Positions Available - Acoustic Engineer - Ennis, TX

Position Location

Ennis, Texas

Position Summary

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.


Essential Functions

  • 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Essential Tasks

  • 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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Acoustic Engineering, or Physics

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of three years’ acoustic engineering experience – speaker/subwoofer design experience preferred


Skills

Computer Skills

  • 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.

Other Requirements

  • 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.

Work Environment

MiTek/AtlasIED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Normal lab and production setting.


Physical Demands

N O F C
Physical Abilities
Stand
Walk
Sit
Handling/Fingering
Reach Outward
Reach Above Shoulder
Climb
Crawl
Squat or Kneel
Bend
Lift / Carry
10 lbs or less
11 - 20 lbs
21 - 50 lbs
51 - 100 lbs
Over 100 lbs
Push / Pull
12 lbs or less
13 - 25 lbs
26 - 40 lbs
41 - 100 lbs
Other Physical Requirements
Vision
Ability to read from a computer monitor/fine print
Speech
Ability to speak effectively via phone/in person
Hearing
Ability to hear via phone or in person
Smell
Taste
PPE Usage
Ability to wear Personal Protection Equipment as required by position