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Quality Inspector III

REQ: REQ-131478 Quality

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Bothell, WA, United States
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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: 

  • Record and document each inspection process in accordance with company documented procedures. • Create rejection reports for non-conforming parts
  • Perform and validate First Article inspection per AS9102 or Customer’s specification.
  • Ensure test equipment is within the adequate calibration status period for all measurement equipment and is conformed to the company’s preventive maintenance program
  • Must be in compliance to the company documented Quality System and AS9100 standards.
  •  Periodically rotate to other functions performing required quality control activities to support business needs, this may require travel to remote locations.
  • At time of shipment, verify configuration control and serial number accounting.
  • Provide support of MRB activities including inspection of reworked product and acceptances.
  • Perform RMA disposition and inspection activities for internal and external material returns.
  • Prepare and present inspection status activity reports to Management as required.
  • Trains new personnel through on-the job and one-on-one training.
  • Review and propose changes to in-work processes and work instructions for clarity and continuous improvements.
  • Performs mechanical inspections on subassemblies or finished products to Engineering drawing and cosmetic requirements using standard measurement tools or tooling and visual assessment.
  • Performs and conducting visual inspections, verification of components, subassemblies or finished products to Engineering drawings by confirming specifications & measurement tests.
  • Inspect in-process parts and assemblies as they are built by manufacturing.
  • Perform electrical continuity testing of electrical wiring or components per acceptance test procedures as applicable.
  • Perform RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substance) and/or testing of components or raw materials as selected per company guidelines.
  • Compile and review data packets for accuracy and completeness in preparation of FAA Conformity inspection.
  • Conduct FAA Conformity Inspection IAW FAA 8110.4 in support of Panasonic or those applicants that have delegated their inspection authority.
What we’re looking for: 
  • Ability to interpret Engineering drawings and Acceptance Test Procedures at an advanced level.
  •  Ability to function independently to resolve issues which may arise in the day-to-day work environment at an advanced level.
  •  Ability to interact with diverse personalities and build cooperative relationships is highly desired.
  • Testing on Inspection, and Electrical and Mechanical Measurement, is a pre-requisite for this position.
  • Proficient in mechanical measurement & electrical instruments and working knowledge with statistical tools and techniques, is a pre-requisite for this position
  • Working knowledge of AS9100 and FAA regulatory requirements. • Advanced knowledge with MS Office Suite applications
  •  Clear, Concise and Effective communication skills required.
  • Attention to detail and Advanced level of problem solving is required to make the determination regarding product compliance with regards to specification, industry standards, and FAA requirements.
  •  AA degree in Electronic, or equivalent combination of technical education, training and experience (i.e. Technical School Apprenticeship or Electronics Certificate or Military Electronics Experiences)
  •  6+ years in Quality Control/Inspection experience.
  • Aerospace Industry experience preferred.
  •  Requires lifting, pushing, and/or pulling boxes and/or carts (dolly’s) ranging from 5 to 50 pounds on a daily basis.
  •  Must support repetitive tasks of bending and twisting along with extended periods of standing, sitting and walking based on business requirements.
  • Past experience with supporting Lean Manufacturing events preferred. • Lead 6S activities for the department as required.

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. 

  • We offer flexible remote work options depending on your role. Where possible, we offer fully remote or hybrid work opportunities. 
  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive unlimited PTO. This means that there is no fixed number, range, or limit to the amount of Personal and Vacation Days that may be taken for exempt employees. Non-exempt hourly employees accrue 14 vacation days per year + 7 sick days + 3 personal days. Accrual rate increases with tenure. All employees receive 11 company paid holidays per year. We also close our offices at the corporate level in the U.S. between Christmas and New Year. For operational positions that are expected to work on holidays, we provide additional compensation for hours worked. 
  • Health Insurance: Medical insurance offerings from Aetna and Kaiser (CA &HI). Options for Employee Only, Employee + Spouse/Domestic Partner, Employee + Children, or Family. Dental PPO and DMO options & Vision insurance through EyeMed or VSP.  
  • 401K with 50% match on up to 8% contribution, full vested from day 1 
  • Other offerings include: Wellness Program, Counseling services, FSA & HSA, Life Insurance for employee, spouse and child, AD&D Insurance, Long-term and Short-term disability, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Dependent Care FLSA, Education Assistance, Commuter Program, Employee Purchase Program, Service Award Program. 


All applicants are subject to Company policies, third party customer and worksite requirements, and government requirements, regarding vaccination and/or testing for COVID-19.  Where permitted by applicable law, applicants may be required to be fully vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are eligible for and obtain an exemption based on a reasonable accommodation because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. While the Company strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccinations, it may require vaccination and/or testing for positions in which third party customer, worksite, or government requirements apply, in accordance with applicable law. At those locations where requirements apply, exemptions will be considered based on applicable law.  

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, 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 Avionics Corporation. 

REQ: REQ-131478 Quality

  • Bothell, WA, United States
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