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Senior CAD Administrator

REQ: REQ-141249 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Irvine, CA, United States
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Our new global headquarters is conveniently located in Irvine, CA near John Wayne Airport in the Park Place development. For our onsite and hybrid employees you will be able to enjoy amenities such as access to many restaurants and shops, running trails, a fitness deck, outdoor seating, dry cleaning, car wash, free garage parking, car charging stations, shuttle service for train commuters, outdoor games like bocce, horseshoes, gaming tables, pickle ball, and basketball. For more information on Park Place visit 

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. 

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The Position:
As part of the Hardware Engineering Operations CAD Admin Team, you will be a part of a small, accomplished team of experts who contribute to applications of product lifecycle data management, supporting all administration of CAD software (Preferably experience with Siemens/Mentor Graphics,), and related applications across all phases of launch, design, development, testing and operations. Responsible for the implementation and improvement of the software across all Hardware Engineering department. Provides training on tools and mentoring to engineers and other CAD users.

General CAD Administration:
  •   Responsible for administration of CAD and PDM for configurations, software upgrades, environments, and licenses.
  •   Investigate, develop, and implement methods to integrate the strengths of CAD software and PDM software into engineering, design, certification, and planning processes.
  •   Interact and work alongside the IT team to identify, streamline, design and support CAD environments and data management.
  •   Interact and support integrations and data sharing amongst multiple engineering disciplines and departments.
  •   Automate processes whether standardized through workflows, templates, and other means.
  •   Ability to train and mentor CAD users. Must be able to document and communicate training materials and work instructions. Provide employee training for new versions of software.
  •   Responsible for coordinating computer acquisitions and installation of software.
  •   Responsible for setting up requirements and coordinating with procurement on 3rd party CAD data base (STEP file, MCAD/ECAD and drawing files) through Statement of Work.
  •   Responsible for coordinating and complying with OEM's CAD data requirements.

 CAD Administration:

  • Provide comprehensive training, guidance, and rollout plans to design engineers
  • Identify and implement automation methods and techniques for continuous improvements. 
  • Publish Tips, Techniques, and Best Practices for use of CAD and PDM/PLM Database.
  • Develop and maintain standards and templates for CAD drawings.
  • Work with management on software budget forecasting, Statement of Work & contract reviews, licensing agreements and maintenance.
  • CAD Project management evaluations and upgrades.
  • Work with HWE operations team to automate inputs and processes from multiple existing enterprise-level tools

The salary range of $108,000 – $181,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. The final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.

What We're Looking For:

  • BS or equivalent in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related field. Masters degree a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of CAD Admin experience, with 8 years’ overall CAD design experience.
  • Experience in migrating and implementing new CAD and PDM/PLM software.
  • 5+ year of experience as an administrator 
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with strong communication skills to a diverse user base.
  • Working knowledge of CAD license management
  • Working knowledge of CAD software administration and installation 
  • Experience with developing user enhancements for software applications in scope with PLM systems. 
  • Global Drawing Requirement Manual (DRM).
  • Familiar with Product Lifecycle Development Processes and configuration control (revisions, release level, approvals).
  • Experience in the creation and management of CAD standard libraries.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage large scale collaborative projects at any given time.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel.
  • Experience with Siemens Team Center, NX, Xpedition etc a plus.
  • Experience with developing user enhancements for software applications in scope with PLM systems.

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.  

  • Paid time off: Exempt Salaried employees receive flexible paid time off. 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. 
  • Washington residents only are eligible for: Washington’s Family and Medical Leave program and Washington’s Paid Sick Leave program. 
  • 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 Corporate. 

REQ: REQ-141249 Engineering

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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