Acoustics Design Engineer

Wenger Corporation

Location: Owatonna, MN

 

Wenger Corporation is growing and adding an Acoustics Design Engineer to our team in Owatonna, MN. Our facility is an easy 45-minute drive from the South Metro.

Wenger Corporation is a privately-held, leading manufacturer of high-quality music education, performing arts and athletic products. As a world-class, international market leader, Wenger blends the best of big and small companies to provide the ideal size for your ideal career. The company provides a generous compensation and benefits package, wellness programs, the opportunity for development and advancement – and we wrap it up in a family-owned, small-company culture where your voice is heard, your name is known, and your impact is felt.

The Acoustics Design Engineer is responsible for designing and developing innovative new products in the field of acoustics. Areas of focus would include the Tunable Acoustic Panel, Acoustical Banners, VAE-Rehearsal System, and the Transcend Active Acoustic System.

Job Description:

1. Evaluate customer requirements and engage in engineering product design utilizing knowledge of acoustic and mechanical engineering principles.

2. Design products within acoustic panels, acoustical banners, portable acoustic shells, modular sound-isolating practice rooms, and active acoustic products.

3. Perform system design for all phases of active acoustic projects in various music rehearsal and performing arts venues.

4. Assist with programming and tuning active acoustic systems.

5. Conduct acoustic field measurements and on-site product assessment. Manage and operate company’s acoustical and electronics laboratories, including specification and maintenance of data acquisition software and test equipment.

6. Project leadership to develop detailed customer requirements and corresponding product functional requirements in collaboration with the Product Manager and field visits.

7. Effectively leader multifunctional project teams both individually and collectively to help accomplish the goals of the project and stimulate growth of the team’s capabilities.

8. Stimulate generation and development of effective ideas for new products, product improvements and cost reductions in order to provide the best possible product for our customers

9. Conduct the engineering analysis with respect to strength calculations, design layout, fits and tolerances and modeling as required

10. Conduct accelerated product life cycle tests and evaluates field testing and potential misuse of all products in order to provide a long and safe service life for the end user

11. Provide complete, documented product and engineering specifications, working closely with Engineering Services, Manufacturing Engineering, Product Manager, Unit Manager, Industrial Engineer, Planner and Quality Control.

12. Provides support for development of new manufacturing processes

13. Prepares recommendations with supporting logic for product changes that will improve sales potential and/or reduce cost

14. Provides technical writing support and editing of service manuals, assembly and operating instructions 15. Coordinates and executes with other departments product development tasks including:

• Product design including necessary calculations (FEA)

• Design Reviews

• Peer Reviews

• Design Validation

• Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)

• Design for Manufacturability

• Design Cost Analysis

• Prototype Development

• Accelerated product life cycle tests (including environmental testing)

• Design specification development – engineering specifications

• Early concept development documentation for Engineering Services

• Preproduction support

• Field testing (beta sites)

• Materials acquisition

• Tooling acquisition

Minimum Qualifications:

• Passion for acoustics

• Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Acoustical Engineering, EE or closely-related field of study, or equivalent experience

• Five (5) years of progressive product engineering experience is preferred

• Proficiency with computer aided design (CAD) software (SolidWorks preferred)

• Knowledge of analytical acoustical tools such as CATT, EASERA, ODEON, etc. preferred

• Knowledge of sound system configuration tools such as Audio Architect, Q-YS, CueStation, etc. preferred

• Knowledge of sound system components, functions and design implementations preferred

• Proficiency with finite element analysis software (FEA) and stress calculations

• Knowledge of the basic materials and processes used in industry with emphasis on new technology developments

• Ability to conceptualize, formulate design possibilities and coordinate development by the project team under time and financial constraints

• Commitment to effective project leadership, coordination and evaluation, with recommendations for changes required to improve overall results

• Music background preferred

• Travel is required

Your creativity inspires better performances and enhances peoples’ lives!

To view the full position description & to apply:

www.wengercorp.com/careers

Wenger Corporation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Male/Female/Disability/Veterans

Marine Acoustician

Ecology and Environment, Inc.

Location: Nationwide

Job Title:        Marine Acoustician

Apply to:        http://www.ene.com

 

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking a full time Marine Acoustician. This position will be responsible for marine acoustic propagation modeling associated with take estimation and marine acoustic research. Our successful candidate will be proficient in several types of models including parabolic, normal, and/or ray tracing software. This is a national position that can work from any of the company’s domestic office locations.   

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct marine acoustic propagation modeling for stationary and mobile noise sources in varied oceanic environments and integrate with statutory requirements and associated regulations
  • Assist with noise-related impact assessments and take estimation analyses for marine organisms
  • Conduct and/or interpret marine noise monitoring, research, and analyses
  • Support with report writing and preparation of environmental documentation/analyses and permit requests

Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Oceanography, Engineering, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in modeling acoustic propagation of sound sources in marine environments
  • Experience with evaluation of impacts of noise on marine organisms
  • Experience with models including parabolic, normal, and/or ray tracing options; proficiency with RAM modeling code required
  • Familiarity with NOAA Fisheries acoustic criteria for protected marine species, and the principles of underwater acoustics including attenuation, transmission loss, and methods to determine Zones of Influence
  • Experience preparing environmental documents for submission to NOAA Fisheries, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management a plus
  • Excellent verbal communication, technical writing, and research skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Matlab
  • Ability to travel to support business needs
  • Experience working in Latin America and Spanish/Portuguese language skills a plus

We are a global network of innovators and problem solvers, dedicated professionals and industry leaders in scientific, engineering, and planning disciplines working together with our clients to develop technically sound, science-based solutions to the leading environmental challenges of our time.  E&E offers opportunities for growth in a team-oriented environment. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.; Visa sponsorship will not be provided.  Please view our website at www.ene.com to apply on-line.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is an EO and AA employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled/and other protected categories.

 

Tara Bell

[email protected]

Ecology and Environment, Inc

368 Pleasant View Dr

Lancaster, NY  14086

716-684-8060

Funded Ph.D. Student in Music Technology

Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Location: Indianapolis, IN 

Funded Ph.D. Student in Music Technology

The Musical Acoustics Lab at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) is seeking applications for a funded Ph.D. student in Music Technology starting in the Fall 2019 semester. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Music Technology is an Indiana University degree offered within the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Interested applicants will have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: acoustics, mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, machine learning, signal processing, and/or computer modeling. Please email Dr. Timothy Hsu at [email protected] with your resume/cv if you are interested in applying.

Timothy Hsu, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Department of Music and Arts Technology
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
535 W. Michigan Street, IT 371
Indianapolis, IN 46202
[email protected]

317.278.2593

Senior Power Amplifier Engineer (Engr III)

QSC

Location: Boulder, CO

Job Description

Position Title:              Senior Power Amplifier Engineer (Engr III)

Department:                  803 – R&D Electrical Hardware Engineering

FSLA Code:                    Salaried, Exempt

Reports To:                   Director, Hardware Engineering

Revised:                          Sep 10, 2018

Job Summary:

The QSC Senior Power Amplifier Engineer is responsible for creating and implementing electronic hardware products for QSC. The Engineer will design and develop audio specific power supplies and amplifiers with power levels ranging from several watts to tens of kilowatts. A successful candidate needs a broad technical background designing, simulating, fabricating, and testing both switch mode power supplies (SMPS) and class D audio power amplifiers.

Typical responsibilities include analog and digital circuit design, architectural design, schematic capture, circuit modeling and simulation, PCB layout, timing and signal integrity analysis, components evaluation and selection, solving EMC and regulatory issues, bringing up prototypes and troubleshooting, test and validation of the designs.

Engineer is responsible for delivering product design that meets all safety, regulatory, and performance requirements. In addition, the QSC Senior Power Amplifier Engineer will provide guidance to junior team members and technicians.

The position requires the individual to work well within a small, cross-functional team consisting of mechanical, software, and firmware engineers, as well as product managers, program managers, manufacturing engineers, and NPI engineers.  The role requires someone who is self-motivated, has excellent problem solving skills, possesses a keen attention to detail, works well within a small team, and can produce results.

Education and Experience:

  • BSEE required, MSEE preferred
  • 10 + years’ design experience is required
  • Experience with simulation tool(s) is required
  • Extensive experience with schematic capture/PCB layout software required. (Cadence Allegro preferred).
  • Experience with high fidelity analog & digital audio circuit design, operational amplifiers, and high dynamic range audio data converter
  • Experience with audio power amplifier design, such as Class-D amplifiers
  • Solid theoretical and practical knowledge of switch-mode power conversion for use in DC/DC power supplies
  • Magnetic design skills for inductors and transformers required
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements and test methods including UL, FCC, CE, and others as appropriate
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, in English
  • Superior problem solving skills: issue identification, problem structuring, analysis, and developing recommendations
  • Ability to produce results in a dynamic work environment
  • VHDL or Verilog experience is a plus
  • Experience with C++ scripting and other high-level programming languages is a plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and implements analog and digital electronic hardware with an emphasis on audio applications
  • Development and analysis of audio electronics components and systems
  • Develops power supplies and amplifiers for use in professional audio products.
  • SMPS topology analysis and selection
  • Design simulation in Micro-Cap
  • Magnetic design and prototype of inductors and transformers
  • Tests, validates, and verifies audio performance of audio systems and subsystems.
  • Test, qualify, and debug supply and amplifier to meet FCC, CE, UL, etc. standards
  • Drives and achieves results that meet aggressive time and cost constraints
  • Works effectively with other design engineers, manufacturing, test engineering and outside suppliers to ensure a high quality, robust solution in minimal time
  • Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision
  • Lead, mentor, and support junior engineers in their career development and project design efforts
  • Travel to Asia and other countries approximately 5% of the time
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Please apply by submitting your resume to [email protected] or [email protected].

These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

 

 

 

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Acoustic and Technical Specialist

MSE Audio

Location: Any location within the contiguous US.

To be considered for an interview, send the following information to [email protected]:

1) Cover Letter
2) Resume and GPA
3) Salary Requirements

MSE Audio, parent company of SoundTube, is looking to hire an Acoustic and Technical Support Specialist to fill a very important and specialized roll within the engineering department of the company.

Candidates must be critical thinkers who are technically inclined and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Formal education and experience in acoustics or audio systems is a plus; however we will train any candidate with exceptional intellect and an aptitude for learning new concepts.

As the Acoustic and Technical Support Specialist, you will be responsible for creating technical drawings in EASE (CAD software) to provide a design for our customers illustrating how our speakers would be best installed in large commercial projects. You will also field all of our technical support questions coming from our customers.

MSE Audio is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. Candidates living anywhere in the contiguous United States are encouraged to apply; arrangements can be made to relocate to Overland Park or work from home.

Lindsey Humphrey

[email protected]

913-433-4029

Vice President, Production & Marketing

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Lab Technician (Research Programs Specialist)

The City University of New York (CUNY)

Manhattan, NYC

 

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Lab Technician (Research Programs Specialist) – Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Job ID: 19834

Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: Open until filled with review of applications to begin on December 17, 2018

 

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at the Graduate Center engages in state-of-the-art research studies spanning a wide range of experimental design and methods across six dynamic research laboratories. The program is comprised of faculty and students from a diverse background and expertise (visit http://www.gc.cuny.edu/SLHSciences for more information). The Program utilizes various techniques including eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), and ultrasound.

The SLHS Program seeks a Lab Technician to assist all faculty members and students in operating, maintaining and purchasing hardware and software unique to the experimental research work conducted in the Program’s research laboratories. Reporting to the Executive Officer, this position performs support services for a variety of instructional programs in speech, language, and hearing sciences by providing materials, supplies, equipment, and related logistical support to lecture, laboratory, or other instructional activities; prepares materials, supplies, and equipment using special methods and procedures related to the discipline.

In addition to the duties in the CUNY Title Overview, additional duties are as follows:
– Works directly with the Executive Officer, faculty, and students and assists them with their equipment, hardware and software needs.
– Works with faculty to ensure class agendas are met.
– Designs, builds, and maintains specialized and technical laboratory projects, exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors laboratory environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies; fabricates lab stations for classes.
– Maintains, repairs and troubleshoots broken machines, equipment, instruments, and tools, including computers, electronic and mechanical equipment, automated systems, engines, and other equipment pertaining to assigned program; ensures that all equipment, instruments, tools, and machines are in safe and operational condition.
– Checks tools and equipment in and out and issues to students; monitors, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of tools, instruments, and equipment.
– Provides instructional support services for the assigned program; assists in instructional demonstrations of procedures and techniques; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, tools, machinery, and equipment.
– Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
– Determines price and availability of parts and supplies from vendors and prepares requisitions; orders supplies, tools, and equipment as needed; maintains records of purchases.
– Trains and provides work direction and guidance to assigned student workers and staff; ensures student and staff understanding of safety practices and procedures.
– Learns and applies emerging technologies, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
– Facilitates web-based experimental design and participant recruitment.
– Performs other duties as assigned.

CUNY Title Overview:

– Assists in the administration of College research programs.
–  Organizes and manages the requirements of existing funded projects and prepares preliminary materials for grant submission
–  Collects information for, and assists in preparing reports, manuscripts for publication, newsletters, web sites, and other communications
–  Plans, designs and coordinates interdisciplinary information and research planning sessions and professional development activities for faculty and staff
–  May oversee one or more facilities, participating in budgeting, planning, and monitoring, and assuring availability of needed tools and equipment
–  Serves as a consultant and resource to faculty and staff on planning and administering research projects
–  Performs related activities as assigned.

 

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and four years’ related experience required.
A preferred candidate should have:
– Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related fields.
– Technical, electronic and programming expertise in eye tracking, electroencephalography (EEG), ultrasound and electromagnetic articulometry.
– Proficiency in hardware and software maintenance.
– Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook, MATLAB, Python, Adobe Acrobat, sound editing software, E-Prime, Web-design software

 

How to Apply:

  1. Please apply using the link below:

https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=19834&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Click on “Apply Now” which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, and organization). Please upload all documents as one file, in Word or PDF format.

OR

  1. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 19834.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.