Manufacture Design Engineer (CNC)

Nanshan, Guangdong, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200198426
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Key Qualifications

  • Good written and oral communication skills, fluent in English.
  • Hands-on experience and technical knowledge in fixture design, CNC process and cutter design.
  • Other process knowledge such as surface finishing, ass’y, and experiences in developing customized machine (non-standard machine) in 3C industry are preferred.
  • Factory lean experience are preferred.
  • Ability to learn, implement and use Statistical Process Control to make data driven decisions.
  • On-site build support; must be willing to work from OEM factories.
  • A team player who is self-motivated, results oriented and detailed oriented.
  • Very Familiar with GD&T, DOE, SPC.
  • 5+ years relevant working experience, esp. in 3C industry.
  • Ability and willingness to work independently and travel frequently (mainly in Asia).


-In this highly visible role, you will manage selection, implementation & optimization of manufacturing processes for mechanical enclosure subassemblies for our legendary products. -Utilize your Mechanical Engineering experience and work cross functionally with Product Design Engineering and Industrial Design to assess product features for manufacturability, and recommend capable production processes and equipment. -Design best-in-class process based on cosmetic and drawing requirement, mapping out and document process flow and details which includes selecting processing equipments, designing corresponding fixtures/tools/consumables, initiating DOEs to find out the best machine setups, machining path and parameters, and finalizing the process solution from prototype stage to mass production stage. -With multiple material machining experience, have expertise in CNC process development, assess CNC machining process flow, review CNC fixture design DFM and drive improvement, utilize proper datum to minimize tolerance stack-up, scope machining program to improve process capability and optimize c/t, develop advanced cutters with proper coating for some special use such like high shinny surface, fine texture surface, minimize burrs by cutter improvement. -Lead the machine calibration criteria setup and implementation, figure out how to recover the machine accuracy by maintenance and or retrofit, down-select machine base on machine capability and process requirement, work with vendor to develop brand new equipment from RFQ to machine validation, finally qualify machine and implementation to fulfill process requirement. -Working with suppliers to define and refine mechanical tool and fixtures, which can secure the dimension and cosmetic requirement, establish process capability and readiness. -Lead the c/t reduction in the NPI stage to hit the MP target. -Review/define vendor’s in process control spec base on downstream process and 2D drawing requirement, define part tolerance and specifications by demonstrating process capability to Product Designers and Industrial Designers. -Identify, research, develop, and qualify premier equipment manufacturers and suppliers to develop advanced equipment for special process use and fulfill supply chain requirement. -Provide leadership at manufacturing sites during development and product production ramp. -Coordination of activities and direction through clear communication between the Asia and US-based teams, and vendors is a necessity. -Work closely with Cupertino-based Manufacture Design Engineers in the development of above said processes. -Work with Global Supply Managers to assess facility, floor layout, provide engineering support to secure deliver material to downstream CM vendor on time and on cost. -Work with Manufacture Quality Engineers to drive yield improvement through SPC, Pareto data review to take activities accordingly.

Education & Experience

College degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering and/or relevant manufacturing work experience.

Additional Requirements