monitors and coordinates engineering solutions and implementation of fixes/solutions. Assists in aircraft delivery and support during flight tests and customer flight acceptance.
    • Other duties as required.
  • Liaison to Airline/OEMs
    • Perform as engineering liaison for the development or integration of next-generation Panasonic IFE systems.
    • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of Panasonic products and installations, including system software and associated equipment. Remain current as new products and enhancements are released. Continually obtain new data, specifications, and interface often with the groups developing new products and software.
    • Provide regular, accurate, and detailed technical reports to Field Support management and/or appropriate departments on all activities, observed field problems, and customer issues. Provides clear and concise written and verbal communication and often participates in continuing problem investigations.
    • Manage the relationship between Panasonic and the assigned customers to ensure satisfaction and long-term business relationship.
    • Provide technical guidance and assistance to Customers in troubleshooting and resolution of system & interface problems.
    • Consistently exhibit professionalism to enhance the customer’s perception of the Company

What we're looking for:

  • Associate's Degree/equivalent educational qualification in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics, Engineering, or related degree; or 5 years of engineering experience in Information Technology, electronics/avionics systems, software, or broadcast technology may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Typically requires 2-4 years of related experience (with an AA Degree).
  • Working knowledge of Linux/Unix commands, file system structure, and overall familiarity with the various processes.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networks and troubleshooting methods.
  • Ability to understand and use wiring schematics, diagrams, and other engineering/aircraft documentation preferred.
  • Ability to operate standard electronic test equipment and tooling.
  • Familiarity with FAA, CAA, and ATA requirements for avionics equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a strong individual contributor within a team.
  • MySQL database experience is a plus.
  • Proficient in the utilization of MS office suite and Oracle.
  • Proficient working knowledge of aircraft systems that interface with PAC equipment.
  • Understands Recommended Spares requirements and coordinates the delivery of spare equipment for airline customers. Review RSPLS for Marketing Business Proposals.
  • Ability to prioritize and carry out responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Network/Software experience or qualification.
  • Software and system development and integration experience are desired.
  • Ability to carry out assigned responsibilities while working independently and/or closely with peers and supervision; capable of establishing work priorities.
  • Ability to multitask and apply priority to projects with adaptability and urgency while meeting timelines.
  • Ability to write and converse effectively with peers from Panasonic, Airline customers, and other vendors on a technical level.
  • Ability to present Panasonic interests to non-technical people in meetings and various reports.
  • Capable of identifying engineering problems in software and hardware and reporting to Field Engineering management, (i.e. problems can be fundamental design issues with software, power, and electronic components or they can be aircraft environment-related).
  • Demonstrated engineering-level product knowledge on avionics and related software areas.
  • Applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be able to meet the requirements of the airport authority for access and vehicle operation on their premises. (For Boeing, employees must possess an active Washington State driver’s license and submit to a DMV record check).
  • Ability to pass extensive security and background checks.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%, both domestic and international, often on short notice.
  • Willing to work weekends and beyond normal business hours as required. Ability to work all shift hours and weekends.
  • Ability to climb and work from a ladder or platform, and endure sitting, standing, bending or twisting for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and operate in confined spaces for extended periods.

Our Principles:

Contribution to Society | Fairness & Honesty | Cooperation & Team Spirit | Untiring Effort for Improvement | Courtesy & Humility | Adaptability | Gratitude  

What we offer:

At Panasonic Avionics Corporation we realize the most important aspects in leading our industry are the bright minds behind everything we do. We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive, comprehensive and flexible benefits program. 

REQ: REQ-137482 Engineering

  • Doha, Qatar
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