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ODA Administrator

REQ: REQ-141146 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

The ODA (Organization Designation Authorization) Administrator role will manage and ensure
compliance to the Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) FAA ODA delegation for all aspects related to
PMA (Product Manufacturing Approval) and Conformity inspections for products shipped by the company and in accordance with the FAA approved PAC ODA-PMA Procedure Manual.

ODA Compliance
  • Primary authority and responsibility for assuring that the company performs all authorized functions in compliance with the ODA manual and FAA regulations, policy, guidance, and directives including but not limited to:
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of PMA applications, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Manage the ODA for issuance of PMA and Conformity activity, including communication with the FAA and DAH (Design Approval Holder) and resolution of any issues that may arise.
  • Maintain records and documentation related to Conformity and PMA activities.
  • Primary focal to business units and the FAA Organizational Management Team (OMT) for ODA activities
  • Ensure PAC is up to date with changes in FAA regulations and guidelines that may impact our ODA-PMA activities.
Manuals, Procedures & Training
  • Maintain revision and distributions of all manuals and materials, developing and updating internal procedures to align with regulatory changes.
  • Ensure that administrators and Unit Members are protected from interference and will be responsible for internal training and support of investigations related to alleged interference
  • Coordinate development of plans, processes and training related to increasing workload capacity.
  • Prepare, support and be the primary auditee for all FAA-ODA audits and to resolve potential findings or observations.
  • Conduct internal audits and inspections to identify areas for improvement and ensure adherence to ODA-PMA requirements.
ODA Unit Member Listing & Records
  • Track and control all revisions to the ODA Unit Member Listing and other ODA program records.

The salary or hourly wage range of $102,700 - $184,900 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. The minimum hourly wage for this role will be the greater of the posted range, or minimum wage for the location where the employee will be working, subject to local minimum wage requirements.   

What We’re Looking For: 

  • Technical experience with the In Flight Entertainment and Connectivity functions performed by PAC
    under its ODA delegated authority
  • Must be able to manage the entire ODA Unit activities effectively and in compliance with FAA regulations
    and the ODA procedures manual.
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of a variety of
    factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of FAA regulations, policies, and procedures applicable to the ODA functions.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment, integrity and dedication to aerospace compliance.
  • Sufficient technical knowledge, training, skill, and experience for the type of authorized ODA functions.
  • Keeps up with changes in regulations that could impact PAC’s current delegation.
  • Strong and effective communicator with technical teams and business leaders
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s).
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and compliance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, or other relevant technical education.
  • 8 years of experience in aviation regulatory compliance, with a strong emphasis on ODA function.
  • 5 years of working experience with the FAA on projects similar to those authorized under the ODA.
  • This experience must include various levels of technical airworthiness responsibilities and experience, and management experience in one or more technical disciplines (such as, manufacturing, airworthiness, maintenance, or quality assurance.)
  • ODA Unit Member experience required.
  • In-depth knowledge of FAA regulations, policies, and procedures related to PMA and ODA.
  • FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) experience desirable
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally

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-141146 Quality

  • Bothell, WA, United States
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