Senior Electrical Engineer - Rolling in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    P. O. Box 3567
    Davenport, IA
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  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic is currently is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer for the Rolling Department to join in 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 serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets. We bring design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Arconic’s businesses as a single source solution for our customers.  GRP’s mission is to be the world’s leading aluminum producer with the widest variety of coil, sheet and plate products in the world. To achieve this goal, Davenport Works’ manufacturing processes need to be technologically sustainable, cost effective, and able to grow and be continually improved as demonstrated with over $500 million invested in the last five years.

 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 more than 2,000 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry. Engineering’s principle challenge is to provide safe, reliable, maintainable and capable equipment and processes to meet these goals.

 The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible (both individually and in teams) for the electrical engineering of one or more pieces of equipment and/or facilities within Davenport Works.  You will have the responsibility for coordinating and implementing Lean Manufacturing principles across material flow paths, and thus must gain a complete view and understanding of the manufacturing process to be successful.  
 The Senior Electrical Engineer’s assignment will focus in the following principal areas:
  • Manage all aspects of engineering project work, including investigation, specification, design, funding, installation, tune up, documentation, maintenance training, and statistical startup of plant equipment.
  • Provide Electrical engineering and process improvement support in assigned areas of the production facility, including problem solving, tactical support, and proactive thinking with respect to process capabilities.
  • Provide Engineering leadership in assigned area including: working with area leadership to make technical operations support decisions and supporting less experienced engineers with coaching and mentoring. 
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Estimate and manage capital investments associated with project work, including funding request preparation and expenditure projection, tracking and reporting
  • Provide support in the identification of area manufacturing problems, problem solving to root and implementation of corrective measures  
  • Oversee the activities of skilled craft personnel involved in the implementation of engineered solutions including creating and conducting the up-skill training for maintenance crafts and other support resources
  • Initiate and maintain an ongoing dialogue with installers and maintainers to identify issues, clarify requirements, and facilitate use of safe work practices
  • Manage external vendors who provide design, material, installation and other support functions
  • Work primarily daytime shifts M-F, but will be expected to work off-shifts, as needed, to support the functions of this role


Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 5 years of electrical engineer experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience leading, managing and executing electrical projects including design, installation, and commissioning
  • Experience with industrial automation, process control systems, power distribution, and/or PLC's
  • Good verbal and written communications skills and ability to function as a member of or lead team or group activities
  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience in the metals or similar industry
  • Experience with rolling equipment
  • Experience with data analytics