Materials Engineer - Paint/Coatings

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200239784
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 7, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200239784

We are looking for an experienced paint and coating scientist.

Key Qualifications

* MS preferred or req...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 7, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200239784

We are looking for an experienced paint and coating scientist.

Key Qualifications

  • MS preferred or requires 10+ years in the coating industry.
  • Extensive experience in coating chemistry and formulations as well as application processes.
  • Knowledge of paint materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry and cosmetic quality.
  • Experience with various types of plastic, metal & glass coatings.
  • Experience in handling complex development programs with overseas vendors is helpful.
  • Excellent written, presentation and oral communication skills are vital.
  • Domestic and International travel required.

Description
- Establish relationships with premier coating material suppliers to learn about emerging technologies and collaborate on the development of new coating technologies to meet Apple's product roadmap needs.
- Lead the development of new painted products, processes and quality specifications to meet a wide range of product applications of different finishes and cosmetic requirements.
- Collaborate with product design and industrial design groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new painted part designs.
- Serve as Apple's internal coatings specialist by demonstrating thorough understanding of properties of coating materials, application processes and performance criteria of coated substrates.
- Develop new characterization methods to better predict the performance of coatings in end-use applications.
- Proficient with the use of Design For Manufacturing, SPC, AQL, Kaizen and Six Sigma techniques and visit factories to fully understand their capabilities, quality requirements and resolve difficult issues.
- Create material specifications for coating materials and collaborate with suppliers and manufacturing engineers to implement OQC process on new materials and applications.

Education & Experience

BS in Polymer, Coating, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, MS/PhD preferred

Additional Requirements

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