Precision Optics Manufacturing Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200447847
We are looking for an extraordinary optics manufacturing engineer to join a team that is making a big difference in the future of Apple. The team features a broad engineering roster including optical engineers, human perception experts, product design engineers, and experimental physicists, which presents an outstanding opportunity to influence and learn from a diverse group of experts. This position requires close collaboration with other authorities at Apple, and is passionate about working directly with optics suppliers to develop high precision manufacturing processes new to industry.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in injection molding for high-precision applications such as optics
  • Basic knowledge in diamond turning and mold tool design
  • Capable of prototyping, conducting design of experiments, and analytical data processing


- Directly work with precision optics manufacturing suppliers, and develop new manufacturing techniques (such as injection molding and casting) for optical components - Build and implement process SOPs to ensure repeatable quality - Influence product-level decisions using tools and methods such as simulation, prototyping and lab characterization - Review, analyze and interpret measurements and critical process data. Draw practical conclusions and implement improvements - Work with suppliers to develop optical modules, bring up optical test platforms, and perform statistical analysis of data to determine optical performance and quality - Use data analysis tools (such as JMP, Matlab, Python, etc) and presentation software (such as PowerPoint or Keynote) to prepare quantitative daily reports and clear slides to communicate top issues, takeaways, failure analysis and corrective action plans and results

Education & Experience

B.S. or M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Material Science or Opto-Mechanical Engineering.

Additional Requirements

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • - 2+ years of industry experience, preferably in optics manufacturing
  • - Familiarity with visual/cosmetic inspection and quality control for optical components
  • - Familiarity with optical measurement techniques such as surface profiling of optical components such as lenses

Pay & Benefits