Why Apple? At Apple we believe our products begin with our people. By hiring a diverse team we drive creative thought. By giving that team everything they need we drive innovation. By hiring incredible engineers we drive precision. And through our collaborative process we create memorable experiences for our customers. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives. Why Softgoods? Apple’s Softgoods Engineering team works with textiles, composites, silicones and soft polymers. Our mission is to use these incredible materials to enable new product categories, and to enhance Apple’s existing product lines. Bringing Apple engineering and precision to products made of soft materials is an exciting challenge and requires a creative and open minded approach. We have a talented team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We all work together in a beautiful customized lab where we design, engineer and develop the best softgoods products in the world. If this sounds like an exciting challenge, we hope you will consider a place in our team! What is the role? We are seeking an enthusiastic engineer to drive material development in the areas of high performance polymers and composites. The position requires you to drive strategic development of next generation materials, engage in hands-on project-based work, and establish key material supplier relationships for advancing innovation in material sustainability. We encourage anyone who is passionate about sustainability and the environment, building relationships, developing top technical talent, and approaching problem solving with curiosity and imagination to apply. We value people with a desire to learn new skills and a mindset that challenging questions are opportunities for insight. To that end, we are committed to professional development across all aspects of materials and communication, with mentorship and training opportunities both within and outside Apple.
In-depth understanding of polymer science and materials structure/property/performance relationships
Strong background in developing, characterizing and specifying polymer material for composites, performance coatings, adhesives and fibers applications in quantitative terms
Expertise in statistical analysis and driving material development by establishing DoE methods
Proven records in providing corrective action to solve complex problems and attention to details to ensure a successful product launch
Effective in managing multiple projects to achieve rigorous standards and meet demanding schedules
Proven track record in peer collaboration and teamwork
Comfort working both independently and collaboratively on tight deadlines in a supportive environment
Strong attention to detail and resolution to solve complex problems
– Collaborate with industrial design, product design and manufacturing teams on material selection, design feasibility and manufacturing process development – Scoping new sustainable technology/material scoping, including evaluation of supplier capabilities towards developing sustainable materials – Creation of material specifications based on critical to quality attributes for product design – Utilize appropriate statistical and/or data analysis tools that translate these material critical attributes into repeatable and capable manufacturing process – Establish and manage relationships with manufacturers/suppliers to identify emerging technologies and innovation in the area of material sustainability and circularity . Collaborate with them on the development of new technologies to meet Apple’s product roadmap needs
Education & Experience
– MS or PhD in Material Science & Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science & Engineering or related fields – 2-3+ years proven experience in material engineering preferred
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We carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. Product Design Engineer starts at a minimum annual salary $107,500. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Every Apple employee also has the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder, because all team members are eligible for stock grants and also a discount when purchasing Apple stock.
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