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Senior Acoustic Engineer

Basic purpose of position:

Provides extensive knowledge in field of specialization and working knowledge of other fields. Capable of the clearly defining appropriate technical approaches and solutions to most of companies  critical challenges. Able to define critical project criteria to ensure project completion. Uses creativity to resolve complex issues. Has demonstrated leadership skills and a working knowledge of business and customer requirements. Demonstrates exceptional communication skills.


Primary or major responsibilities:

  • Use companies policies and procedures to complete work assignments.
  • Design underwater hydrophones and/or active and passive transducers utilizing cylindrical ceramics, flexural disks, cantilever beams, and geophones.
  • Design, model, simulate and test complex acoustic transducers.
  • Assist engineering with design modification of acoustic subsystems and systems for development
  • Support designs with analysis, simulations and calculations including space, Mathcad, MATLAB and FEA.
  • Prepare drawings/documentation for work as required for engineering and manufacturing of products.
  • Conduct complex in-house testes, direct and guide or mentor other Engineers.
  • Apply risk, failure analysis, and root cause analysis as required within the engineering discipline.
  • Represent engineering in cross-departmental activities such as material review board.
  • Resolve product process and system issues; initiate engineering change notices: and formulate cost impacts.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of engineering activities.
  • May act as project lead including organizing, execution, and coordinating technical assignments.
  • Evaluate materials and systems, identify equipment or prepare work instructions for manufacturing.
  • Provide training and/or direction to other engineers, technicians or manufacturing operators.
  • Provide communications and/or presentations to customers, suppliers or vendors.
  • Travel and participation in product field tests.
  • All other duties as assigned



Ensure that all assignments are performed in compliance with applicable federal, state, provincial and company safety and health regulations and where applicable, utilize proper personal protective equipment.

Minimum requirements:

BSEE; MSEE preferred in acoustics/sonar/ultrasonics related field.

A minimum of ten years related experience.

Knowledge/skills must include strong education, theoretical background and experience with applied hands-on implementation expertise in electronic design, simulation , modeling, analysis, and test.

Finite element modeling/analysis experience with ANSS and/or PZFlex required

Experience with simulation and computational programs (e.g. Matlab, Mathcad)

Must familiar with piezoelectric materials and associated applications.

Experience with transducer potting material such as epoxies and urethanes

Hands-on experience with development, building and testing of acoustic transducer assemblies and systems.

Pluses include shock and vibration testing, designing for shock and vibration, experience with flow noise.

Pluses include experience with analog and digital interfacing, amplifiers, microcontrollers, digital signal processing and knowledge of, time and frequency domain filtering, sampling theorem and aliasing and communication protocols.

Ability to draw solutions form both formal training and experience and use original thinking and ingenuity.

Experience in generating design documentation, and technical reports.


Principle Acoustic Engineer


20 years’ experience, PHD preferred
Experience with Acoustic receivers/amplifiers
Experience carrying a project from concept to published
Sonobuoy, undersea, anti-submarine warfare, acoustic imaging, UUV
Made out of PGG(coatings/paint), Ceramic, single crystal
Relocation assistance provided
25-30% travel for bidding/proposals domestically, international travel possible
Companies that may have these candidates:  Apple, Google, Boeing, USSI, Raytheon, BAE(Nashua, Massachusetts), BOISE, Hutchinson, Harman Carmen
Small, loud speakers/microphones

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