Battery Materials Engineer - Separator

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200259352
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jun 22, 2021

Role Number:200259352

Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? As part of our Battery Engineering group, help craft creative battery solu...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jun 22, 2021

Role Number:200259352

Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? As part of our Battery Engineering group, help craft creative battery solutions that deliver more energy in smaller spaces than ever before. We work across subject areas to transform improved hardware elements into a single, integrated design. Join us, and help us innovate new battery technologies that continually outperform the previous iterations. By collaborating with other product development groups across Apple, push the industry boundaries of what batteries can do and improve the product experience for our customers across the world.

We are looking for a Materials Engineer who will be responsible for supporting new material technology development with deep materials and chemistry experience in the production of rechargeable batteries. This role also involves working closely with internal multi-functional teams, external vendors and technology partners on application development from material development to production introduction and quality control.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ Years of proven experience leading polymer-related battery chemistry in industry
  • Must have a foundation in polymer structure-property relationship, inorganic-polymer composite design and processing, solvent interaction on a variety of polymer classes and electrochemistry
  • Good background in coating slurry or ink formulation, coating and mixing process, battery fabrication, testing polymers and rechargeable batteries
  • Experience working with subcontractors on material development and process engineering
  • Experience in quality control of external vendors
  • Experience in battery separators, polymeric binders and organic-inorganic composite materials is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication and teamwork skills
  • Attention to details, ability to work well individually and in team settings

Description
Develop polyolefin polymer membranes
Develop film characterization techniques for metrology and property evaluation
Develop scale-up technologies for coated separator materials
Work closely with material vendors and manufacturing partners for material and coating development
Prepare project updates and goals, travel abroad to suppliers and manufacturing sites
Partner with test teams and operation teams on developing critical to quality (CTQ) metrics, root cause analysis and corrective actions (FACA), vendor audit and QC
Partner with cell line engineers to implement new technology to cell design

Education & Experience

PhD degree in Polymer Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, or related field

Additional Requirements

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