Panasonic SMT Engineer in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Panasonic – Engineer
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What you will get to do:
As part of the engineering team the engineer will be responsible for application engineering tasks related to our SMT and through hole placement equipment. The engineer’s responsibilities will cover presales support, post-sales support and solutions products development. This position will require about 50% travel to support customers. The individual must be able to work both as part of a team and as an individual. The engineer will be responsible for completing their tasks and successfully closing their projects
Provide engineering expertise in design and operation of machines and related equipment and the software suite of PanaCIM & DGS. May work closely with other engineering disciplines to increase machine quality, efficiency and volume. Can be called upon to support sales and service activities for pre and post sales activities including installations, presentations, trouble shooting and machine optimization.
Activities include technical writing for industry trade journals and conferences, technical presentations at customer technical review meetings, machine evaluations involving on-site support, component evaluations and testing, interface and providing feedback to the PFSC design and CS organization (Japan) and other engineering support activities.
Responsible for developing and maintaining expertise in the Panasonic electronic assembly equipment, process, solutions and software systems. Performing engineering research, engineering design and development of experimental methods for various technologies. It is required to develop the skills necessary to become the internally recognized technical leader and/or expert in the Panasonic systems above. Technical knowledge includes the entire assembly process including wave soldering, reflow soldering, selective soldering, board handling and transport, AOI (automatic optical inspection) and component mounting. Extensive use of experimental design is required. Mechanical design including nozzle and various mechanical assembly techniques required. Provides electrical and mechanical design to adapt machines to meet customer requirements
Solutions Product Development: Support and programming of our AMS software package. This includes creating design specifications, making updates to the software, and providing customer support and implementation. As part of the solutions team provide support for our 6s factory consulting activities.
Sales & Service Support: Supports sales force in developing and maintaining account relationships with technical knowledge. Provides technical training to sales and service individuals. Supports product installations in certain applications and will be called upon to trouble shoot machine issues with service personnel. Can be utilized for sales presentations to support technical processes inherent with specific machines. Analyzes equipment specifications to ensure products meet industry safety and electrical standards. Provide pre-sales support by giving demonstrations of the equipment, providing throughputs analysis for products, making presentations and trade shows support. Provide post-sales support by going to customer sites and providing startup support, programming and debugging products, customer process improvement, designing/implementing custom applications, and training.
Industry Knowledge: May represent Panasonic in various industry and trade associations including technical papers, trade journal articles and university relations. Participates in studies on product reliability and breaking new technologies.
What You’ll Bring:
Education & Experience:
BS degree in Engineering or higher (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, etc.)
2-5 years of experience overall.
Some design experience preferred.
Preference for electronic assembly experience preferred.
Working knowledge of CAE systems such as Solidworks, PRO/E or other 3D modeling software is preferred but not required.
Autocad experience preferred (but not required). Programming experience using Visual Studio 2008 preferred.
MS Office suite working knowledge required.
Preference for advanced skills in MS Excel including VBA and macro development/usage (but not required).
Statistical analysis part of daily activities. Such as process capability, probability, DOE, TOC, etc.
Preference for advanced MS PowerPoint skills required, including custom animation usage, VBA, embedding objects, etc.)
Strong PC and appropriate software skills required.
Rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities.
Exhibits leadership, problem solving and analytical skills.
Major Strengths: Strong oral and written communications skills as well as collaboration and critical thinking skills.
- Extensive travel, up to 50% both domestic and international, will be required.
What We Offer:
Competitive compensation package
Paid Parental Care Leave
Employee Referral Program
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.