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 Engineering Project Manager (EPM) - Surface Finishing - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200244118 / Latpro-3789931 
Date posted: May-03-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Engineering Project Manager (EPM) - Surface Finishing

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: May 3, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200244118

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary 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.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a project manager in surface finishing or related field.
  • Relevant experience in leading projects using a wide variety of manufacturing processes and materials.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail, consistent follow-through, and the ability to remain focused on strategic goals while leading day-to-day project activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with highly cosmetic consumer electronics devices preferred
  • Proficiency in Mandarin or Japanese is helpful
  • Experience in a multinational organization working on cross-functional teams
  • Proven track record of working across diverse, highly technical organizations
  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 30%)


Join a dynamic team of Subject Matter Experts specializing in the color, material, and finish of Apple products. Get immersed in anodizing, plating, and other coating and surface finishing technologies. The EPM will be involved in creating Apple products from initial concept to mass production. The EPM, Engineering Program manager, is responsible for planning, managing, and presenting project status to the cross functional and leadership teams. Our EPM keep the teams in sync and projects on track by managing technical, quality, and/or schedule risk assessments, enabling the team to focus on the top level goals. A successful candidate will understand the technical details and communicate them accurately to the functional teams, executives, and suppliers. They will be able to lead multiple concurrent projects, keep calm and focused during difficult situations, be process oriented, and remain flexible & adaptable to the fast pace of mass production.

  • Provide project management for several concurrent surface finishing projects
  • Collaborate with technical teams to define, plan, track, and communicate both long term and short term project goals, schedules, risks, and status
  • Communicate project status updates to all partners, including executive management, cross functional teams, and vendors/suppliers
  • Collaborate and connect with Apple operations, engineering, and design teams, as well as external vendors & suppliers, to meet schedule, quality, cost and production goals
  • Build and own an efficient communication and feedback processes between Apple teams and with external vendors/suppliers

    Education & Experience

    Bachelor degree in engineering, management, or business. Master degree is a plus.

    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. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.
    • Apple will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.
    • Apple participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law.
    • Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

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