Manager, Mechanical Supplier Quality Engineer

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


Role Number:200176551
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 create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires 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. Our materials quality engineering team enables the mass creation of impossible products as a partner in the development of Apple's renowned designs. We engage with strategic development partners to create industry-leading materials (metals, brittles, resins, inks, paints, adhesives, coatings, etc) to enable the next generation of products, and put in place quality systems to ensure we always meet Apple’s highest standards. In this highly visible role, you will have the chance to create a significant impact on Apple Products and leave a footprint for years to come.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing and Quality Control, including 2+ years leading a team of engineers
  • Experience developing process quality plans, supplier quality audits, and driving corrective actions and failure analysis efforts
  • Experience building highly scalable and efficient supplier quality management systems
  • Working knowledge of mechanical quality and reliability concepts, supplier management, and general manufacturing operations
  • Experience with the development and evaluation of measurement systems
  • Project management experience and a deep understanding of problem solving tools including design of experiments, root cause analysis and statistical analytical tools
  • Experience with any of the following: mechanical enclosures, metal casting, ink / paint / adhesive manufacturing, plastic parts, injection molding, stamping, or automotive high volume quality manufacturing engineering
  • International experience, particularly in Asia is a plus
  • Travel internationally to supplier sites – 25%


You will partner with multi-functional teams to evaluate supplier selection, material design, and processes at the concept phase Develop measurement technologies, control strategies, information systems, and manufacturing methods that achieve daring specifications at massive production scale You will develop and implement groundbreaking quality inspection tools to evaluate material properties and performance specifications Compile and evaluate data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process and material specifications Lead activities to balance unparalleled quality with scalable yields Collaborate with internal and external groups to ensure that proper definition of quality expectations and that appropriate assurance techniques are used for the product You will coordinate and prioritize all Quality Engineering functions for multiple programs and material types Continue to expand the capabilities of the team and recruit new engineers Establish audit procedures appropriate to program and supplier to ensure alignment to Apple quality standards Evaluate and communicate yields of new and existing processes Drive corrective actions multi-functionally with internal and external team members

Education & Experience

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

Additional Requirements