The Focusrite Group is hiring a

Production Engineer

High Wycombe, United Kingdom

Production Engineer

Based: High Wycombe, UK
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £35-45k, depending on experience

We're looking for engineers to join us in developing state of the art audio interfaces, MIDI controllers, groove boxes and synthesisers. You are an ambitious quick learner with a technical or engineering degree, ideally with experience in music technology manufacturing and passion for making great products. The Production Engineering team is part of our wider Engineering team.

The Production Engineer role involves communicating across all engineering disciplines, handling all Design for Manufacture data (Electronics & Mechanical Designs, Bill of Materials, Quality Documents, etc) and providing direct engineering support to our external contract manufacturers, both in the UK and Far East. There are opportunities to visit our factories partners abroad to provide on-site engineering support.

You will be working in a people-focused, multi-functional design & engineering team, collaborating on new product development and the continuous improvement of our production processes and tools.

If you want to join a creative team, involved in the development of industry leading sound recording and music production equipment in an exciting company which is committed to grow and evolve, we would love to hear from you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working as part of a growing Engineering team in close collaboration with the Electronics, Mechanical Design and Quality Assurance teams to support our New Product Introduction (NPI) Programme and ongoing mass production
  • Ensure the data released to our contract manufacturers and sub-contractors is of the highest quality and clearly presented
  • Build and maintain Bills of Materials (BOMs)
  • Create and communicate engineering change orders (ECOs)
  • Cost analysis of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Product cost reporting to key stakeholders
  • Investigating new manufacturing processes and quality control methodologies
  • Coordinate the prototype and pre-production build process at the factories
  • Handle component engineering including electronics part selection, reviewing alternative parts and monitoring EOL status
  • Manage relations with UK and overseas component and PCB suppliers
  • Submitting new products for regulatory certifications & approvals according to our established guidelines

Knowledge & Experience

  • BEng / BSc degree, preferably in a related engineering subject – Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, etc
  • Design for Manufacturing principles (focus on electronics DFM desirable)
  • Experience dealing with UK & overseas contract manufacturing & suppliers
  • Knowledge of ‘component engineering’ including electronics part selection, reviewing alternatives and managing EOLs
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems
  • Excellent communication skills and strong sense of teamwork
  • Industry experience in audio electronics manufacturing desirable
  • Have a ‘growth mindset’ and be self-motivated
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc
  • An interest in music, recording and/or audio would be beneficial

About Us

Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. We want to create opportunities for everyone to enjoy making music, from musicians trying to capture their unique sound, to the professionals delivering the greatest shows on earth. The Focusrite Group has an illustrious history with four Queen's Awards for Enterprise among a host of other accolades. We comprise seven successful and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Martin Audio, ADAM Audio, Novation, Sequential and Ampify Music. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning over four decades, our brands continue to shape the music-making world.

Focusrite leads that world in audio interfacing technology – more musicians record through Focusrite than any other brand. The Focusrite Pro team are focussed on the complex needs of the audio professional for whom sound is not just a passion, but a way of life. Martin Audio have been uniting audiences for almost five decades with their awe-inspiring touring and installation loudspeaker systems. Based in Berlin, ADAM Audio are precision innovators in the field of professional monitoring and loudspeaker technology, made famous by their unique ART ribbon tweeter. Novation is obsessed with helping electronic music makers find new ways to produce and perform new music. Born out of that team and based in Tileyard, King's Cross, London, Ampify Music make innovative music-making apps that are highly accessible, yet extendable and deep.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in, and that's not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means remaining open to new ideas. We enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture, where we can all contribute and everyone is heard as we grow and develop, both as individuals and as a team. We encourage innovation and fresh-thinking and are passionate about the inspirational solutions we create. Behind our success is a tightly knitted, like-minded family of music and audio lovers. We're always pulling together to try and make a difference; our frequent appearance in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For' is testament to this.

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people to apply regardless of religion, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity. We recognise the diversity shortcomings of our industry and are committed to driving change. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

Benefits include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, company music events,offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days,encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits.