Process Improvement Engineer in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/15/2018

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Job Description

At Arconic, our goal is to be the best company in the world! 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. Since it opened in 1948, Arconic Davenport, Iowa aluminum facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,200 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with 25 percent of revenues coming from exports. Through continued modernization, including a $200 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 $3 billion aerospace business. The Process Improvement Engineer position is responsible for a wide variety of manufacturing process engineering and production activities in a specific production department. He/she has responsibility for coordinating and implementing Lean Manufacturing principles across the department’s material flow paths, and must gain a complete view and understanding of the area's manufacturing process to be successful. Additionally, the person in this role will need to focus on tactical projects in the areas of safety, recovery improvement, training, and production. This position will also be responsible for coordinating efforts on process improvements, including capital projects, and will support and lead the execution of problem solving efforts related to process and machine improvements. Although the person in this position works primarily daytime shifts M-F, it is expected that they work off-shifts as needed to support the functions of this role.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Industrial, Ceramics or Manufacturing Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of four years of manufacturing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six years of manufacturing experience in the metals or similar industry.
  • The ability to engage with employee at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with the application of lean manufacturing principles in a manufacturing setting.
  • The knowledge to identify and help resolve process-related problems.
  • Strong business, technical, computer, and analytical skills (from educational background and/or manufacturing experience.)
  • Experience working in a union environment