Design Assist Engineer in Harrisonburg, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/22/2019

Job Snapshot

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.

Primary Purpose of the Job:

Under the direction of the Order Pursuit Manager, the Design Assist Engineer will focus on providing proper product application to position Kawneer for a competitive bid advantage.  This role will influence the Design Communities construction drawings and specifications to position Kawneer brands to have a competitive advantage and provide a positive contribution to revenue stream.
Major activities/Key challenges:
  • Review and understand architectural design drawings to provide appropriate technical solutions for project specific requirements;
  • Provide timely response to architects, designers specific targeted customers, and follow up to direct e-mail, phone and web inquires;
  • Provide standard, modified and custom detail information for project specific requirements;
  • Work closely with the commercial sales organization to maximize opportunities to close bid projects;
  • Identify and communicate emerging market and/or product needs to the product management group;
  • Promote new products whenever possible;
  • Utilize Construction Market Data (CMD) reporting system to track and share project status with the commercial sales team;
  • Create 2D and 3D tender presentation drawings using AutoCAD for unitized window wall and curtain wall to include modifying existing and developing custom systems;
  • Prepare thermal models using Therm5 software;
  • Prepare timely and accurate responses to customer needs;
  • Possess a proactive approach to pursue opportunities in order to obtain new orders and repeat business.
Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education:
  • Building and construction and/or architectural industry knowledge;
  • Ability to read and understand architectural/project construction documents and specifications;
  • Basics knowledge of structural engineering principles and concepts;
  • Basic knowledge and ability to use AutoCAD;
  • Familiarity with CRM solutions and metric-driven management; 
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to counsel with customers on matters of product selection, product application and installation processes;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with both internal and external customers;
  • Must be results oriented with the ability to multi-task and work independently.
Major Customers:
Manufacturing Plants
Technical Services Team
Project Management
Estimating Department.


Basic Qualifications:

Associates degree from an accredited institution;
Minimum 5 years engineering experience focusing on Curtain Wall, Window Wall or SEF systems;
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 Architecture, Engineering or Construction from an accredited institution;
Minimum of 2 years experience working in 3D software (i.e. Solidworks, AutoCad, Inventor, Revit, etc.);

Previous Outside sales experience selling Curtain Wall, Window Wall and /or SEF systems;
Experience with thermal modeling software.