Arconic Quality Metallurgical Specialist in Davenport, Iowa


Quality Metallurgical Specialist


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 Quality Metallurgical Specialist is responsible to connect Customer quality requirements to the shop floor across all shifts. The incumbent will be required to ensure compliance to metal integrity standards (i.e. conductivity, thermal processing, quench, etc.).

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Requires disposition (PASS / SCRAP) in process material for surface quality, metal integrity, traceability, and other key quality requirements;

  • Serve as Quality help chain for Teams;

  • Be able to provide interpretation on multiple Customer quality requirements across all product categories;

  • Evaluate and disposition of processing records for compliance to Metallurgical standards;

  • Drive Net Promoter Score (NPS) through effective communication and problem solving of Customer issues;

  • Possess in depth knowledge of industry surface standards.

Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:

  • 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.

  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills with "out of the box" thinking;

  • Possess and / or gain knowledge of Arconic Business System (Lean Manufacturing) principles and Human Performance tools;

  • Possess and / or gain working knowledge of Shop Floor, Unisys, and other operating systems related to material production;

  • Possess and / or gain expert knowledge of surface quality requirements;

  • Possess and / or gain working knowledge of aluminum manufacturing processes.

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.

  • Minimum of 5 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

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;

  • Previous experience in a union work environment;

  • Minimum of 1 years of experience in an aluminum manufacturing or heavy industrial environment with a basic understanding of different aluminum alloy compositions;

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

Minimum Education Required

High School or GED

Minimum Years of Experience


Minimum Travel Required


Job Function


Business Unit Group

Global Rolled Products

Business Unit

GRP Operations

Job Type