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Senior Tooling Engineer

Department: Hardware

Location: Boston, Santa Barbara

Req#: 4360

Be part of a revolution as the Tooling and Process Engineer at Sonos.

As a Tooling and Process Engineer you will be responsible for delivery and validation of lead fabrication tooling designs for new product developments.  You will work with Mechanical Engineers, Supply Chain Management and Supply Quality Engineers to identify supply base vendors, fabrication technologies and create tooling designs to deliver high volume, high value consumer products with demanding cosmetic requirements. 

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
Using your extensive experience, you will investigate and implement industry best practices in tool design, construction and validation across a range of material and process requirements including plastic molding, metal part fabrication and decorative processes.  You will directly manage the design, development and qualification of tooling designs required to deliver new product designs and support manufacturing capacity.  
Skills You’ll Need

  • 10+ years tool design and fabrication experience.
  • Deep understanding and experience with injection molding processing and implementation.
  • Experience with tight tolerance tooling and resolving out of spec issues.
  • Experience in plastic molding, metal casting, metal extrusion and metal stamping.
  • Knowledge of secondary processes such as machining and decorating (anodizing, plating, painting).
  • Strong material knowledge of plastics and metals.
  • Proficient with the use of DFM, GD&T, SPC, DOE and Six Sigma techniques.
  • Experience in tooling design qualifications utilizing Mold Flow software or equivalent.
  • Experienced working with supplier plants in Asia and training their engineers to utilize new tooling materials and fabrication techniques.
  • Frequent travel to Asia.
  • Managing multiple development programs with overseas suppliers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with the delivery of high volume, high quality consumer electronics.
  • Engineering management or program management background.
  • Knowledge and experience using Pro/Engineer or Seimens NX solid modeling.
  • Six Sigma certification.
  • Fluency in Mandarin is a plus.

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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