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Technical Program Manager, iPad



IT, Operations
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024


Role Number:200554483
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, we believe new ideas have a way of becoming phenomenal 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 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. It takes deeply dedicated, intelligent and hard-working individual to maintain and exceed the high expectations for the exciting brand at Apple. You will lead a team of engineers (Automation, Industrial, Quality) and others in support of new product and equipment development as well as sustaining operations and ensuring the vendor and contract manufacturer readiness for very high volume production. You will bring your knack and thirst to drive all technical operational issues related to manufacturing, automation, and integration processes to ensure effective closure of all issues to enable operational success of the entire new product introduction cycle and into the mass production phase.


- Technical lead for manufacturing operations at multiple vendors and sites. - Driving vendor and contract manufacturer readiness for FAT’s, integration, SAT’s and pre-production builds. - Production process development, documentation, optimization and validation. - Development and implementation of new technologies to improve production quality, capacity and efficiency. - Sets standard practices and independently settles impact to design approaches and parameters to the final product. - Provides direction, mentorship and resources to other engineering groups and project leaders as well as factory technicians. - Act as lead engineer on a variety of projects and participates in the project planning of major sub-projects. - Performs assignments in several of the following manufacturing engineering functions: - Design for Manufacturability - Provide early and ongoing manufacturing involvement to ensure manufacturability of new products. - Product Engineering - Works all phases of a product from concept to repeat manufacturing to end of life. Provides production support engineering with respect to technically complex testing methods, procedures and failure analysis. - Process Engineering - Designs and develops technically complex processes to improve quality and efficiency. - Failure/Data Analysis - Plans, develops and implements technically complex procedures for the testing and evaluation of soon to be released products. - Specifies test to be performed, compiles data and makes recommendations for product design changes and final assembly standards. This will include the use of Design of Experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis using Six Sigma principles. - Provide regular VP level communication of technical health of program.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in engineering and manufacturing
  • Ability to travel internationally ~20-25%.

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Meaningful experience in introducing products into manufacturing (high volume production and international OEMs highly desired).
  • Excellent project management skills, especially in bottom line deliverables like
  • Planning, Cost, and Delivery.
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization.
  • Experience in developing or commissioning custom assembly
  • Direct experience leading any of the following functional engineering teams a plus: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Packaging Engineering.
  • You should have the ability to communicate effectively in a global environment.
  • An understanding of tolerance stack ups for assemblies and part level.
  • Engineering design and strong knowledge of GD&T principles a plus
  • Working knowledge of pneumatics, servomotors, PLC and PC-based control systems a plus.
  • JMP, Minitab & Six Sigma experience a plus.

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.