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Ceramic Engineer (Monoshell Process Owner) in La Porte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

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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. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: . Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Nestled halfway between South Bend and Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, sits our cutting edge aerospace facility located in LaPorte, Indiana.    We are seeking a highly motivated engineer with a hands-on style to be responsible for our investment casting monoshell process.

Job Summary
  • Support manufacturing through process control, continuous improvement initiatives, and maintenance 
  • Assume responsibility for the integrity of product processed through the Monoshell department 
  • Interact with internal and external customers to understand technical requirements and resolve issues
  • Trouble shoot manufacturing problems through root cause analysis
Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Maintain and improve process input and output performance metrics
  • Achieve cost reduction through process improvements
  • Develop and refine manufacturing work instructions
  • Achieve cost targets for development and production castings.  Monitoring and responding to metric trends
  • Developing new control metrics as well as improving current metrics and their associated instructions
  • Consulting and teaming with part specific engineers to find and fix the root causes of part quality issues
  • Synthesis of process metric trends and part specific quality issue insights to target the purchase of new or upgraded equipment
  • Partner with Purchasing, Facilities, and Accounting to develop the basic financial case for capital acquisitions
  • Contribute cogent information and experience to the corporate Process Owner group regarding best practices in manufacturing techniques, control metrics, analysis approaches and new equipment specification
  • Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Strong Analytical abilities
  • Project Management Experience


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited university
  • A minimum of 6 months experience which can include co-op, internship, or full time professional experience in a heavy industry or manufacturing environment.
  • 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


  • Bachelors Degree in Ceramic Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Investment casting or ceramic slurry processing experience preferred
  • Familiarity with statistical process control, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies
  • Familiarity with the failure mechanics of sintered and un-sintered ceramic materials
  • Experience with ceramic slurry production and control
  • Prefer investment casting experience, ceramic process systems/materials processing experience, and familiarity with basic robotics programming.