Process Engineer in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 7/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic is looking for a Process Engineer to join our Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business unit in Cleveland, OH.


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. 


Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) is a business with a rich tradition and a bright future. We literally invented the forged wheel in 1948 and, as a result of​ staying close to our customers and consumers, have remained the global leader in providing safe, strong, light-weight and innovative aluminum transportation products ever since. ​ AWTP serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense and employs 2,000 people at 14 locations worldwide.


This position provides technical support to the global AWTP organization for the development of new technology, processes and products, and continuous improvement to reduce manufacturing costs and improve the marketability of the product. 

Internal contacts include the technical department staff, production, process engineering, quality assurance, sales and marketing personnel.  External contacts are with other Arconic locations including the Arconic Technical Center, outside university contacts and technical consultants, Cleveland Works’ vendors, machining sources, polishing sources, destructive testing sources and customers.

Job Dimensions:

The principal challenge of this position is to develop manufacturing friendly technical solutions to improve AWTP’s current products and processes as well as identify new product enhancements and develop their accompanying new processes. The incumbent’s efforts will focus on developing and implementing new technologies as well as creatively adapting existing technologies and processes to create value for the business.

The incumbent’s challenges specifically include:

  • Developing manufacturing-friendly process improvements and new processes.  Test to prove the concept, develop supporting a business case, resolve technical issues, prove process robustness, startup manufacturing processes, transfer technology and prepare process documentation.
  • Developing product enhancements and new products.  Provide product samples, conduct necessary tests to prove the concept, develop supporting business case and prepare process documentation.
  • Designing tooling and processes that are easily implemented and transferrable throughout our global network of manufacturing plants.
  • Identifying potential new technologies that can add value to the business.


Accountability Objectives

Under the direction of the Process Innovation Manager, Commercial Vehicle Wheels (CVW), this position is accountable for:

  • Developing technical engineering solutions to improve current manufacturing processes and developing new processes and product enhancements for Arconic Wheel & Transportation Products.
  • Providing design and engineering services for the Process Innovation Team

  • Mechanical design for tooling and machinery in 3D solid models
  • Drafting in AutoCAD, GD&T
  • CNC programming
  • Process design and development
  • Design of experiments
  • Capability analysis and process improvement

  • Structured problem solving and application of lean manufacturing principles (ABS).



Due to the highly technical nature of this position, a degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering is required.  Familiarity with CNC machine tools is preferred.  Incumbent must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, time management skills and the ability to work independently.  The incumbent must also possess a high degree of interpersonal skills as he/she must motivate and influence others.