Acoustic Engineer 1
Ultra Electronics USSI
Columbia City, IN

About $58,000 - $82,000 a year

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Job Description:
Responsible for the design, integration, and optimization of underwater transducer designs. Individual will be a key contributor in a team environment providing innovative design solutions to meet program requirements. Will support new transducer development through design support, acoustic-mechanical testing, transducer packaging, and system interfaces. Individual will be responsible for generating documentation during the design process including reports, compiling test data, BOMs and assembly instructions. Person will support the production floor with issues related to transducer manufacturing. Individual will also contribute to potting material evaluation/selection, transducer testing methodologies, wiring schemes, process refinement, and failure analysis.

Required Skills:
B.S. degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
Ability to obtain a US Government security clearance. Security clearances are granted to U.S. citizens.

Desired Skills:
Experience with FEA modeling
Willing to generate scripts in VBA, Matlab, or equivalent for data processing and manipulation
Willing to develop lumped models for electro-mechanical system design and analysis.
Experience using test equipment such as DAQS, oscilloscopes, impedance analyzers, dynamic signal analyzers, function generators, power supplies, and multi-meters.
Background in Material Science
Knowledge of vibration principles, structural mechanics, and failure analysis.
Understanding of basic electrical principles as related to an electro-mechanical device.
Familiarity with testing and data acquisition techniques
CAD experience (work or school) in Solidworks, Creo, or equivalent for detailed design of components/ assemblies and drawing generation.
Able to read and interpret mechanical drawings.
Have good written and oral communication skills
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Physical Requirements:
Willing to travel to company and government test facilities. Overnight travel will be required. Approximately 10% travel.
Normal color vision and manual dexterity
Willing to lift 40 pounds floor to waist height

Willing to use:
Microsoft office suite
General test equipment including DAQs and analyzers
Misc. hand tools
Mechanical measuring tools such as micrometers, dial calipers, etc.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. A review of this classification has excluded the marginal functions of the classification that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities to perform this job proficiently. The requirements in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

USSI is a trusted supplier of active and passive sonobuoys; advanced autonomous sensor systems; acoustic hailing and voice projection equipment.

Ultra Electronics is a UK-based defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group. Ultra manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.

We offer medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, health savings accounts, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with a Company match.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Reasonable accommodation statement: If you need an accommodation for any part of the application process, please email