Flex DFM Engineer

Cupertino, California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200537079
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, 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. The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. Apple products are as alluring on the inside as they are on the outside. Inside every one of our products, are some of the world's most challenging consumer PCBA and Flex designs. Imagine yourself as a select member of the team that brings these assemblies from concept to high volume manufacturing.

Key Qualifications

  • Engineer or Technologist with an extremely high level of creativity and curiosity about materials science and electronics manufacturing at all levels.
  • 5 or more years of research or process development experience in an applicable field.
  • Familiarity with the properties and process used in microelectronics fabrication and FPC assembly.
  • Ability to work with a cross-functional team to define requirements and suitable metrics for the performance of new products and process.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-manage and deliver results in a pure development role.
  • Proficiency with one or more programming language including Python, C++, Rust, Swift, and/or JavaScript
  • Experience with scripting, development or advance use of EDA tools for PCB or FPC analysis.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently, i.e. <= 25%


Review flexible printed circuit designs to ensure high reliability and compatibly with supplier processes and system design needs. Support development of automated ECAD and DRC checks based on field learnings. Develop automated tools to improve the efficiency of the design review and manufacturing process. Drive technology development efforts at FPC CMs to achieve product design goals. Manage yield and reliability performance of suppliers in NPI phases and drive improvement efforts. Lead failure analysis and corrective action efforts for reliability, yield, or field failures. Develop novel material or design concepts to achieve product design goals. Educate cross-functional team mates about FPC process and design fundamentals, capabilities, and limitations Audit vendor manufacturing processes and data for potential design or quality issues.

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