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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

Team Leader

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.

Team Leader-Production


Sonova US is seeking a Team Leader at 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 a Team Leader, you will be responsible for providing support to a supervisor or manager for a given area.  You may also supervise a small team and train new employees. This candidate will develop and improve processes using lean manufacturing techniques.  This leader will provide team building, goal setting, and change management.  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

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide support to a supervisor or manager
  • May supervise a small team of hourly production employees
  • Train new and hourly production personnel
  • Manage the flow of material within assigned area and upstream/downstream processes to achieve TAT/WIP goals
  • Ensures rush orders are expedited through their assigned areas
  • Audit the production process for conformance to procedures and work instructions
  • Investigate process defects, visual, listening, and test failures using Root Cause Analysis
  • Initiate and follow to completion corrective actions for these failures
  • Order and maintain appropriate inventory levels to minimize downtime
  • Update and maintain appropriate non-confidential documentation/records on an accurate and timely basis
  • Validate daily workstation clean up
  • Check all line workstations are kept in a safe and orderly manner in accordance with 5S
  • Perform SAP transactions as requested
  • Function as part of a self-directed team

Your profile:

  • AS Degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in electronics manufacturing, preferably in high volume, high mix electronics manufacturing experience preferred
  • Understanding of Lean, 5S, problem solving methodologies
  • Must be a self starter who completes assignments and uses time efficiently
  • Must maintain open communication with management and peers across all operating lines and shifts
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and promptness
  • Expert in all jobs within a given area
  • Computer experience, working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • SAP experience, or other ERP system a plus
  • Ability to train and lead team members
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to stand/walk for an hour per day and sit for up to 7 hours per day
  • Lift weight up to 20 pounds
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • 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.