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Quality Technical Manager in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) is looking for a Technical Manager to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) business unit in Davenport, IA.
Since it opened in 1948, Arconic’s 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, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace supply plant and is today the hub of Arconic’s $3 billion aerospace business.
Global Rolled Products (GRP), is a dynamic global organization that offers the widest variety of aluminum plate and sheet in the world. GRP is made up of Arconic's rolling operations around the world with manufacturing and commercial sites in North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, and Russia. GRP is an approximately $8 billion global business. 
As suppliers to the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, building and construction, industrial, and packaging and consumer goods markets, our high-quality materials are the foundation for many products that touch everyday life.
Under direction of the Arconic Davenport Works Quality Assurance Manager, the Technical Manager is accountable for:
  • The management of the Metallurgical Engineering department which includes recruitment, training, development and motivation of personnel.
  • The establishment of Metallurgical standard practices and controls, including auditing and surveillance to insure compliance to government regulations, company policies and quality assurance standards.
  • The establishment and maintenance of Metallurgical quality standards relative to product and customer requirements.
  • The coordination of appropriate ATC, marketing and plant efforts in implementation of R&D technology and promotion of new and existing products.
  • Establishing product quality levels required.
  • Establishing standard practices to meet product requirements.
  • Assign and monitor development projects for improving both product and process or reducing costs.
  • Provide for quality documentation to meet quality system requirements of AS9100, ISO9001 and IATF16949.
  • Provide input and set direction for the Davenport quality systems. This includes internal quality audits as well as external customer credits and certification efforts as required.
  • Provide resource and input to customer and government specification review to assure compliance to their requirements.
  • Develop and manage product control plans.
  • Select, train, develop and motivate Metallurgical personnel to result in an efficient professional organization in order to maintain technological superiority of Davenport Works.
  • Interface with customers on a proactive and reactive basis as required.
  • Efficiently manage the Metallurgical department budget.


Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with product and process metallurgical engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership/supervisory experience.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Master degree in Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineer, or MBA.
  • Metallurgical experience with Aluminum products/processes.
  • Experience in heavy manufacturing.