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Thermal Analyst Engineer II

REQ: REQ-125768 Engineering

Panasonic Avionics Corporation
  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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Primarily responsible for the analysis, design, and qualification of Panasonic’s LRUs from the standpoints of Thermal integrity to meet customer requirements


  • Perform thermal analysis on electronic assemblies (LRUs for In-Flight Entertainment) by utilizing classical hand calculations and numerical modeling and simulation techniques
  • Perform board level (PCB) as well as LRU level thermal analysis on the said assemblies using fluid dynamics, heat transfer and thermo-dynamics theories and computer simulations using CFD
  • Provide direction to mechanical and electrical designers early on into the project (before PCB or sheet metal fabrication) to minimize/eradicate thermal and structural related design issues
  • Attend preliminary and critical design reviews to ensure thermal suggestions were implemented properly. Verify nothing has changed in design to invalidate past findings
  • Collaborate with test engineer/technicians to define the test setup and perform qualification Environmental testing according to IFE specifications including thermal, humidity, etc. and verify the experimental data with simulation results.
  • Generate presentations and analysis reports for internal customers with emphasis on design issues and proposed fixes while meeting tight schedules and strict cost targets
  • Contribute with your analysis findings to the update of analysis procedures and best practices


  • Requires good analytical skills and thorough understanding of the related thermal and numerical modeling discipline (Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, CFD) through graduate coursework and/or work experience
  • Experience with commercial CFD/Thermal simulation tools - ANSYS Icepak preferred
  • Ability of using CAD software
  • Skillful in determining and develop requirements from specifications, oral instructions, or preliminary sketches
  • Skillful in developing and implementing analysis and test methods/procedures under the supervision of Management
  • Exemplary technical writing ability to prepare reports and documentation for submission to internal customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to interact within the team and outside the team
  • Strong organizational skills to be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions 


  • MSc. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 to 6 years of experience in areas such as avionics, aerospace, automotive electronics packaging, computer/laptop/monitor/tablet design, heat transfer
  • Minimum 3 to 6 years of CFD / FEA experience

    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-125768 Engineering

  • Lake Forest, CA, United States
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