Calrec Audio supply audio broadcast mixing equipment relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. From Premiership football, to the Superbowl, from “X Factor” to “Dancing with the Stars”, if it’s live there is a good chance it is mixed on a Calrec.

Our customers are absolutely focused on creating immersive and entertaining audio, and constantly push the boundaries of broadcasting. Calrec’s job is to push the boundaries of technology to help them succeed.

Formed as a microphone manufacturer in 1964, Calrec’s reputation for build quality, reliability and audio performance has made it an industry benchmark across the world. The latest Apollo platform introduced Bluefin2, the next generation of award-winning Bluefin technology. It provides over 1000 channel processing paths on just one DSP card. For surround sound mixing it is the industry’s most advanced and economical solution.

Now, broadcasters demand even more versatility and integration from their audio equipment, and in this technologically progressive era TV companies want to ensure that their systems can produce programmes efficiently and to required specifications.

For their audio systems to achieve this, greater consideration has to be given to their networks as a whole, and how efficiently they can be controlled. Calrec has designed its range of consoles to meet these demands.

We are looking for driven, enthusiastic and inventive people who are passionate about audio technology. We have a reputation for innovation which we want to continue to build on. If you feel you can help us to do this, please get in touch. Unless otherwise specified, all applications for Current Vacancies or general job enquiries should be made in writing to: HR Manager, Calrec Audio Ltd, Nutclough Mill, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EZ or

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Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Based in Hebden Bridge, we are looking for an Operations Manager to manage our manufacturing operations and ensure compliance, with responsibility for production planning, materials control, purchasing, quality improvements, quality improvement, development and upkeep of performance data systems and support to all production teams.

Manage manufacturing operations and ensure compliance
Working with senior management team to develop annual business plans and budgets, and manage resource allocation
Management and recruitment of staff
Day-to-day responsibility for purchase orders, up to agreed sign off amount.
Establish and manage the development of manufacturing systems.
Ensure good communication between manufacturing teams and all other departments.
Work with team leaders to establish performance measures to monitor company goals and objectives
Improve product quality and production efficiency
Plan department staffing requirements including recruitment, overtime and shift working
rovide support to HR department to evaluate operative performance, make recommendations
Carry out internal ISO9001 audits of manufacturing operations
Responsibility for adherence to ISO9001 procedures for manufacturing operations

A degree-level qualification in business studies or related subject;
A degree-level qualification and a relevant business-related professional qualification and extensive experience in operational management at a senior level

Sound knowledge of business procedures and manufacturing management
At least 2 years’ experience of working at a senior level in a business or manufacturing environment
Experience of working with a wide range of people at all levels

Ability to interface well with others and ensure flow of appropriate information
Good written and verbal communication skills
Confident user of Microsoft Word, Excel or equivalent
Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
Ability to work as part of a team, be receptive to others’ ideas, but where necessary arbitrate and make the final decision
Extremely methodical with a keen eye for detail
Project management skills

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact

HR Manager

HR Manager

Based in Hebden Bridge, with a staff of 130 people across several different departments, we are looking for a HR / Health & Safety Manager to head up our small HR team.

Benefits management
Management of all employment processes
Staff retention
Management of training
Management of disciplinary & grievance procedures
Absence monitoring
HR management to support the strategic aims of the company
Development and continuous review of HR policies and procedures
Work with line managers on issues such as absence management, handling conflict, managing change, staff welfare
Facilitate change management
Manage talent and succession planning
Provide reports to Management Team/Board
Responsibility for Health & Safety across the business
Cover for payroll function

Education to degree level is desirable
Working towards or holding a CIPD qualification

Proven HR generalist experience of three to five years, ideally within a manufacturing environment
Involvement in policy development and change management
Experience of processing payroll is desirable

Excellent oral and written communication skills including clear spoken and written English, an understanding of the importance of spelling and grammar, an ability to communicate professionally and effectively with people at various levels
Confident working with technology
A strong desire for accuracy and high levels of attention to detail, even when under pressure
Punctual and reliable
An ability to prioritise and multi-task
An understanding of data protection requirements, confidentiality and how to deal with sensitive information
Willingness to take on complex and challenging tasks
An ability to follow instructions and react positively to developmental feedback

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact

Materials / G.I. Inspection Operative

Materials / G.I. Inspection Operative

Based in Hebden Bridge, we are looking for someone to strengthen our existing Stores team, to co-ordinate movement of stock, with particular responsibility for inspection of sub contract metalwork.

System and manual Administration of material movements
Checking and logging of goods in on MRP System
Checking and logging of goods out. on MRP System
Inspection of Sub Contract metalwork to engineering drawings
Communicating with Suppliers and organising Returns
Desk packing
Despatch of goods including packing & documentation
Cyclical stock taking (inc. Annual Stock Taking)
Ensuring that holidays are co-ordinated such that every activity is covered
Ensuring Friday afternoons, until 3pm, are covered
Prioritising and issuing of kits
Shortage Report Maintenance
Organisation of stock
Delivery of materials to production department

Good literacy / numeracy skills

Previous experience of stores work advantageous.
Capable of reading and interpreting engineering drawings and inspection of sub contract metalwork tor relevant drawing to ensure fit for purpose

Organisational skills
Ability to store and retrieve information accurately and efficiently
Customer care/quality awareness
Computer literacy
Good interpersonal / communication skills
Ability to respond to changing priorities
Engineering experience of engineering drawing interpretation

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact

Customer Support Engineer (Hebden Bridge)

Customer Support Engineer (Hebden Bridge)

Calrec Audio, the world’s leading manufacturer of broadcast audio consoles, has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated and passionate Customer Support Engineer. The overall function of the role is to provide post-delivery technical support of Calrec products. We are particularly looking for candidates from an IT network administration/engineering background with strong understanding of network configuration and management, with a passion for, or interest in, professional audio.

Processing of service enquiries and calls
Commissioning of the company’s products
On-site service, including carrying out upgrades, fault diagnosis and correction
Delivering training
Maintaining accurate records
Post-delivery quotations and sales
Report writing
Liaising with the Support Administrator for shipping and provision of spares, replacement or loan parts
Development and review of all aspects of the service function; the processes, the procedures and the database to meet team requirements, company goals and objectives

Professional IT networking qualification (CCNA/CCNP or equivalent) and/or
Degree or Diploma in Broadcast Engineering/Electronics / Music Technology or a related subject
Full clean driving licence

Knowledge of networking: IP/TCP/UDP/RTP/RTSP, LAN, Configuration of Switches/Routers (VLAN, ACL etc.)
A knowledge of AoIP technologies and standards; AES67, Dante, SMPTE-2110 etc.
Experience of Broadcast Engineering or Customer Support in a Broadcast Environment
System to component level knowledge of audio and audio control systems relating to broadcast applications
A knowledge of Linux
Knowledge of computer based control systems
Computer literacy
Excellent customer interface and the ability to build long term relationships with customers; able to provide clear and concise information
The ability to maintain composure and a professional demeanour at all times, specifically in unusual and highly pressurised situations
Pro-active team member
Ability to maintain and improve company quality standards
Able to prioritise, identify and solve problems
Able to interface well with others and ensure the flow of appropriate and accurate information to customers and colleagues
Organised working habits
Good negotiation skills

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact

Senior Software Engineer with strong C++ and Networking skills

Senior Software Engineer with strong C++ and Networking skills

Based in Hebden Bridge, we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with strong C++ and Networking skills, embedded development experience and good networking knowledge.


You will have technical responsibility for developing and delivering software for professional audio products.  In this role your focus will be the development of audio networking solutions.  Working in a cross-functional team, you will be involved in all parts of the software lifecycle; from specification and design through to delivery and maintenance.


Degree or equivalent experience in a software or related subject
Software development for embedded platforms
Excellent C++ (up to C++ 17)
A good understanding of TCP/IP networking and protocols
Network troubleshooting
Debugging to hardware level

Interest in audio systems
Practical experience of UML
Subversion / Git


Minimum 5 years commercial experience in designing and developing objected oriented applications
Minimum of 3 years software development using C++
Experience in developing object-oriented software

You are industrious, possess an exemplary attitude, take ownership and drive progress
You have a passion to excel
You like to take a leading role
You can work to committed deadlines
You execute tasks in the most expedient way
You are well organised and able to successfully prioritise and manage tasks
You enjoy the challenge of solving problems
You are a good communicator
You pay attention to detail

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact

Regional Sales Manager

Regional Sales Manager

Based in Hebden Bridge, Calrec Audio Ltd is seeking a self-motivated Regional Sales Manager to develop the company’s sales. Responsible for business development of existing and new customers within TV & Radio broadcasting sector.

The planning and implementation of a working pattern and contact schedule for your territory.
The identification of all additional business opportunities through existing customer accounts.
The identification and generation of new business accounts and revenue.
Research the target market, identify potential customers and qualify their needs.
Negotiate with potential customers to close sales.
The consistent and regular management of any Resellers and Distributors to ensure a high level of effort and attention in the market.
Present the company’s products & technical solutions through face to face meetings, product demonstration and presentation.
Maintain an in-depth, demonstrable knowledge of the company’s products.
To ensure the maintenance of an accurate, comprehensive and up to date customer management database of all prospective/existing customers in your territory.

Good GCSEs, especially Maths / English
HNC or equivalent in Electronics / Audio
Relevant project engineering working knowledge

Previous sales experience selling professional audio equipment. Previous experience of selling to Senior Managers/Directors of major accounts.
Previous experience of dealing with and managing system integrators and distributors.
Pro-Audio and Broadcast experience.
Knowledge of audio mixing consoles preferred.

Well-honed presentation and product demonstration skills.
Negotiation skills.
Sales closing skills.
Time management skills and the ability to achieve deadlines.
Excellent spoken and written skills.
Accurate reporting skills.
Organised working habits and record keeping.
Excellent customer skills.
Ability to identify, prioritise and solve problems.
Excellent customer interface and the ability to build long term relationships with customers.
Able to interface well with others and ensure the flow of appropriate and accurate information to customers and colleagues.
Ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.
Pro-active team member & support other teams/team members.

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact

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