Mechanical Systems Design Engineer

Apple Inc. Cupertino , CA 95014

Posted 1 month ago

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. Are you up for the challenge? Apple's Measurement R&D group is recruiting Mechanical Systems Design Engineers with mechanical and automation design experience, strong communication and technical leadership skills. You will brainstorm, design, develop and characterize metrology equipment used to calibrate and test Apple's new groundbreaking technology and products. Your design work will range from lab scale systems-- understanding and characterizing tool capability at sub-micron mechanical tolerances, to developing automated mass- production measurement tools, where balancing the engineering tradeoffs between precision, costs, lead-time and throughput is critical. With great diversity of the problem space, you will rely on your engineering background to architect the optimal solution for the problem at hand, leaning on the fundamentals of materials science, structural and thermal analysis, machinery design, automation and manufacturing processes. You will work collaboratively with a creative and diverse team of experienced engineers from all disciplines including instrumentation, core technology, product design and operations teams developing state of the art measurement systems for Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • About You:

  • You have an engineering background (Mechanical / Aerospace / Mechatronics)

  • You're motivated with the dream and ability to become an integral part of Apple's talented, highly creative and dynamic engineering team

  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • You know 3D CAD modeling systems and workflow

  • You can apply GD&T (ASME Y14.5) principles and drafting standards

  • You love stress-strain relationships, static mechanics (determinate and indeterminate systems)

  • You get excited about kinematics and mechanism design

  • Preferred Skills:

  • High volume electronics manufacturing equipment design, including structures, sheet metal, plastics, fixture/mechanism design, robotics, probe design, plating materials and thermal design is a plus

  • UG NX experience preferred

  • FEA (stress analysis) highly desirable, ANSYS preferred

  • Plastic part design, molded part design highly desirable

  • Metal and plastic materials science, tribology and wear principles highly desirable

  • Project and product management experience strongly preferred

  • Mandarin written and verbal language a plus


  • Automated measurement system development and optimization from ideation to deployment.
  • Detailed mechanical design of manual and automated measurement and calibration systems (including component and materials selection, 3D/2D CAD, mechanism design, FEA) - Collaboration with vendors to develop measurement systems and improve manufacturing and metrology capabilities and processes

  • Management of vendor prototyping schedule and manufacturing plan

  • Support new product failure analysis and continuous improvements in product manufacturability and performance, contributing to the production of the highest quality products available

  • Support new vendor development to expand Apple's vendor base with regards to capability, capacity, and geographical influence

  • Requires up to 25% international travel to support equipment design, deployment, and validation

Education & Experience

BS/MS (Mechanical / Aerospace / Mechatronics)

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