Apple PCB DFM and Supplier Quality Engineer in Santa Clara Valley, California

PCB DFM and Supplier Quality Engineer

Job Number: 113094786

Santa Clara Valley, California, United States

Posted: 13-Oct-2017

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • have at least 10 years experience the printed circuit including hands-on process engineering experience

  • have a strong knowledge of industry specifications, especially IPC and JEDEC specifications

  • understand the relationship between manufacturing processes and printed circuit defect conditions, especially latent defects

  • understand statistical process and quality control principles and be capable to apply statistical analysis methods to raw data setsDescription

This responsibilities of this role include:

  • maintenance of printed circuit board design guidelines for all Apple products

  • maintenance of printed circuit board technology roadmap

  • maintenance of printed circuit board acceptability specifications

  • establishment and maintenance of supplier site/material/technology qualification matrix

  • action as the directly responsible individual all printed circuit board related quality issues and excursions

In the course of fulfilling these responsibilities the person in this role will:

  • provide guidance to product designers on available printed circuit board technologies and materials

  • interact with and guide PCB layout designers to select layer structures, design rule sets and practices

  • work with design tool engineers to define and validate appropriate scripting, design rule checks, etc

  • support design for cost investigations as the bridge between engineering and procurement

  • audit and assess PCB vendor production lines, including manufacturing techniques and quality control systems

  • review new technology qualification data and make disposition decisions

  • review new product introduction first article data and make disposition decisions

  • drive corrective actions for PCB vendor issues using step by step methodology


A BS or higher in materials science or chemical, mechanical or electrical engineering is strongly desired

Additional Requirements

  • have a current knowledge of industry design rules capabilities and practices for different types of products

  • be familiar with PCB design and simulation tools

  • be willing and able to travel overseas up to 25% of the time, including trips on very short notice as well as for extended stays