Quality Control and Test Technician

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Mar 15, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Quality Control and Test Technician

Term: Full-time, Permanent

Location: High Wycombe

Salary: £25000 - £35000 pa + excellent benefits

The Company:

Martin Audio is one of the brands within the Focusrite family. Focusrite plc is a listed audio products Group that develops software / hardware products for the music generation market.

The Company enjoys an international reputation for supplying award winning, world class professional loudspeaker systems. It is renowned for integrity in design, technical excellence and longevity of product. Our mission is to create an exceptional sonic experience.

Martin Audio UK is situated in High Wycombe, with this site including Factory Production, Research & Development, Marketing, Sales, Service, Sourcing, and Central Functions (www.martin-audio.com).

The successful Quality Control & Test Technician will focus on both the quality inspection of Martin Audio parts and products to ensure that products meet the required quality levels as well as performing acoustic testing. Acoustic testing includes the review of drive units, sub-assemblies and finished goods End of Line test, using systems and procedures specified by R&D Engineers and the Engineering Managers.

Job Scope:

The Quality Control & Test Technician will need to ensure that the necessary and required quality levels and processes are implemented and maintained at Martin Audio as well as preforming production acoustic testing.

As Quality Control & Test Technician, you will endeavour to resolve QC issues yourself before asking for further assistance, whether this is to reject parts or to identify the problem. You will be expected to notify your line manager when you are not able to resolve QC issues yourself, so they can escalate the problem and deal with it.

The role requires the ability to undertake test procedures but key to the day-to-day duties is the ability to demonstrate excellent fault finding and problem-solving capability both in IQC/OQC and acoustic testing issues.

Essential Functions and Immediate Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring Martin Audio components and products meet quality level requirements
  • Inspecting incoming goods – encompassing both component parts and materials
  • Maintaining and delivering Martin Audio’s quality procedures, standards and specifications
  • Maintaining the documentation process and ensuring quality reports are maintained and delivered
  • Registering and maintaining quality systems and levels to ensure all quality levels are recorded and registered for future analysis
  • Reporting and recording of quality issues to the Business and to suppliers through quality system methods (8Ds, NCRs) and quality reports
  • Inspecting product to capture and document supplier and component quality – measurements, Visual inspection etc. for both incoming (IQC) and outgoing (OQC) product and component parts (metalwork, cabinets/woodwork/plastic components)
  • Working with the Purchasing Team to establish and maintain quality requirements from external suppliers.
  • Liaising with other business units (production, warehouse, supply chain etc.) to ensure levels of Quality are upheld and understood
  • Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports
  • Providing acoustic test equipment and defining procedures to perform QC on drive units, sub-assemblies and finished goods
  • Performing basic fault-finding to determine and resolve the cause of test failures.
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the test equipment and accessories (cables)
  • Assisting with the setup of test equipment as new tests are implemented
  • Capturing and organising test data and where appropriate the documentation of data and results
  • Organising and keeping tidy the test areas
  • Reporting of failures to the line manager that the Quality Control & Test Technician is not able to diagnose
  • Reporting on tasks achieved and any issues to the Engineering Manager
  • Providing regular weekly updates to the Engineering Manager and working alongside the production and R&D departments of Martin Audio.
  • Inspecting of incoming goods – encompassing both component parts and materials
  • You will be expected to carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required in line with your main duties

Secondary Functions:

  • Supporting for the Engineering team and associated resource
  • Supporting for Martin Audio R&D, Operations and relevant business units
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Relevant engineering or quality discipline qualifications or equivalent experience.
  • Able to confidently read and interpret and understand technical drawings for quality inspection purposes
  • Ability to create concise and informative reports for quality and measurement data
  • Ability to confidently use a PC and understand the need for filing and organization of test results
  • Ability to create concise and informative reports for quality and measurement data
  • Ability to confidently use a PC and understand the need for filing and organization of test results
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Methodical and Analytic thinker
  • Highly Organised, thorough and process driven
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident experience of Microsoft office and in particular Excel
  • Able to perform physical tasks on a daily basis and with ease
  • Able to pragmatically solve problems

Job Conditions:

You are expected to work at the company head office in High Wycombe on a full time basis 37.5 hours per week, over the standard working hours of 7.30 am to 4.15 pm, Monday to Thursday and 7.30 am to Midday on Friday. 30 min is allowed for lunch, 2 x 15 min breaks, Mondays to Thursdays and no lunch break but a 15 min break on Fridays. On occasion you may be asked to work overtime for which no remuneration will be given.


Comprehensive benefits package includes: Life Assurance, Income protection, Pension, Bike2work scheme, 25 days holiday increasing with length of service, opportunity to join our Medical Cash Plan scheme and Private healthcare, substantial staff discount on company products.