The Acoustic Engineer is responsible for designing transducer, enclosure, and loudspeaker/microphone products from beginning-concept into the final marketplace. They work closely with other company team members such as Project Managers, Industrial Designers, Acoustic Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Material Planning all the way through product realization. They provide written specifications for sales and marketing distribution as well as initial instructions and diagrams for customer use. They perform a wide variety of tasks to support the research and development department including regular product troubleshooting, investigation, and manufacturing support.
- Interfaces with other engineers, technicians, and project team members in order to determine and achieve the desired product requirements.
- Discusses design, method of manufacture, method of test, potential suppliers, CAD requirements, and other procedures with team members to coordinate product development and realization.
- Supports Material Planning with vendor/supplier quotes and price negotiations, recommendations, and problem resolution and technical issues/questions.
- Researches new techniques, products, materials, and processes as well as new vendors/suppliers as required.
- Works to optimize the integration of acoustic components and concepts into product designs.
- Perform acoustic calculations and simulations, provide acoustic requirements for product specifications, evaluate product and project requirements, and assist in development of products.
- Preparation/review of test plans, procedures, and reports including assessment of validity of test methods, results, etc.
- Set up and conduct acoustic and electronic tests as required for product or component evaluation and/or validation.
- Perform required tests for product verification, validation, quality, and production. Observe and record test results. Generate formal test and design evaluation reports for engineering approval.
- Design, document, assemble, and evaluate/test prototype and modified production acoustic products.
- Provide written and resource data into the company’s ISO-driven PLM system.
- Provide written proposals and justifications for improving product performance, reliability, cost, etc.
- Provide written engineering change packages to drive product development and production part changes for company approval.
- Provide or suggest sources for new products/components. Perform required tests to evaluate new products/components.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Acoustic Engineering, or Physics
Minimum of three years’ acoustic engineering experience – speaker/subwoofer design experience preferred
- Proficient using MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook).
- Understanding and experience with some acoustic test and simulation systems (MLSSA, LEAP, LMS, EASERA, Klippel, SoundCheck, TEF, DATS, BassBox Pro, Clio, Audio Precision, etc.).
- Ability to learn MiTek’s internal systems and other programs as needed.
- Experience using Audio Precision is a plus.
- Experience using FineCone or FineMotor speaker FEA or COMSOL or ANSYS SW is a plus.
- Experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD is a plus.
- Proficient understanding of vibration theory, structural mechanics, and failure analysis of materials.
- Proficient understanding of materials used in speaker manufacturing.
- Willing to travel internationally on a periodic basis.
- Extensive experience with acoustics, noise control, and acoustic modeling.
- Hands-on skills with hand and power tools.
- Proficient experience with calibrated measuring devices including vernier calipers, micrometers, and electronic multimeters.
- Excellent project management skills comfortable with multiple simultaneous responsibilities.
- Lean Six Sigma experience is a plus.
- Experience working in a manufacturing environment is a plus.
MiTek/AtlasIED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Normal lab and production setting.