In-region Test Engineer, Packaging Product Design

Shanghai, Shanghai, China


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200174928
At Apple, the customer experience extends beyond the product itself. Every aspect of product interaction plays a crucial role in creating the customer experience, and packaging is often the very first one that is encountered. There is a universal joy in unboxing Apple products, and that experience is designed and created by a passionate team that is continually pushing the boundaries of design, engineering and materials! Apple is looking for an In-region Test Engineer to join the Packaging Product Design team. Test activities span technology development to mass production ramp and touch every product category Apple has to offer. Your exposure to the company will be broad. Close cooperation with internal team members and groups throughout Apple will be required. The job is based in China and will require frequent travel to international sites for interactions with OEMs and suppliers, as well as periodic travel to the US. The candidate should be an excellent communicator who is able to quickly grasp issues and drive them to resolution. The ability to drive people/groups for quality, schedule, and results both internally and externally is critical to success in this role. Prior experience in a fast paced engineering environment, strong knowledge of mechanical tests and how to develop them, and a drive to generate accurate engineering information with a high attention to detail is preferred.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of new product development or testing experience in high volume manufacturing environment
  • Skilled at remotely running multiple projects at once including oversight of activities at third-party vendors
  • Proven ability to work with external and internal cross-functional teams to execute test plans and analyze data into tangible results
  • Highly effective communication skills; ability to report technical details concisely, including good written and spoken English
  • Working knowledge of tolerance analysis, design for assembly/manufacturability, simple fixture design, Statistical Process Controls (SPC), component and finished assembly metrology
  • Experience with mechanical reliability testing including Shock, Drop, Vibration and Environmental Testing preferred, but not required
  • Able to travel up to 50% of the time to suppliers' facilities across Asia for testing development and production bring up
  • Able to travel to USA quarterly in order to work side by side with engineers in Cupertino


- Bring up and support qualification and reliability test activities at vendors/supplier sites to achieve Apple requirements - Build strong relationships with supplier/OEM teams, taking a lead role in driving those teams to achieve our performance and validation goals to a very high level of quality - Communicate with vendors and internal partners to ensure a seamless test and failure analysis process - Support new vendor development to expand Apple’s vendor base with regards to capability, capacity, and geographical influence - Collaborate with product designers and test engineers to optimize test procedures and performance specifications performed throughout the supply chain - Statistically analyze data to provide design risk assessments, translating data to advise the Apple leadership team on the best path forward - Present technical information in a thorough and confident manner to management and executive teams - Use dynamic test data (accelerometers, strain gauges), physical/optical inspection, metrology equipment and processes to benchmark design performance - Working knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD to communicate design intent and inspection requirements preferred

Education & Experience

- BS or MS in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Packaging, or related fields

Additional Requirements

  • - 3+ years of experience in Engineering field