Manufacturing Quality Engineer - Ink

Sunnyvale, California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200551668
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In this highly visible role, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on Apple Products and leave a footprint for years to come. We have an opportunity for a quality engineer to lead development, and ramp for a next generation Apple product. Our quality engineering team enables the mass creation of impossible products as a partner in the development of Apple's renowned designs. Key responsibilities will include: •Partner with multi-functional teams to evaluate design and processes at the concept phase •Develop measurement technologies, control strategies, information systems, and manufacturing methods that achieve results-oriented specifications at substantial production scale •Develop and implement groundbreaking quality inspection tools to evaluate ink color, cosmetic, and dimensional characteristics for ink-printed parts •Compile and evaluate data to resolve appropriate limits and variables for color, processes, and specifications for ink-printed parts •Lead activities to balance unparalleled quality with scalable yields •Work with internal and external groups to ensure that proper definition of quality expectations and that appropriate assurance techniques are used for the product •Coordinate all Quality Engineering functions for a program, serving as project manager to lead efforts at ink supplier locations •Establish audit procedures appropriate to program and plastic resin supplier to ensure consistency to Apple quality standards •Evaluate and communicate yields of new and existing processes •Drive corrective actions multi-functionally with internal and external team members •Travel internationally to supplier sites – 25%

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing or quality control for inks
  • Experience developing process quality plans, supplier quality audits, and driving corrective actions and failure analysis efforts.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical quality and reliability concepts, supplier management, and general manufacturing operations.
  • Experience with the development and evaluation of measurement systems
  • Project management experience and an understanding of problem solving tools including design of experiments, root cause analysis and statistical analytical tools
  • Experience with any of the following: ink printing processes, ink manufacturing processes, ink formulation development, color matching and development, or high volume quality manufacturing engineering (e.g. Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Medical Devices, Etc)

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS in Engineering (Materials Engineering, Chemical engineering, or similar). Masters or PhD in the these fields is preferred.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.