Engineer II (Application Engineering) in Springdale, AR at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/22/2019

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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. 
Building and Construction Systems, a business unit of Arconic, is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Arconic’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit, which manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
We have a need for an Engineer II/Application Engineer in our Springdale, Arkansas location.  Under the direction of the Engineering Manager, the Application Engineer will work with external (customers and architects) and internal (sales, front-end, architectural services and product development) teams to provide relevant and timely technical solutions for projects in for bid.  
Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work with a Project Estimator to analyze incoming quotation requests (primarily from architectural plans and specifications) to apply the appropriate Kawneer products to the project, as applicable, with respect to air, water, thermal, sound and structural performance design criteria given, including hurricane impact, blast and seismic, as required, as well as meet all Federal/State/Local building codes.  This work will be performed in coordination with the Project Estimator, to develop as competitive material proposal to our customers as possible.
  • Locate all elevations of architectural aluminum framing and aluminum entrances from architectural plans and specifications, including how and where they anchor back to the building structure.
  • Utilizing project structural drawings, when applicable, determine design criteria for the external cladding of the project and confirm points of anchorage for framing systems and entrances to steel structural elements.
  • Develop wind loads to be applied to framing systems and entrances from design criteria typically given in structural drawings and project specifications
  • Perform basic structural analysis when analyzing projects in for bid with respect to the particular product being used using commercial software like C-Beam, and other in-house tools.
  • Design any non-standard system anchorage components required or confirm standard system anchorage performs to the project design criteria.
  • Provide conceptual custom or modified standard product designs/details to meet design criteria on projects in for bid, when required.
  • Work based on a schedule with deadlines with multiple projects at any given time.
  • Convey to the Project Estimator all product application information specific to the project being evaluated both with mark-ups on the architectural drawings, and in written form, that can be published directly on the material proposal to the customers.
  • Work with customers, sales and architects/contractors to provide design solutions using existing and custom products.
  • Coordinate, when required, blast application needs with blast engineering consulting firms.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 4 year Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required;
  • 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 position. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 1-3 years Fenestration Industry experience;
  • Civil or Mechanical Engineering degree;
  • Basic understanding of Kawneer products either from experience gained within the industry or previous employment with Kawneer;
  • 1-2 years Project Engineering experience – working with drafter developing shop drawings;
  • Proficient at reading and interpreting Architectural Plans and Specifications.