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Packaging Engineer

Req#: 3548

Be part of a revolution! Sonos is redefining the listening experience for music.  We are looking for a Packaging Engineer that has a crazy attention to detail and a little bit of fire in your belly. Your mission will be to innovate, improve and execute packaging for both new and redesigned solutions for our wireless HiFi music system products. Have fun every day on this fast paced, creative team and help take Sonos to explore new places in this space. If you love music, solving challenging problems and doing things the right way every time, we’d like to talk to you!

About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
  • Develop and implement packaging designs for Sonos products and accessories.  Balance a positive unboxing experience, protection, containment, brand communication and cost, effectively.
  • Use knowledge of packaging materials, manufacturing process and transportation testing to deliver exceptional packaging solutions against demanding design requirements.
  • Interface and collaborate with multiple internal teams (Packaging Design Experience, Industrial Design, Product Management, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Marketing, Brand, Quality) and external partners (contract manufacturers, suppliers and consultants).
  • Be responsible for the development and approval of packaging engineering drawings, specifications and packaging assembly bills of materials (BOMs).
  • Generate and maintain weekly packaging development updates within the packaging engineering team.
  • Manage multiple project streams and communicate effectively within the program teams and to various levels of management.
  • Keep “green” in mind when developing packaging and be a positive company advocate with regards to promoting responsible materials.
  • Work closely with US and Chinese suppliers on co-development and execution of designs.
  • Be a proficient user of the Kongsberg cutting table for iterative design prototyping and of packaging laboratory equipment – drop tester, vibration table and environmental chamber.
  • Attend industry-related symposiums, trade shows and workshops to keep abreast of the latest technology trends in Packaging.  Share key lessons learnt within the broad Mechanical Engineering team meetings.

Skills You’ll Need
B.S. Degree in Packaging Engineering or Science.  
Up to 3 years of industry experience.
Internship experience with a company utilizing packaging engineering and testing skills.
Familiarity with International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) testing specifications
Familiarity with packaging testing equipment, drop tester, vibration, compression, environmental chambers.
Experience with structural packaging design software such as ArtiosCAD
Experience with 3D CAD design software such as SolidWorks, NX or equivalent
Experience troubleshooting technical challenges and managing them through resolution
Ability to multi-task, work quickly, and communicate accurately and effectively
Ability to work comfortably individually as well as within a team environment
Ability to travel up to 30% annually, mainly to China

Most importantly, you love music and are passionate about executing awesome packaging for Sonos products.  If this description is incredibly exciting and inspiring to you, we want you to audition for the Band!

How to Audition
Apply now and if there is a strong match, we'll reach out!
More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.