Job Title: Quality Assurance Engineer
Classification: Exempt
Work Status: Full Time
Reports to: Director of Engineering

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Anchor Audio is the industry leader in portable sound systems and portable public address (PA) systems. Based in Carlsbad, California, we pride ourselves on manufacturing the highest quality products which are available worldwide. Anchor Audio portable sound systems are proudly manufactured in the United States of America.

Our company culture focuses on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Quality Assurance Engineer to join our fast paced team.

The Quality Assurance Engineer is a key role within the organization, working closely with our engineering, repair, and production team. This position is responsible for hands-on product diagnostics, testing of new product samples, and provide SOP training to assist in troubleshooting and repair of Anchor electrical components.

Position Title: Quality Assurance Engineer
Classification: Exempt
Status: Full Time
Reports To: Director of Engineering

Essential Job Functions:

  • Visually inspects electronic circuit boards, harness, and assemblies
  • Perform debug and test assemblies to component level utilizing block diagrams and schematics
  • Train production staff on troubleshooting and repair of PC boards (standard operating procedures)
  • Evaluate and Test Production and new audio design products
  • System level trouble-shooting skills and the ability to determine corrective actions
  • Regularly interface with manufacturing, quality engineering and procurement for corrective actions and inspection criteria
  • Support production with a resolution of quality issues in accordance with established procedures
  • Provides technical and regulatory expertise for a range of quality assurance testing and inspection activities associated with product development and manufacturing, Audio a plus
  • Work closely with Engineering and Supply Chain to define part quality plans at a component level
  • Review changes to products in production for reliability impact to aid in the correction process, design, or material problems
  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate quality testing activities
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track issues
  • Setting up manual and automated testing

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Requirements:

  • B.S/B.A in Electrical Engineering
  • 2+ years’ experience in electronics inspection and testing, including experience with PCB assembly, harness assembly and mechanical assembly, Audio field a plus
  • Must have strong experience in PCB Assembly inspection
  • Ability to read and interpret general engineering drawings, specifications, and work instructions
  • Working knowledge of inspection equipment
  • Hands-on experience using laboratory test equipment such as Power Supplies, Oscilloscopes, Multimeters, signal analyzers, digital signal generators, soldering gun, hot gun and noise figure meters, Audio precision a plus
  • Experience with test strategies, executing tests, and writing test plans, test procedures, and test reports
  • Proficient in validation methods and evaluation criteria
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications, including intermediate excel
  • Experience developing Audio automated testing scripts from scratch a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English at a level that is sufficient to perform the essential functions of this position
  • Must be able to sit/stand for full shift and lift 50lbs

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior A/V Industry experience


  • Salary: DOE
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Pet Protection Program
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Floating Holiday
  • Wellness Program
  • Company Lunches
  • Work/life balance
  • Small company, Safety training/PPE provided, private office

**Background check & drug screen are a condition to employment**