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Sr. Process Engineer 01

Department: Product Operations

Location: Penang

Req#: 5606

Join the revolution that is delivering the best audio experience in the world as a member of the team responsible for the delivery of product assembly for Sonos’ next generation speakers.  You are the owner of certain assembly process for a new development project. The scope may include mechanical assembly, system assembly and packing process, etc. You are responsible to lead engineers from contract manufacturer to develop fixture, equipment, automated assembly machine and associated SOP for assigned process. You will own the resolution of manufacturing process related issues and support failure analysis of design issues from manufacturing process engineering point of view. Have fun every day on this fast paced, creative team and help take Sonos to explore new places in this space. You will care passionately about product quality and functionality, and if you’re a music lover that’s all the better!

About You

More than a candidate that checks every box, we’re looking for people who are excited to work, learn, and grow at Sonos—no matter their background or how they identify. If that’s you, we hope you’ll apply for this role.

You want to be part of a team.

You come with new ideas and a unique point of view. You look forward to collaborating with a diverse team of individuals. You assume everyone’s best intentions, welcome a healthy debate, and embrace differing opinions. You eagerly seek and give help. Transparency tops your list of values, and 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 comfortable making mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You would rather create the future than wait for it. You prioritize long-term value over short-term objectives.

You love to listen.

You approach every interaction with curiosity and a desire to understand. You want to make a positive impact in the world. You’re passionate about culture and know the power that music, film, podcasts, games, and stories have to bring people together.

What You’ll Do
  • You are recognized by Sonos and Contract Manufacture as the go to person for making things happen.
  • You clarify product requirements with Product Design (PD) and Manufacture Design Engineering (MDE), make robust manufacturability analysis and provide alternative mechanical design proposal. Identify the technical risk and control them through Product Creation process.
  • You lead in the development of new manufacturing processes, working with CM and/or Sonos own supplier teams, ensure manufacturing processes are well documented, statistically capable and well controlled.
  • You own defining manufacturing fixture and equipment requirements to meet capacity needs for every builds and MP.
  • You lead prototype builds from NPI engineering side, to detect potential build issue, and work out short term solution with PD, capture all build issues during builds, and conduct root cause analysis (process and components failures); leads corrective action and ensure issue closure.
  • You are continually tracking the latest in manufacturing technologies and processes in order to leverage them for Sonos products.
Skills You’ll Need
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, or equivalent with 8 plus years in mechanical manufacture engineering or mechanical design development experience
  • Very experienced in mechanical parts assembly technology, familiar with several of following manufacturing techniques: RTV glue, AB glue, CA glue, PSA, gasket, EM part Dip & soldering, heat stacking, USW, screwing, laser etch, package assembly, and related fixture and automation development 
  • Experience in realizing consumer electronics product in mass production which involves precision mechanical parts assembly and high cosmetic requirements
  • Able to understand and challenge tolerance stack ups for assemblies to meet gap/step requirement
  • Solid knowledge and extensive hands-on experience of DFM (DFx). 
  • Experience in advanced analysis & problem solving techniques including DOE, failure analysis, 8D problem solving, CpK, GR&R, PFMEA etc.,
  • Experience in production line development techniques including flow chart, cycle time calculation, UPH setup, line layout & balance, SOP, MVA calculation etc.,
  • Proficient in the use of 3D mechanical design tools. Such as Pro-E, UG, NX or Catia etc.,
  • Fluent in written and spoken Mandarin and English and able to communicate effectively in a global environment. 
  • Leadership experience is a plus. Project Lead, Team Lead, Technical Lead...
  • Willingness to travel extensively in China and to the US.
  • Experience in development of unique manufacturing process is a big plus.  
  • Having worked on acoustics products is a plus, familiar with system air leak, Rub & Buzz analysis is strong plus
  • Passion for music is a strong plus!
More About Sonos

Sonos is a sound experience company. We pioneered multiroom wireless audio, made it sound amazing, and changed the way people listen, making it effortless for them to enjoy what they want, where they want, how they want.

Today we continue empowering listeners by developing new technologies, thoughtfully designing products, expanding our software platform, and crafting brilliant sound experiences while participating in a culture that values respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership.

Together we’re working to positively impact the world and inspire everyone to listen better—because listening brings people together, builds understanding, drives change, and makes us happier.

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