Metallurgical Engineer in Alcoa, TN at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Metallurgical Engineer to join our global Rolled Products (GRP), business unit in Alcoa, TN. Arconic’s Tennessee Operations, is one of the most modern aluminum fabricating facilities in the world. Our plants produce high-quality molten metal and aluminum sheet, and are recognized as a world leader in the business. The facility has been located at the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains for 100 years, and continues to thrive and grow.

The Metallurgical Engineer will lead continuous improvement in the manufacture of automotive and industrial sheet, driving excellence in manufacturing, evaluation, and performance of sheet products produced at TN operations in their area of responsibility.

  • Application, auditing, and compliance with ISO 90001/IATF 16949, and ISO 17025 standards, procedures and product/process control to comply with second and third-party audits.
  • Translate customer and industry standards into Control Plans, FMEA, and production work instructions, and ensure accurate execution.
  • Support involves using Metallurgy/Material Science experience and classroom knowledge to develop improvement plans for the process to ensure customer satisfaction and drive cost reduction.
  • Troubleshoot, design and execution of experiments
  • Determining impact and process control for equipment and operations that affect product quality
  • Provide input to improve uptime and equipment reliability, and adherence to regulatory and Arconic EHS requirements.
  • Daily duties are performed in a “hands on” environment and include, but are not limited to, providing on-call response to implement reaction plans, and restore flow, as well as developing and implementing root cause solutions to prevent problem recurrence.
  • Providing day-to-day technical advice, problem solving and support to operations and maintenance by applying quality systems and engineering principles, ABS and reliability tools to drive problems to root cause.
  • Initiating and/or implementing improvement projects to eliminate safety and quality concerns, reduce cost, and ensure customer satisfaction.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Material Science, Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering, from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 1-year experience with Statistical Methods, Engineering Calculations, Physical Metallurgy, Mechanical Metallurgy, Lubricants, and Material Processing. Includes academic and internship experience.
  • 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

  • Advanced Degree
  • 3 years’ experience as a Metallurgist in an aluminum manufacturing environment
  • Experience with rolling operations.
  • Quality system experience (TS 16949).
  • Lean manufacturing experience.
  • Metallurgical experience with Automotive products.
  • Experience with heat treatable alloys.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Effective quality problem solving skills to the root cause and the ability to drive continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply quality systems, basic statistical techniques, metrology, inspection and test methods.
  • Capable and effective at being able to communicate the principles of quality systems, process management and statistical tools in a user-friendly manner to manufacturing personnel.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Minitab)