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Speaker Systems Application Engineer
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Yamaha | Buena Park, CA
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Job Description

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems seeks an experienced Speaker Systems Application Engineer for supporting and marketing a variety of sound reinforcement speakers from high-end touring speakers from NEXO to mid-range installation speakers from Yamaha.

Duties & Responsibilites:

Work with district managers, dealers and end-users to provide design and systems engineering support, high-level technical support, troubleshooting, training and education for both Yamaha and NEXO speaker system products.
Provide technical and marketing training on speaker systems, software and rigging for internal Yamaha staff.
Work with other system engineers and technical/applications specialists on functions listed above and support activities such as special projects and product planning.
Communicate regularly with YCJ product planning and marketing staff as well as US-based and NEXO R&D staff regarding trends and developments in speaker technologies.
Support, assemble and test various audio systems for demonstrations, clinics and tradeshows.
Support and conduct tradeshow demonstrations, assist in tradeshow planning, set-up and teardown as needed.
Conduct clinics and seminars to support sales and marketing activities as directed by supervisor.
Travel in the field to support various demonstrations and District Manager activities as needed.
Work with the Service/Tech staff to develop and support databases on problems, applications, FAQ's, and other items as required.
Compile market data, create competitive analysis and support customer requests for product planning and sales.
Complete accurately and on a timely basis, any and all reports required by the Yamaha (i.e. expense reports, vacation request forms, etc.)
Any other duties required by the Marketing Department.


Basic Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge of speaker rigging hardware and safety for customer support and ability to safely rig speakers for demo purposes as well as to supervise third-party riggers.
Solid audio engineering and sound reinforcement background both in temporary and permanently installed sound systems as well as a practical knowledge of acoustics and sound principles.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the touring sound business as a mix/systems engineer or PA technician.
Minimum of 3 years experience in Acoustic Simulation software such as EASE or NEXO NS-1.
Minimum of 5 years experience in tuning Speaker Systems including the practical use of current Acoustic Measurement Software such as Smaart 7.
Working knowledge and practical usage of audio and data networks including setting up PCs for connecting to amplifier control networks and Dante and EtherSound Protocols.
Basic knowledge of audio/video systems, electronics and testing equipment.
Effective presentation skills for training and making product presentations in front of small to medium groups (2 - 40 people).
Effective written communication skills for making project proposals, customer support and internal communications.
Competency in wiring and testing of equipment racks, installation and verification of various component and system software.

Prefered Qualifications:

A college degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural Acoustics considered a plus.

To Perform the job successfully, an individual must have:

The flexibility to schedule for travel within North America to support various marketing activities required.
Basic warehouse organization and maintenance skills.
Strong computer skills particularly with Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, and Outlook as well as proficient typing skills are required.
The capability of loading and unloading of trucks containing flight cases, crates, speaker systems, etc. and lifting 50 lbs.

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About Yamaha

Yamaha, founded in 1887, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of comprehensive music instruments. Yamaha has grown through developing a broad spectrum of businesses, including audio and video products, electronic devices and information technology products. In the audio and video products business fields, based on years of know-how in construction acoustics, semiconductor technology, and acoustic design, Yamaha offers digital home theater systems that fully exploit Yamaha's original digital sound field processing (DSP) technology. Yamaha is headquartered in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan, and its group now has 115 sales and production subsidiaries.