Operational Excellence Engineer/Technical Writer

At RØDE we are Passionate about Audio

Want to work for one of the fastest-growing, most innovative manufacturer-exporters in audio technology in the world today?

RØDE is an Australian owned audio technology company with a strong focus on innovation and New Product Development. At RØDE we value integrity, innovation, professionalism, and passion. Our high end audio technology equipment can be found in studios, venues, on-location, and in the hands of creatives in every corner of the world. Our products are designed and primarily manufactured by our industry-leading team in Sydney and are exported to over 119 countries globally through more than 6000 dealers.

We are seeking an experienced Operational Excellence Engineer / Technical Writer to join our team working on the development of cutting-edge audio technologies. 


  • Effectively cooperate with the Production, Quality and Engineering teams to develop and implement plans to eliminate/reduce losses and increase production profitability
  • Oversee and ensure all current relevant operational system documents are in accordance with best practice and relevant quality standards
  • Document and maintain manufacturing work instructions relating to product assembly, testing, machine operations and reworks
  • Review and study the current product assembly processes by using SIPOC method to continuously look for improvement to help achieve production goals
  • Generate and maintain manufacturing process flow for the entire product assembly from SMT to product packing
  • Conduct daily audits on production line assembly process flow to ensure maximum efficiency are being achieved in compliance with company quality systems
  • Support production in solving process issues by applying root cause analysis method and executing appropriate corrective actions
  • Design, maintain and execute training plans or structure that will be applicable to production set-up. Leading a sustainable work culture through the training and coaching 
  • Ensure all products are manufactured with the requirements of the quality system and in accordance with desired specifications 
  • Support Process Engineering Team in the implementation, deployment, process validation and monitoring of new products
  • Support Process Engineering Team with overall manufacturing process related improvements
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required to support Production

About you

  • Have a true passion for continuous improvement, with the ability to analyse and provide recommendations on manufacturing excellence, efficiency, waste reduction, and sustainability impact
  • Exposure to Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Experience in end-to-end project management with the ability to scope, execute and track projects as allocated
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving, taking a hands-on approach
  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturing (DFM) practices and manufacturing equipment
  • Experience using state-of-the-art technology, principles, tools, and concepts required
  • Experience developing mechanical requirements, designs, verification and validation of products, and product integration
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, run lists, and schematics and manufacturing instructions
  • Utilize computer skills to prepare appropriate reports and documents. 
  • Manufacturing problems are dealt with in a timely manner.
  • Documentation is accurate and consistent
  • A good understanding of structured projects and engineering methodologies. 
  • Ability to work well in a group, sharing ideas and problem solving. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, such as time management, prioritizing and attention to detail
  • Excellent team and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Visio)

Life at RØDE

  • We are passionate, hardworking, and talented and thrive in challenging situations
  • Onsite Gym and wellbeing program
  • Free employee assistance program, available 24/7

Do you want to be part of one of the most exciting, forward thinking companies in Australia? Then Send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to be the next person to join the RØDE team.

RØDE values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from  people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds.