Sr. Product Design Engineer - Packaging

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Oct 8, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200109300

At Apple, the customer experience extends beyond the product itself. Every aspect of product interaction plays a crucial role and often, the very first one that is encountered is Packaging. Apple packaging is the first time that many people contemplate and experience delight in the unboxing experience. There is a universal joy in unboxing Apple products, and that experience is designed and created by an extraordinary team that is continually pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology.

Apple is looking for a product design engineer to join the Packaging group. You will be responsible for the exploration and implementation of new and innovative designs in the packaging of all Apple products. Your responsibilities will span from technology development and concept generation to detailed design, analysis and testing through mass production ramp. The position will require close partnership with cross-functional partners throughout Apple, and collaboration with multiple design teams within Apple. In addition, the job will require interaction with suppliers and periodic travel to sites both within and outside of the USA.

This role will require you to possess knowledge in many areas including materials selection, manufacturing processes (paper folding, molded fiber, CNC, die-cutting, thermoforming, injection molding), textiles, cosmetic detailing, testing, etc. You should have extraordinary organizational skills and able to manage multiple, complex, dynamic, interrelated packaging programs

Ideally, you are an excellent communicator who is able to quickly grasp issues and drive them to resolution, able to collaborate with other departments and all levels of management within Apple and its partners. An ability to work in a quickly changing environment and to be a creative problem solver is a requirement

Key Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in mechanical engineering, packaging engineering, or similar
  • Experience working in a team environment and self-motivated to identify and close design issues
  • You can articulate design issues in quantitative terms both verbally and with documentation
  • Experience designing parts and assemblies for high volume manufacturing and experience supporting production ramp is valued
  • We prefer Computer industry experience, but we will also consider experience in medical, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, sporting goods, footwear, outdoor industry, and other fields with relevant technology and development models
  • An understanding of tolerance analysis, statistics & process control
  • You can drive people/groups for quality, schedule and design both internally and externally
  • CAD design experience using both 2D and 3D applications (Siemens NX and Artios CAD preferred)

- Developing initial packaging design layouts and new technology concepts
- Mechanism design
- Model/prototype building to prove function, manufacturability, and robustness
- Analyze data generated from builds and lab experiments
- Partner with industrial design team on concepts and detailed design
- Support technology investigation and development
- Generating and accepting feedback in brainstorming and design review forums
- Perform tolerance analyses to verify performance of mechanisms and cosmetic specifications in the presence of high volume dimensional variation
- Detailed design and 2D documentation of all parts and assemblies
- Interacting with vendors to develop manufacturing processes and tooling concepts
- Travel to support build activities including finding root cause for failures and solutions for issues that impede build progress
- Work with operations teams to evaluate and develop supply chains capable of manufacturing new subsystems and products define testing requirements and equipment

Education & Experience

BS degree with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering or Packaging Science, with at least 4 years of related industry experience

Additional Requirements

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