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Apple Test Mechanical Design Engineer - PPO in Cupertino, California

Test Mechanical Design Engineer - PPO

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States


  • This design engineer will own the end-to-end mechanical development of functional test fixtures for sensing and touch modules, with responsibilities including:

  • Design and development of custom in-house jigs, fixtures, PCB outline and equipment to support instrumentation & test development work

  • Brainstorming fixture design concepts and executing design through all phases of the development cycle

  • Defining mechanical interface requirements for functional test fixtures

  • Defining critical mechanical component outlines for interface and other critical test fixture elements

  • Supporting mechanical outline and Z-clearance analysis for PCBA design

  • Generating fixture design mechanical specification documentation

  • Generating dimensional and tolerance analysis to assure fixtures work by design

  • Test fixture mechanical bring-up, debug, and characterization

  • Test fixture mechanical validation, GR&R, and qualification

  • Working closely with vendors to execute, replicate, and deploy test fixtures at multiple sites; liaison with HW/SW test fixture lead and operations team to execute mechanical test fixture strategy across supply base

  • Cross functional fixture design reviews to get buy in across Apple stakeholders

  • Communicating test fixture design/development status to management

  • Developing robust engineering verification, OQC, FAI and part maintenance plans to be executed by partner vendors and CM’s

  • Documenting known best practices and maintaining a library of proven designs

  • Exhibit leadership and influence for test system architecture and product design for test

  • Full automation system development and end-to-end project management


The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of hands-on design experience with factory manufacturing or test equipment in a high volume production environment. Direct experience with functional test fixture/equipment for consumer electronics products or modules is highly preferred. • 3D CAD experience required, NX preferred • Applied knowledge in flex circuits, printed circuit boards, high cycle life/high density interconnects, motors, actuators, fine pitch probing, etc.. is beneficial • Disciplined in GD&T practices with close attention to datum establishment • Scientific method, experimental process, root cause analysis • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and people skills; ability to interact with management, team members and external vendors • Teamwork: the candidate must be able to communicate well with cross-functional team members, be able to efficiently collaborate with team members to achieve project goals, and contribute positively to the engineering community • Extensive travel to Asia required • Automation experience is a plus • Optical systems, camera alignment, wafer handling is a plus

Education & Experience

BSME is required

Additional Requirements

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