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Materials Engineer - Paint/Coatings

Materials Engineer - Paint/Coatings

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States

Hardware

+ 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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Materials Engineer - Paint/Coatings

Full time
Cupertino, CA

Published on 04/17/2021

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