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Product Development Engineer

REQ: REQ-135961 Engineering

Panasonic Eco Solutions
  • San Diego, CA, United States
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Panasonic – Product Development Engineer

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What You'll Get To Do:

Product development engineer will lead new product development teams as the project leader to develop new products if assigned. In this project, he or she will work with individuals from across the company to identify and define target market segments, market requirements, key business strategies and the competitive environment.

Secondary, minor, responsibility will also collaborate regularly with Production Services, Marketing, and on occasion-- with technical counterparts from other organizations, including customers, consultants, etc. He or she will interact with internal customers, co-workers, and may participate in the resolution of external customers’ issues, when required.

Product Development Project Leader Responsibilities:

  • Participate in project meetings to collect all the market information needed in shaping the plan, provide a view or perspective of manufacturing, and achieve the product/project specification and financial target
  • Develop a good story or strategy as to why we need the new product. Report to the Review Board as required.
  • Work with factory finance team and production team to calculate the manufacturing cost
  • Deliver the projects objective on time. Lead the project team to ensure each member is completing his or her functional assignments to move the project along throughout the entire product development process.
  • Participate in the Home Ventilating Institute product testing at various 3rd party testing labs with factory engineer and take appropriate action to ensure certification. Make preliminary and or final spec sheet based on the test results, summarizing technical advantage against competitors and apply the test results to HVI Energy Star for certification whenever we have new products
  • Review support the installation manuals with factory and revise them if necessary

Responsible for technical support. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Provide, internal technical support for all products and develop quality reports with sales team and solve issues by finding the root cause with the help from factory. Conduct field surveys to find the cause or phenomenon  if required.
  • Provide new product training to our customer service call center. Make cross reference or benchmarking to help sales team sell whenever new products are launched

What You'll Bring:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering or related engineering field required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of HVAC industrial, or related, product experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years of Product development experience required
  • Experience with basic scientific inquiry, research techniques, and basic statistical methods background preferred
  • HVAC design in house and or ventilation knowledge are preferred
  • this position is located in San Diego, Ca.


  • The ideal candidate will exhibit the following traits
  • A full understanding of the requirements of new product development from concept to launch familiar with working within a formal product development process
  • Effective project management skills, i.e. project scheduling, resource allocations, risk management, etc… demonstrated ability to lead, manage, work effectively on cross-functional teams.
  • Extremely detail oriented, organized, and able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, conscientious and solid work ethic
  • Strong, disciplined, decisive, business oriented leader
  • Innovative customer focused
  • Proactive action and results oriented; operates with a sense of urgency
  • Positive attitude embraces new learning and self-improvement.
  • Sound business acumen.
  • Strong computer skills, MS Word, Excel, PPT, Project
  • Familiar with basic statistical techniques.
  • Comfortable with change, and ability to lead change.


  • Proven ability to communicate with different functions of the organization, different levels of staff, colleagues in overseas and external partners
  • English and Spanish capability is preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Training in Product Development to understand the Panasonic business and development process
  • Some domestic travel may be required, 20 to 30 percent to meetings, trade shows, product testing and customer locations
  • Travel to Tijuana, MX factory for one or two days per week may be required to communicate with engineering members.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being 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.


REQ: REQ-135961 Engineering

  • San Diego, CA, United States
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