Arconic Process Improvement Engineer in Davenport, Iowa


Process Improvement Engineer


Position Description

At Arconic, our goal is to be the best company in the world! Arconic is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Arconic serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Arconic's businesses as a single solution to customers.

Since it opened in 1948, Arconic 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, including a $200 million investment over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace supply plant and is today the hub of Arconic $3 billion aerospace business.

The Process Improvement Engineer is responsible for a wide variety of manufacturing process engineering and production activities.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Coordinate and implement Lean Manufacturing principles across the department’s material flow paths;

  • Able to gain a complete view and understanding of the area's manufacturing process;

  • Focus on tactical projects in the areas of safety, recovery improvement, training, and production;

  • Coordinate efforts on process improvements, including capital projects, reliability excellence, and will support and lead the execution of problem solving efforts related to process and machine improvements;

  • Although the person in this position works primarily daytime shifts M-F, it is expected that they work off-shifts as needed to support the functions of this role.

Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:

  • Ability to analyze difficult and complex engineering systems and render clear interpretation and direction;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Word);

  • Possess the ability to engage with employee at all levels of the organization;

  • Possess the knowledge to identify and help resolve process-related problems.

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;

  • Ability to take the initiative, provide leadership, meet deadlines and work in a team environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Metallurgical, Materials, Industrial, Ceramics, Manufacturing in Engineering or Engineering Technology from an accredited institution;

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment;

  • 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

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a metals manufacturing or heavy industrial environment;

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with the application of lean manufacturing principles in a manufacturing setting.

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Job Function

Manufacturing / Operations

Business Unit Group

Global Rolled Products

Business Unit

GRP Operations

Job Type