Website Panasonic North America

Project Manager (Robotic Arc Welding) Job Highlights

Title Project Manager – Robotic Arc Welding
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Project Management/IT
Location Rolling Meadows, IL, United States
Company Panasonic North America

Company Profile

Panasonic is a leading technology partner to businesses and governments, at the forefront of everything from electric batteries to smart cities to high-tech stadium experiences.

The company provides a wide range of integrated solutions across many different industries, including automotive, avionics, energy and utilities, food services and hospitality, retail, government and public safety, logistics, manufacturing, and sports and entertainment.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Project Manager (Robotic Arc Welding) who will lead project teams and manage internal and external resources to complete projects on time and on budget.

Project Managers are expected to support multiple projects of this size with other support staff. In this position, special emphasis is placed on accurate and timely reporting, maintaining project schedules and budgets, customer and vendor communications, and timely escalation of issues that could impact or prevent completion.

Educational Qualification

  • The applicants require an Associate or Bachelor of Science in Automation, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or other related Bachelor’s Degree and experience in the Arc welding industry

Work Experience

  • Capable of reading and interpreting 2D and 3D: system layout drawings, electrical prints, pneumatic prints, fixture design drawings including tolerance stack-up and tuning, sensor functions
  • Prior experience in project management integrating Arc Welding Solutions is required. Knowledge may be focused on a particular market segment like the automotive industry.
  • Understanding of: arc welding process, robot programming, system controls PLC, HMI, pneumatics, communication protocols


  • Close coordination with the Sales, Operations, and Service organizations is required at all times.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all aspects of Project IE: Safety compliance, Timeline, drawings, and user manual.
  • Manage client expectations and interface with client personnel, working to build positive, long-lasting relationships with all clients.
  • Provide a high level of leadership and guidance to field teams.
  • Regularly report project and staffing issues to GM Delivery for Engineering and Project Management.
  • Responsible for overall project Profit and Loss under Director – will typically manage multiple projects simultaneously while supporting Business Development activities at the same time.
  • Work with clients to achieve satisfactory completion and final project acceptance/signoff on all projects.
  • Work with subcontractors, engineers, architects, and consultants to provide complete system solutions for our customers.
  • Work with Systems Engineering, Contract Engineering, Factory, and Implementation Staff to complete project requirements on time and on budget.

Management Accountabilities-

  • Determine staff needs and technical skills required to ensure performance on the project meets customer expectations and Panasonic budget needs and requirements.
  • Includes writing scopes of work for subcontractors and evaluating and negotiating those scopes of work.
  • Manage all subcontractors on time on budget on scope performance and report to GM
  • Manage and form winning teams to execute projects on time, on budget, and to complete customer satisfaction with minimal supervision.
  • Understand the scope of work to create and submit change orders for out-of-scope work.
  • Work within the project P/L budget

Business Development Accountabilities-

  • Acts independently to support customers and sales in winning unsolicited project opportunities.
  • Travel as needed to support projects and sales opportunities.
  • Understands technical, operational, management and sales-related issues of customers and staff in the automotive markets.

Engineering Accountabilities-

  • Continue to maintain technical capabilities in the following technical areas: Robots and systems, Welding machines, PLC programming, automation/control systems, interactive display control systems, and technologies that support these technically welding systems.
  • Expand vendor database and maintain vendor selection matrix
  • Follow established Engineering and Project Management standards and guidelines to the fullest extent possible given the specific needs of the customer.
  • Perform reach, access, and cycle time studies
  • Support customer design requirements from conceptual design through the “As-Built” phase of the design process.
  • Support sales staff on technical aspects to provide: arc welding solutions, electrical and mechanical machine components specifications
  • Support technically challenging engineering requirements with sophisticated software and hardware needs on projects that are very large and technically diverse.



  • Associate Project Managers must be capable of working with subcontractors including; electrical/mechanical contractors, engineering and design professionals, etc. in a high-pressure dynamic production environment.
  • Must be capable of solving complex projects and engineering challenges with minimal assistance. Focus on and promptly manage any sensitive or critical project issues.
  • Manage projects, internal staff assigned to projects, field staff assigned to projects, subcontractors, as well as the client.
  • The individual is responsible for managing client expectations, project profit and loss, project expense, project design, project schedule, project procurement and management of project subcontractors and related budget


  • Key communications contacts (internal/external) and level of persuasion required
  • Communicates with other Panasonic engineering staff and Executive Management, key customers, and executive and project management staff for our clients and partners.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work with partners in different time zones
  • Capable of lifting over 50 pounds, standing for long periods on factory floors, and maneuvering in factory production environments and confined spaces to execute technical activities.
  • Capable to define colors especially green, red, blue, black, and yellow. These colors are for identifying electric poles.
  • Capable to handle industrial tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, etc.
  • Up to 70% travel, primarily to various locations in North America where projects are being executed. May require international travel to validate product functionality and receive factory sign-off. Adherence to corporate travel and entertainment policy is required.

All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S.


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

Employer’s Statement

Panasonic is 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.

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