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Mechanical Engineer, Continuing and Sustaining Engineering (CaSE)

Department: Hardware

Location: Shanghai

Req#: 4696

The Sonos Continuing and Sustaining Engineering or CaSE team is tasked with the challenge of maintaining and improving the best audio designs in the industry, Sonos products! We are responsible for all product designs after they are released to production. Challenges include: performing product upgrades / refresh projects of existing products, efforts to improve yields and drive down costs, keeping up with ever-expanding manufacturing volumes, finding and testing ideas for product improvements, improving product reliability, and enhancing manufacturing reproducibility.  

The CaSE ME team is looking for a motivated mechanical engineer with 5+ years in the consumer electronic industry who is willing to learn on the job and has experience working with Contract Manufactures

About You

You're not like everyone else.

You bring a unique perspective to the table. Transparency tops your list of values. Your smarts and creativity are off the charts, matched only by your humility. You want to collaborate with a team of diverse talent. You proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion.

You enjoy a challenge.

Inquisitive and focused, you see every challenge as an opportunity. You're ambitious and unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You don't stop until you get it right. "Impossible" isn't in your vocabulary. You're more interested in creating the future than waiting for it.

You love to listen.

You start every interaction from a place of listening and seeking to understand. You're culturally connected. You remember your first concert. You can readily recommend a binge-worthy show on Netflix, Hulu or HBO. You can't sit in traffic without a great audiobook, podcast or album. You can make a killer playlist. Your idea of a good weekend includes watching a movie or playing a video game.

What You’ll Do

·       Leading Mechanical designs of product upgrades and existing product refresh projects.

·       Leading Mechanical design projects that drive down costs, improve product yield, improve product reliability, and enhancing manufacturing reproducibility which are invisible to the consumer.

·       Generate and execute validation test plans to qualify new process changes, use of alternative components and suppliers, and/or changes to product design.

·       Provide technical direction and guidance to Production and Quality Engineers to resolve mechanically-related issues on the production line.

·       Analyze common and/or high-priority field failures. Drive research and testing to find the root cause of failure.

·       Collaborate with Production Engineering, Supplier Quality, and Sourcing teams to identify design weaknesses, opportunities to increase manufacturing yields, and ways to reduce BOM costs.

Skills You’ll Need
  • Proven Mechanical Engineering skills (5+ years), preferably in product development, manufacturing of consumer electronics, and/or production quality control.
  • Familiarity with dimensional measurement techniques and proficiency with tolerance and stack-up analysis.  Depth of experience in the following areas is considered highly desirable:
    • Manufacturing assembly and processing techniques for consumer electronics.
    • Cosmetic and functional finishes.
    • Materials science.
    • Production fixture design.
    • Experience in the Audio, Musical Instrument, or other industries involving high-vibration environments.
    • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency with 3D parametric CAD and FEA analysis tools (preferably Siemens NX).
  • Exceptional trouble-shooting skills are required. Should be able to analyze and trouble-shoot on both paper and via hands-on work.
  • Experience with data collection and familiarity with statistical analysis methods.
  • Must has experience with the use of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, revision control, and the generation of Engineering Change Requests and Engineering Change Orders
How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a good match we'll reach out.
More About Sonos

In 2002, Sonos set out to reinvent the way people listen at home. The wireless home sound system we created makes it easier than ever to fill any and every room with music, podcasts, TV, and just about anything else you could ever want to hear-all with brilliant, immersive clarity. Since then millions of people in over 60 countries have made Sonos part of their lives.

Today we remain focused on innovation, thoughtfully designing products, inventing new technologies, expanding our software platform, crafting the best sound experience and making a positive social impact in the world.

We're empowering people to listen better because listening builds understanding and drives change. It even increases happiness and brings people together. Simply put, listening leads to a better life. (We've got the data to prove it.)

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