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Process Owner - Chemical Engineer in La Porte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    1110 East Lincolnway
    La Porte, IN
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description

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. Arconic Engines, a business unit of Arconic, is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. Arconic Engines excels in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high-performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. For more information: . Follow @arconic: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
We are seeking a highly motivated engineer with a hands-on style to be responsible for process monitoring and improvement of the ceramic core/mold leaching and chemical cleaning processes.   This position will also support other auxiliary process based projects as well as manufacturing through process control and improvement initiatives, assumes responsibility for integrity of product, establishes and maintains external and internal customer contacts.
Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Support manufacturing in the processing of castings through all operations.
  • Maintain customer relationships through joint resolution of issues.
  • Specification / work instruction review for core removal, shell removal, clean etch, grain etch and inspection operations.
  • Training and accreditation of chemical etch and grain inspection operators
  • Provide direction to manufacturing in the event of interrupted or incomplete processing of material.
  • Provide direction to Maintenance and Instrumentation technicians on acceptable repair and calibration for process acceptance.
  • Statistical analysis to ensure control of currently identified key input variables along with determination of future variables.
  • Maintain and improve process records
  • Ensure adherence to all process specifications
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned
  • Serves as the quality designee for releasing equipment to production after prescribed testing.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1 year of engineering experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • 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:
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred
  • Familiarity with third party quality system accreditation programs (e.g. ISO, Nadcap)
  • Familiarity with nickel based super-alloy metallurgy
  • Knowledge of MS Office, excellent written & oral communications skills, able to work in a self- directed or team environment & have good organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis including statistical tools (Mini-Tab, SAS JMP, SAS EG, etc.)
  • Six sigma experience (preferably a minimum of a green belt) and lean manufacturing.
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Experience in synchronous manufacturing and Kaizens

Bachelors Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
Program management experience 
Tooling design and/or CAD experience a plus
Experience in the investment casting business a plus
APQP/PFMEA/PPAP/SPC experience preferred
Knowledge of Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing a plus
APICS certification preferred