Share this Job

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

Shell Lab 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.


Shell Lab Production Associate


Sonova US is seeking a Shell Lab Production Associate at our Aurora Operations Distribution Center in Aurora, IL.  In this position you will make an impact on the business while improving lives of all ages with hearing devices.  As an entry level Shell Lab Production Associate, you will perform manufacturing functions associated with building In The Ear (ITE) shells and Sound Delivery System (SDS) shells. Sonova is the third largest manufacturer in Aurora and has been in the community for over 40 years. Come join Sonova and work with an outstanding, passionate, high energy team in a fast paced production environment!


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
  • Incentives if personal and team weekly efficiency goals are met

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Perform any or all of the following functions
    • Shell Sorting-Matching shells to the order
    • Cast removal process
    • Serial number marking
    • Perform CSR for ITE remakes
    • Attach/Convert files
    • Scan Impressions
  • ​​​​​​​Other responsibilities to include:
    • Visually inspect product, identify defects/rejects, and escalate issues as required
    • Maintain workstation in a clean, safe, and orderly manner
    • Perform daily workstation clean up
    • Active participation in quality improvement processes
    • Initiate process improvements and motivate peers to achieve team goals
    • Meet established individual and team goals

Your profile:

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English
  • Ability to stand/walk for an hour per day and sit for up to 7 hours per day
  • Strong manual dexterity for use of small hand tools and 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
  • 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.