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Process Improvement Engineer in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/8/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    P. O. Box 3567
    Davenport, IA
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  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of a Process Improvement 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.  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.

Under the direction of the Area Manager at Arconic Davenport Works, the Process Improvement Engineer is accountable for the following:
Job Responsibilities:
  • Provide project management and single point accountability for the development and implementation of new technologies internally that will provide market advantages to Arconic;
  • Participate in the strategic planning for new product and manufacturing processes to lower costs and improve Arconic’s position in the marketplace;
  • Provide the insight and vision necessary to identify technologies and processes that will mesh with the overall business strategy and provide competitive advantage for the business;
  • Direct a variety of activities by internal manufacturing personnel, outside vendors and partners as well as customers to develop value added technologies for Arconic;
  • Provide manufacturing and technical support to Arconic's global manufacturing footprint and include coaching other salaried and hourly employees on effective teaming skills;
  • Remove obstacles, increasing productivity and solving problems to root cause;
  • Support the plant in strategic business improvement activities that will focus on improving the Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Productivity with a results oriented approach;
  • Assist in the design and engineering of equipment, facility, and flow paths to optimize total system productivity;
  • Coordinate and implement 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;
  • Focus on tactical projects in the areas of safety, productivity, semi-autonomous teaming, recovery improvement and training;
  • Coordinate 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 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.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with aerospace technology, design or manufacturing components;
  • Experience with Aluminum processes and equipment.