Semiconductor Component Quality Engineer

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


Role Number:200240572
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Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in product engineering and process engineering
  • Strong IC/Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication and packaging skills required
  • Strong understanding of WLP and SiP Module assembly processes and process / quality controls
  • Understanding of SPC and other quality metrics used to monitor factory performance
  • Deep understanding of Reliability testing
  • Problem solving skills and issue root causing in a pressured environment
  • Interpersonal skills of leadership, communication, collaboration, influencing and negotiation
  • Good teamwork with constant collaborating with multiple functional teams across Apple and suppliers
  • Deep understanding and hands on experience of factory manufacturing process control and quality systems
  • Specialist in Best-In-Class Program Management Methodologies and systems
  • The job will require travel (15%) to US and Asia Manufacturing facilities depending on projects


The Apple Operation team is looking for a highly motivated, Quality focused, detail oriented and results driven Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) focusing on Semiconductor product and process development with excellent problem solving and communication skills. This individual is a focused leader that will drive Semiconductor process / quality improvements as well as Program Management methodologies and systems during NPI, ramp up and mass production working with Semiconductor component suppliers, System integration sites and a broad range of Apple internal Engineering, Product Quality, Business Management and other functional teams. In this role you'll work with design, development, operation, quality teams and other subject areas as vital for successful ramp of new products. Help resolve process & quality issues in the product and manufacturing processes. Identify quality gaps among components, module and system and drive them to closure. You'll also collaborate with internal teams to review and approve fab, assembly process and quality control plans. Coordinate auditing of fab, assembly & test sites for mass production readiness. Ensure suppliers are conforming to Apple quality specs and requirements. Ensure qualification and reliability activities at suppliers are in line with requirements. Help drive and track closure on any component or module issues that impact overall product readiness or DPPM fluctuations. Implement Best-In-Class Program Management Methodologies, Systems and Practices to track Project KPI’s and identify critical path to closure. Feedback ‘real time’ learning from any sustaining issues. Manage all program-related communication to executive management including: Highlight key program risk to management and clearly explain path to resolution. Routine status reporting to executives and issue escalation when needed.

Education & Experience

MS/BS in Electrical engineering or Mechanical engineering

Additional Requirements