Surface Characterization Specialist in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 8/23/2018

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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. 
 
Global Rolled Product, a business unit of Arconic, offers a range of highly-differentiated aluminum sheet and plate products for the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, brazing and industrial markets. Our product portfolio is focused on innovation, such as Arconic Micromill™ technology, which produces aluminum sheet that is 30 percent stronger than incumbent automotive aluminum, and more formable and lighter than high strength steel.  We’re at the forefront of capturing growing demand for aluminum sheet as the North American auto industry shifts to lightweighting.
 
We have an immediate opening for a Surface Characterization Specialist to join our team in Davenport, IA and support our Global Rolled Products, Aerospace and Automotive Business Unit.  The Surface Characterization Specialist will provide technical support for our Camera Based Inspection System which is used to evaluate and provide a quality product at a competitive cost in a safe manner.  Emphasis of this role is on technologies that evaluate and display the surface characteristics of Arconic’s premium products to evaluate how well they conform to customer requirements.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Work with other technical personnel to develop, refine and maintain various surface imaging technologies on the processes assigned.  This may also include some relevant marking technologies
  • Train and coach production and maintenance employees on the daily use and routine maintenance of these surface imaging technologies.
  • Work with operating personnel to define reaction plans and incorporating these technologies into daily management and problem solving.
  • Assist in multi-disciplined problem solving on system and quality issues.
  • Incorporate Arconic Business System (ABS) tools such as kaizens, problem solving A3s, and so on towards continuous improvement in the use of the surface imaging tools and the continuous improvement of the products.
  • Incorporating Human Performance tools and coaching towards producing a quality product in a safe manner.
  • Support system reliability by maintaining an adequate spare part inventory and advising on maintenance schedules.
  • Assist in trouble shooting and repairs to the systems in conjunction with other technical resources within the corporation and the system supplier(s).
  • Assist in problem solving customer issues by serving as help chain for Field Service personnel and in some cases interacting directly with customers.
  • Establish and follow relevant report and data storage procedures to ensure all corporate and customer specifications are met.
  • Use of APQP quality systems tools (FMEA, control plans, reactions plans), corrective action tools, and auditing processes to ensure the quality of the products produced and adherence to established procedures and relevant industrial specifications (TS16949, AS9100, etc.)
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Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years’ manufacturing or information technology 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Ability to coach, train and troubleshoot technical issues. 




Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years’ manufacturing or information technology 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Ability to coach, train and troubleshoot technical issues.