Materials Engineer

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200278036
Summary

Summary

Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200278036

Why Apple?

At Apple we believe our products begin with our people. By hiring a diverse team we drive creative...Summary

Summary

Posted: Sep 15, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200278036

Why Apple?

At Apple we believe our products begin with our people. By hiring a diverse team we drive creative thought. By giving that team everything they need we drive innovation. By hiring incredible engineers we drive precision. And through our collaborative process we create memorable experiences for our customers.

These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives.

Why Softgoods?

Apple's Softgoods Engineering team is relatively new to Apple. We work with textiles, composites, silicones and soft polymers. Our mission is to use these incredible materials to enable new product categories, and to enhance Apple's existing product lines. Bringing Apple engineering and precision to products made of soft materials is an exciting challenge and requires a creative and open minded approach.

We have a talented team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We all work together in a beautiful customized lab where we design, engineer and develop the best softgoods products in the world.

If this sounds like an exciting challenge, we hope you will consider a place in our team!

What is the role?

We are seeking an enthusiastic technical leader to drive material development in the areas of polymer/textile composites and performance coatings for high quality portable and wearable consumer electronics. The ideal candidate must have in-depth expertise in the chemistry, structure-property relationships and characterization of polymers for use in coatings applications. In addition the candidate must demonstrate the ability to define and optimize material development through applying robust DoE methods and statistical analysis to evaluate and specify material parameters that are critical to quality.

The position requires you to drive strategic next generation materials, engage in hands-on project-based work, and establish key material supplier relationships with a sharp focus on process and material sustainability.

We encourage anyone who is passionate about sustainability and the environment, building relationships, developing top technical talent, and approaching problem solving with curiosity and imagination to apply. We value people with a desire to learn new skills and a mindset that challenging questions are opportunities for insight. To that end, we are committed to professional development across all aspects of materials and communication, with mentorship and training opportunities both within and outside Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • In-depth understanding of polymer science and structure, polymer chemistry and materials property/performance relationships
  • Strong background in characterizing and specifying material and coating performance in quantitative terms
  • Experience defining development strategies for new polymer chemistry for use in performance coatings. Experience in developing synthetic leather is a plus.
  • Expertise in statistical analysis and driving material development by establishing DoE methods
  • Proven records in providing corrective action to solve complex problems to ensure a successful product launch
  • Effective in managing multiple projects to achieve rigorous standards and meet demanding schedules
  • Proven track record in peer collaboration and teamwork
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively on tight deadlines in a supportive environment
  • Strong attention to detail and resolution to solve complex problems

Description
- Establish and manage relationships with manufacturers/suppliers to identify emerging technologies. Collaborate with them on the development of new technologies to meet Apple's product roadmap needs
- Develop strategic initiative for impactful sustainable material solutions. Collaborate with partner industries and companies to explore development of next generation materials
- Collaborate with product design and manufacturing operations groups on material selection, design feasibility and manufacturing process development
- Scoping new sustainable technology/material scoping, including evaluation of supplier capabilities towards developing sustainable materials

Education & Experience
- MS or PhD with 2-3 years of industry experience in Polymer Science & Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related fields,

Additional Requirements

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