Materials Engineer - Paint/Coatings
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States
+ 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.
- 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
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