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Careers at Patchwerks

Would you like to help connect people with joy through the magic of expression in electronic music? Working at Patchwerks is a great way to do that.  When you join our team of capable, enthusiastic people it’s just part of the job. Enjoy benefits like discounted prices on new equipment, exposure to the global synthesizer community, and opportunities to grow your skills. Patchwerks is a dynamic, mission-based company dedicated to community, education, and retail in electronic musical instruments.

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Repair Engineer

As a Repair Engineer, your job is to analyze faults with electronic musical equipment and repair them. This requires electrical engineering skills as well as the ability to research problems, identify solutions, and potentially discuss with customers the tradeoffs between trying courses of action and their potential successes. Of course, having a working knowledge of how to troubleshoot problems as well as a familiarity with a wide variety of electronic musical instruments is valuable. At the same time, a smart technician who has strong analytical skills but less domain knowledge is attractive for the role as well.

Along the way, you’ll work on developing your knowledge of electronic musical instruments, troubleshooting techniques, recording techniques, and more. You will also have opportunities to participate in other Patchwerks programs such as lessons, events, sales, and marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Executing repair of electronic instruments, replacing parts, analyzing problems, and seeking solutions that stand the test of time

  • Organizing technical work for repair of instruments from a variety of customers and a variety of products

  • Communicating tradeoffs between research costs, time, and value to the customer for their instrument

  • Working with manufacturers to address product defects and organize returning merchandise when defective
  • Representing the Patchwerks brand directly to customers

Qualifications

  • Electrical engineering skills and demonstrated track record of repair of electronic musical instruments or products in a similar domain

  • Curiosity to learn about sometimes arcane parts, designs, and procedures

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Strong digital communication skills

  • High computer literacy

  • Eagerness to learn and grow

To Apply

If you would like to apply to this position, please send a resume and cover letter to careers@patchwerks.com