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Acoustic Engineer

Company: Gentex Corporation
Location: Manchester
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

GENTEX AT A GLANCE:At Gentex Corporation, we've created an environment where great ideas and great people can thrive. Leveraging a history that spans over 125 years, Gentex is a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. Join our multinational team of exceptional and dedicated employees around the world and work on challenging and rewarding projects, grow your skills, and advance your career all while making a positive difference in the lives of our customers. Together, you and Gentex can build a career that's uniquely yours.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. Engineering or Physics required
  • 5+ years of experience in Acoustic Engineering discipline
  • Experience with sound and vibration measurements and analysis techniques
  • A fundamental understanding of microphone and speaker design
  • An understanding of speech intelligibility and psychoacoustics
  • Strong understanding of theoretical acoustics fundamentals
  • Strong root cause analysis skills in acoustic/electro-acoustic systemsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Master's degree in Acoustics with Acoustic design experience
    • Experience in the Aerospace and Military industry
    • Excellent technical presentation skills, interpersonal abilities, and multi-tasking skills while maintaining objectivity
    • An understanding of passive and active hearing protection devices
    • Experience designing size constrained acoustic and electro-acoustic products for consumer and military customers
    • Ability to work with and test systems which include mixed analog/digital signals, digital signal processors, RF, and power management electronics
    • Experience or familiarity testing to ASA/ANSI standards 3.2, 12.6, and 12.42 ABOUT THE JOB!The Acoustic Engineer will primarily be responsible for Research and Development of electro-acoustic products in the hearing protection and audio telephony domain. Work will include modeling, design, experimentation, measurement, and analysis to support new product design efforts. The candidate will help create innovative new technologies and apply them to the next generation products. The right person will have solid engineering fundamentals, intellectual curiosity, and a strong desire to learn. Experience in acoustics, test design and setup, and personnel protective equipment is highly desired. A self-starter with good root cause analysis in acoustic systems with ability to make sound decisions and guide projects through challenging acoustic engineering problems is the right person to join our product development team. Gentex offers a robust benefit package- including, but not limited to, medical coverages, 401k, paid time off and excellent work schedules including a 9/80 work week.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
      • Must have the demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a project team member, to generate unique solutions to engineering design problems.
      • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present and discuss complex technical issues with both experts and non-experts.
      • Practical experience with acoustical measurements, test fixtures, and materials.
      • Proficient with measurement data reduction and statistical analysis.
      • Understanding of active noise reduction technology is desired.
      • Familiarity with MATLAB, Labview, lumped parameter analysis, or finite element tools for acoustical modeling.
      • Understanding of electroacoustic transducers, accelerometers, and other sensors is desired.
      • Familiarity of acoustic attenuation principles for hearing protection devices is desired.
      • Experience in research, front-end product conceptualizing, and new product development environment is desired.RESPONSIBILITIES:
        • Work on a multidisciplinary team to design products to meet key performance attributes
        • Evaluate design options through comprehensive computer modeling and verify through testing and analysis
        • Select, specify, and evaluate transducers as necessary to support system requirements
        • Working with the project team, support groups, and outside resources, you will analyze and recommend design options for manufacturability, reliability, durability, performance, and cost.
        • You will collaborate with team members to generate and continue to improve best practices guidelines related to acoustic engineering work performed within the group
        • You will be part of a team responsible for designing and bringing products into production, and working to establish appropriate test parameters
        • Test, debug and troubleshoot, and root cause issues throughout the product development phase
        • Review of technologies, numerical modeling, design and fabrication of electronic and mechanical prototypes.
        • Design and perform experiments providing clear and organized reports
        • Prepares designs and testing results, and proposes ideas for new and improved products and processes
        • Researches, analyzes, and executes acoustic transducer product development, performance, and failure analysis
        • Schedule flexibility to support critical deadlines may be required.TO APPLY:Visit: LOCATION:Gentex's Manchester facility is located in southern New Hampshire. Manchester is the largest convention, sports, entertainment, and arts & cultural destination in New Hampshire. There is so much to do, see and experience in Manchester including major concerts and ECHL Hockey, AA minor league baseball, live performances at the historic Palace Theatre or exhibits at our renowned museums. Located in the heart of New England, Manchester is also conveniently located within an hour's drive of Boston, an hour from the Atlantic Ocean and less than two hours from New Hampshire's scenic White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee and the many other well-known vacation destinations in Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts.At Gentex, we don't just accept difference-we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Gentex Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status or on the basis of disability. Gentex is an E-Verify Participant. Pre-employment drug/alcohol/background screening is required. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Gentex, please call our Human Resources department at (570) 282-3550.


Keywords: Gentex Corporation, Manchester , Acoustic Engineer, Other , Manchester, New Hampshire

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