Production Engineering Lead (Audio Electronics Manufacturing) (m/f/d)

  • Focusrite
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 06, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Production Engineering Lead (Audio Electronics Manufacturing) (m/f/d)

Location: Berlin office, hybrid

Term: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Depending on professional experience

Your role:

Do you have a professional background in Electronics Manufacturing?
Do you have an interest in leadership, and a desire to improve things?
Are you passionate and knowledgeable about music and audio technology?

If you have answered yes to all the above, we’d love to hear from you! We are expanding our engineering team, and we are looking for someone to join us in a brand-new technical leadership role as we develop our next generations of studio monitors.
This role provides an opportunity to grow into a management role as the team continues to grow and develop.

This role will involve travel to visit our local project engineers and contract manufacturers in China and Europe (subject to Covid-19 travel restrictions).

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, you will be the hands-on expert for all engineering topics relating to the manufacturing of our products. You will put in place appropriate processes and tools to ensure that our product designs can be put into mass production in a predictable and repeatable way.

You will be the point of contact within the Berlin-based Engineering team for both our colleagues in China, as well as our onsite Production team in Berlin.

As with any leadership role, building relationships with key stakeholders will be key to your success. You will need to build and maintain productive relationships with our manufacturers and colleagues in China, our Operations and Production teams in Berlin, and across the Engineering department.

Your key activities include:

  • Establishing and evolving Production Engineering best practice, and leading ongoing improvement initiatives across the team.
  • Providing engineering support to our Production teams and contract manufacturers.
  • Creating and maintaining Bills of Materials (BOMs) and engineering change orders (ECOs).
  • Cost analysis and product cost reporting
  • Investigating new manufacturing processes and quality control methodologies.
  • Submitting new products for regulatory certifications & approvals according to ourestablished guidelines.
  • Providing input to staffing and budgeting, including long-range planning and hiring.
  • Lead production engineering meetings including other departments.

An ideal candidate is likely to be:

  • An established or emerging leader, with the desire and ability to make improvements to things.
  • A clear communicator, with a proven track record of technical problem solving and stakeholder management.
  • Confident building relationships with overseas contract manufacturers & suppliers.
  • Familiar with Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles.
  • Knowledgeable about ‘component engineering’ & part selection principles forelectronics.
  • Experienced with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems.
  • Educated to degree level in a related engineering subject – Electronics, Electrical,Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, etc.
  • Fluent in spoken and written German and English.
  • Willing to travel abroad.
  • Passionate about music and audio technology.

I don’t have all the experience you’ve asked for, should I still apply? Our priority is to find the right fit for the team, and for the company, and we will always do what we can to support individual development. In other words, if you don’t quite have all the experience listed above, we’d still be interested in hearing from you. Let us know what you would bring to the role, and why you’d be a great fit for the team.We look forward to receiving your application!

About us

ADAM Audio GmbH is a rapidly growing, internationally positioned Focusrite AG company based in Berlin Adlershof.

We are one of the market-leading manufacturers of professional monitoring solutions. Our customers include renowned recording studios and well-known music producers all over the world, and our products have also been used to soundtrack numerous Oscar-nominated films in recent years.

Since 2019, ADAM Audio is part of Focusrite plc which houses ten other, highly respected pro audio brands: Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Linea Research, Sequential, Oberheim, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, Ampify Music and Sonnox. Our international team at the Berlin-based HQ and offices in the USA and China live their passion for music. We constantly drive ourselves to bring fresh ideas and new technologies to our high-quality products to meet the needs of pro audio enthusiasts and recording professionals alike.

We pride ourselves in providing some of the tools that empower creatives all over the world to bring their visions to life. Covering a wide range of products for different levels and budgets, we engage with artists, producers and engineers to become a companion throughout the various stages of their journey.

Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work. As a team, we work hard and support each other to master our individual tasks, building and developing the skills of talented and passionate people – to achieve a common goal. So, if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we look forward to hearing from you.

Benefits include:

  • AG Bonus Programme (company performance) as part of the Focusrite Group
  • Flexible working hours with pragmatic remote working solutions
  • Support with health care
  • Regular language lessons
  • Employee product discounts
  • Monthly staff & team events
  • FeelGood Manager in place
  • Pension Contribution Scheme

ADAM Audio is an equal opportunity employer. Our employees span a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we believe that embracing diversity is one of the keys to our future success.