Careers At Blackstar

Blackstar Amplification started in Northampton, England in 2004 and officially launched in 2007. Driven by the passion of the founding team for designing innovative amplification products that redefine players expectations, Blackstar today distributes products to over 50 countries worldwide and is a major international brand in the amplifier market. Over the years the Blackstar team has continued to grow and Blackstar is always keen to hear from like-minded individuals who have the talent and work ethic to make a difference in one of the most exciting brands in the MI industry.

Job Opportunities

Service Engineer



Department: Service


Job Title: Service Engineer


Reporting to: Service Manager


Responsible for: Repair tasks to all Blackstar products and loan stock.


Overall purpose of the job:    To assist service department with the returns, processing and repair of Blackstar products, plus administer the loan stock amplifier stock



Main Activities / Tasks: 
• General service work – working to component level on digital and analogue circuits
• Booking in service repairs and arranging the return of repaired units
• Collection and delivery of loan stock
• Maintenance of the loan stock logging system
• General enquiries by phone and email
• Shipment of spares
• Handling the daily out going post
• Occasional Quality testing off site
• Take responsibility for the general housekeeping of the workshop ensuring tidiness and cleanliness

Other Duties:
• Any other required duty as and when required.
• Occasional off site visits


The Person


Person Specification
Desirable
Essential

Education
Qualifications
Ideally the candidate will be familiar with all aspects of guitar amplifier design and manufacture, and will be able to apply their extensive knowledge in a commercial environment
Minimum HNC in electronics or associated engineering subject or 5 years’ experience of electronic service and repair of consumer audio equipment

Training 
Technical skills
Knowledge of valve based audio equipment
An interest in musical instrument and audio technology Also a Guitar player
A demonstrable aptitude for electronics and will have been interested in guitar amps, consumer electronics and circuitry in a previous role

Experience
(Knowledge)
Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure Will have worked in commercial electronics environment in a similar role for a minimum of 5 years, with experience of talking to end users in both written and verbal form 


Personality
Characteristics
Culturally aware
Patient and clear thinking
Mature and methodical
A structured approach
Able to communicate at all levels and environments
Diplomatic, assertive and confident 
Team player
Ability to prioritise well
 


Specific requirements of the role
Hours
Other
Willing to work extra hours in order to meet deadlines Work will be based at Blackstar HQ in Northampton

Working hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Job Description:
   View the 'Service Engineer' job description
Job Details:
  • Location: Northampton
  • Ref No: Service-01
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Department: Operations

Apply For A Job

If you think you have what it takes to join us please make sure you download and fill out the Blackstar Application Document and attach that along with your CV using our online form.

Alternatively if you would prefer, you are able to apply in writing with your Covering Letter, CV and your Blackstar Application Document to our mailing address: Blackstar Amplification Ltd, Suite 2, Hawes Business Centre, Sandfield Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6EU

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