Analytical/Wet Chemist - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States

We are looking for a Chemist/Biochemist with experience in analytical chemistry and materials identification, preferably with an understanding of related processes. Experience with immersion plating processes and electrochemistry in general is also desired. A successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of independence, creativity, innovation and resourcefulness in the support and application of advanced materials and processes in space and airborne applications.

Responsibilities includes: supporting (from a chemistry prospective) manufacturing process design and development, verifying materials requirements, translating requirements into specifications, provide mentorship to product designers, identification of unknown materials, failure analysis of materials, process and materials qualification, optimizing materials chemistry and processes to meet design requirements.

Specifically desired skills will include practical knowledge and experience operating and/or interpreting data from analytical testing instruments such as infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission spectroscopies, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, thermal and thermal-mechanical testing (e.g. TMA, DSC, TGA, DMA) and Auger/XPS surface analyses. General familiarity with quantitative and qualitative “wet chemistry” techniques, low and high vacuum equipment, sample collection, and laboratory safety and management are also desired. Specialty knowledge of immersion plating of metals and alloys is particularly desired. Strong candidates will also have good written and verbal communications skills.

Required Skills:

  • At least 6 years of related experience in chemical and materials analysis, including some hands-on experience in process development and manufacturing environment
  • Understand the relation between manufacturing processes and the related defects in order to put appropriate quality controls in place
  • Knowledge of industry standards, design of experiment, understanding of equipment capabilities, process monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Proper laboratory hygiene and equipment maintenance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time and communicate plans and risks to management, customers and stakeholders.
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Project management skills or certification (including Earned Value Experience)
  • Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing principles and aerospace application
  • Experienced in Design of Experiment, Statistical Process Controls, and be capable of applying statistical data analysis method to raw data set
  • Prior experience in DoD or Aerospace
  • Cross functional Experiences: System Engineering, Whole Life Engineering, Supply Chain, Mission Assurance
  • Advanced ability to operate and troubleshooting Auger/XPS and data interpretation
  • Demonstrate technical leadership in the field and experience mentoring early career engineers
  • Prior experience with aerospace materials analysis, aerospace industry specifications and supplier collaboration and management

Required Education: Bachelor of Arts/Science in Chemistry (Analytical, Electrochemistry), Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science with 6 years of hands-on experience

Desired Education: Masters or Doctorate of Science in Chemistry, Materials, Chemical Engineering or similar 125983

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.