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
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