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Materials Engineer

Company: Apple Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apple is looking for a Materials Engineer to join Panel Process and Optics (PPO) Engineering team. Materials Engineer is responsible for developing new materials and supporting processes that enable innovative manufacturing technologies to solve sophisticated design challenges that have direct impact to future product, quality and delivery of Apple Displays & Touch! The individual in this role will serve as a focal point in the material development/selection/process development of sophisticated key process modules from the concept/architecture stage through product engineering validation builds. We work at a fast pace and require everyone to be highly self motivated! Our successful candidate needs to be a flexible problem solver and be able to problem-solve outside of their respective technical area. Key Qualifications

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of polymer chemistry/formulations, adhesives and polymer physics to able to interact seamlessly with material vendors.
  • Hands-on experience in the development of new materials and proven ability to build new material specifications.
  • Ability to work backwards from product requirements to property specifications to material formulation, process optimization and material selection based on sound understanding of structure - property - processing - performance relations.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to lead a project from lab scale development to high volume production without major last minute surprises
  • Demonstrated failure mode analysis, root cause investigation, and problem solving for product yield and quality issue.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform DOE, data analysis, SPC control.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills and proven leadership ability.
  • Project Management- Excellent data handling, documentation, critical milestone creation, and organization skill.
  • Ability for International business travel to support project implementation and collaborate with external vendors for product manufacturing. Description New material development with vendors - Lead material suppliers to develop new display materials for specific programs within a given timeline. Developing fundamental understanding of structure-property relationships.Material search and selection - Select commercially available or existing materials that meet material success criteria.Failure Analysis - Lead failure analysis investigations for material interactions in sophisticated display stack-ups. Leverage expertise in analytical test methods to understand root cause and develop corrective actions.Data analysis - Develop new material characterization methods, conduct tests, data analysis, and troubleshooting.Process Development - Leads design and development of technically complex manufacturing processes including material selection, parameter optimization, equipment, metrology and system design to enable new product designs and functional requirements.Process FMEA - Lead PFMEA for new process technology.Cross-functional interaction with Product Design, Display Engineering, Display Operations and international vendors.Keep tabs on relevant industrial material and process manufacturing technical trends. Education & Experience Ph.D. M.S. or B.S. degree in Chemistry, Material science, or Chemical Engineer with experience in Material/Chemical industries
    • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $113,500 and $207,000, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

      Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

      Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

Keywords: Apple Inc., San Diego , Materials Engineer, Engineering , San Diego, California

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