Product Design Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200267556
Mac… iPod… iPhone… iPad… WATCH… what’s next?! We are a team of passionate engineers who are designing, prototyping, analyzing, and eventually launching that next new product category at Apple. Our team is looking for engineers to join us, with the scope of your role adjusted to match your experience level, strengths and goals. As a Product Designer on this team, you will be given ownership over the mechanical design of specific parts or modules within the product and will be responsible for the analysis, assembly, and reliability of these parts. Our goal is to ensure the highest quality product for our customers. In this role you will engage in frequent multi-disciplinary collaboration with teams like: Industrial Design, Project Management, Materials, Manufacturing, EE, Camera, Antenna, Battery, and more. You will have a uniquely rewarding opportunity to craft future products that will delight and encourage millions of people every day.

Key Qualifications

  • 1-10+ years of hands-on, detailed mechanical design experience
  • Strong mechanical engineering analytical skills
  • Experience working in technical project groups in a professional environment
  • Proficiency in 3D CAD (any modeling package)
  • Basic GD&T knowledge and experience creating 2D drawings
  • Working knowledge of FEA principles
  • Practical experience working through DFM
  • Knowledge of basic engineering materials and manufacturing processes
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including emails, preparing slide presentations, and presenting technical concepts to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Creative problem solving, with experience in failure analysis, root cause investigation, and DOE creation
  • Detail orientated and capable of handling multiple assignments at once
  • Experience collaborating with manufacturing facilities, specifically in high-volume mass production
  • Experience in performing tolerance analyses (preferred)
  • Experience with vendor FAI/CPK dimensional reports (preferred)
  • Consumer electronics knowledge (preferred): industrial design, cameras, sensors (magnetometers, IMUs, capacitive, etc), PCBs and flexes, silicon, antennas, batteries, thermals (preferred)
  • Travel will be 10-25% (pending removal of COVID-19 travel limitations), and team is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This role can only be done from inside Apple's corporate headquarters.


Do you thrive on building solutions? Are you ready to explore a new domain with a hardworking team? We are the hands-on technical team that carries the design of Apple products through the entire process, from early prototyping to mass production. You'll work side by side with your teammates inside Apple and at our partner facilities to define parts of the system in CAD, build drawings, and collaborate with vendors to produce these parts. You will perform engineering analyses on your designs including: mechanical/thermal analysis, ergonomic analysis, and tolerance analysis. You will assemble early prototypes, travel to China to support engineering builds, and tackle problems on the assembly line. Excellent communication skills including preparing slide presentations and participating in working meetings are important. Our team is encouraged to set an example of technical excellence and you are responsible for your individual work. Experience working and driving actions in Asian manufacturing facilities, especially high-volume mass production, is also highly valuable.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering required Master of Science preferred

Additional Requirements