Technical Program Manager (TPM) – Thermal Modules / Graphite

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


Posted: Nov 1, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 113721599
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. At Apple we don’t just create products — we create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of our 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. JOB SUMMARY In this highly visible role, the Technical Program Manager for thermal Graphite modules will manage multi-functional process engineering and quality related functions with an operations mindset for graphite technologies.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong Thermal module manufacturing experience and well versed in the following technical areas:
  • Die cutting, lamination knowledge and familiarity with adhesives, engineering polymers
  • Experienced in collaborating with suppliers and engineering teams in developing manufacturing Blueprint including process flow, DFM, equipment/ fixture designs, implementation schedules and validation plans
  • Proficient in utilizing DOE’s, FMEA and other Industry standard tools to proactively identify and address risks and optimize process parameters.
  • Expertise in qualifying fixtures/tools/machines, designing and balancing lines, OEE/UPH studies, automation planning in high volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong supplier management experience in establishing and validating (using statistical tools) process capability to Apple standards in meeting innovative product designs as well as test and quality requirements
  • Familiarity with control charts, SPC, Cpk, GR&R, MSA, correlation studies, yield improvement, failure analysis, RCCA etc. Six-sigma certification preferred


You will have an operations management mindset leading technical management to validate engineering designs and provide technical manufacturing mentorship to the engineering team with a focus on thermal Graphite commodity. 25+% international travel required

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Mechanical / Materials Science Engineering or equivalent

Additional Requirements

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