Production Engineer (Audio Electronics Manufacturing)

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Mar 06, 2020
Full time Electrical Engineer Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Production Engineer (Audio Electronics Manufacturing)

Salary dependent on experience, excellent benefits package

We're looking for engineers to join us in developing state of the art audio interfaces, MIDI controllers, groove boxes and synthesisers. You are a quick learner with a technical or engineering based degree, ideally in music technology manufacturing, with appetite for adventure and passion for great products.

The Production Engineering team is part of our wider Engineering team. The Production Engineer role involves communicating across all engineering disciplines, handling all Design for Manufacture data (Electronics & Mechanical Designs, Bill of Materials, Quality Documents, etc) and providing direct engineering support to our external contract manufacturers, both in the UK and Far East. There are opportunities to visit our factories partners abroad to provide on-site engineering support.

You will be working in a people-focused, multi-functional design & engineering team, collaborating on new product development and the continuous improvement of our production processes and tools.

If you want to join a creative team, involved in the development of industry leading sound recording and music production equipment in an exciting company which is committed to grow and evolve, we would love to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working as part of a growing Engineering team in close collaboration with the Electronics, Mechanical Design and Quality Assurance teams to support our New Product Introduction (NPI) Programme and ongoing mass production
  • Ensure the data released to our contract manufacturers and sub-contractors is of the highest quality and clearly presented
  • Build and maintain Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Create and communicate engineering change orders (ECOs)
  • Cost analysis of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Investigating new manufacturing processes and quality control methodologies
  • Coordinate the prototype and pre-production build process at the factories
  • Manage relations with UK and overseas component and PCB suppliers
  • Handle internal and external resources for electronic and mechanical prototype assembly

Abilities and Experience

  • BEng / BSc degree, preferably in a related engineering subject – Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, Music/Audio Tech, etc
  • Industry experience would be advantageous
  • Have a change mindset
  • Self-motivated, adventurous, driven and ambitious
  • Good analytical skills, critical thinking and problem solving
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software – Excel, Word, etc.
  • Knowledge of PLM or PMS systems would be advantageous
  • Background or interest in coding/scripting advantageous
  • An interest in music, recording or audio would be beneficial

About Us

Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation, Ampify, ADAM Audio and Martin Audio brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity.

As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious history. We have received multiple Queen's Awards for Enterprise Innovation and have been recognised five times in "The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For". The hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From beginner to professional, our vision is a future where we've made a difference, creating opportunities for anyone to enjoy making music.

We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is set up to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products.

Benefits include 28 days annual leave on top of bank holidays, flexible working, home working, share options, an employee product discount scheme, company music events, games nights, offsite company parties, free breakfast/lunch in the canteen, and showers for runners and cyclists. Lunch-time entertainments include table football, table tennis, pool, video games and card games. We arrange company training sessions, hack days and lunch & learns, and encourage personal development through dedicated learning days and collaboration with industry and education.

Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer. We are a company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.

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