Quality Engineer - Product Operations Graduate Programme 2021

Cork, County Cork, Ireland


Role Number:200197257
Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we build products and experiences people once couldn’t have envisioned - and now can’t imagine living without. Are you excited by the idea of making a real impact? Are you prepared to dream big? Then a career with Apple might be your dream job. The Apple Product Operations team has developed a 23 month graduate programme. Our graduate programme is designed to give you exposure to the key functions of Product Operations including manufacturing engineering, quality, test engineering, software development, production and New Product Introduction. As a participant in our programme, you will initially spend time training with us at our manufacturing centre of excellence in Cork, Ireland. Here, we will support you with a mix of on-the-job and classroom-based training in a state of the art manufacturing environment. After this period, you'll be deployed to work on Apple products and processes in different manufacturing locations in China and Europe, as well as travelling to Apple’s headquarters in California, to understand the broader aspects of Manufacturing Operations. You will have the opportunity to travel, and relocate to other locations as part of this Programme (US/Asia). We will support you throughout these relocations as part of the Graduate Programme. If you have strong technical skills, an educational background in engineering and love working with other people, then this could be an amazing opportunity to come and work with us. We'd love to hear from you.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong technical aptitude in electronics and mechanical engineering
  • Should be flexible and capable of working on own initiative with a professional attitude and good communication skills
  • Computer-literate with experience in excel and presentation packages.
  • Strong sense of urgency and customer focused.
  • Strong on data analysis and excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Exposure to lean manufacturing principles including 5S, problem solving and error prevention


Providing Quality Engineering support to Product Operations in Cork and the wider EMEIA region. Support New Product Introductions across several product lines Plan and execute Product Qualification plans to ensure that the factory is approved to build and ship Develop and implement quality management systems to support the manufacturing, test and quality processes Ensure the overall Quality system is understood, managed and continuously improved. Develop and Manage the Factory specific quality processes i.e. Incoming Quality Check, Reliability testing, Outgoing product Audits etc. Drive Yield improvement actions with cross functional teams. Manage and drive improvement in Supplier Quality. Audit and manage key Suppliers. Manage and improve Field quality metrics. Analyse, identify and implement manufacturing process improvements which will improve the product and support process optimisation Demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving and develop an Engineering analysis capability. Perform data analysis on quality data. Be able to access and utilize key Apple systems for managing and storing data. Participate and contribute at a working level to the WW Quality team (Global Projects) Applying good manufacturing practice and ensure compliance to standard operating procedures.

Education & Experience

B.Eng (Hons) / M.Eng in Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, Electronic Engineering, B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematical Sciences, B.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Physics or equivalent completing in 2020 or 2021

Additional Requirements