January 14, 2014
Apple is now hiring manufacturing design engineers for the company’s new plant in Mesa, Ariz. The successful candidates will help Apple produce component parts for the iPhone and iPod. The new job listing notes:
The iPod/iPhone Manufacturing Design Engineer is accountable for driving the development of key mechanical manufacturing processes across Apple’s worldwide supply base. In this highly visible hands-on role as the expert technical member of the Manufacturing Design Team you will have direct frequent communication and collaboration with Apple Industrial Design, Product Design, Manufacturing Design partners and worldwide suppliers.Apple is also hiring mechanical supplier quality engineers for the Mesa plant.
In this highly visible and highly hands-on role, you will enjoy the key decision making combined with the on-site hands-on problem solving that comes with owning the quality for some of the highest quality and highest visibility products in the world today. You will be responsible for developing and implementing quality tools and systems for cutting edge product designs (iPhone / iPod) in a cosmetically demanding environment.In November, it was confirmed that Apple was planning on manufacturing the sapphire glass used in its products, and particularly for Touch ID, in Arizona. The facility, when completed, could add 2,000 new jobs to the local economy. See also: Apple Ploughs Half A Billion Dollars Into Sapphire Glass Display For iPhone 6.