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Guitar TechnicianNov-3-2021
SUMMARY:
Responsible for the evaluation, setup and repair of both acoustic and electric guitars.
 
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge of the setup of both acoustic and electric guitars, including but not limited to:
Fast and concise evaluation of finishes and general cosmetic condition.
Ability to accurately evaluate and adjust both neck relief and string action on acoustic/electric guitar bridges 
Basic experience with fretwork, including reseating and gluing, leveling, re-crowning, and polishing.
Experience with fine adjustment of (and replacement of) acoustic/eclectic guitar string nuts.
Ability to evaluate and replace acoustic/electric guitar pickups and preamps.
The above description / responsibilities cover the most significant duties performed and do not exclude other work assignments within the scope of the position.
 
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be a guitar player with strong basic knowledge of acoustic/electric guitar design and function
Attention to detail a must
Must work in an organized manner keeping track of inventory and serial numbers
Must work well under pressure when required
 
Manager, Service OperationsOct-1-2021

 

SUMMARY:

Korg USA is hiring a Manager of Service Operations to oversee our in-house service repair and refurbishment staff, our parts department and manage the relationship we have with service centers throughout the US and Canada. This individual will also oversee building maintenance for our Melville NY facility. 


ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage Service, Refurbishment, and Parts staff 
Develop and implement service standards and procedures for the department
Manage parts supply 
Manage/monitor inventory levels and flow of refurbished product 
Partner with our customer service team to ensure a high level of service for our dealers and consumers by resolving service problems or customer complaints
Report service details to our manufacturers 
Manage periodic retrofit projects 
Manage relationship with several companies we use to maintain our facility 


REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred 
10 years’ experience in repair services 
Electronic musical instrument and valve amp repair experience preferred 
Proficient with Microsoft Office Tools 
Building maintenance management experience 
Strong attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Excellent problem-solving skill

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Operations Support Coordinator (Spector)Sep-21-2021
SUMMARY: 
 
Spector Musical Instruments is looking to hire a part-time operations coordinator to join the USA Custom Shop team in Shokan, NY. Spector Musical Instruments, located near the world-famous town of Woodstock, consists of a small team of skilled luthiers that handcraft some of the world’s finest instruments. This role will be responsible for all transaction operation processing for the Custom Shop to ensure its smooth daily operations. The position would be 5 days a week on a part-time basis. (4-5 hours a day)
 
 
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Enter all sales orders for Custom Shop into ERP system
Invoice all Custom Shop sales orders
Communicate with Custom Shop customers regarding ETA, payments, and other Customer Service inquiries
Enter receipts into ERP system
Place and manage purchase orders with various suppliers for parts, non-inventory supplies, and accessories 
Assist with parts and material sourcing
Set up parts in ERP system maintaining the correct costs
Determine the appropriate level of inventory based on production schedule, and maintain inventory
Count inventory of various components 
Pack and ship of all instruments produced in the Custom Shop
Create packing lists, case labels, commercial invoices, customs forms, and other necessary documents
Use of SMI Configurator system
Use of Vendor Net and other account management systems
Use of computer for shipping accounts with UPS, FedEx and USPS
 
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong attention to detail 
Strong organizational skills
Strong communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft applications
Strong problem-solving skills 
Knowledge of, and experience handling, musical instruments, specifically electric guitars, or basses preferred 
1-3 years office/shop experience
Positive attitude
Flexibility as department and needs grow
 
Audio Electronics Design Engineer (Aguilar)Sep-16-2021

Aguilar Musical Instruments LLC, a subsidiary of Korg USA, is looking for a Design Engineer to join our remote team. The ideal candidate should be comfortable performing a variety of hands-on engineering tasks: from bread-boarding circuits, to designing chassis and preparing a product for safety approval testing.

A Bass/Guitar player with deep understanding and experience in designing audio electronics would be a perfect fit.

Aguilar Musical Instruments offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Please provide you most recent resume, along with a cover letter, and examples of products you have worked on.

Specific job duties include:

· Use industry standard design software to draft schematics, design PCBs and enclosures.

· Design, build, and test product prototypes.

· Compile and maintain engineering design records.

· Create development timelines and budgets.

· Develop assembly and test procedures and setups.

· Help supervise the manufacturing process for all designs.

· Manage the regulatory approval process.

· Modify existing designs to improve performance or increase efficiency.

· Collaborate on projects with other in-house and outside engineers.

Requirements:

· A degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering or relevant field

· A minimum of 3 years of relevant industry experience (MI Preferred but not essential)

· Proficiency in MS Office and industry standard engineering computer-aided design software.

· Firm grasp of analog audio circuit design.

· In-depth knowledge of regulatory and industry standards and practices.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Ability to multitask, manage time effectively and work independently with minimal supervision.

· Experience with Digital Signal Processing is a plus but not required.

About Us:

Aguilar Musical Instruments is dedicated to using superior engineering processes to make great equipment for bass players. By designing and manufacturing heads, cabinets, preamps, pickups and effects pedals, we can contribute to many aspects of the sound of the bass. At Aguilar, we approach every product that we manufacture with real world, musical understanding. Because we are a team of bass players and engineers, we start by visualizing gear from the musician’s perspective and then proceed with inspired engineering. We have a credo of “constant improvement” that helps us move forward daily and create exciting products for bass players. Aguilar amplifiers, cabinets and pedals can be found on concert stages and in recording studios around the world. Our line of pickups and onboard preamps are used in many of our industry’s best instruments. We’re proud to play a part in the sound of so many great bass players! For more information, please visit: www.aguilaramp.com

APPLY TODAY BY EMAILING: Careers@aguilaramp.com

 

Painter/Finisher (Spector)Aug-4-2021
SUMMARY: 
Spector Musical Instruments is looking to hire a full-time Painter/Finisher to join the USA Custom Shop team in Shokan, NY. Spector Musical Instruments, located near the world-famous town of Woodstock, consists of a small team of skilled luthiers that handcraft some of the world’s finest instruments. Spector is expanding their USA facility to include a finishing department.
 
The role of Painter/Finisher will be responsible for the spraying, sanding, and buffing of all instruments produced in the USA shop. Types of spray finishes range from Polyester to Urethane, spraying both High Gloss and Matte variants of each. Many instruments are sprayed with a clear finish, however solid color, bursts, and metallic finishes will also be utilized. Hand rubbed Oil finishes are also offered at Spector, and application and processing of these finishes will be required as well. 
 
Use of spray guns, orbital sanders, buffing wheels and hand sanding will be daily requirements. The role should be a person with great attention to detail, exacting standards, strong organizational skills, and communicates well while promoting a positive work environment. While previous paint experience is a requirement, training under Robert “Cue” Gerhards of Gerhards Guitarworks in Windham, NY will be an essential and substantial part of initial onboarding.
 
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Spraying & applying all types of finishes
Use of UV Cure system 
Inner coat sanding 
Use of buffing wheel to achieve mirror high-gloss finish 
Maintaining cleanliness and operational standards of spray booth and related equipment 
Be in constant communication with team regarding best practices, defect prevention/repair
Adhere to weekly schedule, organizing work accordingly to hit deadlines 
Additional responsibilities as assigned by management
 
REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS:
3-5 years of painting/finishing experience or equivalent training/education preferred
Strong attention to detail 
Woodworking experience preferred
Strong problem-solving skills 
Knowledge of, and experience handling, musical instruments, specifically electric basses preferred 
Flexibility as department and needs grow
 
 






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