LOUD Technologies Inc. is one of the world’s largest dedicated pro audio and music products companies. As the corporate parent for world-recognized brands including Ampeg, EAW, Mackie and Martin Audio, LOUD Technologies Inc. produces a wide range of digital recording products, loudspeakers, commercial audio systems, audio and music software and guitar/bass amplifiers. Wherever there is music making, live performance, audio recording or playback, LOUD Technologies is there.
Loud Technologies Inc. (MACKIE, AMPEG) is currently looking for an Industrial Designer with a passion for the sound industry. As a member of a friendly team of engineers, marketers and audio geeks, the industrial designer will bring analytical skills and proven design experience and close collaboration with brand managers and engineers to define, conceptualize, refine, and release best in class pro audio products.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborate with marketing, brand managers, mechanical engineers, acoustic engineers, electrical engineers, project managers and contract manufacturing to ensure timely releases of products.
Conceptualize new product offerings based on brand vision and product requirements through hand sketches, rendering, physical models, CAD models and other design tools that facilitate presentation of designs. This could include user research, market research and consumer trend analysis.
May conceptualize, develop and create UI/UX wire frames and pixel perfect files for the software team.
Refine designs and create CAD models and prototypes that develop the design language and functionality.
Manage vendors, source materials and evaluate feasibility of designs. Release design to manufacturing.
Partner with mechanical and electrical engineering to develop documentation that fully communicates the design intent to manufacturing.
Responsible for First Article Inspection of parts and final assemblies and changes based on DFM reports or contract manufacturer feedback.
Travel to international contract manufacturers and vendors.
REQUIRED JOB SKILLS
Working knowledge of manufacturing processes, wood box construction, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding. Understanding and hands-on knowledge of manufacturing processes required.
Ability to be self-motivated and able to manage time effectively while working on multiple projects at the same time.
Proven knowledge of 3D surface development within a CAD program. SolidWorks, Adobe CS suite / Illustrator, ProEngineering, Bunkspeed Visualize and MS Suite.
Experience in CAD rendering and document control software in Agile preferred.
Ability to communicate effectively with core design competencies: sketching, 3d visualization and modeling.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills dealing with a divergent set of stake holders. Experience communicating directly with off shore manufacturing is a plus.
Strong problem solving skills.
Passion for the Pro Audio industry highly desired.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
BA/BS design degree from an accredited program
Minimum 2-5 years of proven design development with emphasis on creating products.
Travel outside the USA may be required.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
LOUD Technologies believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to the company success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
LOUD Technologies offers a competitive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, PTO, short-term/long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending and 401k, plus great extras including great employee product discounts.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age, ancestry or handicap. Please notify us if you need accommodation or assistance during the pre-employment screening.
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How To Apply
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.