Mechanical Engineer in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Mechanical Engineer to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) Operations business unit in Davenport, IA.

Since it opened in 1948, Arconic’s Davenport, Iowa aluminum facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Arconic is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Arconic serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Arconic’s businesses as a single solution to customers. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,300 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with 25 percent of revenues coming from exports. Through continued modernization, including a $300 million investment over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace supply plant and is today the hub of Arconic’s $3 billion aerospace business. The incumbent is subject to supervisory review. Assignments will be given and the incumbent will have basically an autonomous position, reporting to his or her immediate supervisor.

The principle emphasis of the Mechanical Engineer is to provide mechanical engineering, design and installation of safe, low maintenance, competitive production facilities and to provide leadership for the successful completion of major projects. The ability to manage large multiple projects is critical.

  • Plan, coordinate and manages special engineering projects of large scope from concept to final equipment checkout and training.
  • Conducts feasibility studies and reports recommendations.
  • Study technical and maintenance problems; develops, recommends and implements solutions
  • Communicate in a timely manner, with all parties having an interest in the project.
  • Use engineering knowledge and judgment, standard corporate procedures and effective planning, scheduling and control techniques including cost control.
  • Direct activities of design support firms assigned to projects.
  • Participate in campus relations and college recruiting programs.
  • Recommend technical and procedural policy changes and implements Company policy.
  • Participate in project safety reviews, safety inspections and other applicable safety programs.
  • Takes on the responsibility to see that safety is considered in all aspects of projects.
  • Train less experienced engineers, maintenance, and operating personnel on new or revised equipment.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 2 years in a manufacturing environment
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing tools and methodologies