Senior Paint and Plating Process Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee


Job Title: Senior Paint and Plating Process Engineer

Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Mechanical Engineering Directorate (MED)
leads in mechanical hardware design, development and production of radar, sonar, torpedo and combat system equipment. The Mechanical Engineering Directorate uses state of the art tools, processes, technology and Raytheon Six Sigma principles.

Raytheon is seeking a Paint and Plating Engineer working in Poland to provide technical support and expertise in all phases of design, manufacturing and field activities for a family of radar and missile related products. This technical professional will participate in supporting operations both within Raytheon facilities and at subcontractor, supplier, field and customer locations.

Job Description:

The qualified individual with technical expertise in Paint and Plating Processes will work in Poland to support all phases of design and manufacturing. Duties will include design for manufacturability reviews, process selection and definition, supplier assessment and recommendation, failure analysis, inspection, paint and plating procedure development, and training of operators and inspectors. The majority of time will be spent supporting manufacturing operations by performing technical assessments, implementing process and design refinements, and monitoring and improving the surface preparation and paint and plating workmanship when applied to different base metals and configurations.

This position can be a Salary Grade G08 or Salary G09 based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the positions.

Required Skills:

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience working in paint finishing and chemical/plating operations
  • Candidate must be bilingual in both Polish and English languages, written and verbal.
  • Experience in the area of base material surface treatments, cleaning processes, primer, and topcoat mixing, application and curing, powder coating application, development and testing, paint operator training and evaluations, problem solving paint workmanship issues and paint inspection.
  • Experience in the area of metal corrosion (detection, monitoring and mitigation)
  • Experience working with various metals and alloys, plating chemistry, plating multi-layer system, processes and plating quality evaluation (Chromate conversion coating, anodizing, plating metals such as nickel, gold, copper, tin, tin-lead, cadmium and others)
  • Hands-on experience with the application and interpretation of data from analytical methods related to metal plating such as wet chemical analysis (UV/Vis, AA/ICP), electrochemistry and surface analysis (SEM and XPS)
  • Experience with industry standards in the area of metal plating (MIL, ASTM and ISO)
  • Experience with data analysis tools such as Excel, Minitab and SPC
  • Experience in interpreting engineering drawings, specifications and other technical material and then translating into practical procedural instructions.
  • Experience with failure analysis and reliability assessment tools
  • Project management experience including planning, labor estimating, technical reporting and development of new processes/techniques
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment where timely responses are needed

Desired Skills:

  • Experience as a technical liaison between engineering, manufacturing and quality organizations
  • Working knowledge of Military and Commercial Specifications
  • Working knowledge of European (ISO) Paint Finish Specifications
  • Working knowledge Commercial and European (ISO) Plating Finishing Specifications
  • Experience working major technical projects for performance, cost, and schedule.
  • Basic understanding of surface pretreatment, primer, topcoat application processes
  • Must be self-motivated and possess good communication skills in both English and Polish languages
  • Desire and ability to work as a team member is essential
  • Must be adaptable and willing to work in all project phases from concept and design through manufacturing
  • Practical knowledge of metal processing operations
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to identify root cause and implement appropriate corrective/preventative actions in the paint application manufacturing area.
  • Experience in training and qualifying operators and inspectors to meet specification requirements.
  • Testing skills including paint thickness dry film testing, surface profile measurements, adhesion testing, color/gloss verification using gages, etc.
  • Knowledge of Design of Experiments, Six Sigma and statistical techniques.
  • Industry certification (example: NACE Coating inspector)

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (or European equivalent) in Chemical, Materials Engineering, Chemistry or a related Engineering discipline. Alternatively, multiple years of relevant field experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. (Two years related work experience can substitute for one year of education)

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 125433