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.
Sonos is looking for a Packaging Engineer to join our team in our Santa Barbara office. This role is office based and requires you to be in the office a minimum of 3 days a week.
You will collaborate with a team of diverse talent and you proactively contribute to a culture of respect and inclusion. You enjoy a challenge: Inquisitive and focused, you see every problem as an opportunity -- You're unafraid to make mistakes because you learn from them and bounce back quickly. You love to listen: You start every interaction from a place of listening, and learn how to navigate real-world production issues and resolve them through visual design for a core Audience.
What You’ll Do
Develop and implement packaging designs for Sonos products and accessories, from creation through mass production. Effectively balance a positive unboxing experience, product protection, manufacturability, material sustainability and cost.
Use knowledge of packaging materials, manufacturing process and transportation logistics to deliver exceptional packaging solutions against demanding design requirements.
Come together and collaborate with multiple internal teams including Packaging Design Experience, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Product Management, Sourcing, Manufacturing, Marketing, Brand, and Quality and external partners including contract manufacturers and suppliers.
Be accountable for the development and maintenance of packaging engineering drawings, specifications, packaging assembly bills of materials (BOMs), and engineering change orders (ECOs).
Problem solve during early development of packaging systems, propose technical solutions to achieve experiential packaging goals, and own analysis of testing failure modes and implement corrective actions to maintain development timelines.
Manage multiple project streams and communicate regularly with program leadership and cross-functional development teams.
Partner with internal operations teams and suppliers to optimize designs for manufacture and ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are assembly-friendly.
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.
Support communication and weekly meetings with global teams and suppliers.
What You’ll Need
B.S. Degree in Packaging or Packaging Engineering
3-5 years of industry experience in the consumer electronics or retail packaging development space
Experience with 2D Packaging CAD software such as ArtiosCAD
Experience with CAPE or TOPS palletization software.
Experience with 3D CAD design software such as SolidWorks, NX or equivalent.
Experience with packaging testing equipment, drop tester, vibration, compression, environmental chambers.
Experience navigating Google Workspace and Microsoft Office Suites
Travel up to 20% to visit Asian suppliers and bolster engineering build activities.
Experience delivering commercial packaging solutions from concept to production
Experience interfacing with Asia-based packaging suppliers and manufacturing facilities.
Experience troubleshooting technical concerns and managing them through resolution.
Knowledge of International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) testing specifications.
Knowledge of fiber-based materials, corrugated, adhesives and other sustainable materials used for product protection.
Familiarity with PLM software (Arena) and BOM/ECO processes
The drive to deliver innovative technical solutions for complex packaging engineering, manufacturing, and design problems.
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:$85,000 and $94,300
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 & Sonos Radio HD - on us!
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.
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