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:

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

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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.   


  • 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


  • 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 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


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]


Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Acoustics

The Pennsylvania State University

Location: State College

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Acoustics

The Graduate Program in Acoustics at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in acoustics. The position is open at the Associate Professor level, although exceptionally well qualified applicants at all levels may be considered. The Program seeks candidates with research expertise in acoustics from any sub-discipline and an ability to teach acoustics at the graduate level is essential. Research areas of interest for the position include, but are not limited to, transducers and biomedical ultrasound. The goal of this search is to identify the strongest candidate regardless of specialization.

The Graduate Program in Acoustics is one of the world’s premier resources in acoustics education and research, and it was established in 1965. There are currently 48 Acoustics faculty members from Penn State who contribute to the missions of teaching, research, and service. The Program offers the M.Eng., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in acoustics. There are over 50 resident Acoustics graduate students at the University Park campus, and over 80 students who are seeking M.Eng. degrees through the distance learning option. The Acoustics Program is administratively aligned with the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, but maintains separate curricula, examinations, space, and budgets. Penn State Acoustics also maintains a strong relationship with the Penn State Applied Research Laboratory (ARL), a university center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus on naval missions and related areas. The Acoustics Program also supports the Penn State Center for Acoustics and Vibration (CAV) that serves as a base for technology transfer to industry in the many sub-disciplines of acoustics and vibration. Penn State Acoustics faculty members are also involved with the Materials Research Institute, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, or have collaborations with the College of Medicine. The University is one of the nation’s leaders in industry-sponsored research, with partnerships with over 400 companies on an annual basis.

Qualifications: Applicants shall hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in acoustics, engineering, science, or closely related areas at the time of beginning their Penn State appointment. Candidates will be expected to engage in graduate level instruction both in the fundamentals of acoustics and in their area of expertise. In parallel, all candidates are expected to establish an externally funded research program, supporting graduate students, and to publish in high quality academic journals.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with background and experiences. An attractive benefits package is available. State College, Pennsylvania has great local schools, closeness to nature, the arts, sports, and a population dedicated to excellence.

Application: Applicants shall upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and complete contact information of three professional references. Academic transcripts are also required for applicants who received their Ph.D. within the last five years. All this documentation should be uploaded in a single PDF file to this listing. Inquiries should be directed to [email protected]

For information about Penn State Acoustics and related units, please see: Graduate Program in Acoustics,; Department of Aerospace Engineering,; Center for Acoustics and Vibration,; Applied Research Laboratory, Review of Applications will begin on January 4, 2019, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Desired start date is July 1, 2019 or soon thereafter.


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