Arconic Mechanical Engineer in Davenport, Iowa



Mechanical Engineer

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Business Unit Group:

Global Rolled Products

Position Description:

Arconic is currently in search of a Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Davenport, IA and support our Global Rolled Products, Aerospace and Automotive Products business unit.

Since it opened in 1948, Arconic’s Davenport, Iowa aluminum facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. 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. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,300 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with 25 percent of revenues coming from exports. Through continued modernization, including a $300 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 Alcoa’s $3 billion aerospace business.

The Mechanical Engineer will report to the Sheet Finishing Lead Engineer, and the principle emphasis of this position is to provide mechanical engineering, design and installation of safe, low maintenance, competitive production facilities and to provide leadership for the successful completion of major projects. The ability to manage large multiple projects is critical.

Responsibilities :

  • Plans, coordinates and manages special engineering projects of large scope from concept to final equipment checkout and training.

  • Conducts feasibility studies and reports recommendations.

  • Studies technical and maintenance problems; develops, recommends and implements solutions.

  • Communicates in a timely manner, with all parties having an interest in the project.

  • Uses engineering knowledge and judgment.

  • Uses standard corporate procedures.

  • Uses effective planning, scheduling and control techniques including cost control.

  • Directs activities of design support firms assigned to projects.

  • Participates in campus relations and college recruiting programs.

  • Recommends technical and procedural policy changes and implements Company policy.

  • Participates in project safety reviews, safety inspections and other applicable safety programs. Takes on the responsibility to see that safety is considered in all aspects of projects.

  • Train less experienced engineers, as well as maintenance and operating personnel on new or revised equipment


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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineer from an accredited institution

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred

  • Experience with ferrous roll applications for rolling mills is preferred

  • FEA modeling experience

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Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering 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.

Business Unit:

Aerospace and Automotive Products

Job Type:

Entry Level/New Grad