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Engineer, Ground Transportation in New Kensington, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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Job Description

Primary Purpose of the Job:
  • Strengthening the parental Arconic Technology Advantage (ATA) between the Arconic Technology Center and the Arconic business engaged in the Ground Transportation / Aerospace markets by translating business and customer joining needs into objectives for the research organization,
  • Filling a gap in the Ground Transportation group within the fields of joining and assembly for end product applications in automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation and industrial products.
Major Activities / Key Challenges:
  • Assist with technology and product development projects with an emphasis on guiding the development of technology within joining and assembly of sheet materials used for ground transportation and aerospace applications.
  • Refine Arconic’s technical competency in: 1) Various assembly processes, including mechanical fastening, resistance spot welding, resistance spot riveting, and friction stir welding; 2) Development and understanding of forming and manufacturing methods to enable prototyping and production applications; 3) FEA based forming simulation, including the science and engineering of forming processes for joining technologies; 4) Design and oversee the manufacturing of tools and fixtures specific to advanced joining and manufacturing technologies
  • Support and troubleshoot joining trials and startup support at Tier 1 suppliers and OEM assembly operations. 
  • Leverage the forming, manufacturing and product technology to assist with plan and execute projects that lead to the commercialization of technologies within the ground transportation and aerospace markets.
  • Build collaborative working relationships with the Arconic business units.
  • Work collaboratively with ATC project teams and provide expert technical consultation in the field of joining and assembly for aluminum intensive and multi-material assemblies.
  • Act as a mentor to expand knowledge and capabilities of aluminum joining and assembly.
  • Identify and assess new and emerging technologies that present opportunities for or threats to Arconic’s business interests and execute projects to positively position Arconic.
  • Provide support and consultation to customers in identifying appropriate forming methods, formability tests, forming simulations, friction measurements, and thermo-mechanical simulations.
Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:
  • Knowledge of various joining processes and their respective test methodologies including resistance spot welding, self-pierce riveting, clinching, conventional mechanical fastening, adhesive bonding.
  • Fundamental understanding of joint performance, static/fatigue testing, material mechanical properties, material flow under high deformation and temperatures.
  • Experience with simulating manufacturing processes with the finite element method.
  • Familiarity with materials and product forms used within the ground transportation and aerospace markets.
  • Practical experience with product manufacturing gained at industrial plant level or internship
  • Strong skills in using Microsoft Office products Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Word.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good time management and program management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Sound business acumen.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Materials Engineering or Material Sciences 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:
  • Internship experience
  • Robotic Programming
  • Metalworking and prototyping
  • NDT