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Sonos Senior Molding and Tooling Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

At Sonos we want to create the ultimate listening experience for our customers and know that it starts by listening to each other. As part of the Sonos team, you’ll collaborate with people of all styles, skill sets, and backgrounds to realize our vision while fostering a community where everyone feels included and empowered to do the best work of their lives.

The Molding and Tooling Engineer is responsible for the delivery and validation of lead molding processing development and fabrication tooling designs for new product developments and secondary operations. 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. Using your extensive experience, you will investigate and implement industry best practices in molding process, 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 tool design, development and qualification of molding and tooling designs required to deliver new product designs and support manufacturing capacity.

What You'll Do

  • Recommend material choices that meet mechanical, CMF (Color/Materials/Finish), Industrial Design and Operations requirements. Collaborate with Product Design, Industrial Design, and Mechanical Process Engineering teams to support product development.

  • Experience with setting up, running and troubleshooting injection molding machines preferred.

  • Ability to establish injection molding process window and cycle times.

  • Provide feedback to all teams on part and manufacturing concerns with design requirements.

  • Drive analytical modeling and analysis of tooling concepts and design through use of Plastic Flow simulation tools to provide upfront design feedback (Moldflow or MoldEx3D).

  • Create DFM (Design for Manufacturing) documents that include gating, parting lines, ejection locations, actions, thin steel conditions, design considerations to be provided to Mechanical engineers and suppliers.

  • Work directly with Quality organization to provide feedback on dimensional information, FAI, Cp and Cpk.

  • Visit suppliers for onsite tool and part processing reviews, audit suppliers for plastic and metal parts and evaluate their capabilities, explore new manufacturing processes and materials and help standardize tooling practices and process controls across SONOS supplier base.

  • Manage multiple development programs at once.

  • Provide feedback into program schedules and risks.

  • Provide feedback to the GSM team on tool prices, lead times, production cycle times, tool cavitation and expected yields.

  • Mentor and develop mechanical engineers and junior tooling engineers in the area of plastic material selection and part design.

What You'll Need

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. If you don’t have 100% of the skills listed, we strongly encourage you to apply if interested.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Plastics or Polymer Engineering and Mold/Tool Design, Material Science and Engineering or related field

  • 8 years experience in plastics part and tool design

  • Willingness to be office based (Boston) approx. 2 days per week and travel to suppliers in APAC approx. 15%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with engineering grade plastic resins

  • Experience with tight tolerance tooling and resolving out of spec issues.

  • Proficient with GD&T, SPC, DOE and Six Sigma techniques

  • Experience in plastic molding, metal casting, metal extrusion and metal stamping.

  • Knowledge of plastic processes of 2-shot molding, IMD, IML, and insert molding.

  • Knowledge of secondary processes such as machining and decorating (anodizing, plating, painting).

  • Experience working with suppliers in APAC.

  • Experience with CAD software (Pro/Engineer or Siemens NX solid modeling)

    At Sonos we consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation, which may lead individual compensation to vary depending on job related qualifications, skills, and experience. All full time employees are eligible for merit increases, discretionary bonuses, and equity. Our job postings may span more than one career level and the base pay range may be modified in the future based on changing market conditions. The starting base pay for this role for all US candidates is between:

$128,000 and $156,420

Please note that compensation details listed in US job postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits program with choice and flexibility in mind to help support the health, wealth, and overall well-being of our employees. Regular full time employees in the US are eligible for benefits on day one, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • A 401(k) plan with company matching and immediate vesting

  • An Open Time Off policy (OTO) so you have maximum opportunity to disconnect and recharge, with no tenure-based vacation accruals required

  • 80 hours of sick time upon hire, refreshed annually

  • Up to 12 paid holidays per calendar year

  • 12 weeks of paid Bonding Leave following the birth or adoption of a new child, plus up to an additional 12 weeks of Medical Leave for birthing parents under our Short Term Disability policy

  • Company-paid Disability, Life, and AD&D Insurance

  • Voluntary benefits, including Voluntary Life, AD&D, Accident, and Pet Insurance

  • Mental health benefits to support your holistic well-being

  • A generous employee discount program & paid streaming music services on the Sonos platform

    For a holistic overview of our benefits, please visit sonosbenefits.com .

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Your profile will be reviewed and you'll hear from us once we have an update. At Sonos we take the time to hire right and appreciate your patience.

Notice to U.S. Job Applicants: Sonos is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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Sonos is a sound experience company. We connect millions of listeners all around the world to the content they want, where and how they want it. Since inventing multiroom wireless audio in 2005, we have continuously innovated the listening experience, designing hardware and software that celebrates sound, empowers our customers, and brings the home to life. Our team is made up of passionate players united by a culture of respect, transparency, collaboration, and ownership who want to inspire the world to listen better.

We have always been focused on impact, not location, and the pandemic has taught us that even more roles can be performed remotely than we’d previously imagined. Having been distributed from the start, we’ve long since been accustomed to having close teammates in entirely different locations and time zones. Whether our people choose to work from an office or remotely, we remind ourselves that our culture is not our offices, it’s us. It’s the way we work together to create amazing products and services, and the way we find connection with one another. Learn more about how Sonos is approaching the new era of working here: The new way of working at Sonos: Intentional Flexibility (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-way-working-sonos-intentional-flexibility-sonos-inc-/?trk=public_post-content_share-article)

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