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Manufacturing Engineer in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/30/2018

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Job Description

This opening is with Arconic Engines – a world leader in the investment casting of super alloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets.  For more information on Arconic, visit us online at
The Manufacturing Engineer position will be located in our Plant 10, Whitehall Casting Operation, and will support manufacturing by providing focused projects that will improve throughput, reduce inventory, and reduce operating expense. This position will drive reduction of labor costs through cellular manufacturing, new/improved methods, and equipment. Must be able to apply standard practices and techniques, adjust and correlate data, and recognize discrepancies in results and take corrective action. Will document work, prepare technical notes/reports/documents and establish customer contacts (internal & external) as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology 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.
  • 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.      
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution in the following disciplines preferred: Manufacturing, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Previous internship, co-op experience, or previous work experience in a manufacturing environment or lab environment.
  • Experience in Kaizen, continuous improvement and formal problem solving. 
  • Excellent analytical skills, verbal and written communication skills (such as Standard Operating Procedure development).
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Experience with CAD (2D and/or 3D).
  • Ability to perform and analyze time studies to develop standardized work and set labor standards.
  • Ability to create capacity analysis tools that capture machine cycle times, workloads and OEE.
  • Experience in the implementation of improved manufacturing processes, such as new and better equipment (including defining scope of work, technology research, quote procurement from vendors, budget setting, equipment installation and start-up, project management of improvement projects).
  • Experience in defining and implementing cell layout, plant layout and ergonomically designed work stations.
  • Experience in export control regulations (commercial and/or military shipments across international borders).
  • Utilization of observation skills to drive NVA (Non Value Add) waste elimination, reduced operation cycle times and product flow analysis.
  • Ability to provide technical leadership and guidance to the manufacturing areas through the use of cross-functional teams.