Technical Specialist - Electrical/Controls in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 9/30/2019

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Job Description

Arconic is looking for a Technical Specialist, Electrical/Controls to join our Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) business unit in Cleveland, OH.
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. 
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) is a business with a rich tradition and a bright future. We literally invented the forged wheel in 1948 and, as a result of​ staying close to our customers and consumers, have remained the global leader in providing safe, strong, light-weight and innovative aluminum transportation products ever since. ​ AWTP serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense and employs 2,000 people at 14 locations worldwide.
Job Description:
The Technical Specialist - Electrical / Controls is the first level of electrical support in the manufacturing plant providing leadership, coaching and clear direction to assist people with addressing electrical maintenance issues to meeting customer demand, solve technical problems, and meet production goals. The incumbent must be able to seek cooperation from others and must develop relationships to resolve electrical and control problems working under the direction of the Sr. Automation Engineer.
Job responsibilities and duties include:
  • Coaching, supervising and training skilled craftspeople and apprentices in the repair and maintenance activities of their assigned shift and areas;
  • Key Function is to perform AND teach hourly craftsmen how to execute front line trouble shooting activities on equipment in area of responsibility;
  • Directing the safety awareness program for their workforce and manage safe work performance, maintaining housekeeping and assisting the Production team in area safety analysis;
  • Follow all safety procedures LOTOTO / PPE / Confined Space / Burning Permits / Fall Protection;
  • Treat the workforce with respect;
  • Drive home new maintenance mentality – create a proactive maintenance environment by driving preventive maintenance and other planned work;
  • Set the example for hourly employees – work with them on organization techniques, troubleshooting skills, mechanical and electrical skills;
  • Communication – use all the tools that we have to be able to communicate between shifts (verbal, written, voicemail and e-mail);
  • Coordinate with Maintenance Shift Supervisor regarding planning the daily activities of their maintenance crews, providing the tools, materials and technical direction for the normal maintenance, preventative maintenance and the capital work in their areas;
  • Assist in performing root cause analysis and “5-why” techniques with the goal to eliminate maintenance downtime;
  • Coordinate and manage the development of maintenance work procedures and standard practices to maximize quality work and eliminate waste;
  • Drive continuous improvement activities to eliminate all waste, especially as related to maintenance downtime, safety, work practices and employee involvement;
  • Provide any necessary input to Maintenance shift supervisor regarding applicable labor issues within work area.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • Knowledge and experience in applying lean manufacturing principles;
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop and motivate subordinates;
  • Well-developed communication, leadership and problem-solving skills;
  • The principal challenges of this position are training, coaching and motivating hourly crafts personnel to provide reliable equipment consistent with business objectives of OEE, cost, quality and delivery requirements;
  • Strict adherence to our safety practices and processes is of top priority for this position and provide leadership to hourly and salary co-workers to achieve the same;
  • Due to the sense of urgency which impacts the decision-making process in this position, the incumbent must be able to function with minimal direction while coordinating tasks and priorities with other shift maintenance and production supervision;
  • This position requires flexible work schedule and shifts that rotationally covers seven days per week.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience of Electrical Maintenance;
  • 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:
  • Associates Degree in electronics, electrical technology, controls, and/or automation from an accredited institution;
  • Minimum five years of experience in a manufacturing, plant environment or industrial military environment;
  • Minimum of one years of management, supervisory or team lead experience.