Acoustics Transducer Engineer

  • Engineering
  • Jackson, United States

Acoustics Transducer Engineer

Job description

Acoustic Transducer Engineer


SeaLandAIre Technologies in Jackson, Michigan is looking for a R&D Acoustics Transducer Engineer.


The transducer Engineer performs duties in design, development and testing of underwater acoustic transducers including hydrophones and projectors in a research and development atmosphere.    The position combines elements of mechanical, electrical, acoustic engineering, testing of acoustic sensors and data processing of test data to fully characterize the properties of the acoustic transducer.


SeaLandAire provides engineering services for data collection applications in difficult environments. We design, develop, and build products tailored to help our customers collect information from any environment, focusing on small unmanned vehicles and sensor systems. The job is fast paced. You will be working with top engineers, customers and support people. Our passion for our work is evident in everything that leaves our doors.


Essential Functions

  • Research new transducer designs and provide analysis of various designs
  • Ability to write proposals, estimate necessary labor requirements and provide cost estimates for new work
  • Provide inputs to written test reports and status reports
  • Develop manufacturing plans and processes specifications to build transducers in limited quantities
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematic.  Assist drafting department in the development of new acoustic transducer designs.
  • Analyze test data to quickly summarize performance of acoustic transducers.  May involve MatLab, Python and/or Excel
  • Work with lab personnel to build transducers
  • Interface with System, Mechanical, Electrical engineers and CAD Design Group  to integrate designs into deliverable product


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



  • Experience with the design and development of acoustic transducers is preferred but not necessary
  • Mechanical understanding of acoustic transducer is desirable
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Experience with Matlab and/or Python for data analysis
  • Knowledge and experience with polymer elastomers
  • Good communication and record keeping are essential skills
  • Understand application of different materials (metals, plastics, elastomers) in a salt water environment to provide necessary life requirements
  • Understand piezoelectric ceramic materials and applications of these materials in acoustic transducers
  • Knowledge with air acoustics and seismic sensors


Since a majority of SeaLandAire's business is funded by the US Department of Defense, applicants must be a "US Person" (US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident).


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. 2 – 5 years’ experience in design engineering in an R&D environment is preferred.


Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week. Hours are somewhat flexible and some late evenings may be required.



Some travel is expected for field testing, vendor selections, and customer interface.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear (sometimes in a noisy environment), sit, stand, walk, climb (occasionally), and do repetitive movements with hands.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all job duties performed by persons in the position.


Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time as the needs of the company and requirements of the job change.