Plating Tank Operator A – 00205-031


Portland, OR

Plating Tank Operator A - 00205-031


The Boeing Company

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USA - Portland, OR

Job Description Qualifications:

Boeing Commercial Airplanes has an exciting opportunity for Plating Tank Operators to join our team in Portland, OR.

Operators in this position operate and monitor tankline to chemically clean, etch and plate machined/detail parts with plating (e.g., zinc nickel, cadmium and copper), to protect from corrosion and to provide better adhesion of paint to parts.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Check/screen baking records for parts that are in baking process, as required.

  • Obtain priority list from lead/on-line computer system, as required.

  • Select work from incoming area and work the priority, as required.

  • Obtain/screen work order (W/O) to ensure that prior operations have been completed and that parts to be worked matches (W/O), as required.

  • Review (W/O) and drawing to ensure that revision are current and up to date and that parts have been stressed relieved, as required.

  • Review (W/O) and drawing to determine what tankline process/recipe machined/detail parts are to be worked, as required.

  • Check parts for pre plate dimensions with precision measuring equipment (e.g., dial calipers, micrometers and bore gauges), to ensure parts are per drawing, as required.

  • Select correct processing recipe prior to parts being plated (e.g., emulsion/alkaline clean, glass bead and sand/vacuum blast), as required.

  • Obtain processing equipment/supplies (e.g., racks, hooks, baskets, wire and interior anodes), to properly load and secure parts, as required.

  • Review drawing, determine where to apply masking tape, plugs and other protective products too parts in preparation for cleaning or plating, as required.

  • After prior tank-line preparation work has been completed prepare parts to be plated with Zinc Nickel, Cadmium, or copper depending on process/recipe parts are being worked.

  • Perform correct loading/racking techniques to ensure uniform plating, better conductivity and to prevent air pockets, as required.

  • Perform zinc nickel, cadmium and copper plating operations, by calculating surface area of parts/racks conventional or imputing in computer to achieve proper plating amperage in plating tank, as required.

  • Document calculated area of parts/racks and log pertinent information (e.g., part number, quantity, date and time), into logbook or computer for future use, as required.

  • After correct amperage has been obtained lift parts into tank-line conventional/automatically with overhead crane and set rectifier/timer, as required.

  • Lift parts out of platting tank conventional/automatically rinse and measure/rotate parts to ensure plating process is being performed evenly/correctly, as required.

  • Unrack parts and check dimensions, remove masking tape/plugs and screen (W/O) to ensure that parts are to be baked or not, as required.

  • Perform the loading of parts in oven, set temperature/time and log all pertinent information, as required.

  • After all tankline processes/baking are completed protective wrap parts and send to next operation, as required.

  • Strip/clean racks/accesories, as required. Maintain personal and equipment certifications, as required.

  • Handle/dispose of hazardous materials in an approved manner.

  • The following Physical Demands may be requirements of this job: Occasional Handling , Lifting less than 10 pounds , Rotation of head/neck , Standing , Walking.

  • The following Chemicals/Materials may be used and/or worked with, on this job - Frequent contact with Metals Occasional contact with Acids , Alkalis.

  • The following Environmental Conditions may be elements within the work site for this job - Frequent exposure to Noise, Occasional exposure to Atmospheric Conditions.

  • The following Personal Protective Equipment may be worn, as a requirement for this job - Frequent use of Face/Eye Protection, Occasional use of Hand/Arm Protection , Hearing Protection , Protective Footwear.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Capable of lifting, pushing and pulling up to 35 pounds.

  • Experience in setting and using precision measuring tools and equipment such as micrometers, calipers, and/or dial indicators.

  • Basic computer experience and competency.

  • 5 + years experience using basic math (e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

High school diploma or GED preferred

This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility


This position is for 2nd shift.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Union Representation:

This is an hourly position governed by the International Association of Machinist (IAM-751) Collective Bargaining agreement.

Other Relevant Information:

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Pay rates are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary pay range: $20.00/hour - $42.80/hour

Applications for this position will be accepted until July 30, 2024.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. We are engineers and technicians. Skilled scientists and thinkers. Bold innovators and dreamers. Join us, and you can build something better for yourself, for our customers and for the world.


Relocation is available for eligible candidates, if authorized

Export Control Requirement:

Safety Sensitive:

This is not a safety sensitive position

Contingent Upon Award Program

This position is not contingent upon program award

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