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Who we are

In a life without sound, our work provides meaning. As a leading provider of innovative hearing care solutions, we are not just a company that makes products: we are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. To enable a life without limitations, we – through our core business brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova – develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that push the limits of technology and redefine the future of our industry.

Aurora (IL), United States

Quality Control Production Associate 1

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.

 

Quality Associate

 

Sonova US is seeking a Quality Associate for our Aurora Operations Distribution Center in Aurora, IL.  In this position you will make an impact on business while improving lives of all ages with hearing devices.  As an entry level Quality Associate, you will perform manufacturing functions associated with inspection, testing, and operation for hearing products to ensure customer satisfaction and quality. Sonova is the third largest manufacturer in Aurora and has been in the community for over 40 years. Join us and work with an outstanding, passionate, and high energy team in a fast paced production environment! 

 

Our Offer to You:

  • Improving the quality of life for millions of people suffering from hearing loss
  • A challenging and motivating warehouse position at our production facility
  • 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
  • Incentives for meeting both personal and team weekly efficiency goals 

 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Perform any or all of the following quality functions with Behind The Ear (Sound Delivery System), In the Ear, or Wireless Quality Testing (WQT) functions
    •  Inspection of Sound Delivery System instruments
    • Testing of  Sound Delivery System devices utilizing Pro & Go Software
    • Operation of cShell testing unit
    • Utilization of the WQT systems to test the effectiveness of wireless transmission for hearing instruments
    • Use of SAP ERP system to support the business needs
  • Visually inspect products, identify defects/rejects and escalate as required
  • Active participation in quality improvement processes
  • Initiate process improvements and motivate peers to achieve team goals
  • Meet established individual and team goals
  • Maintain workstation in a clean, safe, and orderly manner
  • Adapt to various positions as business needs require

 

Your profile:

  • 1-3 years of manufacturing experience a PLUS, not required
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Must be able to follow and understand work instructions
  • Open to change job assignments 
  • Basic computer skills including MS Outlook, SAP, and P&G software (MS Excel and Word a PLUS)
  • Stand, walk or sit up to 8 hours a day
  • Lift weight up to 20 pounds
  • Strong manual dexterity for use of small hand tools and pieces
  • Ability to perform repetitive motions using both hands
  • Excellent vision to read small font, count, verify, and audit inventory locations
  • Willingness to work in a team environment
  • Meet personal and team efficiency goals
  • Collaborate with team memembers and solve problems that arise
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to various positions as business needs require

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.