Application Engineer in Springdale, AR at Arconic

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

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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 an immediate need for an Application Engineer for our Kawneer Plant in Springdale, AR.  This role will 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, as required, as well as meet all Federal/State/Local building codes.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Perform this work, 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;
  • 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 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.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Coordinate blast application needs with outside vendors;
  • AutoCAD skills for die modification and die design;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to function in an environment with tight deadlines;
  • Basic Mechanics of Materials;
  • Basic Statistics including simple beam analysis and shear moment analysis;
  • Mathematical skills required to conduct structural analysis;
  • Order pursuit/sales skills.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering from an accredited institution;
  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in of any of the following disciplines preferred:  Structural Analysis; Blast Application; AutoCAD, Revit, and/ or Inventor or Fenestration Industry
  • Proficient at reading and interpreting Architectural plans and Specifications;