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Recycling Innovation Engineer Co-Op (Fall or Spring)

Are you a creative problem solver and self-starter? Do you thrive in a startup-like environment and seek to be a part of something bigger? Are you passionate about recycling and working towards a closed loop supply chain? As an Engineering Intern on Apple's Recycling Innovation team, you will be a part of solving the difficult challenges on the path to a closed loop supply chain. We celebrate diversity and the innovation that it spurs in everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it.

About the team: Apple is committed to being 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030. The Recycling Innovation team supports this effort by developing industry-leading technology to recover and reuse more materials from end-of-use devices. Apple’s publicly announced projects, Daisy and Dave, are keystone projects to Apple’s closed loop supply chain goal and are a result of this program. 

The candidate will work closely with the Apple engineering team to research and develop new recycling technologies, assess their feasibility and utility through experimentation, and present a recommendation for how to push the technology towards deployment. The candidate will be expected to:

  • Assume the responsibilities of the Directly Responsible Individual for assigned projects
  • Develop a project plan to work diligently towards finding the best solution for complex recycling challenges
  • Combine industry research, consultation with internal specialists, and hands-on experimentation to inform selected solutions
  • Design and build prototypes to explore feasibility of proposed solutions and inform the design of scalable systems
  • Recommend best path forward to move from lab-scale prototype to scalable and deployable process
  • Generate required documentation to capture final solution details and transfer knowledge to deployment partners

  • Must be a self starter and independent worker with innovation, integrity and attention to details
  • Able to handle ambiguity and make decisions with uncertain or limited data
  • Able to communicate and establish relationships effectively in a worldwide environment 
  • Ability to present findings with confidence, backed up by data, research, and prototyping results
  • Insatiable curiosity to develop creative solutions to difficult problems
  • Proven ability to transform ideas into reality through prototyping
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely with machine shop or other power tools

  • Demonstrated experience designing and building prototypes to test concepts and ideas
  • Experience with basic machine shop equipment or power tool safety procedures
  • Basic experience with CAD software
  • Familiarity with process DFMs, mechanical drawings, and mechanical properties of materials
  • Basic understanding of robotics and automation
  • Familiarity with Design of Experiments fundamentals

Undergraduate or graduate student working towards a degree in a relevant technical field of study, with proven mechanical experience

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