Transducer Test Engineer

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Posted On:
August 17, 2022
Location:
Southwater, West Sussex, UK

About  B&W Group – part of Sound United
Sound United was founded in 2012 with a simple mission – to bring joy to the world through sound. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest portfolio audio companies and home to several legendary audio brands—Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Marantz, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology.  Each brand boasts its own philosophy and unique approach to bringing home entertainment to life.

With centuries of collective experience, Sound United oversees the design and manufacture of a diverse array of premium audio products, including loudspeakers, sound bars, AV receivers, wireless speakers, amplifiers, turntables, and headphones. We create distinct and memorable listening experiences for a wide range of consumers in more than 130 countries. For more information on Sound United and our mission, please visit www.soundunited.com.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Senior Transducer Engineer, the Transducer Test Engineer will support the research and development activities by performing measurements and assessments of high-performance transducers and loudspeaker systems across all product lines and research / technological exploration projects.
The role responsibilities are centered around performing high quality, reliable and repeatable measurements and ensuring consistency and clarity in the documented results.
The location is the Research and Development center of Bowers & Wilkins, one of the most successful producers of high-quality audio product in the world today. The Transducer Test Engineer will be part of the Acoustic Research Team. All necessary training on the tools and procedures will be provided.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performing, processing and documenting measurements of transducer & loudspeaker assemblies using the Klippel dB-Lab, Audio Precision APx and other systems available at SRE
  • Monitoring and improving measurement procedures, including supplying guidelines and instruction manuals
  • Supporting the definition of power tests and production test setups for transducers and complete loudspeaker systems
  • Storing, organizing and maintaining test results
  • Supporting Production and Quality Control in the implementation, execution, and documentation of test procedures

Required Qualifications:

  • Good understanding of loudspeaker drivers and systems
  •  Experience in audio / acoustics testing requirements
  • Good documentation, reporting and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with audio and electronics testing equipment (e.g., Klippel dB-Lab SoundCheck, Clio, MLSSA, REW)
  •  Understanding of production issues related to loudspeaker driver units
  • Experience and knowledge of fault-finding methods
  •  Understanding of power handling tests and fatigue failure
  • Experience in electroacoustic testing in anechoic and semianechoic chamber
  • Experience in subjective evaluation of audio systems

Why Sound United:
We employ more than 1,700 employees in 18 countries, empowering us to take our premium brands to new heights. With manufacturing, supply chains, distribution channels and employees in Japan, the United States, Europe and other parts of Asia, Sound United has a global face and a sales presence in over 130 countries.

High visibility, broad impact. This is a high growth, changing environment, and you will have the opportunity to really make an impact on our systems and processes and how we enhance them. In addition to being exposed to new projects and learning new skills, this role also positions you to interact with a variety of departments, teams and leadership groups on a global basis.

Great time to join. We are proud to provide premium audio/video experiences to both commercial and consumer markets and, we’re experiencing healthy growth. When you’ve proved yourself a star and are ready for the next career step, the opportunities will be there.

Cultural experience. You will have regular exposure to many cultures. We’re in over 130 countries, so you’re not just focused on one culture, but will enjoy working with many.

Building on success. Our growing portfolio of premium audio and video products delivers the best in design, technology, innovation and performance to a variety of customers who seek to enrich the moment with pure sound and vision. Our well-respected products continuously win industry awards and accolades. We are investing in growth and expanding our product lines, distribution channels and markets, and our teams, making this an exciting time to be part of Sound United.

Excellent compensation, benefits and work environment. In addition to a competitive salary, attractive incentive program, we offer a collaborative, open, and hybrid work environment and professional development opportunities. Join SOUND UNITED and let’s build an even greater company together!

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please apply directly via the Sound United website here or send an email.

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About B&W Group Ltd.

 

Address: Dale Road
Worthing
BN11 2BH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1903 221800
Website: https://www.bowerswilkins.com/en-gb

Bowers & Wilkins, founded in the U.K. in 1966, has been at the forefront of high-performance audio for more than 50 years. It designs and manufactures precision home speakers, headphones, custom installation and performance car audio products that set new standards for innovation and sound quality, earning countless awards and accolades from the world’s leading recording studios and musicians. Bowers & Wilkins’ reputation is based on the unwavering pursuit of the best possible sound and an unsurpassable music listening experience. Bowers & Wilkins joined the Sound United LLC family of brands in 2020. Learn more at www.bowerswilkins.com.

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