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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/13/2014
Job Category:
Engineering
MTS I, Hardware Components Engineer
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Job Description

This position is a TEMPORARY to potential Hire.

Research electronic components for the purpose of resolving obsolescence parts issue, sourcing and evaluating alternates, and value engineering for the purpose of cost reduction. Component evaluation will involve technical analysis, part number generation, and documentation of components. May have specific technical project or product responsibility.

Major Responsibilities
- Research electronic components for obsolescence issues, alternates, cost, and environmental characteristics.
- Generate component specification documents and update revision changes.
- Support design engineers in planning and establishing new component screening and generation.
- Evaluate and assist in the qualification of alternate components.
- Generate processes and procedures relevant to job function.
- Assist design engineering during the LRU redesigns due to component obsolescence.
- Coordinate with Osaka engineering in establishing global part numbers.
- Scrub preliminary bill of materials for component issues related to obsolescence, alternates, cost, and environmental characteristics.
- Investigate and notify related departments of component obsolescence.
- Value engineering for the purpose of material and design cost reduction.
- Provide solutions and recommendations to project lead or supervisor.
Knowledge/Skill Requirements
- Possess skills in giving technicians and assemblers' direction, for the purpose of troubleshooting and rework, respectively.
- Ability to convey technical information as well as interface with internal and external customers.
- Ability to conduct research, define procedures, evaluate components, and provide alternate solutions for obsolescence issues.
- Proficient in project planning and ability to plan for internal and/or external dependencies.
- Knowledgeable with commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the Electronic Engineering field.
- Use clearly demonstrable skills as an experienced professional within the Hardware Engineering field.
- Must be capable of clearly identified contributions to the success of a product or project.
- Use professional concepts while applying company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
- Work on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
- Good oral and written communication skills.

Education/Experience
- BSEE, Mechanical or other relevant engineering discipline.
- 1-5 years' experience in hardware design, sustaining, or technical development area.

Other Requirements
- Minimal travel both domestic and international may be required.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America (PNA), based in Secaucus, NJ, is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of its branding, marketing, sales, service, product development and R&D operations in the U.S. and Canada. For nearly 50 years, Panasonic has delighted American consumers with innovations for the home and business. Panasonic's consumer electronics and technology products range from award-winning VIERA High Definition Plasma and LCD TVs and LUMIX Digital Cameras to ruggedized Toughbook® laptop computers, communications solutions, networkable office solutions, security systems, home appliances, personal care products, components and entire in-flight entertainment and information systems. Panasonic operations in North America include R&D Centers, manufacturing bases, the highly rated Panasonic Customer Call Center in Chesapeake, VA, business-to-business and industrial solutions companies and consumer products, sales and service networks throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Panasonic Corporation of North America and its subsidiaries and affiliates employ about 12,000 people in the region.