Process Improvement Specialist in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

Job Snapshot

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    P. O. Box 3567
    Davenport, IA
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of Process Improvement Specialist a to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) Operations business unit in Davenport, IA.
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. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Alcoa’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.
We have an immediate opening for a Process Improvement Specialist.   This position is responsible for a wide variety of manufacturing process engineering and production activities in a specific production department, including:   
  • Coordinate & 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.
  • Primarily focus on tactical projects in the areas of safety, recovery improvement, training, and production.
  • Coordinate efforts on process improvements, including capital projects, reliability excellence, and will support and lead the execution of problem solving efforts related to process and machine improvements.
  • While this role works primarily daytime shifts M-F, the incumbent must be flexible to work off-shifts as needed to support the functions of this role.


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 3 years of previous manufacturing experience.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 5 years manufacturing experience in the metals or similar industry
  • Ability to engage with employee at all levels of the organization
  • Experience with the application of lean manufacturing principles in a manufacturing setting
  • Experience identifying and assisting in resolving process-related problems
  • Strong business, technical, computer, and analytical skills (from educational background and/or manufacturing experience.)