Process Development Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200203795
Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Envision what you could do here! At Apple, we believe 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! As part of the Battery Engineering group, this position involves contributing to the development of next generation battery solutions that can deliver more energy than conventional Li-ion cell designs. The role also involves equipment specification and commission, as well as establishing and optimizing related process parameters related to conductive films. Also work closely with internal cross-functional teams, external vendors and technology partners on application development from concept prototype phase to production introduction.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years experience leading manufacturing process development in at least one of the following fields: semiconductor front or back end, thin film process development, display or solar
  • Experience working with subcontractors on material development and process engineering
  • Flexibility to tackle challenges in new areas, and to apply a broad foundation of knowledge to identify methods of investigation and study
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a broad audience in order to build understanding and support


- Develop material specifications and quality control metrics - Develop film deposition processes - Develop film characterization techniques for metrology and inspection - Provide leadership and training for technicians - Provide leadership in day to day operations of deposition tools - tool and process monitoring, post PM process qualification, troubleshooting - Participate in assessment and selection of equipment suppliers - Prepare project updates and goals, travel to suppliers, manufacturing sites, conferences as needed - Work closely with integration and test teams on developing critical to quality (CTQ) metrics, root cause analysis (RCA) and corrective actions for yield improvements - Work closely with equipment engineers and external suppliers on tool improvements and selection of new equipment - Understanding of materials characterization and FA techniques - Ability to design comprehensive development plans and experiments - Experience in statistical analysis methods and tools, design of experiment - Ability to prioritize and execute on multiple projects simultaneously - Good communication, presentation and teamwork skills - Travel to suppliers and manufacturing facilities expected

Education & Experience

BS/MS degree in Materials Engineering or related field, Ph.D. preferred

Additional Requirements