Engineer I (Project and Application Engineering) in Harrisonburg, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    2031 Deyerle Avenue
    Harrisonburg, VA
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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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.
This opening is in our Kawneer Harrisonburg facility located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. 
The primary duty of the Engineer I is to support customers, sales, and the front end with engineering and design needs by providing basic structural calculations to ensure Kawneer products meet all Federal/State/Local building codes, and guidance/recommendations on the application of our products for specific project needs.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform basic structural analysis using commercial software such as MathCAD, C-Beam, PDA, Hilti Profis, and other in-house tools;
  • Review, comment, and approve customer shop drawings;
  • Perform calculations on custom, job-specific applications;
  • Prepare calculation package that meets all specifications, specs, and codes in order for them to be professionally stamped by licensed engineer;
  • Self-directed and works independently with attention to detail and project schedule;
  • Perform application reviews for architect and customer support;
  • Interact with customers, architects, and consultants.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural plans and installation instructions;
  • Work with customers, sales and architects/contractors to provide design solutions using existing and custom products;
  • Work with estimators to provide design solutions using existing and custom products;
  • Coordinate blast application needs with outside vendors;
  • Must be self-motivated, people-oriented, service-oriented, and possess the ability to work with others;
  • Problem solving/mathematical skills required to conduct structural analysis;
  • Organization and time management skills with the ability to function in an environment with tight deadlines;
  • A strong professional image, ethical standards, integrity, objectivity, confidence and dedication to internal and external customers;
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships.
Major Customers:
Project Management, estimating, construction contractors and subcontractors, front end employees and manufacturing.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree from an accredited institution;
  • 1 year of experience related to architectural/construction industry (can be coursework from school)
  • 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;