Systems Design Engineer - Hardware Test

8 - 10 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
Santa Clara, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Systems Design Engineer - Hardware Test

  • Job Number: 112945963
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Apple’s Hardware Test Engineering (HWTE) group is looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with mechanical design / test / process development experience, excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication and technical leadership skills. As a Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer within the HWTE group you will be tasked with supporting the design and development of factory metrology equipment used to test and assess Apple’s new cutting edge technology OSX/iOS products. In this highly visible role, you will be expected to work collaboratively with a world class, creative and talented team of experienced cross functional engineers including instrumentation / calibration / test, product design and operations teams developing cutting edge test solutions for Apple. You will also be expected to provide technical guidance and mentorship to both the Mechanical Engineering Team and cross functional teams.

Key Qualifications

  • Engineering degree (Mechanical / Aerospace / Mechatronics) with 7 - 10+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Working knowledge of 3D CAD modeling systems and workflow, UG NX preferred
  • Expert knowledge of drafting best practices and the application of GD&T principles
  • A thorough understanding of stress-strain relationships, static mechanics (determinate and indeterminate systems)
  • A thorough understanding of kinematics and mechanism design
  • A thorough understanding of metal and plastic materials science, tribology and wear principles highly desirable
  • Engineering expertise in high volume electro-mechanical PCBA and product level fixture design, including structures, sheet metal, plastics, fixture/mechanism design, robotics, probe design, plating materials and thermal design is a plus
  • A thorough understanding of standard manufacturing processes, especially machining processes
  • Working knowledge of FEA (stress analysis) highly desirable, ANSYS preferred
  • Working understanding of plastic part design, molded part design highly desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Project and product management experience strongly preferred
  • Self-driven with the desire and ability to become an integral part of Apple’s talented, highly creative and fast paced engineering team
  • Mandarin written and verbal language skills a plus


Position duties and responsibilities may include: - Detailed mechanical design of manual and automated (device, module and PCBA) test fixtures (material selection, CAD development, 2D draft creation, mechanism design, mechanical and electromechanical component selection) - Collaborating with equipment vendors and internal cross functional teams to develop and improve manufacturing capabilities and processes - Collaborating with equipment vendors and internal cross functional teams to develop and improve metrology capabilities and processes - Management of equipment vendors regarding deliverables, including but not limited to schedules and supply chains - Develop process controls and qualification procedures for the fabrication and assembly of complex mechanical assemblies - Travel to support equipment design, equipment validation and deployment - Mentoring Jr. Engineers regarding functional design, design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for test (DFT) - Mentoring Jr. Engineers regarding 2D drafting best practices - Supporting the expansion of Apple’s vendor base with regards to capability, capacity (engineering and production), geographical influence - Support new product failure analysis during manufacturing builds and participate in continuous improvements in product manufacturability and testability, contributing to the production of the highest quality products available


Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering or related field (Mechatronics, Aerospace, Systems Design, Automation) Masters/PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field preferred

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