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 Materials Engineer - Structural Adhesives - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Components
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200210298 / Latpro-3765420 
Date posted: Dec-14-2020
State, Zip: California, 95014


Materials Engineer - Structural Adhesives

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Dec 14, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200210298

We are looking for an experienced adhesives engineer/scientist.

Key Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in structural adhesive material properties, assembly design and application processes required.
  • Knowledge of adhesive materials and design for manufacturing in terms of geometry, structural performance and cosmetic quality.
  • Experience in running sophisticated development programs with overseas vendors is helpful.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary.
  • Travel is about 25% and a mix of domestic and international.


- Serve as Apple's internal adhesive bonding specialist by demonstrating a thorough understanding of the chemistry and properties of adhesive materials, bonding processes and performance criteria for bonded substrates. - Lead the development of new adhesive materials and processes to meet the structural and performance requirements of a wide range of product designs. - Develop collaborative relationships with Apple suppliers in order to influence their multigenerational product development plans to meet material needs anticipated in future Apple product designs. - Use your technical contacts and network with industry specialists to discover new technologies, which could be applied to Apple designs for improved performance and differentiation. - Collaborate with product design and manufacturing design groups on material selection, design feasibility and assembly techniques of new product designs. Create data-rich material matrices to summarize advantages & disadvantages of candidate materials. - Work with suppliers and internal/external laboratories in order to create material characterization data to support FEA simulation and build engineering confidence in the performance of a material for a given part design. - 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 & Experience

MS in chemistry, chemical engineering or material science and/or 5+ years in the adhesives industry.


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