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Sustaining Systems Engineer

Job Location: Chatsworth, CA

11.04.2013

Gibson Brands, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer of musical instruments, is seeking a Sustaining Systems Engineer. The Sustaining Systems Engineer will report to the Senior Manager of Loudspeaker Systems.  The Sustaining Systems Engineer will perform a variety of responsibilities that support Gibson Pro Audio Division located in Chatsworth, CA. 

Highlights of Job Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate systems, field failures and discrepancies. Develop test and issue corrective actions.
  • Assist in the design of active and passive audio systems to meet the specified requirements for performance and cost.
  • Create operational and test procedures and implement these systems into production at overseas manufacturing facilities.
  • Design and build loudspeaker prototype cabinets including dimensions, materials, and construction techniques.
  • Perform tests on components and complete systems to include power handling, impedance, transfer functions, frequency response and polar response.
  • Measure and analyze system performance using CLIO, KLIPPEL, Audio Precision and other test systems as required.
  • Create mathematical models of loudspeakers using LEAP, Loud soft, FEA and other programs, analyze the results and incorporate them into new designs and design improvements.
  • Assist in the design and assembly of prototype systems as needed

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Three to ten years’ experience designing and testing loudspeakers and/or audio systems
  • Experienced with audio measurement tools such as LMS, CLIO, and Audio Precision.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, knowledge of the theory and principles of audio design, acoustic analysis and simulation.
  • Good organizational, decision-making, human relations and communication skills.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email)
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs. 

Position will be based at the Gibson Pro Audio, located in Chatsworth, CA.

Please email resumes with salary history in MS Word format to: careers@gibson.com. Include “Sustaining Systems Engineer” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.