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REQ: REQ-145175 Engineering

Panasonic Connect
  • Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
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Panasonic Connect -  Engineer

At Panasonic Connect, we connect the power of people and technology to change work, advance society and help connect to tomorrow.   Empathy, results, relentlessness and teamwork are the foundations of the Panasonic Connect Culture.  Our mission is to elevate the employee experience by empowering individuals to use their voice and have a positive impact on our business.  As part of our team, you will push boundaries, take action, and face challenges alongside our customers to innovate experiences that define the changing world of work.                      Watch this video to see how we connect talent to opportunity, work to tomorrow and solutions to purpose.  Come join our journey!          
What You Get to Do:     
  • Performs and provides Engineering expertise in the design of process and operation of machines and related equipment and the software suite of DGS or CIM. May work closely with other engineering disciplines to increase machine quality, efficiency, and volume.  Can be called upon to support sales and service activities for pre-and post-sales activities including installations, presentations, troubleshooting, and machine optimization.  
  • Activities include technical writing for training documents and conferences, technical presentations at customer technical review meetings, machine evaluations involving on-site support, component evaluations and testing, interface and providing feedback to the PFSC design and CS organization- Japan, and other engineering support activities.



  • Responsible for developing and maintaining expertise in the Panasonic electronic assembly equipment, process, solutions, and software systems.  Performs engineering research, engineering design, and development of experimental methods for various technologies.  It is required to develop the skills necessary to become the internally recognized technical leader and, or expert in the Panasonic systems above.  Technical knowledge includes the entire assembly process including wave soldering, reflow soldering, selective soldering, board handling and transport, AOI automatic optical inspection, and component mounting.  Extensive use of experimental design is required.  Mechanical design including nozzle and various mechanical assembly techniques required
  • Requires hands-on working environment within the machine focus aspect of the position.  These include system testing, product development, customer machine evaluations, and component evaluations.
  • Product Evaluations-  Must continue to keep updated on technical product changes and market operational information.  Utilizes knowledge to adapt and incorporate design processes to meet or exceed competition or offset perceived advantages with other features or applications.


  • Supports sales force in developing and maintaining account relationships with technical knowledge.  Provides technical training to sales and service individuals. 
  • Supports product installations in certain applications and will be called upon to troubleshoot machine issues with service personnel. Can be utilized for sales presentations to support technical processes inherent with specific machines. 
  • Analyzes equipment specifications to ensure products meet industry safety and electrical standards. Receives factory training on assigned products to support post-sales activities.


  • Work with the project team on the technical aspects of the machine evaluations.  Includes throughput simulations, machine programming and debugging, training, setup, and operation of the Panasonic North America machines and systems.  Machine evaluations require a significant commitment to on-site support involving extensive travel supporting the sales staff.
  • Provide summary reports to senior management on all active projects.


  • May represent Panasonic in various industry and trade shows including technical demonstrations.  Participates in studies on product reliability and breaking new technologies.     
  • Using Lean principles, identify deficient processes to improve the efficiency of machine and customer operations performance indicators.

 What You'll Bring:

Education and Experience 

  • BS degree in engineering or higher- chemistry, material science, industrial engineering, etc.
  • 3-5 years of engineering experience.
  • Preference for electronic assembly experience SMT
  • Working knowledge of CAE systems such as Solid works, PRO or E or other 3D modeling software is preferred but not required.
  • AutoCAD experience preferred, but not required.
  • MS Office suite working knowledge required.
  • Preference for advanced skills in MS Excel including VBA and macro development or usage, but not required.
  • Statistical analysis is part of daily activities.  Such as process capability, probability, DOE, TOC, etc…
  • Preference for advanced MS PowerPoint skills required, including custom animation usage, VBA, embedding objects, etc… but not required
  • Strong PC and appropriate software skills required.

Key competencies

  • Must be capable of solving complex project and engineering challenges with minimal assistance, as well as working with other process Automation areas to manage through challenges.
  • Focus on and promptly manage any sensitive or critical project issues.
  • Experience working in a team-orientated, collaborative environment.
  • Strategic, operational, and technical management skills
  • Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.
  • Must be self-motivated with an ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments.


  • Strong oral and written communications skills as well as collaboration and critical thinking skills.
  • Act as key communications contact- internal or external.
  • Communicate effectively with other Panasonic engineering staff and Executive Management, key customers, and project management staff for our clients and partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to provide clear and detailed technical reports and presentations.
  • Communicate with sales account managers to provide updates.
  • Coordination communication between multiple suppliers, subcontractors, Panasonic factories and project managers involved.

Other Requirements

  • Position is based on Hoffman Estates, IL office.
  • Requires a minimum of 50 percent travel to various locations in North America where customer projects are being executed. 
  • May require international travel.  Adherence to corporate travel and entertainment policy is required.
What We Offer:The salary range of $78,000 –$115,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. Actual compensation varies depending on the individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. This role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives. 
  • High Performance Culture
  • A focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Learning & Development Opportunities Across Multiple Business Units
  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Hybrid work model
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Educational Assistance
  • Volunteer time off
  • Total Well Being Program
  • Employee Referral Program
Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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 or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. 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 Corporation of North America. #LI-BP1

REQ: REQ-145175 Engineering

  • Hoffman Estates, IL, United States
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