Lead Engineer- Sheet Finishing in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/1/2019

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Job Description

Arconic is looking for a Lead Engineer to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) business unit in Davenport, IA.
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. 
Global Rolled Products (GRP), is a dynamic global organization that offers the widest variety of aluminum plate and sheet in the world. GRP is made up of Arconic's rolling operations around the world with manufacturing and commercial sites in North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, Australia and Russia. GRP is an approximately $8 billion global business. 
​As suppliers to the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, building and construction, industrial, and packaging and consumer goods markets, our high-quality materials are the foundation for many products that touch everyday life.
The principal purpose of the Lead Engineer is the performance and support of Sheet Finishing Department project work for the specification, procurement, design, installation and checkout of new or major modifications to existing process equipment.  Coordinating this work with the other departments and plant engineers as necessary, purchasing and equipment vendors are extremely important aspects of the job.  Another important area of the position is serving as a resource for others in areas of this experience and expertise.  Additionally, this position will support the operations of Sheet Finishing through daily management, problem solving efforts in both production and maintenance. 

Major activities and Key Challenges: To provide ound engineering work in a variety of situations and to maintain a high level of technical expertise for the types of equipment currently being installed on Arconic process equipment.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Recommend technical and procedural policy changes and implements Company policy
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate equipment installations and revisions and act as project engineer for major projects
  • Determine scope of and supervise design projects
  • Coordinate engineering activities in assigned area with operating, maintenance and other engineering personnel
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements in existing facilities;
  • Prioritize direct report workload
  • Control project scope and costs as authorized
  • Communicate with immediate supervisor and other department personnel regarding activities and problems in his/her assigned area
  • Work with minimum supervision and direction of Lead Area Manager
  • Write and/or approve engineering specifications, estimates, designs, requests for authorization, etc;
  • Assist in preparing capital expenditures forecast
  • Provide technical assistance to maintenance and operating and in areas of special knowledge to the corporate office and other plant
  • Analyze process and operating requirements and initiate solutions
  • Prepare reports on special projects
  • Keep abreast of latest technical developments in assigned area
  • Relate theoretical concepts to production situations
  • Participate in project safety reviews, safety inspections and other applicable safety programs
  • Train less experienced engineers and train maintenance personnel on new and revised equipment
  • Work with Production to develop new products and/or processes as well as make existing process more efficient
  • Investigate, analyze and define the problem to develop solutions and select the most economical, functional and safe method of maintaining, adding or modifying manufacturing process equipment in assigned area
  • Accurately prepare time and cost estimates, schedule and request for authorization for assigned projects
  • Thoroughly and promptly plan all facets of a project, coordinate design, incorporate project safety reviews, obtain materials and monitor installation with plant maintenance and outside contract forces; including s project follow-up such as spare parts, safety inspections, preventive maintenance and lubrication schedules
  • Participate in forecasting, planning, cost offset programs, maintenance support, operating support, exercising applicable safety tools defined in Core and in training less experienced engineers
  • Perform project engineering work including (but not limited to) work scope, schedules, system configuration, equipment specification and installation design with field follow-up
  • Communicate to other engineers and production personnel about activities
  • Serves as a resource to other engineers in areas of expertise and experience
  • Maintaining an awareness of current mechanical engineering technology and appropriate application to Arconic’s process equipment;
  • Providing consultation on major mechanical equipment configuration and problems;
  • Handles engineer coordination with primary outside engineering contracts for all engineering.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering position;
  • 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 Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution;
  • Experience with reliability engineering;
  • Experience with investigation, specification, design, funding, installation, tune up, documentation, maintenance set up and statistical start up;
  • Experience with budgeting processes, including R/A preparation, project tracking, project reporting and budget management;
  • Experience with the application of statistical quality control such as statistical process control, availability studies, short and long term capability studies and designed experiments.