Lead Metallurgical Engineer in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

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Job Description

At Arconic , our goal is to be the best company in the world! Arconic is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, 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 facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,200 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with 25 percent of revenues coming from exports. Through continued modernization, including over $500 million in investments over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace supply plant and is today the hub of Arconic’s $3 billion aerospace business.

This Lead Metallurgical Engineer position serves to provide technical support to a manufacturing area, Laboratories or product line. This support includes quality systems, metallurgical practice determination, product and process improvement, product and process development, customer technical service, product testing, inspection and general area leadership. This position provides high level technical knowledge and plant wide leadership for metallurgical understanding of critical processes or products identified as core competencies for Davenport Works.

This position may be called upon to support like technologies across Arconic. The core competencies to be supported at this level have been identified as: 1) Casting, 2) Rolling, 3) Heat Treatment, 4) USI, 5) Laboratory Technology 6) Lubricant Technology 7) Heat Treated Plate Products, 8) Heat Treated Sheet Products, 9) Common Alloy Products, 10) Quality Systems/Process Management, and 11) Customer Field Support.

Major Activities And Deliverables Include
  • Environmental, health, and safety (EHS): This position is expected to fully support Davenport Work’s EHS policies and programs.
  • This is to be accomplished by staying current on required training, being responsible for one’s own safety, helping enforce safe work practices in the mill and ensuring that those under their mentorship are properly trained.
Arconic Business Systems (ABS)
  • This position is expected to understand how ABS principles apply to their area of competency and apply those principles in solving problems and deploying solutions.
  • The position is expected to understand the problem-solving process and process management systems.
ABS And Technical Leadership
  • Supports process and product improvement initiatives utilizing the appropriate quality and ABS tools within a manufacturing area.
  • Supports and may lead quality system activities within a manufacturing or product area.
  • Provides support in capability and compliance technical audits.
  • Provides minimal prioritization of work.
Quality Assurance Leadership
  • Ensures that quality systems in their area are performing correctly and reacts to exceptions, especially systems and processes impacting product integrity.
Helps Maintain Critical Processes
  • This role requires knowledge to support, both sheet and plate processing, hot and cold rolling, thermal process management, as well as heat treated and non-heat-treated products.
This role also includes : Direct supervision of 5-6 Metallurgical Engineers; Indirect supervision of 2 Metallurgical Engineers and approximately 28 hourly employees (Quality Star Points).

This position may be filled at a higher job band based on candidate experience.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering or materials science from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of metallurgical experience working with metals.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 10+ years manufacturing quality experience