Camera Mechanical Design Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200300972
Why Apple? Do you love taking on big challenges that require exceptionally creative solutions? Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming outstanding products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for all research, design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products. We are searching for an extraordinary Hardware Engineers to take ownership in the development of very high performance compact camera modules. We are seeking an engineer to take leadership of camera hardware projects in engagements with product and technology teams.

Key Qualifications

  • Mechanical design using CAD 3D molding and drafting package Experience with NX a plus
  • Basic structural and thermal Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Tolerance analysis of high complexity and precision mechanical designs with excellent understanding of GD&T
  • Demonstrated ability design for plastic injection moulding and metal stamping for mass production
  • Experience with various materials (research, selection, testing, process ability)
  • Author documentations on mechanical inspection and fixture design
  • PCB design experience a plus
  • Experience with testing, reliability and qualification of systems


Design camera module structures and packaging in CAD. Design injection molded, sheet metal, PCB and other component parts. Author detailed 2D manufacturing and inspection drawings. Perform rigorous tolerance analysis of module designs and component parts. Interface with component part and camera manufacturing partners on design manufacturability and resolution of mechanical issues. Author clear documentation on mechanical inspection and test requirements. Direct FEA engineers on evaluation of camera designs. Ideal candidate will have 3+ years of relevant experience in the design of miniature component or opto-mechanical module for high-volume products. Possess a proven record of project ownership and working in a fast paced environment. Having experience with electro-mechanical design for camera is a definite plus.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field

Additional Requirements

  • Occasional travel to manufacturing partners is required
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