Design Engineer

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Posted On:
December 8, 2021
Location:
Biggleswade, United Kingdom

PMC designs & manufacturers high-end audio products destined for the very top of the consumer, professional and custom installation markets. We are looking to recruit two Design Engineers with the skills to develop high-calibre products that meet the expectations of our discerning customers and make an active contribution to the growth of the company.

As a Design Engineer you will be responsible for a range of product development tasks, working in a small team to take projects all the way from concept to manufacture. Projects within the department will present an opportunity to work across a wide range of engineering disciplines – electroacoustics, analog & digital audio electronics, mechanical & industrial design and embedded systems.

The Design Engineer has a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of product design, with experience delivering passive and/or active loudspeaker designs on-budget and on-schedule. A detailed understanding of mechanical engineering and design-for-manufacture is also highly desirable.

A successful candidate will display excellent creative problem-solving skills, a passion for engineering, and the determination to uphold the principles of quality that PMC’s reputation is built upon.

Responsibilities

  • Design & develop new loudspeaker and audio products from given design specification; through concept to end design:
    — Utilise 3D CAD to develop concepts based on product specification
    — Specify & evaluate loudspeaker drive units
    — Design passive crossovers
    — Validate prototype designs through both subjective listening tests and objective measurement techniques in a rigorous, controlled and repeatable manner
    — Create technical drawings of parts and components using computer aided design software
    — Specify manufacturing tolerances & liaise with our Quality Dept. to ensure a smooth transition from design to mass production
    — Communicate with external suppliers to source and develop parts and components
    — Ensure projects are delivered on budget through accurate calculation of BOM costs and management of project schedule
    — Contribute to manufacturing documentation such as build guides and test processes
  • Produce monthly technical reports regarding design project progress
  • Produce technical reports on areas of research, testing and component analysis when required to

Essential Requirements

  • Education to Degree level (or equiv.) in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • 2+ years design experience in industry.
  • Excellent knowledge of the manufacturing process of loudspeakers and/or consumer electronics.
  • Experience designing high-quality loudspeakers & crossovers or other similar audio products.
  • An understanding of electroacoustic drive unit principles
  • Ability to produce manufacturing drawings with 3D CAD software.
  • Capable of managing project budgets, schedules & BOM costs with a good sense prioritisation.
  • Clear, effective communication.
  • A desire to complete tasks in a thorough, rigorous manner with a high attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience in subjective listening tests.
  • Highly motivated, with the ability to work independently or within a team.

Desirable Additional Attributes

  • A strong understanding of loudspeaker drive unit design & specification
  • Ability to guide other team members
  • Experience with audio test & measurement systems
  • Experience of transmission line loudspeaker design
  • Experience in audio electronics design, embedded systems or DSP
  • Knowledge of hifi/music/recording and broadcast techniques or personal interest in these areas.

Hours & Location

Full-time (37.5 hours/week) at our Biggleswade, Beds office.

Salary according to experience

How to apply: Please send you CV with covering letter to Oliver Thomas, CTO & Commercial Director to: oliver@pmc-speakers.com

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About PMC Speakers

 

Address: PMC Speakers
Holme Court
Biggleswade
Bedfordshire
SG18 92T
UK

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Website: https://pmc-speakers.com/

PMC is a UK-based, world-leading manufacturer of loudspeaker systems, the tools of choice in all ultra-critical professional monitoring applications, and for the discerning audiophile at home. PMC products use the best available materials and design principles, including the company’s proprietary Advanced Transmission Line (ATL™) bass-loading technology, cutting-edge amplification, and advanced DSP techniques to create loudspeakers that present sound and music exactly as it was when first created, with the highest possible resolution, and without colouration or distortion. For more see: ww.pmc-speakers.com

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