Job Title: Project Engineer

Location: Northampton

Salary: £25,000-£30,000/year

Contract: Permanent

Sector: Manufacturing

Office: Wellingborough


Project Engineer

Our client launched in 2007, the company are an internationally recognised company. They are a company of musicians who we are truly passionate about what they do and understand the importance of great tone - whether practising at home or on stage in a live environment.

The company are based in Northampton, England with over 50 years of combined experience in guitar amplification design and production. They are totally committed to providing people with the ultimate tools for self-expression.

Due to continued business growth, they are looking to appoint an experienced Project Engineer to join our established team on a full-time permanent basis. This is an important position within the R and D team and you will be key in driving the development of new audio products from initial design, through to production and post-production maintenance.

Hours are Monday to Friday 08.00-17.00pm.

The overall purpose of the job:

- Electronics design and project coordination activities within R and D. A lead role in driving the development of assigned new products from concept through to production and post-production maintenance.

The duties and responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

- The input and modification of electronics schematics, with guidance from the Chief Engineer.
- The input and modification of PCB artworks using CAD, with guidance from the Chief Engineer.
- Building and testing of prototypes.
- Sourcing components for prototype production and testing.
- Writing and performing new product tests and recording/presenting results.
- Managing the approvals of products to international standards.
- Creation and maintenance of parts lists and associated documentation on assigned projects.
- Setting up and managing product listening tests.
- Speaker test set-ups.
- Input into product specifications including brainstorming new product ideas.

Project Management

- The creation and upkeep of project plans and timescales.
- Coordinating activities between the UK and China design resources on given projects.
- Updating the R&D manager daily and providing written reports.
- Occasional travel to OEMs in the Far East if required.

The ideally sought candidate will possess the following:

- Degree qualified in electronics or similar engineering subject.
- 1-2 years’ experience of electronic and/or mechanical design in a consumer audio or electronics environment.
- A demonstrable aptitude for electronics. Will have been interested in guitar amps, consumer electronics and circuitry, or mechanical construction/design as a hobby or in a previous role Knowledge of CAD PCB design.
- Used to working to tight deadlines Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent numerical and analytical skills Bass/guitar player High level of attention to detail Highly organised Independent and self-reliant A flexible approach to work.

The below skills would be beneficial, however not essential.

- Some experience of design in a fast-moving engineering environment.
- Some experience of high voltage valve equipment.
- Some experience in fault testing and diagnosis.

The Person

- A passion for the music industry Strong team and work ethics.
- Personable and outgoing nature.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Enthusiastic, conscientious, committed and dependable A ‘can-do’ attitude.
- A structured engineering approach Very methodical and diligent record keeper.
- Team player.
- Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise appropriately.


- The company is a very unique environment; we are all musicians and the dress code is very relaxed.
- Our teams are experts in their field and we are incredibly passionate about our products and the industry as a whole.
- Most of our staff have worked in the industry for a long time and we are looking for candidates who wish to grow with the company and share in our current and future success.
- Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, with a willingness to work extra hours as and when required to achieve project deliverables to schedule.
- Flexible approach to working hours/ environment where possible, according to business needs.

Please call Amanda at the Wellingborough office to discuss the role on 01933 227189.

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