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Program Specialist IV

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Program Specialist IV in Cupertino, CA.

Job Description:

  • In this position, you will have responsibility for Apple products prior to launch, with the goal of enabling strong quality during the development cycle.
  • This position partners with engineering, product development, Reliability engineering operations, client, and the Watch component teams.
  • Strong Quality engineering skills in technical, statistical knowledge, Failure analysis, Exec presentations, and program management experience are essential.
  • Support technical readiness for during program development cycle
  • Drive project quality issues with material, process, fixtures, equipment etc. during the new-product phase to enable delivery of a mature product and manufacturing process into mass production
  • Utilize DOE, FMEA, and other industry-standard tools to proactively identify and address risks and optimize process parameters
  • Establish quality programs and process control plans for early detection of issues and to ensure the highest level of quality and reliability is consistently delivered
  • Manage the Product Quality Plan (PQP), innovating as needed to ensure robust quality for new products
  • Develop and implement new technologies to improve production quality, capacity, and efficiency
  • Succinctly communicate technical updates to the executive team
  • Own product quality strategy and execution
  • Manage the quality processes at the OEMs, including Incoming Quality Control (IQC), Outgoing Quality Control (OQC), Ongoing Reliability Testing (ORT)
  • Ensure contract manufacturers are prepared for pre-production builds
  • Evaluate prospective suppliers regarding quality management - Incorporate lessons learned from sustaining / shipping products into design and process improvements for next-generation products
  • Work with commodity managers and supplier quality engineers to ensure component quality & reliability; make recommendations to improve design/test

Key Qualifications:
  • Outstanding ability to build relationships; clear, consistent communication, results- oriented thinking; enthusiastic and motivated
  • Laser-focused on the smallest details and able to use data forensics to solve complex manufacturing assembly quality issues
  • 3+ years proven experience in one or more of the following subject areas: New Product Introduction / Design Engineering / Manufacturing Operations consumer electronics
  • Good understanding of electronic assembly processes
  • Solid understanding of statistical analysis and production control processes
  • Knowledgeable in data analysis and interpretation ; Tableau scripting and JMP scripting knowledge is preferred
  • Experience partnering with international contract manufacturers in mass production; experience traveling to manufacturing sites
  • Must be a self starter with innovation, integrity, and attention to detail
  • Ability to travel internationally about 20%
  • Outstanding communications skills

Education requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in engineering; MBA a plus

Job Number: 2210152689
Job Location: Cupertino, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 05/13/2022
Last Updated: 05/27/2022
Attention: Joe Cairney
660 SW 39TH ST STE 215

City, State: RENTON, WA 98057
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 206/763-3283

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