Factory Support & Test Engineer

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


Role Number:200195077
Apple is a place where extraordinary people team up to do their best work. Together we build products and experiences people once couldn’t have envisioned - and now can’t imagine living without. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk! The mission of the Wireless Power Technology team - Build the world’s best Wireless Charging user- experience by inventing state-of-the-art technologies. We develop bleeding-edge Wireless Charging designs that are central to Apple’s products - the iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and more. New challenges arise every day that require the sharp problem-solving skills of individuals. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity & innovation. Join us. Pioneer best-in class Wireless charging, for a new Wireless world!

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in automation and control systems
  • Proficient in programming and scripting languages such as Python, C, Objective C, C++
  • Hands-on experience in prototype bring-up, debugging, and functional verification
  • Comfort with a fast-paced environment and appetite for Innovation, Rigor & Healthy Paranoia
  • Strong communication (written & verbal) & problem solving skills - self-starter driving problems to resolution
  • Experience or good understanding of Gauge R&R methodology
  • Frequent travel within China will be required, depending on project requirements and build schedules
  • Candidate must have a strong sense of ownership - with the ability to work independently and drive things with minimal supervision
  • Experience / background in Power & Magnetics (Electromagnets, Motors, Transformers) plus
  • Proficiency in Ansys Maxwell, MATLAB, SPICE or other simulation tools - plus
  • Experience supporting high volume manufacturing and statistical production tolerance analysis - plus


Key responsibilities for this role include providing support (physically on-site and remote) for factory builds during the development phases of new products. This would involve tasks such as debug and failure analysis (FA) to help drive root cause analysis (RCA) for problems that may arise during builds. Also developing and documenting test plans, writing automated test software and scripts to help expedite data collection, and generally liaising with the rest of the PowerTech team based across regions in New Zealand, China and USA. This requires a reasonably broad skillset of both hardware/EE and software/scripting experience. Some specific responsibilities outlined below. - Write test software to be used on Automated Test Equipment (ATE) - Compile requirements for test systems and work closely with other engineers and vendors to come up with test system solutions - System bring-up, characterisation, testing and validation - System-level problem solving - failure analysis, root cause & corrective action proposal - Design of Experiments (DOE) creation, execution and data analysis - Perform Gauge R&R analysis on test equipment - Author technical documentation - specifications and test plans - Review and analyse build data to help inform critical program decisions - Present findings to wider core team and executives. Show clear summaries and takeaways while still being able to dig deep into the details as required - Frequent business travel required (Primarily China but also USA)

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or industry experience equivalent

Additional Requirements