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Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Reliability Engineering Internship + Ferndale, WA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description This internship position is accountable for providing engineering assistance for the plant and reports to the Engineering Manager in Central Engineering. The intern will provide support to Central Engineering for projects throughout the plant that include material handling, production processes, analysis, and testing in an aluminum manufacturing smelter. The internship will provide guidance, coaching, and technical assistance from engineers and drafters in the Central Maintenance Engineering Department. Key components of the position include project management, drawing assessment and creation, administrative support, system analysis and research, general project support, contractor oversight, document control, process improvement, engineering reviews, design support, and general support activities for Central Engineering. Your work will involve integrating engineering principles with systems to achieve high-efficiency, low maintenance requirements, and uphold high safety performance to achieve an injury-free workplace. This position requires office and field work in the plant. This position requires 40 hours per week not including lunches and breaks. You will be provided all safety protective equipment and training to perform your job safely. Qualifications Current student or recent graduate from an accredited 4 year University. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Freight Analyst + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The position is responsible for providing network-wide analysis and process coordination support for freight payment execution activities to locations and carriers for transportation services requested by Alcoa North America facilities. In addition, this position has specific accountability to support the accurate accounting for freight invoices and to manage the timely resolution of invoice holds by working closely with North American location personnel and the Third Party Freight Payment provider. This role will also provide similar support where appropriate to other Alcoa regions outside of North America as required. Major activities/ Key challenges: + Identify daily freight payment processing errors through root cause analysis principles and recommend remedies. + Evaluate and provide a first level response to freight payment discrepancy claims filed by carriers. + Ensure that a resolution to location exception invoices (“invoice holds”) are determined within 10 days of posting. + Manage monthly bank account reconciliation process with the Third Party Freight Payment provider and reconcile cash disbursements that were not executed by carriers. + Manage weekly process to load external freight payment provider invoice into Oracle, and address any issues. + Manage process of audit compliance self-assessment testing (ASAT) for North America Freight Approval & Payment (ASAT FP77) and North America Transportation Group (ASAT FP69) + Provide process metrics as requested by Transportation Procurement or location personnel. Qualifications + Degree in business/accounting/ logistics/transportation or similar or equivalent experience 2-3 years in freight payment or Accounts Payable + 2 years financial/accounting background + Excel proficiency Additional Information Preferred Qualifications: + Experience with Accounting practices, rating concepts, shipping (order management) systems All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Information Systems Specialist - Accounts Payable + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), ParentCo helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The primary purpose of this position is to lead the development, deployment and implementation of new systems, technologies and information solutions; to understand and direct others in supporting and enhancing existing systems and technologies; and to apply and provide the coaching of Alcoa’s standards, procedures and technologies. The incumbent will act as an internal consultant to Alcoa’s businesses and various customer groups. The specific applications include Oracle Accounts Payable, Cash Management and Purchasing as well as the Custom IICS (Intercompany) system. Major Activities + Work alone or as part of a team to develop, implement, evaluate, procure, and/or support computer systems and information solutions that meet the needs of the customer and add the most value to the company. This is to be accomplished by utilizing technically sound methods of investigation, analysis, design, planning, and scheduling. + Establish and maintain a high level of customer interaction in order to identify and recommend computer and business solutions to effectively and efficiently satisfy the data processing and information requirements of the business. + Manage the reactionary support and/or preventive maintenance process for the systems or technologies in assigned area(s) of responsibility. + Provide advice and counsel to the customers of the systems or technologies in assigned area(s) of responsibility, and to other Alcoa IS personnel. + Develop a comprehensive understanding of the business processes or technologies in area(s) of assignment; participate in, and perform the analysis of the customer's processes to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement + Ensure the project management process is followed in assigned area(s) of responsibility. + Operate within Alcoa IS standards and conventions. + Identify, establish and support value-added cross-functional data and system linkages. + Ensure appropriate methodologies are followed, support processes and procedures are in place, and key system/quality indicators are measured, where appropriate. + Ensure compliance with all guidelines detailed in the IT ASAT (with a specific focus on business partnerships, change control, disaster recovery, and security) for assigned area(s) of responsibility. + Work alone or as part of a team to develop, implement, evaluate, procure, and/or support computer systems and information solutions that meet the needs of the customer and add the most value to the company. + Establish and maintain a high level of customer interaction in order to identify and recommend computer and business solutions to effectively and efficiently satisfy the data processing and information requirements of the business. + Manage the reactionary support and/or preventive maintenance process for the systems or technologies in assigned area(s) of responsibility. + Provide advice and counsel to the customers of the systems or technologies in assigned area(s) of responsibility, and to other IS personnel. + Develop a comprehensive understanding of the business processes or technologies in area(s) of assignment; participate in, and perform the analysis of the customer's processes to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement + Ensure the project management process is followed in assigned area(s) of responsibility. + Operate within Alcoa IS standards and conventions. + Identify, establish and support value-added cross-functional data and system linkages. + Ensure appropriate methodologies are followed, support processes and procedures are in place, and key system/quality indicators are measured, where appropriate. + Ensure compliance with all guidelines detailed in the IT ASAT (with a specific focus on business partnerships, change control, disaster recovery, and security) for assigned area(s) of responsibility. + Manage an on- and off-shore model that provides development and/or support solutions in the assigned area(s) of responsibility. + In addition to individual priorities, manage multiple system services or multiple larger projects including project estimates, status communications, and schedules; monitor the plans including periodic review with those managing the day-to-day activities; manage the process established for emergency system and project support; direct the day-to-day activity for the team. + Lead the discovery, planning and implementation of process improvements in individual tasks and in the work team. Qualifications + Associate's degree in Computer Science/IT/IS, Business, Math, Finance, Engineering, Economics or Accounting/procurement from an accredited institution + Minimum 3 years of experience with IT procurement systems (Oracle Procurement modules) + 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 + Ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of system life cycle. + Knowledge in the organization's standards, conventions, procedures and technical environment. + Ability to demonstrate strong human relation skills, and be able to interact with internal and external customers, vendors, and other IS professionals and IS management. + Possess effective verbal and written communication skills. + Ability to provide work direction to larger teams and manage large projects. + Experience in project management experience in leading several large projects, and demonstrate a solid understanding of project management processes, methodologies, and techniques. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Power Electrician + Newburgh, IN + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), ParentCo helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description Primary Functions of the Job: Install, repair, construct, test, adjust and service computers (including main frame and CPUs), electrical/electronic, recording/control, refrigeration/air conditioning equipment and all other systems located at a Power Plant. Knowledge of AC-DC motors, controls, instrumentation, combustion, metering, process control, power distribution and schematics. Responsible for instrumentation repair and calibration Qualifications Basic Qualifications: High School education. Minimum of 3 years experience as journeyman maintaining AC-DC motors, controls, instrumentation, combustion, metering, process control, power distribution and schematics. Must be able and willing to work all shifts, including rotating. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in industrial electrical maintenance. Graduate of an approved apprentice program preferred. If not, technical training beyond high school is desired. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Lean Manufacturing and Reliability Manager + Ferndale, WA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), ParentCo helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The incumbent will work with the Location manager, Cast House manager and department managers to drive manufacturing and reliability improvements utilizing ABS principles.The incumbent will partner with the Smelting ABS, Manufacturing Excellence Director and Operational Leaders to drive operational excellence, reliability, growth and technology strategies using ABS principles with the objective of reducing manufacturing costs, improving stability, increasing production rates, improving metal quality and reducing the environmental impact of the Plant. The success in this role is critical to improving the profitability of the location.This position will work closely with the ABS and Manufacturing Excellence Director to implement ABS Strategy and support the deployment of new initiatives at the Intalco facility. In collaboration with the CoE and location, identify areas for improvement and opportunities for knowledge transfer in and out and provide the necessary coaching/training.• Partner with CoE and maintenance organization to implement predictive maintenance systems to drive reliability • Drive continuous improvement through the consistent implementation of ABS, planning systems and management systems • Align process and reliability improvement initiatives with the location operating plan• Coach various Department Managers in ABS to drive operational improvement (operation, maintenance & functional) • Identify and resolve conflict - both project and interpersonal, as both often block performance improvements• Apply management best practices and facilitate rapid transfer of improvements across the location• Conduct Operational Excellence and Reliability assessments, analyse deviations from standards and facilitate strategic problem solving• Link action plans with the DI system and drive results to the bottom line • ABS expert and implementer through continuous assessment, feedback and action plans.• Act as a mentor/coach for Department Managers • Utilize Lean, Six Sigma, TPM and TQM methodology to drive continuous improvement• Update and establish reliability KPI's, procedures and processes to ensure PM program is effective and stable Qualifications Basic: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, or a related field 8+ years of management/leadership experience in a manufacturing environment. 3+ years of experience in continuous improvement roles with strong understanding of lean manufacturing Preferred: Master’s degree in business, finance or engineering Highly developed leadership and management skills Thorough understanding of financial concepts Strong communication skills Ability to influence others & deliver results across multiple geographies Well-developed project management skills Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Applications Technical Lead, North America + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), ParentCo helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description Primary Purpose of the JobThe principal objective of the position is to provide technical leadership of the Enterprise Applications environments in North America to ensure the ongoing stability and maintainability of all Enterprise applications. This covers both Oracle EBS application environment management and non EBS application environment management.Major Activities + The incumbent will be the key focal point in North America responsible for the ongoing stability and maintainability of the North American applications environments. This covers both the deployed Oracle EBS suite of modules and also the non EBS applications and their associated technical components. + The role is primarily a technical management activity as opposed to providing ‘hands on’ support. + The incumbent will provide both tactical and strategic leadership and direction for the ongoing support and maintenance of the NA applications environment. This will involve consultation and collaboration with both applications and technical teams , IT management and relevant application & technical vendors. + Work with and co-ordinate the various technical stakeholders and teams involved with the NA applications environments. Key stakeholders include the enterprise infrastructure team both locally and off-shore (NA & India), the applications support and development teams provided by TCS (NA and in India) as well as IT project leaders involved with NA applications. + Represent North America Applications environment interests in relevant support meetings and project management forums. + Provide technical oversight of applications product and environment management for all application environments covering both Oracle E-Business Suite and others such as Java and Microsoft .NET + Ensure that global technical policies, processes, procedures and tools are utilized and, where appropriate, supplemented as required for: + Development Standards (coding, naming, testing, documentation) + Instance Strategy, + Application Security management, + EBS Technical Change management (approval, migration, tracking), + Application utilities e.g. ftp, error checking, concurrent manager checking. + Key technical stakeholder in the change management process for both EBS and non EBS applications. Review and approve all technical changes proposed for the North America applications production environment i.e. + Application Patches + Upgrades + Releases + Reports + Interfaces + Conversions + Extensions + Provide technical leadership for the NA non-EBS technology stack (i.e. development environments, databases, batch servers, web servers). This involves working with internal groups and third parties to ensure that the non-EBS technology stacks are appropriately configured, supported and upgraded. + Define and/or implement process improvement opportunities to strengthen quality, commonality and alignment across the NA Enterprise Applications teams. + Work with both direct team members and other New Alcoa IT teams to investigate problems down to root cause using standard incident management processes. Document and rectify remediation actions to prevent reoccurrence. + Ensure appropriate methodologies, support processes, and procedures are in place, and key system/quality indicators are measured and, where appropriate, operating within Alcoa IPS and internal audit standards and conventions. + Pursue continuous learning consistent with the movement in job requirements, changes in technology, and changes in the organization. Qualifications + Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/IT/IS, Business, Math, Finance, Engineering, Economics or Accounting/procurement from an accredited institution + Minimum of 5 years’ IT experience (applications support) including IPS applications technologies including Oracle eBusiness suite, Java and Microsoft .NET technologies + 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 + Effective verbal and written communication skills + Able to provide work direction to teams and manage large projects + Strong analytical skills + Knowledge of IT Audit requirements and protocols + Strong human relation skills. Be able to interact with both internal and external customers, vendors, other New Alcoa IT professionals and management.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Director, Global Maritime Operations + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description Alcoa Corporation is seeking an experienced senior manager to lead its Global Maritime Team in the fast paced world of bulk shipping. Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer, the Director Global Maritime Operations has direct accountability for annual spend of over US$500m, and is a key member of the Global Procurement Lead Team. Leading a team based in four continents, the Director Global Maritime Operations has the following accountability: + Be the “face” of Alcoa with respect to bulk shipping + Define the sourcing strategy for the maritime spend, aligning with the business strategy + Buy vs. sourcing analysis + Provide long term risk management inputs to the Corporation + Interface with the Operational stakeholders to understand business needs and priorities and share market fundamentals + Interface key functions such as market intelligence, treasury, and other supply chain functins As this is a true global role, location is flexible and the Director Global Maritime Operations could be located in either : + Perth, Western Australia + Rotterdam, the Netherlands + Pittsburgh or Knoxville, USA Primary Purpose of Position: + Role leads the negotiations and management of all of Alcoa's global bulk maritime spend of ~$500m. + Role is responsible for the cost effective, timely, safe and efficient execution of shipments of raw materials and finished products to/ from suppliers, plants and customers. + Role is responsible to set strategies to optimize freight shipping in the markets of ocean dry bulk, ocean liquid bulk and ocean break bulk, including all regional cabotage (domestic) shipments. Major Activities, Key Challenges + Leads the Global Maritime Team to effectively optimize Alcoa's global ocean freight; responsible for development, performance management, engagement, of resources. + Leads the identification and management of qualified carriers that will supply the expected services at cost effective pricing + Understands the changing dynamics of the global ocean markets and what counter measures are required due to weather, war, piracy, change of foreign governments and the sourcing needs of an ever-changing portfolio of plants, suppliers and customers + Maintains close relationships with internal stakeholders, major customers and carrier leadership + Determines market intelligence requirements needed to effectively respond to market changes + Relentless pursuit of alternative strategies, equipment and tools that would improve the company's cost position + Extends beyond core responsibilities to deliver value to the company + Develops strategic market information that improves understanding of current and future markets + Ownership of the ocean master schedule of shipments + Ownership of contract negotiations, contract and time charter arrangements Qualifications Bachelors Degree in Business or Transportation and Logistics Management (or regional equivalent), or equivalent industry experience, plus a minimum of 10 years transportation experience Requirements: + Global ocean markets and broad Commercial background + Broad transportation & logistic knowledge + Problem solving skills + Leadership skills + Strategic thinking and strategies development + Influencing skills + Transportation pricing strategies + Current and anticipated transportation regulatory requirements + Risk management + Capability to develop a broad base of counterparts and hold executive connections Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Process Engineer, Aluminum Smelting + New Kensington, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of it's former parent, Alcoa Inc. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Inc. pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa Inc. helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description Primary Purpose of Role: Lead the development and testing of new equipment and processes with innovative and creative solutions for an advanced aluminum smelting system. Project work is required for new technologydevelopment & implementation and special projects necessary to achieve operations improvement and performance goals. Major Activities: + Provide technical expertise of the conventional smelting process to be used for an advanced aluminum smelting process and its related subsystems which include feed systems, control systems, and dry scrubbing systems. + Has the process experience to be able to lead Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA) and Process Environment, Health and Safety Reviews (PEHSR) on all of the existing and new processes to prepare for larger scale cells and supporting processes. + Lead engineering support for experimentation at bench scale through commercial scale – this includes both direct and supervisory support for reviewing and analyzing existing information,determining conclusions, and identifying next approaches for process scale-up. + Lead efforts to ensure processes and systems are operating in a stable and efficient fashion by solving problems to the root cause, seeking and identifying opportunities for improvement, and implementing innovative solutions within defined boundaries. + Lead critical process equipment reviews in concurrent engineering and R&D concept/design iterations. + Conceive and establish individual project plans in consultation with supervisor and workstream leaders: Accountable for defining, scheduling, monitoring, and completion of individual projects by establishing project plans that meet the needs of the program. + Ensure chemical fundamentals and technology are applied to practical solutions and applications. + Mentor and provide functional guidance to less experienced engineers/scientists andtechnicians. + Lead major projects such as implementation of sow mold pouring station, tapping system and systems/processes to support ongoing advancement of the aluminum smelting process. + Coordinate efforts of diverse groups across ATC - technicians, engineers, program managers, and others to get project work accomplished. + Direct the efforts of external vendors and suppliers in conjunction with project team to get work scopes and timing for R&D work defined. + Communicate progress and results through written detailed technical reports, patents,presentations, and publications. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: + BS in Engineering, Chemistry, or Materials Science + 7 years experience as process engineer and/or production engineer Preferred Qualifications: + Experience in Aluminum Smelting process + Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required + Demonstrated organized approach for data management and analysis + Demonstrated ability to lead and execute on difficult projects of significant impact to location Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 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 US Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR) which requires U.S. Person status.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Manager, Commodity Risk Management + Knoxville, TN + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa Inc. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Inc. pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa Inc. helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The Alcoa Risk Management team is currently seeking a Manager, Commodity Risk Management based in Knoxville, TN. The key functions of the role include; in depth analysis on aluminum and other related markets, passion for understanding the LME and its relationship to physical markets, learning Alcoa’s price exposures, and assisting in approaches and strategies to manage commodity price risk. The incumbent must work closely across the organization to understand exposures and how to manage those exposures through approved trading programs. Additionally, this role is instrumental in managing the information systems and technology needed to execute these functions, and has primary accountability for developing and maintaining administrative processes and procedures required to achieve the highest level of Audit controls. Trading experience not required but the incumbent should have a strong underlying passion for understanding the relationship between markets, economics, and commodities. This position is fast paced and is responsible for providing price information and market intelligence throughout Alcoa as it relates to metals, energy, and regional premiums. The primary goal of this position is to help minimize profit/loss risks associated with commodity price volatility, conveying market intelligence to leadership, and acting as a liaison between the Company and the market. Key responsibilities and characteristics include: + Management of trading programs which include the following responsibilities: maintain trading policies and procedures, review and understand location/BU hedge positions, and trade futures and options with approved counterparties. + Provide guidance related to commercial pricing matters, both in specific instances and overall price risk management, to various individuals in purchasing, sales, and management functions of the business. + Expert Excel and PowerPoint skills. + Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports to Sr. Executive leadership providing insight into market activity and impacts on aluminum markets. + Strong analytical skills with the ability to take large amounts of data, develop a market view, and display in concise story using PowerPoint + Ability and initiative to take the lead on complex problems or assignments and drive a timeline through completion of a finished product (presentation, strategy, execution, etc.). + Participate in monthly credit calls to review counterparty credit exposure risks and any potential impact to trading activities. + Serve as liaison with other groups within Alcoa including Commercial, Finance, Treasury, Transportation, and IS. + Must be a self-starter who is proficient at identifying problems, with emphasis on timeliness and cost effectiveness. The incumbent is frequently involved in high-pressure situations that require quick resolution to sometimes complicated issues and for developing alternatives and implementing solutions. + A successful candidate will support answers to complex questions which could have multiple outcomes. This person should feel comfortable driving the process with little guidance on a day to day basis. + Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) to work effectively with counterparties to meet various and sometimes conflicting perspectives. + Ensure audit preparedness and readiness with regards to Sarbanes Oxley and internal audit requirements. + Prepare and present hedge training presentations, as needed. + Supervise interns, when applicable. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor’s degree in business related field + 5 years’ experience in a financial or commercially orientated role Preferred Qualifications: + MBA and/or CPA, degree in a discipline that supports critical thinking + Attention to detail, process control, strong desire and passion to learn and innovate. + Ability to work independently, demonstrate self motivation and initiative. + Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. + Ability to identify issues and implement process improvements. + Ability to interact well with multiple levels and disciplines across the organization with both internal and external customers. + Culturally adept and globally-focused, with the ability to bridge communication gaps easily + Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines. + Working knowledge of SharePoint. + Basic understanding of trading instruments. + Experience in a manufacturing, mining, industrial or commodities field is highly preferred Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Process Engineering Internship + Ferndale, WA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description This position is accountable for providing process engineering assistance for the plant. The intern will work with all process engineers to provide support to process control and operational execution in anode manufacture, aluminum smelting, pot relining and water and air treatment. The internship will provide guidance, coaching, and technical assistance from process engineers, supervisors and operators in all departments across Smelter. Key projects will include process monitoring, operational audits, implement automatic tools to control the process and its variables, deploy Smart Manufacture, deploy technology and best practice transfers from benchmark facilities, implementation of ABS principles into the smelting operations and integrating process control with safety performance to achieve and injury-free workplace. Qualifications Current student or recent graduate from an accredited 4 year University. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Corporate Counsel + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa, Inc. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa, Inc. pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa, Inc. helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description This Corporate Counsel position will be based in Pittsburgh, PA. The attorney should have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working for a law firm and/or as in-house counsel for a large publicly traded company, and training or practical experience with federal securities laws. This position will support the Chief Securities and Governance Counsel, and also counsel the Investor Relations, Treasury, Finance and Corporate Communications functions. Responsibilities include the following: + Providing analysis and legal advice on a wide variety of corporate matters arising under the federal securities laws (including the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Dodd-Frank Act). + Advising on corporate finance transactions (including public and private securities offerings) and related securities registration requirements. + Monitoring legal and regulatory developments to ensure continued compliance with SEC, NYSE and other legal and regulatory requirements applicable to publicly traded companies + Advising on corporate governance, executive compensation and insider trading matters + Providing legal advice related to investor relations and public disclosure issues, including review of earnings announcements, press releases, and investor communications The candidate should have knowledge of corporate and securities laws, and a willingness to develop expertise in the application of stock exchange standards, corporate governance policies, as well as compliance with disclosure and insider trading requirements. Essential Skills: + Ability to counsel and work with internal clients of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, needs and level of experience with legal matters + Exceptional organizational skils with a keen attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple, high priority projects in a highly demanding environment + Superior consulting, analytical and problem-solving abilities, with demonstrated ability to successfully manage critical situations and issues + Hands-on, energetic and motivated self-starter. + Excellent writing, editing and oral advocacy skills Qualifications Basic Qualifications: + Law degree (JD) from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA), and currently a member in good standing of the bar of a State, a Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. + Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, having training or practical experience with federal securities laws. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Electrical Engineering Internship + Ferndale, WA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), ParentCo helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description This internship position is accountable for providing engineering assistance for the plant and reports to the Engineering Manager in Central Engineering. The intern will provide support to Central Engineering for projects throughout the plant that include material handling, production processes, analysis, and testing in an aluminum manufacturing smelter. The internship will provide guidance, coaching, and technical assistance from engineers and drafters in the Central Maintenance Engineering Department. Key components of the position include project management, drawing assessment and creation, administrative support, system analysis and research, general project support, contractor oversight, document control, process improvement, engineering reviews, design support, and general support activities for Central Engineering. Your work will involve integrating engineering principles with systems to achieve high-efficiency, low maintenance requirements, and uphold high safety performance to achieve an injury-free workplace. This position requires office and field work in the plant. This position requires 40 hours per week not including lunches and breaks. You will be provided all safety protective equipment and training to perform your job safely. Qualifications Current student or recent graduate at an accredited 4 year University Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Procurement Lead + Lake Charles, LA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa, Inc. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa, Inc. pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa, Inc. helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The Location Procurement Lead for Lake Charles will have responsibility for the sourcing and contracting activities for Alcoa’s location in Lake Charles, LA. Activities will include: + Authoring, implementing and managing contract documents with suppliers critical to the location in order to limit risk to Alcoa and establish competitive rates and terms + Minimizing commercial risk through the implementation of robust contractual and commercial terms + Conducting competitive sourcing events in order to identify the best overall solution for the location’s needs + Developing a spend profile for the location and suggesting ways to identify bottom line savings or cost avoidance opportunities on upcoming projects + Developing and managing a strong relationship with location customers + Expanding relationships with local suppliers in order to determine opportunities to source goods or services locally, as applicable + Maintaining relationships with key location suppliers + Aligning location goals and global procurement goals + Training location customers on entering requisitions + Providing input into broader procurement strategies + Supporting additional Alcoa locations’ procurement needs based upon direction from the Senior Manager, Procurement, as applicable + Ensuring compliance with all of Alcoa’s global procurement procedures + All other duties as assigned Main Responsibilities + Negotiate contractual agreements with suppliers for goods and services to support the location + Conduct sourcing activities or other commercial negotiations to generate cost savings or cost avoidance opportunities + Log cost savings / avoidance opportunities into standard tracking tools + Manage contractual agreements and supplier relationships to ensure that the location needs are being met + Implement corrective action strategies to address issues with suppliers + Complete monthly compliance testing to ensure global procurement procedures are being followed + Serve as procurement’s front line contact for the location customers + Handle emergency purchases and/or plant emergencies requiring action from identified suppliers + Proactively identify location needs in order to allow procurement to be ahead of the plant’s future needs + Participate in location lead team meetings in order to ensure procurement has a full understanding of how we can support the location + Coordinate with additional resources within Alcoa procurement to engage commodity management, direct materials, and or transportation procurement resources as needed to support the location. Key Challenges: + Balancing supporting the location’s objectives while also implementing global procurement initiatives + Prioritization + Working with business stakeholders + Coordinating across procurement teams and internal Alcoa teams Qualifications Key Skills: + Procurement / negotiation skills + Experience in buying, knowledge of procurement practices and processes + Analytical skills + Communication skills + Project management skills + Change management + Team player as well as leadership skills + Ability to prioritize and set priorities + Broad knowledge of location needs: Understanding of business needs; Understanding of supply market; Ability to identify opportunities + Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook SharePoint Education: + Undergraduate degree is required + Professional certifications preferred (CPM, APICS, CIPS, PMP) Additional Information + All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. + Relocation assistance will not be provided for this role.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Sourcing Manager + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The Senior Sourcing Specialist manages assigned commodities within the Program Commodity Management team. The Senior Sourcing Specialist supports the successful strategy development, execution, implementation and compliance to global procurement and commodity/spend category strategies, contracts, processes, and policies. The Senior Sourcing Specialist works with customers and suppliers, on a global and regional basis, to drive savings, contract utilization and continuous improvement, while reducing the risk of doing business. • Manage current contract portfolio and assist with implementation and on-going management of new sourcing initiatives. • Conduct complex market and internal data analysis to ensure supplier performance; identify maverick spend and additional contract utilization opportunities. • Negotiate all elements of assigned supplier relationships to ensure lowest total cost of procurement, including product cost, various commercial terms and performance metrics. • Proactively participate on cross functional sourcing, commodity, and spend category teams in the development of comprehensive strategies by identifying opportunities for process improvement and cost savings that contribute to achieving superior results. • Manage internal and externals (supplier) business relationships to gain a comprehensive understanding of business requirements. • Maintain a current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends by participating in training programs and organizations, attending seminars, and researching current periodicals and studies. • Identifying metrics, tools, and processes to optimize sourcing and supplier activities and efficiencies and work collaboratively with team members to prioritize and drive implementation. • Master the contracting process (negotiation, contract preparation and administration), tactical and transactional activity for assigned categories. • Become subject matter expert in the supply market for assigned commodity area(s). Advise current and future market trends.Develop and manage functional supplier relationships with assigned suppliers to optimize financial and operational performance. • Identify and execute opportunities for procurement cost reduction and supplier performance improvement, including alternating suppliers and products, renegotiating contracts to account for market changes, and working in conjunction with appropriate functional areas as needed. • Execute supplier and cost management system/metrics for assigned suppliers and demonstrate continuous improvement. • Negotiate commodity contracts to meet resource units' quality and cost goals while insuring that all Corporate contracting requirements are meet. • Collaborate in cross-functional efforts to reduce costs, standardize materials/components/commodities, and adapt new supplier technologies. • Resolve commercial issues associated with supplier performance issues, and cost recovery for quality problems and rework. Qualifications + + Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in Business, Finance, Engineering, or Supply Chain Management + Four years relevant work experience + Project management and negotiation skills + High level of both written and verbal proficiency in English language + High degree of analytic capabilities and critical thinking skills to provide written and verbal analysis based on factual data Additional Information Preferred Qualifications: + Knowledge of Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing is an advantage + MBA or Master's Degree from an accredited institution is a differential All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Information Systems Specialist – Oracle Service Bus + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The incumbent will be accountable for managing and supporting the development, deployment and implementation of new systems and information solutions in utilizing Fusion Middleware software with a focus on Oracle Service Bus messaging in the Integration & Collaboration group; to understand and direct others in supporting and enhancing existing systems and technologies in this space; and to apply Alcoa’s standards, procedures and technologies. The incumbent will participate as an internal consultant to Alcoa’s businesses and various customer groups to provide messaging between applications. Main activities: + Ensure that Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Service Bus (OSB) is managed and maintained to provide the required levels or performance, functionality and availability. Work with the relevant support teams to ensure that issues are addressed and completed on a timely and appropriate basis. + Work with key IT stakeholders to ensure that OSB delivers the required services to customers across both the Alcoa organization as well as for external consumption. + Maintain understanding of customer priorities and objectives. Work with them to create system requirements and specifications. + Work with vendors and support teams as appropriate to provide direction, organize and prioritize the work of the team(s) to ensure that the system is maintained at a supportable and sustainable level of technology both in problem resolution and development opportunities. + Work with stakeholders to inform them of upgrade and platform changes required for the ongoing functionality of OSB. Coordinate and manage upgrades as required. + Be accountable to ensure that OSB meets all compliance and audit requirements. Ensure that technical and support documentation is maintained. + Provide coaching and training in tool usage to business level clients as required. Qualifications + Bachelor degree in IT or related fields + 3-5 years experience in similar roles + Desirable experience in a wide variety of application products and tools. Additional Information Preferred Qualifications: + Experience with Accounting practices, rating concepts, shipping (order management) systems All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Mechanical Engineering Internship + Ferndale, WA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description This internship position is accountable for providing engineering assistance for the plant and reports to the Engineering Manager in Central Engineering. The intern will provide support to Central Engineering for projects throughout the plant that include material handling, production processes, analysis, and testing in an aluminum manufacturing smelter. The internship will provide guidance, coaching, and technical assistance from engineers and drafters in the Central Maintenance Engineering Department. Key components of the position include project management, drawing assessment and creation, administrative support, system analysis and research, general project support, contractor oversight, document control, process improvement, engineering reviews, design support, and general support activities for Central Engineering. Your work will involve integrating engineering principles with systems to achieve high-efficiency, low maintenance requirements, and uphold high safety performance to achieve an injury-free workplace. This position requires office and field work in the plant. This position requires 40 hours per week not including lunches and breaks. You will be provided all safety protective equipment and training to perform your job safely. Qualifications Current student or recent graduate from an accredited 4 year University Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Junior - Information System Specialist - Finance Systems + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The primary purpose of the position is to manage the general finance system support and improvement program with focus on Oracle General Ledger application, Oracle Fixed Assets, Project Accounting, eRFA, Oracle Time and Labor and T&E Concur Application.The incumbent will participate as an internal consultant to Alcoa’s businesses and various customer groups to understand their business needs and guide them through solutions available. The role will interact with Alcoa's technical teams and/or the vendor to resolve technical decisions and / or issues.Major Activities + Liaises with the finance operational group, in particular business process owners and application key users of multiple regions and time zones + Directs developer group on- and offshore on new developments, enhancements and remediation work + Partners with software provider for software releases, upgrades and remediation needs + Provide secondary support to colleagues within the IT Finance Systems group + Provides expertise to internal customer on functional design specifications + Ensures sufficient technical documentation + Manages IT system change control processes + Manages small to medium sized implementation projects through analysis, design, build, test and deployment + Manages software standardization and supports cross region application rollouts + Provide reactionary support and preventive maintenance on systems and interfaces in assigned areas of responsibility, with minimal supervision + Identifies improvement areas and drive changes to technology enabled best practice + Identifies training needs with respect to the managed applications; supports user application training + Operate within Alcoa IS standards, follow appropriate methodologies, support and compliance processes and procedures + Manage Service Level Agreement (SLA) processes in assigned areas of responsibility as required Qualifications + Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/IT/IS, Business, Math, Finance, Engineering, Economics or Accounting/procurement from an accredited institution + minimum 6 months experience in it financial systems (could be from internship) + Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship Preferred Qualifications + Understanding of financial processes and flows + Experience in Oracle Finance Applications + Experience in Concur T&E application + Working knowledge in project management; round understanding of systems analysis, design, and programming techniques + Ability to work in multicultural & virtual team environments; used to work independent, self-starter + Strong written, oral communication and listening skills + Strong analytical skills; ability to identify and resolve issues Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Smelting Maintenance Process Group Leader (Supervisor) + Massena, NY + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa Inc. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Inc. pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa Inc. helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description Alcoa West Plant in Massena, New York is a fully integrated aluminum production facility consisting of two areas: Smelting and Casting. The smelter comprises one of the largest and most automated smelting potlines in the industry. The cast house produces and sells metal as either billet, sow, molten, or rod to both internal and external customers. This position will be assigned to the Smelter which consists of a potline of 198 operating pots producing 287 million pounds annually, pot repair operations, and a carbon plant with green, baked, and anode assembly operations. The hourly employees are represented by the United Steel Workers of America union. This position is accountable for coordinating maintenance resources in an assigned area in alignment with the Aluminum Business Unit's Maintenance Strategy of providing a safe, cost effective and high quality service to the customer. Focus is on reducing equipment failures, reducing repair times when equipment has failed and continuous problem solving between maintenance and operating personnel.MAJOR EXPECTATIONS:• Assure that environmental, health and safety are the first priority of the business.• Plan and direct the day to day maintenance activities in support of the operations in the assigned area.• Monitor activities of bargaining unit employees and identify and provide opportunities to improve their skills and knowledge.• Identify and implement continuous improvement activities involving people, equipment and processes.• Provide linkage between Maintenance Performing Personnel and Planners in support of a planned maintenance system. Qualifications BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: + A Minimum of a technical associate's degree or state certification stating journey person status in a mechanical or electrical trade. + Minimum of five (5) years of work related experience in a manufacturing environment, or a maintenance related supervisory role. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: + Working knowledge of EHS rules and standards, maintenance reliability techniques, labor relations, safe work procedures, computer systems, and procurement systems. + Smelting process equipment knowledge is preferred. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. EEO: The incumbent shall take such steps as are necessary to assure that all employment practices under his/her control, including hiring, firing, promotions, demotions and discipline, are conducted in a nondiscriminatory fashion and without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical disability. The incumbent shall endeavor to remain generally abreast of local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing equal employment opportunity practices. SAFETY: The incumbent recognizes that accident prevention is equal in importance to production, quality, delivery, and cost control and accepts the responsibility to work safely and promote safety consciousness among fellow employees.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Sr Procurement Manager + Pittsburgh, PA + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004). Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation. Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description The Sr Procurement Manager provides leadership in identifying opportunities, defining and deploying commodity sourcing strategies globally for a specific commodity group. The Sr Procurement Manager develops, deploys and maintains global commodity strategies and implementation plans to leverage opportunities across sub-commodities and monitors compliance in order to capture leveraged savings. This position is for leadership in commodity management, strategic sourcing, portfolio management, TCO (Total Cost of Operations or Ownership), value chain analysis, supplier relationship management and savings initiative implementation across business units and sites globally. Business Alignment + Understands the strategies, demands, and requirements of the business unit and the enterprise and works to develop global commodity strategies that are consistent with short and long term strategic plans. + Collaborates and influences a team of regional resources with intimate knowledge of the commodities and the business within the portfolio to deliver effective strategies. Strategy Development + Identifies the key stakeholders across the enterprise to gain a clear understanding of the business needs to enable the creation of the commodity vision and objectives. + Analyzes the supply market to gain an understanding of the market dynamics, to define supplier segmentation, to define supply side power, to identify benchmarks to help identify supply side opportunities. + Analyzes the demand side for a commodity by completing spend histories and demand forecast, by identifying current suppliers, determining procurement involvement, historical contract compliance, and demand segmentation to enable the identification of demand side opportunities. + Analyzes the supply demand interfaces by analyzing TCO and cost drivers, procurement value levers, product/portfolio segmentation and channels, along with risks to define innovative approaches and strategies to drive optimum value to Alcoa. Execution + Leads and facilitates the execution activities with the regions to drive the transition. Assures global commodity strategies are applied consistently throughout the commodity + Responsible for supplier relationship management with major global commodity suppliers to: (a) assure maximum value to Alcoa; (b) Supply Flow Assurance; and (c) market intelligence. + Secures resources, funding and establishes initiative tracking and reporting. + Reviews and assists sub-commodity teams in achievement of target opportunities through: (1) Allocation of resources, (2) Prioritization of funds (e.g., Market Intelligence) + Ensure regular feedback to and from Procurement Operations, Centre of Expertise (COE) and Business Unit leaders to assure interlocking of commodity activities and business strategies. + Captures lessons learned throughout the execution of the sourcing strategy and shares with others through the Direct Commodities Team. Qualifications + Bachelors in Economics, market research, engineering, or related subject + The ideal candidate must possess leadership experience + Minimum of 5 years commodity and strategic sourcing experience Additional Information Preferred Qualifications: + MBA or Master's Degree from an accredited institution is a differential All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Alcoa United States
May 28, 2017
Electrical Engineer + Massena, NY + Full-time Company Description Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of Alcoa Inc. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, Alcoa Inc. pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), Alcoa Inc. helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment. Job Description Alcoa West Plant in Massena, New York is a fully integrated aluminum production facility consisting of two business units: Smelting and Casting. The smelter comprises one of the largest and most automated smelting potlines in the industry. The cast house produces and sells metal as either billet, sow, molten, or rod to both internal and external customers. This position will be assigned to the Smelter which consists of a potline of 198 operating pots producing 287 million pounds annually, pot repair operations, and a carbon plant with green, baked, and anode assembly operations. The hourly employees are represented by the United Steel Workers of America union. The Electrical Engineer position is accountable to perform needed work under the supervision and direction of more experienced engineers and/or supervisors and to learn about processes, procedures, technologies, safety, economics, statistics, and other areas. Primary emphasis is on implementation in areas defined by others. MAJOR DELIVERABLE OBJECTIVES: + Perform needed work in a timely and safe manner. Develop time management and prioritization techniques. + Gain knowledge and experience in plant processes and engineering procedures. + Demonstrate initiative and interest in assigned area. + Handle projects with support of experienced engineers or supervisors; may handle small projects independently. + Establish good working relationship with peers, associates, and others at all levels. + Develop an awareness of the safety and ergonomic impact engineering decisions have on people and equipment. + Develop an awareness of the environmental impact engineering decisions have within assigned areas. + Develop an awareness of the economic impact engineering decisions have on the facility. + Begin understanding and using statistical tools. + Begin developing technical skills in discipline. KEY BUSINESS CHALLENGES: + Be a resource and problem solver to ensure and improve equipment reliability. + Provide quality services in a safe manner to the Maintenance and Engineering organization. + Provide direction and support to the Maintenance work group to improve their overall effectiveness. + Learn about the processes, procedures, technologies, safety, and business. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP This position reports to the Maintenance Manager. Principle contacts for this position include Superintendents, Process Flow and Group Leaders, Safety Manager, Alcoa Engineers, Contract Engineering Personnel, Bargaining Unit Personnel, Joint Safety Health Committee, Safety Advisers, Medical Department and Safety Department Personnel. Qualifications Basic Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Sponsorship and relocation are not available for this position. Preferred Qualification: Engineering work experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge of engineering fundamentals in electrical control, instrumentation, PLC and automation systems. Good computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point), be self-starting, dependable, and be proficient at written and oral communication. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. EEO: The incumbent shall take such steps as are necessary to assure that all employment practices under his/her control, including hiring, firing, promotions, demotions and discipline, are conducted in a nondiscriminatory fashion and without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical disability. The incumbent shall endeavor to remain generally abreast of local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and statutes governing equal employment opportunity practices. SAFETY: The incumbent recognizes that accident prevention is equal in importance to production, quality, delivery, and cost control and accepts the responsibility to work safely and promote safety consciousness among fellow employees.