We began servicing RCA ribbon microphones in 1976. By 1998 we were manufacturing 100% of the parts for the RCA 44. That same year we decided to release our version of the 44 and thus was born Since the creation of the R44, AEA has expanded into designing and building new ribbon microphones, each with a unique application and function, using the same RCA traditions. Over the years, AEA has advanced ribbon technology, using new materials, updated manufacturing techniques. The company now makes a whole line of ribbon mics that can be configured to give a group of musicians a unique sonic signature.

AEA is a community of like-minded artists with an abundant passion for music, the creative process, and technology.

The AEA office and workshop is located in Pasadena, California, USA.

Production Manager

Job Summary


High-end ribbon microphone and preamp manufacturer in Pasadena seeks energetic, experienced production manager.Small family business is poised to grow with new equipment in production. Friendly and supportive work environment with stable and effective staff. (14 employees)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Establishing and documenting a production planning and scheduling approach that will ensure 20 working day turnaround on orders.
  • Creating cost-effective efficiencies that reduce time and repetitive activities.
  • Optimizing inventory through appropriate strategies for bulk purchasing while reducing inventory on hand.
  • Developing a positive, can-do culture in the manufacturing department (leading 3-5 existing employees)
  • Assessing staffing needs
  • Maximizing the company’s use of our manufacturing management software, Misys, and other software for analyzing costs and reorder scheduling.
  • Ensuring data accuracy (both in-house and outside vendor performance) around the manufacturing process.
  • Identifying and delivering on staff training as needed.
  • Purchasing tools that will enhance productivity.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with outside suppliers.
  • Managing equipment/warranty repair.
  • Liaising with other managers to assess needs and challenges facing the staff

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2 years experience as a production manager or asst. production manager in manufacturing
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering is preferred, but not required
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings
  • Proficient in Excel and theoretical tasks within the production industry
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Experience developing and implementing new standards and procedures.
  • Teamwork and organizational skills
  • Experience with 5S or similar organizational system.
  • Experience in sourcing and purchasing parts.
  • Proficiency in Solidworks is preferred, but not required


  • Full time (40 hours per week)
  • Salary commensurate with experience and education
  • Full benefits package including 100% medical, vacation, sick time, and 401K matching

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Production Management: 2 years


Creative Assistant & Social Media Intern (Part-time)

Job Summary


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support the marketing team
  • Assist marketing team in the creation of digital marketing content and editorial content
  • Seek and analyze competitor marketing material and digital content
  • Create and maintain tracking reports of digital and traditional marketing efforts
  • Develop new social media campaigns, considering current and planned promotional activities
  • Follow editorial calendars and syndication schedules
  • Assist in planning trade shows

Qualifications and Skills

  • Enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program required
  • Strong familiarity with Abobe Suite programs: Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator, and Indesign. After Effects knowledge a plus.
  • Familiarity with social media strategies and platforms
  • Ability to multi-task and take initiative
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Hardworking and dedicated outlook
  • Ability to take direction and absorb information quickly
  • Experience with content creation a plus
  • Experience with music technology and audio engineering a plus

Job Type: Part-time Internship

To apply for this internship position, email