Camera HW Engineer / Test Fixture & Tool Design

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Jul 11, 2019
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200079737
Why Apple? We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. 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. JOB SUMMARY: The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for the design, development, and innovation of camera hardware for all related Apple products. Our target is to deliver superior camera hardware to enable best-in-class camera user experience. Our product development team challenges are so unusual we can't just buy our fixtures; we've got to make them ourselves. Our priority is to support Factory test team, R&D team and validation team by designing and building the most reliable and high precision fixtures and jigs for testing and collecting data that empower all of our engineering team to develop the highest quality products. As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be designing and evaluating fixtures used in manufacturing and labs to collect accurate data from engineering devices, identifying product requirements and contributing to research and project planning. You are responsible for working closely with vendors to optimize and meet scheduled deliveries that will support Apple's continued growth. With your technical expertise, you will lead and manage projects, review supplier tool design, develop test tools and provide recommendation to improve process flow.

Key Qualifications

  • You will have a minimum 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Good fundamental understanding of mechanical engineering principals
  • You will possess good knowledge of 3D Solidworks skills.
  • Experience with prototyping solutions, optical production-level testing fixtures and thermal management.
  • Having familiarity with NX is a plus.


You will support the Test Engineering team with required test fixtures and validation tools through the entire product design lifecycle. Help engineers and technicians with lab’s test setups in gathering data during validation process. Partner closely with suppliers to design and fabricate complex camera holders. Perform FA on fixture related issues and work closely with tooling suppliers to deliver solutions. Improving the quality of test fixtures by providing mechanical engineering insight. You should be familiar with mechanical design fabrication techniques. You will work with suppliers and assign tasks with different priorities to assure on time arrival of fixtures to the factory.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.

Additional Requirements

  • 15% to 25% travel to both Apple and suppliers' facilities will be required for testing development and production bring up (usually ~2 weeks travel at a time).