Manufacturing Design Engineering Manager (MDE) - Brittles

Cupertino, CA 95014
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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

Role Number:200268377

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experien...Summary


Posted: Jul 20, 2021

Role Number:200268377

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it.

In this highly visible role, our Manufacturing Design Engineering Manager will lead development and implementation of high precision mechanical fabrication processes in a high volume environment for Apple Products. As a Manufacturing Design Team lead, you will have direct communication and collaboration with Apple Industrial Design, Product Design, Manufacturing Design partners and worldwide suppliers. You'll be responsible for the technical expertise and leadership of major projects, but also for leading a team of engineers.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of engineering experience in mechanical manufacturing
  • Experience with Mechanical Fabricated parts, jigs, fixtures, tooling, machine shop, (CNC, Mills, Lathes)
  • Demonstrate hands-on mechanical ability
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • Solid understanding of DOE, GD&T, SPC
  • Strong experience in PFMEA and failure analysis
  • Engineering management or program management experience
  • Strong cross functional partnership experience with multi-disciplinary teams


You will utilize your Mechanical Manufacturing background in the following areas:
Process Development:
Planning and leading experiments to produce timely and accurate analyses used to drive design, development, testing, and qualify manufacturing processes.
Assessing the suitability of a fabrication technology for a given part design. Planning validation exercises to demonstrate initial feasibility as well as manufacturing capability. Analyzing results of validation exercises and provide technical recommendations.
Reviewing progress of development activities at supplier locations and serve as point of escalation for critical process related issues.

New Product Introduction:
Acts as lead engineer to drive process development and capability assessment activities, reviewing part design documentation to ensure alignment with process capability.
Assigns specific tasks and work with Apple suppliers to support process development and/or data gathering activities. Set clear goals for results and provide timely reviews of performance throughout program.
Establish validation procedures to determine acceptance of tooling into development builds as well as mass production.

Supplier Execution:
Review supplier fixture design, process flow, equipment selection, DFM, and DOE proposals. Identify shortfalls and corrective actions to ensure design compliance.
Work with supplier engineering teams to map out process development exercises, secure resources, and commit to schedules in line with program goals
Assess supplier readiness to support build events and production ramp. Identify potential execution issues and provide recommendations to mitigate risk.

Education & Experience

MSME/BSME, or equivalent. MBA a +, but not required.

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.
  • Apple will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.
  • Apple participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law.
  • Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Apple is a drug-free workplace.

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Manufacturing Design Engineering Manager (MDE) - Brittles

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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