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MP&P Engineer, Surface Treatments/Finishes/Corrosion

Company: Boeing
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Job Description:

Huntsville,Alabama,United States

6F4BP3Boeing 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.

The Boeing Company is seeking an energetic engineer with great communication skills and great industry experience to accelerate inorganic surface finishes creativity and productivity.


  • The Engineer will have the responsibility of working with and leading activities within the Inorganic Surface Treatments and Finishes team for Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) Materials and Manufacturing Technology (MMT) Chemical Technology team.
  • Though the physical position is in Huntsville AL, the engineer will be responsible for activities globally, including performing on the Internal Research and Design (IRAD) portfolio from New Business Funds (NBF) for alternative electro-plating and electro-less plating relation to the Next generation Hex Chrome replacement finishes, Cadmium replacement finishes, and the use of more environmentally safe chemicals (e.g.. alternatives to the use of Boric Acid, Hydro Fluoric acid) in the finishing processes. This will involve oversite, technical coordination with BR&T India, and possibly BR&T China, and Global suppliers.
  • This requires an in-depth knowledge in the science of electro-finishing and hands-on applications in industry (large tanks) and small tank research. The effort will include technical coordination with strategic stakeholders and partners for developing alternative metal surface finish chemistries and finishing processes, leveraging and coordinating with industry & other Sr. Finishing experts within Boeing. The Engineer will support Boeing Commercial Airlines (BCA) Product Development (PD) alternatives and BCA and Boeing Defense and Space Systems (BDS) emergent manufacturing issue resolution activities. Most of the work is supported through the operation, maintenance, and retrofitting of a current finishing line in Huntsville AL made up of 32 - 100 gallon tanks, covering several of Boeing standards (plating, anodizing, conversion coating, deoxidizer, etchants, etc.) and for new chemistries, as well as a small Barrel Plating line of 20 gallon tanks.
  • The Engineer will be a key participant in the future vision for alternative products, the forecasting and planning of the work to justify future funding, including cooperative funding (CRAD Contract Research and Development and CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement). This will include working with Principal Investigators (Boeing Research Engineers) to establish the needed budget for current and future years, the resource and schedule planning for achieving the goals, working with internal Boeing stakeholders (e.g. the BCA programs such as 737, 777, 787, Defense platforms) and external stakeholders (NAVAIR, Army Research Lab, Navy Research Lab, NASA, Small business strategic partners) for the deliverables and commitment dates, as well as the potential transition of new technology such as Technical Readiness/Manufacturing Readiness Level 6 to pre-Product Development and then to Manufacturing.

    This 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):

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years industry experience OR and preferred a PHD Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 7 years experience in inorganic surface treatments and electro-finishing and electroless finishing technology.

      Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills & Experience):

      • Electro Finishing and some electro-less finishing, with hands on experience of Industry surface finishing processing (7 years minimum) with the stand up of a new process, the surface finishing science, and the scale-up of a lab research line to a large tank line, the process control and maintenance of a tank line, standard testing (e.g. ASTM, SAE, and BACs are a significant plus..) for inorganic coating finishes, and experience in introducing new chemistry for consideration and to obtain qualification for that new product.

        Typical Education/ Experience:

        Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.

        This position is located in Huntsville, AL. Relocation assistance is available for eligible candidates.Yes, 10 % of the Time

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        Keywords: Boeing, Huntsville, MP&P Engineer, Surface Treatments/Finishes/Corrosion, Engineering, Huntsville, Alabama

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