Engineer, Systems
PASA Panasonic Automotive Company - Peachtree City, GA

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Basic Function:

Responsible for designing, defining, and implementing system requirements for complex customer systems and/or preparing studies and analyzing for existing systems. Works on problems of a diverse scope where analysis of data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.


Determines system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for electrical/ hardware/ software compatibility required by the customer for assigned subsystems.

Assists in the definition, design and integration of total system. Includes systems modeling, experimentation and data analysis, mechanical design and analysis, vibration and thermal analysis, system testing. May be responsible for subsystems of the overall design.

Incorporates technologies from multiple disciplines including mechanical engineering, electrical engineer, electro-magnetic, digital signal processing, and control theory.

Designs and/or makes recommendations to improve overall system performance.

May be responsible for the technical portion of the CRA (change request authorization) and for creation and maintenance of the PDD (Product Definition Document)

Identifies, analyzes and resolves program support deficiencies. Develops and recommends corrective actions.

Responsible for system level evaluation either with vehicle interface of internal product design and testing for compliance of components by specifications.

Depending on specific assignment in systems team:
- Assist or may be responsible for communication with customer and/or the resident engineers regarding design definition.
- Assist or may be responsible for communication with factory engineering, and validation engineering regarding design/test issues
- Coordinates electrical/software/mechanical design and determines most appropriate implementation trade-off (e.g. electrical -VS- software) of design.
- May provide on-site engineering support for the assigned customer, collaborating in all program phases from initial concept to program end.

Work with Technicians, Account Managers, Systems Engineers, Customer Engineers and Sales Managers to act as the customer's advocate when issues and problems need to be escalated.

Attend, and sometimes chair, the customer's on site meetings when customer's operation group reviews performance and issues with the customer's network.

May assist in managing the customer's specific release processes throughout the entire development cycle of each specific product.

Coordinate and project manage upgrades and network migrations that involve Panasonic products at the customer's sites.

Assists in the definition of system requirements; maintains compliance with the customer's specifications.

May be co-located with customer.

Communicates customer program timing requirements and completion of program milestones to management and engineering lead. Ensures that all program steps comply with established customer program processes.

Ensures the proper flow of engineering and customer information within and between the customer and all Panasonic engineering teams.

Maintains appropriate documentation to meet the specifications of the customer and Panasonic.

May also identify and troubleshoot quality and manufacturing issues.

May perform limited project management duties and promote efforts to acquire additional business from the customer including recommendations for future products and designs.

Prepares records, charts, graphs, and other statistical information in the testing documentation process.

Interprets and complies with Company policies, procedures, and regulations.
Will initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Four-year college degree in a related engineering field (mechanical, electrical, systems, software, computer engineering) required.
Minimum of three years experience in embedded microprocessor electronics industry.
Must have actual design experience in at least two disciplines of either electrical, software, or mechanical.
Specific experience in electronics-manufacturing environment preferred.
Must possess good understanding of general functions of the system components.
Project management experience required.
Must be proficient with engineering drawings, GD&T, plastics, stampings, APQP methods, and Microsoft Office.
Demonstrated proficiency with the computer applications appropriate to the position and assignment.