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Who we are

You enjoy creating and innovating. You never stop striving for better. You take responsibility and you get results. You love being part of a team. Above all, you want your work to matter: Welcome to our world! At Sonova we create sense by bringing sound to life. Our innovative hearing care solutions help millions of people enjoy life’s unforgettable moments.

We offer exceptional career opportunities through market-leading brands from consumer to medical, products and services that keep pushing hearing care forward, and a culture where you can quickly belong and perform at your best.

If you want the freedom to explore, opportunities to grow, and make positive change on people lives through your work, this is the place for you.

Join Sonova. Create sense.

Aurora (IL), United States

Industrial Engineer

Covid Protocol:

Upholding the company values is extremely important to Sonova, we take the health and safety of our employees, patients, customers and their families very seriously. To that end, we have concluded that the best way to ensure the safety of these individuals is to mandate that all of our newly-hired employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, when considering whether to apply for this position, please know that in order to become employed by Sonova (if otherwise eligible), you must provide satisfactory proof, such as a vaccine card or other documentation, that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will not be required to provide this proof unless and until you receive a formal job offer from Sonova. Please also know that Sonova will provide accommodations to qualified individuals who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief or due to a medical issue or pregnancy


Sonova is seeking an Industrial Engineer at our Aurora Distribution Center in Aurora, IL. In this role you will make an impact on business while improving lives of all ages and hearing devices. The Industrial Engineer investigates, reviews and improves the utilization of operation personnel, facility and equipment through process change, technology, and established best practices.

Our offer to you:

  • An opportunity to improve the quality of life for millions of people suffering from hearing loss
  • A challenging and motivating manufacturing position
  • A team of 500 employees from 17 different countries, speaking 30 different languages
  • A company that prides itself on innovation with new technology devices approximately every 6 months
  • Opportunities for further responsibilities and support for further training and development
  • Sonova’s outstanding opportunities and career growth


Main task and responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, identify and deploy process, layout and technology improvements to maximize workflow and or process efficiency
  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions
  • Conduct studies pertaining to cost control, cost reduction, inventory control, and production systems.
  • Recommend methods for improving worker efficiency and reducing waste (IE: Time, materials, movement and in-line rejects)
  • Develop and implement plans and programs for facility modifications and revisions to operating methods.
  • Write work instructions, process maps etc.
  • Complete understanding in wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the Industrial Engineering field.
  • Actively collaborate across all operations, departments within Sonova US and very close ties to corporate SE&ME Groups.


Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Industrial Engineering
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, demand flow technology, six sigma and 5S
  • Experience with conveyance a plus
  • Experience with simulation software
  • Experience with AutoCAD or Solid works
  • Strong computer experience, working knowledge of Microsoft products including Office, Visio and Project; SAP Experience (or other ERP system) a plus

Sonova is an equal opportunity employer.

We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place. We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of a candidate’s ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status.