Program Manager II

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Program Manager II

Cupertino, California Contract Job ID: 2210152694
Estimated Duration: 12 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Program Manager II 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
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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