Strattec Security Corp.

  • Plating Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/15/2018 4:24 PM)
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  • Responsibilities

    Responsible for activities related to the daily operation of Strattec’s Plating Department and perform day to day chemical analysis of plating chemistry, including management of waste water.


    • Assist in the development and implementation of activities in the Plating Department to meet safety, efficiency and production goals while delivering on quality, and cost objectives.
    • Provides input to Expense and Capital budgets.
    • Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
    • Prepare test solutions, compounds, and reagents to conduct testing.
    • Analyze organic and inorganic compounds to determine chemical and physical properties, composition, structure, relationships, and reactions, utilizing chromatography, spectroscopy, spectrophotometry along with other applicable technologies and techniques.
    • Develop, improve, and customize formulas, processes, and analytical methods.
    • Compile and analyze test information to determine process or equipment operating efficiency and to diagnose malfunctions.
    • Coordinate test procedures for analyzing components and physical properties of materials.
    • Induce changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy, and chemical catalysts for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
    • Prepare standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products, and tests.
    • Responsible for calibrating, regulating, maintaining machines, devices, and equipment that operate on the basis of electrical or electronic principles in support of plating operations.
    • Responsible for inspecting equipment, structures, and materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects
    • Write technical reports, spread sheets, and obtain samples from various plating baths.
    • Create and maintain IATF documentation such as… Control plans, work instructions and procedures for the plating department.
    • Report data analysis to plating lead person for chemical additions in order to maintain quality standards.
    • Performs tests and takes measurements throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables such as temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure.
    • Troubleshoot plating issues
    • Schedule cleanouts, repairs, etc.
    • Evaluate new/alternate chemicals
    • Identification and characterization of waste water discharge
    • Work with local POTW to schedule discharge, sampling, and inspections
    • Review wastewater inspection reports and analysis reports for discrepancies
    • Review all Chemical Lab analytical reports including, Plating tank analyses, Salt spray analyses, Certificates of Conformance, etc.
    • Troubleshoot lab analyses problems
    • Assist with management of contractors/vendors
    • Lead/participate in both internal and external quality/environmental audits




    • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience in plating processes required.
    • 5 or more years of plating experience in the automotive or related industry preferred.
    • Work experience in a complex high volume manufacturing work environment.
    • Experience with ISO 9001 & 14001 Quality Management Systems.
    • IATF documentation including APQP, standard work instructions and control plans.
    • Must be able to anticipate potential problems, both internal and external, to the specific department(s) being supervised.
    • Must possess the ability to give clear direction to others.
    • Must also be familiar with H-Gold and ENEPIG.
    • Must be able to run TOC and X-ray Fluorescence machines.
    • Must be able to perform TOC’s, titrations, and pH checks.
    • Must be able to multi-task, plan and organize work.
    • Must be able to work in a cross functional team and effectively communicate ideas.
    • Must be self-sufficient and be able to work effectively with minimal supervision
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
    • Experience with MS Office applications required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

     STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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