R&D Hardware Technician (m/f/d)

Munich, Bavaria-Bayern, Germany


Role Number:200468577
We’re a diverse collection of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as with services, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. And the same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it! We are seeking an enthusiastic Hardware Technician to join our international team and work on revolutionary products. The position entails working with the system validation for RF cellular team as well as other multi-functional groups for wireless technologies and 5G products. The Silicon Design Centre is a brand-new building for research and development that serves you with all you need for an innovative work environment. With significant lab space, groundbreaking design, and a central location, the space will enable R&D teams to come together in new ways, enhancing collaboration and innovation. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting an engineering team with multiple projects by maintaining different Hardware, with a focus on prototype boards. As the Hardware Technician, you will support Apple engineers with the rework, disassembly, and assembly of various types of devices. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual who can help us with tomorrow’s challenges.

Key Qualifications

  • Superb soldering/rework skills on RFIC chipset and PCB multilayer board
  • PCB board assembly and rework
  • Familiar with hot-air stations and heat-plates
  • Experience with the reflow process
  • Proven experience in soldering SMD component size down to 01005 soldering in an R&D lab
  • Experienced in manually reworking fine-pitch ICs, uBGAs, and RF pigtails rework
  • Hands-on skills to disassemble and re-assemble electronic devices under constraints of high component density
  • Ability and interest to work with microscopes
  • Basic understanding of electric circuits, schematics, and PCB viewer
  • Basic mechanic skills would be desirable
  • Structured work capabilities, accept responsibilities, and seek excellence
  • As a go-to person, you should have good communication skills, be team-oriented and self-organized
  • English language proficiency is required


In the role of Hardware Technician, you will drive hardware enablement in multiple areas for R&D labs. You will manually solder prototypes with the latest engineering samples, replace defective components and improve system boards with debugging interfaces. You will interact closely with our chip and system-level engineering team securing their needs. You will participate in schematic and layout reviews for critical component placements for tomorrow's innovative products. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Service provider to support lab engineers in multiple lab fields with a focus on system-on-board enablement - Perform complicated reworks and modifications of circuit boards or products on the cutting edge of innovation - Ability to understand schematics and manage the sourcing of quick-turn prototype boards - Navigate PCB layout files and build detailed rework instructions if vital - Prioritise and maintain stock of critical components for rapid prototyping - Align with international passive component suppliers - Openness to new technologies (e.g. 3D design & printing for early prototypes) - Facilitate mechanical work - You are in regular and close alignment with test engineers, peers, and team leads

Education & Experience

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