Manager of Mechanical Design / Equipment Development

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200184763
As part of the Battery Engineering group, this leadership position involves contributing to the evolution of Apple’s next generation battery solutions to power world class consumer electronic devices. Responsibilities include the oversight of a talented and experienced engineering team that is focused on the design and qualification of advanced, energy storage technology including cell design / components, pilot scale assembly equipment and related process development. It also requires delivering mechanical engineering services to support tools and activities across the program. The ideal individual will be well versed in advanced technology development, from design concept to pre-production scale-up. They should also have solid experience in leading internal engineering groups, working with cross-functional teams, external vendors and labs to progress novel design solutions.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in new technology development with a demonstrated record of innovation
  • 5+ years of engineering management experience
  • Experience in managing development programs with internal engineering groups and external technology development partners and vendors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills combined with the ability to clearly and accurately explain technical issues
  • Motivated, hands on self-starter, with excellent time management skills and strong process and data driven approach to areas of focus
  • Ability to mentor and grow capability and productivity of engineering staff
  • Demonstrated proficiency in engineering tools knowledge, (CAD, GD&T, Tolerance Stack Analysis, FEA, FMEA and program management)
  • Familiar with application of quality tools as applied to new product development and manufacturing systems including SPC, design of experiments and statistical analysis


•Assume lead role in defining and coordinating engineering staff activities related to the development of advanced battery technology including: materials, designs, assembly equipment and processes. •In conjunction with program managers, establish schedules, set priorities and review progress against program and performance goals. •Prepare budget proposals, status updates and presentations related to current / future development activities, report and make recommendations. •Identify / establish the resources required to effectively execute programs, work with recruiters to fill positions and mentor / develop skill sets of supporting staff. •Work with external vendors, agencies and labs to establish support technology programs. Contribute to defining the scope of development activity and the review of performance / progress against program goals / schedule through data driven decision making processes. •Identify enabling and applicable technologies that can facilitate program success and where applicable, work with staff to establish related intellectual property. •Coordinate technology transfer of designs, materials and processes ensuring that all supporting documentation is updated and controlled to reflect design changes and current practices

Education & Experience

MS, Ph.D. in Mechanical, Chemical or Design Engineering

Additional Requirements

  • Travel to external vendors, suppliers, and technology partners expected