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Supplier Quality Engineer Sr (Hybrid)

REQ: REQ-130289 Quality

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. 

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


The position: 

This role will participate in development of supplier management programs including selection and risk management protocol; supplier development and validations processes, continuous improvement efforts which may include research and implementation of best practices.

The role will continue to work with existing suppliers to ensure full quality compliance to PAC (Panasonic Avionics Corporation) requirements and will support and/or develop supply chain production readiness and/or product transfer process. The role will investigate technical, quality and performance problems jointly with the Materials team in effort to improve supply base performance.

  • Detailed evaluation of supplier’s capabilities and ongoing process improvement efforts will be considered a regular part of the function using PPAP/DMAIC/Problem solving methodologies.
  • Investigate material rejections including root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Prepare Management reports and presentations on supplier/supply chain quality and risk assessments.
  • Participates, develops and leads efforts on Supplier New Production readiness and/or project transfer validations in effort to ensure supplier PPM and OTD performance targets are achieved. Using industry best practices, drive suppliers for continuous improvements to achieve strategic departmental targets. Structure program that communicates both results and suggested improvement efforts
  • Lead efforts with internal customers to develop & clarify Critical Product Characteristics & Critical to Quality Requirements (CTQ) for the commodities to be sourced. Perform detailed audits on identified suppliers based on risk. Train and work with suppliers to meet PAC SQAR/contractual requirements which includes Validation (PPAP) level requirements on specific commodities. Review and approve all required Supplier Control Plans, capabilities studies, PPAP requirements as defined by PAC Contractual requirements or Supplier Quality Requirements Manual
  • Suggest and develop Supplier Quality and Risk Management program based on best practices in efforts effort to improve department functionality. Utilized advanced understanding of both Quality and Supply Chain Risk management.
  • Collaborates routinely with Supply Chain, Quality and Engineering to resolve technical problems within PAC commodities. Utilize standard and advanced Problem Solving techniques such as DMAIC. Actively work with Supplier in event of Quality or delivery issues to effectively define, create and validate both Corrective and Preventative actions. Validate Supplier corrective action responses in effort to improve supplier performance. Utilize Risk Analysis for preventative action and/or Poka-Yoke.
  • Perform full supplier assessments utilizing a comprehensive understanding of Quality, Operations and Planning, Supply Chain Risk Management, Environmental and Compliance, Business and operational planning. Presents a strong overall understanding and command of systems knowledge and can effectively communicate cross-functionally with members within Panasonic, as well as supplier’s leadership positions on issues in efforts to improve supplier's performance. 

What we're looking for:
  • ASQ Certifications (CSQP highly preferred)
  • A qualified auditor of AS9100.
  • Lean Certification or Proven Understanding and deployment of LEAN principle and concepts (Standard Work, 5s,SMED, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills. Must be an effective communicator in both written and oral settings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, QI macros, Minitab, etc. Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specification.
  • Proficient in Quality tools, PPAP and Problem Solving methodologies (DMAIC)
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • BS in Engineering, Engineering Technology and/or Technical Science required. Related degree may be considered
  • 6 years’ experience involving both Supplier Quality Engineering and/or Quality engineering with emphasis on electro-mechanical manufacturing processes.
  • 2 plus years in Operations and/or New Product engineering a plus
  • Mid-level travel required up to 20-25%. Individual must have valid Driver License and US passport, or other legal document that permits travel within the Continental USA or adjacent countries.
    • Manufacturing Processes such as
    • Electronic Assembly
    • Wire Harnessing
    • Injection Mold
    • Machining and/or purchasing of machined parts
    • Material /Purchasing practices and methods such as order specifications
    • Working knowledge of AS9100 and regulatory requirements such as FAA Part 21
    • Understanding of New Product Development process and Production startup/readiness and validation.

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-130289 Quality

  • Irvine, CA, United States
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