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Paint Applications Engineer

Paint Applications Engineer

locationShanghai, China
PublishedPublished: 12/14/2023
Full Time

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.

Job Description:

  • The process expert for painting/secondary process development efforts in the region.  Have the ability to troubleshoot, analyze and communicate results with cross functional teams. 
  • Drive painting and all the decoration secondary process efforts utilizing technical expertise while driving suppliers to the most efficient manufacturing process. 
  • Deeply involved in developing & managing different processes including: painting, printing and other cosmetic relevant finishes.
  • Manage painting and decoration secondary process development, DFM, machine, line qualification, line balancing from each development build to mass production.
  • Responsible for assessment of decoration methods, line efficacy and expected yield targets to assist in establishing should cost models. 
  • Drive DOEs to find the best setups, parameters, trouble-shooting, cosmetic and durability.  Determine/establish the process during prototype stage to mass production.
  • Partner with SQM to drive yield improvements along with partnering with GSM to drive cost reduction opportunities.   
  • Provide on-site support for evaluating suppliers throughout APAC.
  • Be able to make subjective calls around execution on manufacturing results.
  • Support the CBD (cost breakdown) review process as subject matter expert for all the decoration processes.

Skills Need:

  • BS in Engineering (mechanical, chemical or equivalent).
  • 10+ years of working as a Painting engineer, preferably with hands on experience in the paint application.
  • Must have an excellent overall understanding of manufacturing and decoration processes.   
  • Knowledge of paint chemistry, solvents, additives and pigments is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of durability performance of paint as they relate to processing requirements. 
  • Solid understanding of painting measurement and specification.
  • Strong passion & capability of technical problem solving: troubleshooting, DOE planning & execution, data analysis etc.
  • Experience in development of finishing processes for mechanical components - preferably in a hands-on role with cosmetic enclosures.
  • Experience leading advanced technology development activities resulting in successful implementation manufacturing techniques.
  • A team player who is self-motivated, result oriented and detail driven.
  • Fluency with written and spoken English, Chinese Mandarin is a plus. Ability to communicate abstract and concrete concepts in a 2nd language is a must.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and travel frequently.

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