Lead Engineer - Manufacturing
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Arconic is currently in search of a Lead Engineer-Ingot
Department to join our team in Davenport, IA.
Arconic is the world's leading producer of fabricated aluminum
products and is active in all major aspects of the industry.
Arconic serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and
construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets,
bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of
Arconic's businesses as a single solution to customers.
Since it opened in 1948, Arconic's Davenport, Iowa aluminum plant
has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Built on the
bank of the Mississippi River, the plant employs over 2,400 people
and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with a
significant percent of revenues coming from exports. Through
continued modernization, including over $600 million investment
over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position
as a premier aerospace and automotive supply plant, and is today an
important hub of Arconic's business.
Ingot Engineers are responsible (both individually and in teams)
for the engineering of multiple pieces of equipment and/or
production centers within the Ingot Department. Arconic Engineers
have the responsibility for coordinating and implementing Lean
Manufacturing principles across material flow paths, and thus must
gain a complete view and understanding of the manufacturing process
to be successful. Engineering assignments focus in one or both of
two principal areas: 1) Design, specification, procurement,
installation, and commissioning of new and revised equipment. 2)
Engineering and process improvement support in assigned areas of
The principal purpose of the Lead Engineer is to provide
engineering leadership to support the Ingot production department
or area. The Lead Engineer-Ingot must coordinate and communicate
between inter- and intra- departmental needs to provide the support
necessary for successful engineering work.
- Serve as a working engineer in the plant
- Directly supervise 2-6 engineers and provide leadership and
mentorship in prioritizing work and career growth and
- Demonstrate flexibility to grow with the organization as it
evolves to create more efficient, higher functioning teams and
- Support capital improvement and continuous improvement
projects; responsible to develop project proposals, benefits, etc.
to request funds for approval with upper management, and then also
responsible for controlling project scope, costs, and meeting the
- Lead and/or support project safety reviews, safety inspections
and other applicable safety programs
- Incorporate key internal customers or affected parties from the
beginning to the end of changes to the equipment, process, or
procedure for operation or maintenance.
- Manage external vendors and contractors who provide design,
material, installation, and other support functions
- Oversee the activities of skilled craft persons involved in the
implementation of engineered solutions and provide training as
- Initiate and maintain an ongoing dialogue with installers and
maintainers to identify issues, clarify requirements, and
facilitate use of safe work practices
- Provide technical assistance to maintenance, quality, and
operations using lean manufacturing, EHS principles, root cause
analysis, equipment reliability, and process management tools to
maintain and improve process quality and efficiency
- Connect with the Central Engineering team to coordinate and
prioritize work according to business needs
- Maintain an awareness of current engineering technology and
appropriate application to Arconic's process equipment
- Recommend technical and procedural policy changes and enforce
current company policy
- Work primarily M-F, daytime shifts, yet is expected to work
off-shifts as needed to support the functions of this role.
- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or
other related Engineering discipline from an accredited
- Minimum of 5 years of progressive responsibility of engineering
work in a manufacturing environment, to include managing internal
and external resources
- Minimum of 3 years of experience maintaining equipment
including problem solving and upgrading industrial equipment
- Minimum of 3 years of experience with project management,
including funding proposal preparation, scheduling, specifying,
procuring, installing, commissioning, tracking, reporting, and
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a high performance,
cross functional team environment
- Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United
States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at
the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this
- This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms
Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines
U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e.
'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee
- Manufacturing experience in the metals or similar industry
- 3 or more years of experience supervising technical direct
- Experience with Ingot processing equipment
- Combustion systems experience a plus
- Strong verbal and written communications and other business,
technical and analytical skills to be a successful engineer
- Experience with data analytics
- Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Root Cause Analysis and
Reliability Excellence methodologies
ABOUT Davenport Works
Davenport Works is the country's largest aluminum rolling mill, it
was opened in 1948 and currently employs more than 2,000 people and
ships product worldwide. It is in Riverdale in the Quad Cities
(Davenport and Bettendorf in southeastern Iowa, and Rock Island and
Moline in northwestern Illinois). The Quad Cities is 3 hours
south-west of Chicago, 4 hours north of St. Louis, and less than 3
hours from Des Moines. The Quad Cities is home to St. Ambrose
University among 8 educational institutes. Major outdoor summer
music festivals include the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival,
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, and River Roots Live.
Arconic Corporation (NYSE: ARNC), a Fortune 500 company, is a
leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well
as innovative architectural products, that advance the automotive,
aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building and
construction markets. Building on more than a century of
innovation, Arconic helps to transform the way we fly, drive, and
build. We are proud that 77% of our employees are happy working for
Arconic and would recommend it as a great place to work and that
80% of our employees would recommend their managers to others.
We live our core values and commit to delivering sustainable value
to our customers, our employees, our communities and our
At Arconic, We
Act With Integrity.
We lead with respect, honesty, transparency and accountability.
Safeguard our Future.
We protect and improve the health and safety of our employees,
communities and environment.
Grow Stronger Together.
We cultivate an inclusive and diverse culture that advocates for
Earn Customer Loyalty.
We build customer partnerships through best-in-class products and
Drive Operational Excellence.
We pursue continuous improvement through innovation, agility,
people development and collaboration.
We achieve success by generating and growing value for our
Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment
opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion,
conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored
training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and
recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers,
discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all
employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion,
national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or
age (within statutory limits). Arconic is in compliance with all
relevant Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws
US DAV Davenport, Iowa
00202-06200 MILP MfgIngot
Jul 18, 2022, 7:55:48 PM
Minimum Years Of Experience
This position requires access to export controlled items or
information related to ATC, CDL, DAV, LAF, or MAS.
Arconic affirms it's policy to operate without discrimination
because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability,
sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status,
genetic information, sex or age.
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