Apple MDE’s are extraordinary engineers that provide end to end manufacturing and process solutions for key design features. This includes manufacturing process development and capability (includes incorporating all aspects of equipment, consumables, key parameters, process setup, and qualification), selection and/or design of manufacturing equipment, automation, and strategic R&D.
Define best-in-class processes to meet all Apple design and operational requirements
Develop and document processes including all parameters, consumables and secondary operation requirements to meet defined specifications
Work with Global Supply Managers to define and establish supply chain requirements using selected equipment and manufacturing suppliers
Provide leadership at manufacturing sites during development and product production ramp, and drive engineering issues to resolution
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The Apple Manufacturing Design Engineer (MDE) is accountable for driving the development of key mechanical manufacturing processes across Apple’s worldwide supply base on any of our product lines. In this highly visible, hands-on role as the expert technical member of the Manufacturing Design Team you will have direct frequent communication and collaboration with Apple Industrial Design, Product Design, Manufacturing Design partners and worldwide suppliers.
6+ years of full time mechanical manufacturing experience required
Demonstrate hands-on mechanical ability
Demonstrate excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills.
35% domestic and international travel required
Experience with highly cosmetic parts a plus as is experience in a manufacturing environment of consumer electronics or consumer plastic / sheet metal products