Canford, market leaders in professional audio, video and broadcast, have an opportunity for a new or recent graduate to join their Technical team, based at the company’s main premises near Newcastle.
Preferably you have a degree that majored in subjects such as: audio, video, broadcast engineering, audiology or acoustics. You will have a detailed knowledge of current audio applications in the professional domain, from audio networks and digital formats, to microphone polar patterns, and everything in-between. Much of Canford’s business is about interconnection infrastructure, with a speciality in audio and video cable design, both copper and fibre. Alternatively, you’ll have experience in theatre, ents/tech teams, local/student radio or similar. Any experience within a professional audio environment will be considered, whether paid or as a volunteer.
The Canford tech team cover many aspects of our operations, including product management, product support for customers, creation of material for the web catalogue, authoring of technical feature articles for the website and publication, creation of design briefs for our manufacturing department, and much more.
You’ll have direct contact with many key customers to provide them with appropriate solutions for their projects and contracts, and work alongside our business development people to develop our relationships. Certainly part of the role could be described as "technical sales", as Canford’s teams work extremely closely together.
As a responsible company, we have to be mindful of a wide range of technical compliance issues, such as CE & UKCA approval of our manufactured products, the Construction Product Regulation which deals with fire safety of cables; this responsibility lies with the tech department.
There will be some travel to industry exhibitions that Canford attend, and to seminars and practical workshops we deliver. You will also be supporting the sales teams by handling product demos at customer premises from time to time.
In an industry with such dynamic technology development, it is expected that the company will support the need for continuing professional development through attendance at relevant training sessions when required.
Despite the market changing radically over the last 45 years, and technology underpinning many of the products changing so quickly, Canford has adapted so as to remain the leader in our specialist field, whilst retaining the highest levels of customer service on which our reputation is based.