Manufacturing Equipment Engineer

Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200186949
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 build 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, you will help us leave the world better than we found it. This position is based in China for the management equipment quality, and auditing of complex equipment and facilities in a high volume worldwide manufacturing environment. Working multi-functional in a team environment, with responsibility for the quality and reliability of equipment to the end-user from multiple suppliers. You will partner with equipment supplier and Apple technical team to act as the team’s representative to achieve proper dissemination of specs and requirements, assess supplier capabilities and readiness for manufacturing, identifying critical to quality items on each equipment, track and drive day-to-day quality control of equipment ensuring compliance to spec through equipment spot checks, and aid with the proper shipment of equipment to the end-user. You will be able to clearly and concisely report on the status of the supplier readiness and project health to the multi-functional team and executive management team while expertly identifying and calling out critical issues which may affect the quality.

Key Qualifications

  • - Experience in other complex capital equipment such as military, aerospace, automotive, large agricultural machinery, electronics etc. Experience in a supplier quality or technical supplier management role;
  • - Ability to resolve conflict and drive compromise. Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • - Experience working with contract manufacturers;
  • - Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • - Strong background of and equipment quality engineering;
  • - Proficiency using Excel and presentation software;
  • - Self starter with innovation, integrity and attention to details, result driven oriented.
  • Experience in testing (Handset device or Manufacturing Equipment), display testing or semiconductor testing will be a plus.


PRIMARY TASKS: - Define and implement Quality plan for new projects at supplier and monitor the execution of the program through ramp Develop: - Review and implement intensive out-going inspection programs to verify equipment quality before it leaves the factory: - Review and approve packaging and shipping procedures to insure the quality of equipment being received at the CM; - Aid with the development of incoming inspection procedures and processes to insure a quick and seamless handover Prepare and report on correlations between OEM IQC and Supplier OQC data. SECONDARY TASKS - Manage and report on new line, tool, and process qualification at suppliers Assist GSM team with new vendor selection and vendor capability audits; - Work with Suppliers and Apple security teams to ensure that the highest level of confidentiality is maintained with all equipment used with Apple hardware and test; - Aid in the organization and deployment of repair and assistance teams from the supplier when needed for equipment repairs on site or at the supplier; - Drive weekly supplier meetings with CM and Program Team to meet overall program objectives; - Lead multi-functional communication between internal Apple technical, operational, and contract manufacturer organizations; - Facilitate good communication and collaboration across engineering functions, operations, and vendors; - Create and maintain project schedules; - Provide timely issue resolution and critical path activities.

Education & Experience

A Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline with at least 5 years of project management experience that involves coordination of multiple concurrent projects and suppliers.

Additional Requirements