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Senior Supplier Base Engineer

Department: Product Operations

Location: Shanghai, Shenzhen

Req#: 3512

Senior Supply Base Engineer, Mechanical Processes


Location: Shanghai/Suzhou/Shenzhen Area, China


General Summary:


Be part of the revolution as the Supply Base Engineer (SBE) at Sonos!  


As a Mechanical Process SBE you will be responsible for selection, development, implementation, and optimization of secondary process for mechanical components and subassemblies. This includes but not limited to such processes as CNC milling, polishing, bluffing, and gap filling. 

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

You will work with Product Development team, Industrial Design and Product Realization Leader to assess product features for manufacturability and recommend capable processes, equipment. You will be involved in Design for Manufacture studies and present conclusion to support Product Engineering position. 

You will work with Global Sourcing Managers to assess supplier’s secondary processes for capacity, quality and cost, and work with suppliers to define and refine tooling, fixtures and establish capability.

You will work with the rest of On The Ground Team to support product phase builds from Prototype Build through to EVT, DVT, PVT and mass production ramp.

You will be responsible for secondary process yields and capacity to meet program requirements and sustaining of high yields in mass production. 

You will be responsible for root cause analysis studies and corrective action plan implementation, and assist postproduction quality/ cost improvement activity related to fixtures and processes.

Travel domestically and internationally to supplier sites as projects require
Skills You’ll Need

The Ideal Candidate: 

  • BS in Mechanical, Plastics Engineering or related field with 8+ years related work experience
  • Deep understanding and experience with high volume mechanical product manufacturing methodology and implementation.
  • Experience in developing manufacturing processes with supplier. Strong background developing fixtures, jigs across a variety of fabrication and assembly processes. 
  • Strong hands-on experience of mechanical secondary processes such as CNC Machining/lathing, polishing, gap filling 
  • Proficient with the use of DFM, GD&T, SPC, DOE and other Six Sigma techniques.
  • Fluency in Mandarin and English. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Extra Points:

  • Additional experience with product design, automation, and quality management is a plus.
  • Additional knowledge on plastics and metals material is a plus.
  • Engineering program management background
  • Six Sigma certification.
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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.