Product Safety Engineer - Battery

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200244996
Summary

Summary

Posted: May 12, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200244996

Imagine what you could do here! Do you care about how products perform, what makes them delightful yet ensures ...Summary

Summary

Posted: May 12, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200244996

Imagine what you could do here! Do you care about how products perform, what makes them delightful yet ensures they're safe and user-friendly in the deepest sense? Do you ever consider what care, attention, and intention gets put into Apple's products that upholds user trust and confidence? The engineering team in Apple's cutting-edge Product Safety department is responsible for ensuring all products we release meet international safety standards and regulations, but also meet those requirements that befit Apple's brand and the highest expectations. Our mission is to ensure that Apple products are safe for use throughout the world and also comply with worldwide safety requirements.

We're looking for a hardworking Product Safety Engineer with relevant expertise in Battery Technologies and Energy Storage development. This role is one that needs someone who understands the complexities and technical nuances of Battery Systems and their corresponding elements.

Key Qualifications

  • You have at least 5 years of proven experience in consumer electronics, transportation technologies, medical, military, space technologies, or reliability engineering experience.
  • Proficient in Battery Cell and/or Battery Management (Electronics) System design, Test and Evaluation, Process Engineering, and/or Manufacturing with strong preference for electrochemical design or pack protection circuitry and management systems.
  • Expertise in core Safety requirements in IEC/US/EN/CSA standards, along with applicable test procedures, equipment, methods and certifying agency requirements and their practices.
  • Experienced in conducting dFMEA or pFMEA and Safety fault tree analyses. Apply scientific methods, conduct failure analyses, and support field capture investigations to determine failures modes and their root causes.
  • Possess outstanding communication skills, both spoken and written; strong teamwork skills and ability to communicate across variety of audiences.
  • Proven ability and judgment to interpret requirements, apply standards, and relate knowledge to situations and challenges to develop solutions.
  • Experience in partnering with vendors and third-party bodies/agencies to develop, evaluate, validate, and qualify new designs or bring to commercialization. Able to negotiate, strike agreements, and resolve conflicts independently.
  • High hunger factor, calm under fire, and resilient even under challenging circumstances. Proclivity towards action and creative problem-solving.
  • Able to travel without restriction, up to 20% of the time, as this team's work requires periodic on-site vendor/factory engagement to address anticipated (and unanticipated) project demands.
  • Foreign language proficiency highly desirable.

Description

In this role, you will apply a deep understanding of Battery design, testing, manufacturing, towards the qualification and commercialization of modules using Battery Safety international and regional standards to guide the module integration designed for Apple's world-class products. We will rely on you to develop, refine, and execute Safety test plans and qualifications needed to evaluate design conformance to international, region, and Apple-internal specifications.

In driving FMEAs with cross-functional teams like Reliability and Ops/Manufacturing, you will be responsible for identifying potential Safety risks and associated mitigations/solutions. We look up to you to advise and influence the course of new designs. We partner with suppliers and third-party agencies or laboratories to evaluate product safety across Battery modules and their integration into product systems. You will play a key part in the development of test plans and their execution.

Education & Experience
- B.S. or M.S. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) is required
- Advanced degree in Battery Cell Development or Pack Electronics high desired

Additional Requirements

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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