Lab Technician

Boulder, CO 80302
  • Job Code
    200209707
Summary

Summary

Posted: Dec 2, 2020

Role Number:200209707

The panel process and optics (PPO) team crafts and develops the groundbreaking display technologies to support Apple's phenomenal p...Summary

Summary

Posted: Dec 2, 2020

Role Number:200209707

The panel process and optics (PPO) team crafts and develops the groundbreaking display technologies to support Apple's phenomenal product pipeline. This includes the optimization & integration of display materials, optics, and process to deliver outstanding display optical & mechanical performances. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that cultivates engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation. As part of Apple PPO's research and development team, you will be working with some of the smartest and most hardworking people in the field, and will be chipping in to exciting new products that will touch lives of millions and enrich your career with invaluable experience.

We are looking for a Lab Technician with a background in liquid formulation, analytical chemistry, and materials science. The incumbent will be responsible for executing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and lab safety protocols from senior members of the team to provide a variety of technical support on a routine basis. The technical support includes, but is not limited to, activities such as mixing liquid formulations, characterizing raw chemicals using standard analytical instruments, as well as measuring various optical and physical properties. A successful candidate must be a high-energy tactical execution specialist and a phenomenal teammate, with a friendly can-do demeanor and a strong sense of urgency.

Key Qualifications

  • >2 years of experience in liquid formulation, analytical chemistry, or materials science in a R&D, manufacturing or similar environment
  • Working knowledge of lab equipments and instruments such as balance, vacuum pump, mixing equipment etc.
  • Must be willing and able to understand and carry out work following instructions / SOPs from senior scientists
  • Must be willing and able to follow lab safety protocols such as wearing PPEs at all times
  • Strong written, verbal communication, and social skills
  • Strong multi-tasking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Stable work history

Description
- Perform routine analyses of raw materials using analytical instruments such as titrations, spectroscopy, spectrometry, and chromatography following standard operating procedures (SOPs)
- Handle solid and liquid raw materials/components to formulate liquid formulations following work instructions / SOPs from senior scientists with 'right the first time' execution
- Prepare samples, collect material characterization data, and document results in the data spreadsheets following the SOPs
- Perform basic calibration and preventative maintenance on basic equipments to ensure EH&S compliance in laboratory
- Support the management of lab supplies, chemical inventory, lab housekeeping and EH&S related work
- Participate in failure analysis and root cause investigation as required
- Perform all duties with a high degree of dedication and adherence to safety and environmental stewardship

Education & Experience

Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • - Experience with analytical tools such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, FTIR / Raman spectroscopy, titrations, gas / liquid chromatography, and material property testing
  • - College level education in chemistry / materials science
  • - Proficient in Excel, JMP, Origin and have the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • - Experience with design of experiment (DOE)
  • - Experience in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulated environment or good understanding of current GMPs


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Apple, Inc.
Boulder, CO 80302

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