Materials Engineer - Plastics

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200214345
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jan 6, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200214345

The iPhone Materials Team is looking for an experienced plastic materials engineer.

Key Qualifications

...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jan 6, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200214345

The iPhone Materials Team is looking for an experienced plastic materials engineer.

Key Qualifications

  • MS in organic chemistry, plastics engineering, chemical engineering or material science or requires 10+ years in the plastics industry.
  • Extensive experience in plastic material properties, part design and fabrication required.
  • Experience with injection molding process, tooling of thermoplastics required.
  • Knowledge of plastic materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry and cosmetic quality.
  • Experience in managing complex development programs with overseas vendors is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary.
  • Domestic and International travel required.

Description
- Lead the development of new plastic materials and processes to meet the structural and aesthetic requirements of a wide range of part designs.
- Foster collaborative relationships with Apple suppliers in order to influence product development to meet material needs anticipated in future Apple product designs.
- Leverage technical contacts and network with industry experts to discover new technologies, which could be applied to Apple designs for improved performance and differentiation.
- Collaborate with product design and industrial design groups on material selection, design feasibility and aesthetics of new plastic part designs. Create data-rich material matrices to summarize advantages & disadvantages of candidate materials.
- Identify and implement new materials that satisfy environmental goals of Apple Environmental Technologies Team.
- Proficient with the use of Design For Manufacturing, SPC and Six Sigma techniques and visit factories to fully understand their capabilities, quality requirements and resolve difficult material-related issues.

Education & Experience

BS in Chemical Engineering, MS/PhD preferred

Additional Requirements

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