Battery Quality Engineer- Metrology/Equipment

Apple   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 395 days ago

Battery Quality Engineer- Metrology/Equipment

  • Job Number: 58254418
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Imagine what you could do here at Apple. You could help create and ensure the quality of the next generation of the world’s most finest devices. Great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your career, and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience
  • Using and implementing integrated CAE solutions in multi-physics environments, centered on product design and development
  • Defining and executing design validation activities (testing, metrology, statistical analysis)
  • Experience directing / providing site support for tools
  • 3+ years engineering management experience.
  • Experience using a variety of metrology equipment and software (OMM, CMM, laser scanning, structured light, Polyworks, JMP)
  • Must be highly data-driven and detail focused.
  • Familiarity with Lithium-based battery technologies is highly desired
  • Specific experience with portable consumer electronic product or large format batteries is preferred
  • Experience working with overseas vendors a plus
  • High volume manufacturing and automation experience a plus
  • Process development experience a plus
  • Design and 3D CAD experience required, Siemens NX preferred
  • Scientific method, experimental process, root cause analysis, statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of high-volume manufacturing processes and/or automation is highly desirable
  • Disciplined in GD&T practices with close attention to datum establishment and tolerance analyses
  • 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


Proven problem solver with the ability to work with mechanical engineering to improve cell and pack development quality. These quality issues typically manifest as within-supplier quality issues or supplier-to-supplier quality issues. Typical problem solving tools will involve classical quality methods such as Pareto or Fishbone diagram. More complicated problems will require leading a cross-functional team in DMAIC Six Sigma methods. Experience required in working with internal cross-functional engineering teams, external suppliers, both domestic and international, to achieve successful quality improvement. Direct experience with failure analysis to root cause preferred. •Work with the Battery Mechanical Engineering Design team to develop metrology requirements. •Brainstorms metrology design concepts and executes concepts in all phases of a development cycle •Generates innovative designs with cross-functional teams, including detailed written specifications, drawings and tolerance analyses •Defines and Executes design validation and characterization from prototype bring-up to product testing •Develops metrology designs and processes with external vendors, acting as product development technical liaison among vendors •Communicates cross-functionally on design directions and requirements •Manages and tracks multiple priorities within schedule requirements and drives multiple vendors towards common project goals •Conducts design reviews and drives file release process •Drives failure analyses and design of experiments (DOEs) to reach design solutions and corrective actions • Communicates status effectively throughout the management structure


MSEE or BSEE Degree with emphasize in Quality experience and training

Additional Requirements

40 - 60% Travel to suppliers and manufacturing facilities expected. Language skills in Chinese is a plus but not require