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Minimum USD Salary: 105,000
Maximum USD Salary: 120,000

Industry: Engineering

Company: Panasonic Corporation of North America


Position at Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Sr. Product Development Engineer

Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive and more secure. Since our founding almost a century ago, we’ve been committed to improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place-one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Come join our journey.

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What You’ll Get To Do:

The position will primarily function to plan new product development projects, leading cross functional discussions and ultimately developing the full product proposal for new developments. Also works as a liaison between factories/engineers, Mexico, China, and Japan, and sales and customer to create product strategy and to realize the specifications identified/proposed by project team.

In these projects, he or she will work with individuals from across the company to identify and define target market segments, market requirements, key business strategies and the competitive environment.

Secondary responsibility – will also collaborate regularly with Production Services, Marketing, and on occasion with technical counterparts from other organizations, including customers, consultants, etc. He or she will interact with internal customers, co workers and may participate in the resolution of external customers’ issues, when required.

  • Participate in and lead project meetings to collect all the market information needed in shaping the plan, provide a view and perspective of manufacturing, and achieve the product and project specification and financial target.
  • Develop full product concept, with spec, features and benefits, pricing and projected sales volume. Prepare a good story strategy as to why we need the new product. Report to Review Boards and company leadership as required.
  • Work with factory finance team and production team to calculate the manufacturing cost of products and changes.
  • Deliver the projects objective on time. Lead the project team to ensure each member is completing his her functional assignments to move the project along throughout the entire product development process.
  • Support product testing at various 3rd party testing labs with factory engineers and take appropriate action to ensure certification.
  • Make preliminary and or final spec sheet based on the test results, summarizing technical advantage against competitors and support Engineering team to apply for certification with HVI Energy Star.
  • Review support the creation of new installation manuals with factory teams and revise them if necessary.
  • Provide internal technical support for all products and support cross reference benchmarking to help sales team whenever new products are launched.
  • Address quality issues with sales team and solve problems by finding the root cause with the help from factory. Conduct field surveys to find the cause phenomenon if required

What You’ll Bring:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical engineering or related engineering field highly preferred, but relevant product experience and technical aptitude may fulfil this requirement in some cases.
  • Minimum of 5 years of HVAC industrial or related product experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of Product development experience required
  • Experience with basic scientific inquiry, research techniques, and basic statistical methods background preferred
  • HVAC design and or ventilation knowledge are preferred


  • Key communications contacts, internal external, and level of persuasion required
  • Proven ability to communicate with different functions of the organization, different levels of staff, colleagues overseas, and external partners
  • English and Japanese, Spanish capability is preferred

Other Requirements, e.g., working conditions, physical requirements, travel, etc.

  • Work in San Diego office.(Hybrid)
  • Some domestic travel may be required, 20 to 30 percent, to meetings, trade shows, product testing and customer locations.
  • Travel to Tijuana, MX factory may be required as needed.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Pet Insurance
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer time Off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Total Well Being Program

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, gender identity, 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 Corporation of North America.


Panasonic prioritizes total wellbeing. We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs to support your physical, emotional, financial, social and environmental health.

The salary range of $105,000- 120,000 is just one component of Panasonic’s total package. Actual compensation varies depending on the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience, and location. This role may be eligible for discretionary bonuses and incentives.

We understand that your career search may look different than others and embrace the professional, personal, educational, and volunteer opportunities through which people gain experience. If you are actively looking or starting to explore new opportunities, send us your application!


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