Sr. Paint and Coatings Engineer

Cupertino, CA
  • Job Code
    200062093
Summary

Summary

Posted: May 21, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200062093

We are looking for an experienced paint and coating scientist for the iPhone Materials team

Key Qualifications

  • MS preferred or requires 10+ years in the coating industry
  • Extensive experience in coating chemistry and 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 managing complex development programs with overseas vendors is preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary
  • Travel is about 25% and a mix of domestic & international

Description

Establish relationships with world class 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 expert by leveraging 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, JMP 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/MS in Materials Science or Chemical Engineering.

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Apple, Inc.
Cupertino, CA

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