Plating Process Engineer

Sidney, NY
Sidney, NY
85,000.00 Annual
61,500.00  Annual

Provides technical expertise to ensure efficient operations in electroplating; develops & implements short & long-term processes to improve departmental delivery, quality, & budgetary goals.


The Role -

Amphenol Aerospace Operations is seeking a Plating Process Engineer to work out of its state-of-the-art facility in Sidney, NY.

The key responsibilities of the Plating Process Engineer include, but are not limited to:

  • Initiates and supervises programs related to metal and plastic and metal finishing programs. Generates metal and plastic finishing specifications and manufacturing layouts and consults with engineering and quality.
  • Establishes and tracks required connector quality assurance testing weekly and monthly such as salt spray, tabor abrasion, corrosion of conversion coatings as defined by military and customer specifications, provides troubleshooting and failure analysis of plating finishes.
  • Identifies and evaluates new plating systems for product improvement and cost reduction.
  • Provides engineering support to customer inquiries as required.
  • Reviews and revises existing processes and documentation to affirm validity.
  • Coordinates corrective action for out of control events in production. Answers corrective actions and establishes procedures to correct manufacturing process defects.
  • Provides immediate process/troubleshooting assistance to support team effort in meeting delivery and quality goals.
  • Provides support to plating team in meeting safety and environmental goals.
  • Works with support departments and outside vendors to design, adapt equipment to specific plating applications and requirements.
  • Responsible for process documentation to insure successful qualification of new and existing processes.
  • Responsible for documentation to support control of precious metal consumption.
  • Provides assistance to Plant Engineering in areas of plating equipment design, calculations of ventilation requirements, and waste treatment requirements.
  • Develops process flow diagrams for new/existing products

Salary $61,500 - $85,000

Location -

  • Sidney, NY
  • 30 Minute Drive from Binghamton, NY
  • 20 Minute Drive from Oneonta, NY

The Person -

The key skills and qualities of a Plating Process Engineer at Amphenol Aerospace Operations:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering or related science.
  • Required 3-10 years of electro-plating or plating experience in an R & D or process related position. Experience in a multi-faceted metal finishing operation that produces finished parts, ideally for Aerospace and Military connectors as well as industrial applications.
  • Training in Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, and Statistical Process Control.
  • Desired but not required are Six Sigma Green or Black Belt, American Electroplating and Surface Finishing Certified Electroplating -Finisher (CEF) certificate or AESF Foundation Master Surface Finisher (MSF).
  • Mastery of metal finishing process and chemistry.
  • Working knowledge of quality systems, process control, statistical analysis, manufacturing processing safety practice.
  • Strong project management, structured problem solving with the ability to make ethical decisions ,data analysis, working knowledge and application of  SPC, ISO, and IPC standards.
  • Understanding of military and NADCAP specifications and qualifications.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment, with attention to detail, ability to produce results and meet strict deadlines.
  • Employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk and occasionally carry, lift or move up to 40 pounds. 
  • Must be capable of working in a chemical environment that contains hazardous material and/or solutions.  Exposure to shop elements such as noise, dust, fumes and temperature variations. Wear appropriate PPE equipment including eye and hearing protect and safety shoes.
  • Continuously required to move about the plating floor that contains close quarters.
  • Occasional travel required.
  • Must be eligible to work on defense and satellite programs subject to ITAR Regulations. Therefore, candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent Resident (Green Card).

The Company -

With manufacturing sites in Sidney, NY, Mesa, AZ, Nogales, MX, and a Design Center in Pasadena, CA, Amphenol Aerospace Operations has been a leader in designing and manufacturing electrical components for the aviation and commercial airplane industry for over 95 years.

Focusing on serving the needs of advanced and challenging market segments, we pride ourselves on our consistent ability to innovate and provide the markets with new creative solutions.

Working at Amphenol means you are recognized and valued for your contributions because we believe that our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. We support and encourage career development for all employees and have ample opportunities for advancement.

We pride ourselves for being customer-centric, accountable, reliable, and enthusiastic in all that we do. These values are ingrained in each of us and contribute to a culture of teamwork and meaningful work.

We aim to create an inclusive working environment where all employees are respected and treated equally regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion or age.  

Amphenol offers a competitive wage and benefits. The candidate must be able to legally work in the United States; we are unable to provide sponsorship. Position requires candidate to be a U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status) and defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (20).

Amphenol is a proud Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.

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