Manufacturing Design/Quality Engineering Internship
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain
Our Operations team ensures that Apple’s cutting-edge designs become industry-leading products, delivered on time and on spec. This high profile, highly respected organization is positioned at the junction of Apple’s product teams, the industries that supply core component technologies, and our manufacturing partners who help ensure that products such as iPad, iPhone and Mac can be restocked just as fast as they fly off the shelves. We’re looking for high-energy people to support the procurement, manufacturing, fulfillment and support of all things Apple. We are actively seeking enthusiastic interns who can work full-time for 6-12 months starting Spring or Summer 2020.
- Must be able to work a 6-12 month work term.
- Experience in a hands-on manufacturing environment
- Experience developing quality plans, validating test methods and gauges, and driving corrective actions / failure analysis efforts.
- Knowledge of quality and reliability concepts, supplier management, and general manufacturing operations.
- Project management experience and a deep understanding of problem solving tools including design of experiments, root cause analysis and statistical process control principles preferred.
- Experience with any of the following: mechanical enclosures, casings, plastic parts, injection molding, tooling, jigs, fixtures, or automotive high volume quality manufacturing engineering.
- Understanding of GD&T Geometric Design & Tolerance, as well as statistics.
- Understanding of mechanical properties of materials as they relate to manufacturing requirements
- Understanding of DOE principles
- Ability to travel periodically domestic and overseas.
Areas of expertise within Manufacturing Design include: MANUFACTURING DESIGN ENGINEER As an MDE, you will handle selection, implementation & optimization of manufacturing processes for mechanical enclosure subassemblies for our legendary products. Specific areas of responsibility include the following: - Utilize Mechanical Engineering experience and work cross functionally with Product Design Engineering and Industrial Design - Assess mechanical designs and relate design goals to process, equipment, and material requirements to evaluate a set of options to solve difficult manufacturing problems. - Develop new manufacturing processes to enable future product design and conducting DOEs to validate process capability. - Work with Global Supplier Managers to identify capable suppliers, assess their secondary processes for capacity, quality and cost. - Work with suppliers to define and refine mechanical tooling, fixtures and establish capability / readiness. - Audit supplier processes and assembly processes and support product phase builds from EVT, DVT PVT and ramp. - Assist post production quality / cost improvement activity related to fixtures and processes. MANUFACTURING QUALITY ENGINEER As an MQE you will utilize Engineering, Factory Management & Supply Chain skills in developing and implementing high throughput inspection equipment, leading edge quality systems and ultimately the best products available. To produce the perfect product it takes great inspection and measurement. Specific areas of responsibility include the following: - Help lead the development of state of the art inspection & measurement equipment for Apple product. - Apply your understanding of quality control and manufacturing concepts to lead the development of specific Product Quality Plans (PQP) appropriate to program and commodity. - Provide technical direction and guidance to other Quality Engineers supporting the implementation of the PQP. - Participate in the program planning and monitoring process assuming responsibility for key deliverables. - Identify and direct studies to implement improvements in measuring method where appropriate. - Coordinate Quality Engineering functions for multiple programs in the product category that you are responsible for. - Collaborate with internal and external groups to ensure proper definition of quality expectations and appropriate assurance techniques are used for the product. - Assist in supplier selection process for new products and sourcing activities. - Assess supplier production control and quality programs, identify shortfalls to expectations, and directly secure agreement to correct. - Review PQP with supplier and other Apple functional groups to optimize supplier quality programs. - Evaluate supplier readiness and adherence to PQP at all development and qualification stages. - Monitor each supplier's performance through measurement of production line statistics, company inspections, and audits.
Education & Experience
Pursuing BS, MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field. To qualify for Apple's internship program, candidates must be enrolled in school and must return to school at the completion of their internship. You also qualify if accepted into a graduate program after graduation. Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. Apple will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. If you’re applying for a position in San Francisco, review the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance guidelines applicable in your area. Apple participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace. Reasonable Accommodation and Drug Free Workplace policy.