Mechanical Design Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Jul 29, 2019
Role Number: 200080746
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for all research, design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products. We are seeking a mechanical engineer to design camera hardware modules and component parts.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 3+ years of consumer electronics experience or 5+ years of experience from a different industry
  • Highly motivated with a history of project ownership and working in a fast paced environment
  • Key Skills:
  • Highly skilled in mechanical design using CAD. Experience with NX is a plus.
  • Tolerance analysis of high complexity and precision mechanical designs with excellent understanding of GD&T
  • 2D drawings and understanding of related mechanical inspection
  • Demonstrated ability to design for plastic injection molding and metal stamping
  • Experience with various materials and coatings (research, selection, testing, process capability).
  • Experience with fixture design
  • Experience with reliability testing and qualification of systems
  • Bonus skills:
  • Opto-mechanical design for camera modules is a definite plus
  • Printed Circuit Board (PCB)/flex design


Design camera module structures and packaging in CAD. Design injection molded, sheet metal, PCB and other component parts. Author detailed 2D manufacturing and inspection drawings. Perform rigorous tolerance analysis of camera module designs and component parts. Collaborate with component part and camera manufacturing partners on design manufacturability and resolution of mechanical issues. Author clear documentation of mechanical inspection and test requirements.

Education & Experience

Bachelors or Masters in Mechanical Engineering or related field

Additional Requirements

  • Occasional travel to manufacturing partners is required
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