Process Engineer (Casting Process Owner) in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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Job Description

This opening is with Arconic Engines – a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets. For more information on Arconic, visit us online at
This position is located in Plant 1, Whitehall Casting, and will support the manufacture of Single Crystal and Directionally Solidified product through process control and improvement initiatives specific to the casting process. 
Position will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring the casting processes are performed in compliance with the methods, materials and equipment specifications as detailed in the BU Casting manual, business operation, and customer requirements.
  • Approve all new and revised instructions in the Casting area.
  • Responsible for determination of the root cause of any deviation from critical process specifications and provide technical support to Process Engineering to resolve Casting related issues.
  • Responsible for reporting the critical process status on daily and monthly basis to the Casting Business unit Process Owner.
  • Responsible for understanding downstream product quality as it relates to Casting and react appropriately to observed conditions.
  • Institute proper project monitoring, follow up and feedback system to ensure financial and contract targets are met (yields, rework).
  • Foster continuous improvement utilizing process management designed experiments, IPM and SPC, Cpk.
  • Demonstrates considerable ingenuity and creativity while recognizing prudent risk.
  • As a recognized expert in the Casting process technology area, provide technical guidance to management and peers in areas of current or potential needs of the plant.
  • Routinely review process for adherence to established techniques and to ensure the repeatability of approved process.


Basic Requirements:
  • BS in Materials Science, Metallurgical, Electrical, Mechanical, Ceramic, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Previous internship or co-op experience in a manufacturing environment or lab environment.
  • 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.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience in Investment Casting.
  • Knowledge of vacuum systems, PLC
  • Knowledge of MS Office, excellent written and oral communication skills, able to work in a self-directed or team environment and have good organization skills.
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis and SPC
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and Arconic Process Management a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.