AES Job Board: QSC, LLC - Multiple Job Listings

Sr Acoustics Engineer

Posted On: 2016-6-24
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

The Senior Acoustic Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing high-performance loudspeakers and systems. The role is highly technical, and requires someone who can develop and deliver results to complex and demanding acoustic problems using modern techniques and methods.
Typical responsibilities include design of audio and/or acoustic components, design, development and test of crossover networks and/or enclosures, design and integration of horns/waveguides, acoustic test and validation, and component specification.
The successful candidate will work closely with members of one or more cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electrical and/amplifier engineers, test engineers, supply chain staff, and NPI engineers. The role requires someone who is self-motivated and possesses excellent communication and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in small teams, in addition to requiring excellent acoustic engineering skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and conduct analysis of audio/acoustic components and systems
Design and implement loudspeakers, enclosures, and associated system hardware
Identify opportunities for improving acoustic designs and infrastructures
Participate and work effectively in cross-functional product development teams
Drive internal QSC development effort as well as ODM where required
Participate in new technologies research and development

Required skills:

Solid understanding of acoustics
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to produce results in a dynamic and fast paced product development environment
Ability to work with offshore ODM suppliers
Experience in computational acoustics FEM using COMSOL
Experience with Klippel measurement system
Knowledge of at least one acoustical data measurements system (e.g. Clio, SoundCheck)
Knowledge of at least one scientific/scripting language (e.g. Matlab, Scilab, Python)
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision
Willingness and ability to travel overseas up to 10% of the time, to China as well as other locations

Education and Experience:

M.S. degree in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
10+ years or equivalent experience in loudspeaker systems design and development
Passion for the music/audio industry

To apply:

Please mention AES00886 when applying for this position.

Sr Mechanical Engineer

Posted On: 2016-6-24
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for conceptualization, design, and implementation of mechanical components and assemblies to support product development by performing hands-on design work as well as guiding the work of others. The candidate brings a broad technical background that includes simulation, prototyping, test, and analysis. Tasks include but are not limited to: using CAD software to design and develop mechanical components, providing structural and thermal analysis of parts and assemblies, producing engineering documentation, and working with interdepartmental teams and vendors to develop and launch new products.

Education and Experience:

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 years work experience as a Mechanical Engineer in a product development company.
High skill level with PTC Creo Parametric software including Surface Design and Top-Down Modeling.
Experience creating high quality 3D CAD models in Creo 3.0 that meet requirements for fit, function, manufacturability, quality, and cost.

Design experience:

Thermal systems including design of heatsinks and fan selection
Electronic assemblies, integration of PCBs and wire routing
Sheet metal enclosures
Plastics and injection molded parts
Wood panels and joinery

Analysis experience:

Air flow and heat transfer preferably with CFDesign/Autodesk Simulation
Structural, preferably with Mechanica/Creo Simulate
Moldflow, preferably with Moldex3D

Test experience:

Extensive experience with component, sub-system and product level mechanical validation testing
Test methodology development
Thermal and airflow testing and optimization
Test plan creation
Test results interpretation and issue resolution
Strong time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in both small and larger cross-functional teams.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language.
Self-motivated; Ability to complete project goals with minimal supervision.
Excellent problem solving skills.
A high degree of creativity and originality.
Ability to work in fast paced environment to produce multiple iterations and rapid prototypes.
Willingness and ability to adapt to change.
High attention to detail and quality of work.
Thorough understanding of manufacturing principles and processes.
Working knowledge of SolidWorks desirable.
Audio product knowledge and experience desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate with Senior Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Industrial Designer, Technical Director and other team members to define new product requirements.
Design all mechanical aspects of products including sheet metal chassis, faceplates, brackets and shields; injection-molded enclosures, bezels, horns and trim pieces; extruded aluminum heatsinks; and wood panels and joinery for loudspeaker cabinets.
Work within and vault all mechanical data in Windchill throughout the product lifecycle.
Work closely with Acoustic Engineers in the development of enclosures, baffles, ports, horns, and high-frequency waveguides.
Coordinate and lead mechanical design efforts on multiple projects to ensure the on-time delivery of high quality designs.
Oversee efforts to ensure that products and designs satisfy the business and functional constraints and requirements.
Coach, mentor and collaborate with design staff at all levels to drive continuous improvement in technology development, product development, and engineering processes and capabilities.
Manage relationships with outside design services, contract manufacturers, and suppliers.
Develop and implement standards and best practices for mechanical design.

To apply:

Please mention AES00887 when applying for this position.

About QSC, LLC

1675 MacArthur Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: +1 714 754 6175
Email: Send Email

QSC, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS networked audio, video, and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable, and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate, and cinema customers worldwide.

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