Metallurgical Engineer in Alcoa, TN at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Metallurgical Engineer to join our global Rolled Products (GRP), business unit in Alcoa, TN. Arconic’s Tennessee Operations, is one of the most modern aluminum fabricating facilities in the world. Our plants produce high-quality molten metal and aluminum sheet, and are recognized as a world leader in the business. The facility has been located at the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains for 100 years, and continues to thrive and grow. 
The Metallurgical Engineer will lead continuous improvement in the manufacture of automotive and industrial sheet, driving excellence in manufacturing, evaluation, and performance of sheet products produced at TN operations in their area of responsibility.

  • Translate customer and industry standards into a process design, Control Plans, FMEA, and production work instructions, and ensure accurate execution;
  • Measure initial success and monitor ongoing results in process management to continually improve our products and processes;
  • Support involves using Metallurgy/Material Science experience and classroom knowledge to develop improvement plans for the process to ensure customer satisfaction and drive cost reduction;
  • Troubleshoot, design, and execute of experiments to develop processes and products;
  • Determine impact and process control for equipment and operations that affect product quality;
  • Provide input to improve uptime and equipment reliability, and adherence to regulatory and Arconic EHS requirements;
  • Perform duties in a “hands on” environment, including, but are not limited to, provide on-call response to implement reaction plans, restore flow, and develop and implement root cause solutions to prevent problem recurrence;
  • Provide day-to-day technical advice, problem solving and support to operations and maintenance by applying quality systems and engineering principles, ABS and reliability tools to drive problems to root cause;
  • Initiate and/or implement improvement projects to eliminate safety and quality concerns, reduce cost, and ensure customer satisfaction;
  • Application, auditing, and compliance with ISO 90001/IATF 16949, and ISO 17025 standards, procedures and product/process control to comply with second and third-party audits in area of responsibility.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Material Science, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, or Statistics from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 months of experience in a manufacturing 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 position;
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Metallurgist in an aluminum manufacturing environment;
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with Statistical Methods, Engineering Calculations, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Lubricants, and Material Processing;
  • Experience with rolling operations;
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with quality systems (TS 16949, IATF, or ISO 9001);
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with lean manufacturing principles
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with metallurgy and automotive products;
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with heat treatable alloys;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Possess effective quality problem solving skills to the root cause and the ability to drive continuous improvement;
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply quality systems, basic statistical techniques, metrology, inspection and test methods;
  • Capable and effective while communicating the principles of quality systems, process management and statistical tools in a user-friendly manner to manufacturing personnel;
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Statistical Data analysis packages such as Minitab, Spotfire).