Operations Test Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200384111
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple and help us leave the world better than we found it. With the impressive growth of Apple's business we are creating new opportunities for individuals to work on the most exciting new products at Apple. We are currently seeking an individual with strong Test Engineering skills to enable innovative and customized manufacturing test solutions. You will have the opportunity to work on the most exciting new technologies at Apple. You will engage cross functionally with engineering, operations, and business organizations to deliver test systems and processes that are repeatable, cost effective, and critical to customer experience. The successful candidate will be based in the Cupertino area and will have an active engagement with the Hardware and Software Design and Operations teams in Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • 2+ years of work experience in any of assembly, inspection, test station design, test development, maintaineance and / or automation equipment
  • Required to understand, plan development builds and mass production with factories worldwide.
  • Experienced in working with cross functional teams such as hardware design, system teams, capital equipment, quality and process engineering
  • Knowledgeable in crafting tester qualification requirements including calibration, correlation, capability, repeatability and reproducibility, design of experiments and failure analysis
  • Able to communicate effectively in a worldwide environment


Performs assignments in several of the following manufacturing engineering functions: Design for Testabiity - Provide early and on going manufacturing involvement to ensure new products are being tested in a logical and cost effective manner incorporating FMEA, product design targets using the Engineering Requirements Specification (ERS). Product Life Cycle Engineering - Works all phases of a product from concept to repeat manufacturing to end of life. Provides production support engineering with respect to technically complex testing methods, procedures and failure analysis. Test Process Engineering - Designs and develops technically test processes to improve quality and efficiency. Utilize statistical tools (such as GR&R, SPC and Cp/pCk) to ensure processes/fixtures are scalable and are continuing to perform properly once qualified leveraging integration with factory data systems and shop floor systems Failure/Data Analysis - Plans, develops and implements procedures for the testing and evaluation of soon to be released products. Specifies test to be performed, compiles data and makes recommendations for test or tester design changes. This will include the use of Design of Experiments (DOE) Develop new and or improved processes through the application of theoretical and practical engineering Keeps abreast of all meaningful technical trends and developments and incorporates them in appropriate assignments Provide direction and mentorship to third party vendors/automation suppliers and/or CM’s; be the technical leader and driver on owned projects; serve as a technical resource to other engineering groups and project leaders Drive failure analysis and machine issue resolution when working with tester suppliers and contract manufacturers Prepare and present concise Test Engineering program status updates to the Exec team on a weekly basis.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in an engineering discipline, preferably Electrical Engineering.

Additional Requirements