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OCTOBER 2018 I SMT007 MAGAZINE 87 Career Opportunities PCB DFM Engineer Apple products are as alluring on the inside as they are on the outside. Inside our products are some of the world's most challenging consumer PCB assem- bly and flex designs. Imagine yourself as a select member of the team that brings these assemblies from concept to high-volume manufacturing. Key Qualifications • At least 5 years of experience with printed circuits, including hands-on process engineering experience • Creativity and curiosity about materials science and electronics packaging at all levels • Deep knowledge of industry specifications, especially IPC and JEDEC specifications • Understanding of the relationship between manufacturing processes and printed circuit defect conditions, especially latent defects • Ability to travel overseas for up to 25 percent of your time Primary Responsibilities • Maintenance of PCB design guidelines for all Apple products as well as the technology road map and acceptability specifications • Establishment and maintenance of the supplier site/ material/technology qualification matrix • Direct responsibility for all PCB-related quality issues and excursions • Providing mentorship to product designers on available PCB technologies and materials Education BS or higher in Materials Science or Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering Senior Manager, Flex/PCBA DFM On this team, you'll be responsible for new product development, sustaining products and failure analysis while leading and mentoring design, process, and qual- ity engineers and managers. You'll collaborate cross- functionally with Product Design, Electrical Engineer- ing, strategic suppliers, and contract manufacturers to ensure the manufacturability of Apple products and maintain Apple's high standards for quality. Key Qualifications • At least 10 years of experience, with 5+ years of experience as a senior manager or director • Experience managing other managers is preferable • Experience in design and manufacturing, preferably in the electronics fabrication and assembly industry • Deep technical knowledge complemented by a good sense of how engineering decisions impact business concerns • Excellent communication skills, from extemporaneous discussion to synthesis of detailed technical reports and distillation to executive-level presentation Primary Responsibilities • Development of several design engineers and first-level managers • Primary escalation point to resolve blocking issues related to design release, design spec compliance, or production process problems • Engagement with vendor senior management to set expectations and to communicate feedback • Highlighting all project risks to executive management and identifying, evaluating, and recommending the best path to resolution Education BS or higher in Materials Science or Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering

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