Design and develop electro-mechanical assemblies for music products used by musicians worldwide. Collaborate daily with other engineers, project managers and product designers. Contribute to product definition and own development of mechanical parts from concept through to mass production. Work with a world-class team to meet deadlines. Learn from other engineers and enjoy a creative development environment.
Design and develop mechanical components meeting our unique technical and aesthetic requirements
Identify innovative design and process solutions to meet product requirements within specified product budgets and schedules
Work with manufacturing partners to optimize design concepts for cost, quality and manufacturability
Create test methods to qualify design concepts early in development through the use of CAD, FEA, and rapid prototyping
Review and approve tool designs, first-article components, sub-assemblies and finished products
Provide complete documentation packages for all designs
Create inspection reports and document corrective actions required
Utilize PLM software to document bill of materials and create of Engineering Change Orders, as needed
Support manufacturing and sustaining efforts throughout product lifecycles
B.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering
2+ years' experience in the development of electro-mechanical assemblies for consumer electronics products
Strong knowledge of SolidWorks 3D CAD/CAE software
Strong understanding of manufacturing processes for prototyping, fabricating and finishing of metal and plastic components
History developing assemblies with moving components, electrical contacts, advanced user interfaces and light pipes for back-lighting.
Understanding of PLM documentation management for part number, BOM and engineering change creation
Understanding of geometric dimensions and tolerances per ASME Y14.5M
Proven track record of developing marketing concepts into final electro-mechanical designs that are optimized for cost and high-volume production
Experience working with Asia-based part suppliers and contract manufacturers
Skilled with use of mechanical inspection tools to verify components/assemblies meet specified tolerances and quality requirements
Ability to accurately inspect first article parts and perform design validation tests
Ability to perform root cause analysis on failures and implement design improvements
Hands-on experience in mechanical component prototyping, fabrication and assembly
Basic understanding of electronics is preferred
Ability to work within a cross-functional team environment
Ability to accurately estimate individual and team schedules for given tasks and assume responsibility of meeting fixed deadlines
Must work well in medium-sized group
Ability to work with little supervision
Ability to multitask and prioritize assignments
Must effectively communicate with a diverse group of individuals
Willing to travel throughout Asia to work with contract manufactures to progress projects through to production
Guitar player with understanding of guitar set-up is a plus
About Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc.
Yamaha Guitar Group, Inc. is committed to providing the best products for guitar players through three distinct brands: Yamaha, Line 6, and Ampeg.
Yamaha began making classical guitars in 1941 and later introduced the legendary FG180 acoustic, a forefather of the FG series. Since then, Yamaha has created class-leading instruments, including the SBG and Pacifica electric guitars, BB basses, APX electro acoustics, the unique Silent Guitar and the TransAcoustic guitar.
Line 6 is known for products that leverage groundbreaking digital technology. With a long history of firsts, Line 6 has a proven track record in defining new product categories for guitarists. Recently, the best-selling flagship Helix® guitar processor has received numerous accolades and awards.
Ampeg has produced some of the music industry's most innovative amplification products including the first bass combo amp, the first guitar amp with reverb and the de facto stage bass amp, the SVT. Since the 1940s, Ampeg has offered unique and often first-to-market features and performance capabilities, resulting in six U.S. patents under the Ampeg brand name.