Manufacturing Quality Engineer - Optical Inspection

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


Role Number:200159577
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. The people here at Apple don’t just build products — they craft the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that encourages 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. In this highly visible role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on Apple Products, and leave a footprint for years to come. We have an opportunity for an accomplished quality engineer to lead development, and ramp for a next generation Apple product.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience with expertise in optical inspection/metrology, laser triangulation, and defect detection.
  • Experience with digital imaging, camera system, and image processing is a definite plus.
  • Experience with 2D/3D triangulation laser system and CCD inspection system such as Keyence, Cognex, and/or Visco
  • Familiar with mechanical metrology system qualification process, such as GRR, Correlation, Stability and Reliability.
  • Expert understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Deep understanding of optical, software filtering and judgment algorithms.
  • Excellent data analysis, statistics, documentation, communication, project management skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of system layout, architecture and cycle time optimization for optical, motion and mechanical systems


Our quality engineering team enables the mass creation of impossible products as a partner in the development of Apple's renowned designs. Key responsibilities will include: Partner with multi-functional teams to evaluate design and processes at the concept phase Develop measurement technologies, control strategies, information systems, and manufacturing methods that achieve progressive specifications at massive production scale Develop and implement cutting edge quality inspection tools to evaluate cosmetic and dimensional part characteristics Compile and evaluate data to figure out appropriate limits and variables for process and part specifications Lead activities to balance unparalleled quality with scalable yields Work with internal and external groups to ensure that proper definition of quality expectations and that appropriate assurance techniques are used for the product Coordinate all Quality Engineering functions for a program, serving as project manager to lead efforts at supplier locations Establish audit procedures appropriate to program and supplier to ensure consistency to Apple quality standards Evaluate and communicate yields of new and existing processes Drive corrective actions multi-functionally with internal and external team members Travel internationally to supplier sites – 25%

Education & Experience

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology, or similar

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.