Communications Specialist in Alcoa, TN at Arconic

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Communications Specialist 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 for the automotive and industrial markets 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 Communications Specialist supports plant and business objectives by ensuring that we provide frequent and consistent communication to employees through a wide variety of channels. This role engages regularly with employees at all levels in the organization, including hourly, salaried, management, etc, while staying in touch with business unit and corporate communication resources to ensure alignment and consistent messaging across Arconic. The Communication Specialist will also support key external communication activities, including grantmaking and employee volunteer initiatives.
The Communication Specialist will be expected to have a regular presence on the plant floor, while maintaining regular involvement in internal and external events and organizations.
  • Create internal messaging strategy related to culture change in support of employees; understanding whether messaging is effectively delivered/understood on the shop floor; employee engagement initiatives; corporate communications; business continuity planning; key labor relations issues; capital projects and expansions; etc.;
  • Participate in and contribute to several plant-wide employee engagement initiatives including new employee orientation, community volunteering activities and Employee Resource Group and STEM Council outreach;
  • Create, edit and disseminate employee newsletter, Topics, under the direction of Communication and Public Affairs Manager;
  • Organize and lead significant events and celebrations, selected media relations events, etc.;
  • Organize and prepare information for Communication Meetings, including messaging and slide presentations monthly department meetings and town hall meetings conducted by plant leadership team;
  • Represent Arconic as needed in the community (Chamber/key non-profit organizations);
  • Serve as location archivist and retrieval source for internal articles, media articles, photos, videos and other items of business and historical relevance.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in internal or external communications involving employee interaction and writing experience;
  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Mass Communications, Marketing, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited institution;
  • Prior experience as an internal or external communications lead at a mid-to-large manufacturing facility;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with teams in a matrix organization;
  • Demonstrated experience in media relations, understanding media strategies and techniques;
  • Prior experience using social media in a business context;
  • Strong writing skills across all media (print, web, presentations, etc.);
  • Experience in photography and videography;
  • Expert proofreading skills and knowledge of AP style;
  • Advanced computer skills (Oracle, MS Office, Web, Avid Media Composer, Adobe; and graphic designer, including Design Studio, programming).


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