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Materials Engineer - Plastics

Company: Apple US Corp
Location: cupertino
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SummarySummaryPosted: Apr 21, 2021 Weekly Hours: 40 Role Number:200214345The iPhone Materials Team is looking for an experienced plastic materials engineer.Key QualificationsMS 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 & ExperienceBS in Chemical Engineering, MS/PhD preferredAdditional Requirements

Keywords: Apple US Corp, Cupertino , Materials Engineer - Plastics, Other , cupertino, California

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