Apple AR/VR Job | Display Technology and PPO Lab Manager

Job(岗位): Display Technology and PPO Lab Manager

Citys(岗位城市): San Diego, California, United States

Date(发布日期): 2023-7-13


Apple’s Display Technology and PPO (Panel, Process, & Optics) teams are looking for a passionate, self-motivated Lab Manager for our offices! As part of the team you will be directly responsible for supporting the engineering teams with the care and upkeep of multiple engineering lab spaces. Your responsibilities will include equipment purchase, organization, maintenance, calibration, and support. You will help train engineers on equipment usage and safe working practices within the lab environment. Other areas of responsibility include Mac/PC host management, basic test fixture fabrication, and leading the continued organization, cleanliness, and industrial health and safety compliance of lab spaces. You will also coordinate project work with internal and external facilities and equipment vendors, author laboratory documentation, and clearly and concisely communicate updates to the larger team.

We’re looking for a talented, professional leader who enjoys solving tough challenges, taking initiative, and enabling elite hardware engineering in a fast-paced and demanding product development climate!


The ideal candidate is a capable technical generalist with proven experience with most of the following:

Prior Lab Management experience

Proven track record of lab setup, organization, management, and continuous improvement

Familiarity with industrial health and safety risk assessments and safety protocol enforcement

Solid understanding of MacOS and Windows configuration

Hands on experience with mechanical/environmental test equipment (thermal test chambers, small industrial robots/actuators etc.)

Hands on experience with basic electrical test tools (power supplies, multimeters, oscilloscopes, DAQs, function generators, etc.)

Hands on experience with sensors and metrology equipment (microscopes, thermocouples, accelerometers, pressure sensors, etc.)

Hands on experience with basic fabrication tools (hand tools, drill press, band saw, etc); designing, assembling, and documenting basic test fixtures

Familiarity with industrial facilities and with basic equipment troubleshooting

Experience with Apple product or other electronics disassembly / repair is a plus

Scripting skills (Python preferred) are a plus

Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a very lively, sometimes chaotic environment; go getter attitude and willingness to focus and commit to get the job done

Effective written and interpersonal communication skills, proven ability to work cross-functionally, harness the power of teamwork, and relate to technical partners.

Ability to travel to Cupertino, CA periodically (est 5% travel)


Directly responsible for Display Technology and PPO Hardware engineering lab spaces

Collaborate with and support peer lab managers, partner in driving consistent lab capabilities across multiple markets.

Maintain and control access to lab spaces; own lab scheduling, space allocation, security compliance, facilities activities and general operations

Define, document, and enforce lab policies and guidelines

Work with the Environmental Health and Safety team to ensure compliance and adherence to relevant safety protocols

Keep lab spaces clean and organized; improve lab space efficiency through continuous organizational and procedural/process improvements

Procurement, inventory, maintenance, and calibration of all laboratory equipment, tools, and supplies

Support engineering test setup, execution, data collection, and documentation

Mac and PC hardware and software setup as related to lab equipment and testing

Support basic electrical and mechanical prototype assembly, debug, and modification