Apple’s Hardware Test Engineering (HWTE) group is looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with mechanical design / test / process development experience, excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication and technical leadership skills.
As a Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer within the HWTE group you will be tasked with supporting the design and development of factory metrology equipment used to test and assess Apple’s new cutting edge technology OSX/iOS products. In this highly visible role, you will be expected to work collaboratively with a world class, creative and talented team of experienced cross functional engineers including instrumentation / calibration / test, product design and operations teams developing cutting edge test solutions for Apple. You will also be expected to provide technical guidance and mentorship to both the Mechanical Engineering Team and cross functional teams.
Position duties and responsibilities may include:
- Detailed mechanical design of manual and automated (device, module and PCBA) test fixtures (material selection, CAD development, 2D draft creation, mechanism design, mechanical and electromechanical component selection) - Collaborating with equipment vendors and internal cross functional teams to develop and improve manufacturing capabilities and processes - Collaborating with equipment vendors and internal cross functional teams to develop and improve metrology capabilities and processes - Management of equipment vendors regarding deliverables, including but not limited to schedules and supply chains - Develop process controls and qualification procedures for the fabrication and assembly of complex mechanical assemblies - Travel to support equipment design, equipment validation and deployment - Mentoring Jr. Engineers regarding functional design, design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for test (DFT) - Mentoring Jr. Engineers regarding 2D drafting best practices - Supporting the expansion of Apple’s vendor base with regards to capability, capacity (engineering and production), geographical influence - Support new product failure analysis during manufacturing builds and participate in continuous improvements in product manufacturability and testability, contributing to the production of the highest quality products available
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering or related field (Mechatronics, Aerospace, Systems Design, Automation) Masters/PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field preferred