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Ernie Ball Music Man


Guitar & Guitar Accessory Designer


Full time


Design new guitars, basses, and accessory products from concept level through production release
Ideate and create concept sketches and models based on feedback from design team
Visualize concepts and effectively translate conceptual designs into functional prototypes
Create detailed 3D assembly and part models as well as 2D drawings of new and existing product designs
Evaluate prototype products and designs for possible refinement through assembly and test
Design and orchestrate tests to evaluate products physically, functionally, audibly, and aesthetically
Redesign existing parts for improved performance, quality and manufacturability
Devise and communicate solutions to technical problems that arise in development and production
Design and communicate product and industrial packaging concepts to outsourced manufacturers
Source and select the components needed for new and existing products
Work with Engineering and Manufacturing to develop accurate bills-of-materials
Communicate unique design features and functionality with Sales and Marketing teams
Provide clear and timely communication to the team regarding project goals and milestones
Successfully run multiple projects simultaneously from start to finish


Must be an experienced guitar and/or bass player, with expert knowledge and passion for guitars and related products
Expert knowledge of guitar functionality and design concepts, with an imaginative approach to new ideas
Professional experience in consumer-oriented guitar or guitar accessory design (3+ years required)
Mastery in creating 3D solid models and 2D technical drawings using Creo or equivalent CAD software
Comprehensive understanding of Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
Must exemplify and foster our core values of being Authentic, Passionate, Imaginative, Tenacious, and Reliable

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or other related field
Familiarity with woodworking, metalworking, plastics manufacturing and associated techniques
Ability to read engineering drawings and interpret dimensions and tolerances
Experience working with domestic and overseas manufacturers, a big plus
Ability to work independently to provide solutions
Ability to effectively communicate with technical development teams, management, and production personnel
Hands-on approach with strong attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
Strong interpersonal skills that instill trust, respect, and high personal work standards

This job is located on-site at our San Luis Obispo factory


Pay will be dependent on experience level
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Time
Paid Holidays
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
Employee Discount on merch, instruments, and accessories
401K with an employer match

Ernie Ball Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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