Test Lab Manager - Battery Qualification

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Hardware

Summary

Posted: Nov 2, 2018
Role Number: 200006600
JOB SUMMARY: Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? Do you thrive on pushing the limits of what’s considered feasible? As part of our Battery Engineering group, you’ll help craft creative battery solutions that deliver more energy in smaller spaces than ever before. You’ll work across disciplines to transform improved hardware elements into a single, integrated design. Join us, and you will be part of the team to innovate new battery technologies that continually outperform the previous iterations. By collaborating with other product development groups across Apple, you’ll push the industry boundaries of what batteries can do and improve the product experience for our customers across the world. We are currently seeking a Battery Testing Lab Manager to support the qualification of advanced lithium ion battery technology for consumer electronics applications. You will own the operation of electrical, mechanical, and metrology test equipment and effective use of lab personnel. You will also improve overall lab testing and characterization capabilities to meet the requirements of existing and future programs.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong ability to plan, prioritize, and communicate status of work activities
  • Ability to develop and maintain a systematic approach to various operations
  • Ability to clearly explain technical issues
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Self-starter with excellent time management skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Three years of management experience in directing multiple activities with multiple levels of support personnel
  • Direct experience in hiring, managing, and leading the daily activity of direct and non-direct support personnel
  • Two years of experience in testing, data acquisition and management in consumer electronic product development environment is helpful
  • Familiarity with electronic test equipment, procedures, international standards and safe practice related to rechargeable lithium battery technology is preferred
  • Familiarity with lithium-based battery technologies and charging requirements is a plus

Description

- Ensure proper level of staffing, training, and resource coordination to effectively address required qualification testing activities - Schedule and monitor work tasks in support of project development timelines - Develop and implement applicable test procedures related to chemical, electrical, and mechanical characterization of cells and battery packs - Ensure the highest possible data integrity from the lab - Report on critical metrics to team and management - Run budget for lab operation and lab tooling - Work with internal multi-functional teams to qualify new battery designs - Develop strategies for internal personnel and external suppliers to maintain and optimize test equipment, operating software, data handling, data traceability and lab facility infrastructure - Complete and ensure testing operations are in full accordance with corporate and regulatory policies

Education & Experience

BS or greater in Engineering or related discipline

Additional Requirements