Principal Painting/Plating Process Engineer


Andover Ma, MA

Date Posted:



United States of America


MA113: Andover MA 352 Lowell Hampshir 352 Lowell Street Hampshire, Andover, MA, 01810 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

The position is for the Andover, MA and is a hybrid role.

The Metal Processes section of the Materials and Process Engineering Department is seeking an individual with technical expertise in Corrosion, Paint, Coatings, Surface Finishing and Plating Processes to support all phases of product design and production for military and defense applications.

What You Will Do

  • Understanding in design for manufacturability, process selection and optimization, assessing RTX supplier capability, failure analysis and report writing.

  • Develop painting procedures for each base material and surface treatment, inspection processes/criteria, training of operators and inspectors, and supplier manufacturing processes.

  • Have technical knowledge and experience developing, working with, and approving paint, coatings, surface finishing and plating processes for in-house (make) capabilities as well as at Supplier (buy) partners.

  • This position will require monthly travel to international locations and within the US.

Qualifications You Must Have

  • Typically requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Mechanical, Manufacturing or Chemical Engineering and a minimum 8 year prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum of 5 years of experience.

  • Experience in painting, coatings, surface finishing, and/or plating procedure development and/or testing, operator/inspector training, fabrication problem solving and inspection.

  • Experience in interpreting engineering drawings, defense specifications and other technical material and then translating into practical procedural instructions.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Prefer

  • Working knowledge of Military and Commercial Paint and Plating, or Surface Finishing Specifications

  • Working knowledge of European (ISO) Painting and Plating Specifications

  • Basic understanding of metallurgy, galvanic corrosion, protective corrosion coatings.

  • Experienced in developing finishing processes for aluminum, structural carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, and nickel alloys.

  • Knowledge of Design of Experiments, Six Sigma and statistical techniques.

What We Offer

  • Our values drive our actions, behaviors, and performance with a vision for a safer, more connected world. At RTX we value: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Collaboration, and Innovation.

Learn More & Apply Now!

RTX solves some of the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. That requires expansive thinking and bold innovation – and that, in turn, requires a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

We embrace individuality and diversity of thought to fuel opportunity for our employees, our customers, and our communities. We work toward progress, knowing that a more inclusive world is critical to our mission. Not just in this moment, but always.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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