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Wilson Ihrig is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Career development is encouraged through participation in professional organizations.


Located in our Emeryville (HQ) office, this position requires fundamental knowledge of electronics, familiarity with basic test equipment, a general mechanical aptitude, application of organizational skills and retention of basic principles of acoustics as learned through Wilson Ihrig work experience. There are up to three tiers within this position, and advancement to higher tiers will require the ability to instruct and oversee the work of other Lab Technicians and work closely with the acoustical consultants planning, preparing for, and executing many types of measurements both in the lab and in the field.

This position will require travel: local area, regional, national, international. This position will also entail occasional work at odd hours, outdoors, and in physically challenging conditions. The Laboratory Technician must have the ability to climb ladders and lift containers that can weigh up to 50 lbs.

The minimum requirement for entry level is possession of a two-year associate degree and/or relevant work experience in the field of electronics, engineering measurements, and instrumentation. Tier II would have 4 to 8 years of experience and Tier III more than 8 years of experience.

Basic Duties and Tasks:

  • Data reduction, data collection/field work; familiarity with accelerometers, geophones, LVDTs, microphones, hydrophones, etc. is highly desirable.
  • Prepare, assemble, package, ship and track equipment for projects requiring field measurements in other cities. Prepare packages for international shipments.
  • Lab and field equipment maintenance, repair and calibration.
  • Lab and field equipment construction for special projects.
  • Procure parts and supplies for all operations described above.
  • Attend job-related training seminars and workshops.
  • Prepare drawings using CAD or other drafting or figure preparation methods.
  • General office maintenance, including light duties not requiring outside services.
  • Demonstrated abilities:
    • Design new electronics and devices
    • Read detailed schematics, technical descriptions, and complicated circuit diagrams and troubleshoot complex problems
    • Plan, coordinate and execute specialty testing
    • Successfully manage and lead others in field work and lab analysis
    • Be creative and practical to achieve successful outcomes in challenging work situations
    • Work under challenging conditions to achieve the work objectives


We are currently seeking Assistant Acousticians for our San Francisco Bay Area office in Emeryville, CA (HQ) and Seattle-area office.

Your contributions will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Extensive acoustical and vibration measurements, usually in the field. Field trips may happen outside normal working hours, may require long days, and do involve travel to different parts of the country (or the world!)
  • Field work can require operating in active construction sites, climbing ladders, walking to remote off-road locations with test equipment that can weigh as much as 50 lbs.
  • Noise and vibration technical analyses and computer modeling
  • Preparation and/or support of reports (writing and graphics) in clear, concise English


  • Degree in Acoustics, Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, or other discipline with coursework related to acoustics and vibration.
  • 0-3 years direct, relatable work experience
  • Knowledge of basic acoustical relations and equations a plus
  • Experience using sound and/or vibration measurement equipment a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively, take direction, and ask questions
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with sound and vibration prediction model software (SoundPlan, CadnaA), CAD programs, MatLab, and/or programming languages is highly desirable
  • Familiarity with vibration concepts and measurement a plus
  • Must demonstrate, at hire, proof of permission to work permanently in the United States


Please submit a cover letter introducing yourself and why you would like to work for us, along with your resume, Employment Application Form, and Permission to Obtain Information and Release Form (Wilson Ihrig Job Application 2019) all in PDF format to:
or mail to:
Wilson Ihrig, Attn: Careers, 6001 Shellmound Street, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608