Industry: Manufacturing & Production
Job Category: Engineering – Industrial / Manufacturing
Our company is looking for a Thermal and Combustion Engineer to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) business unit in Davenport, IA.
A dynamic global organization that offers the widest variety of aluminum plate and sheet in the world. GRP is made up of the company’s rolling operations around the world with manufacturing and commercial sites in North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, Australia and Russia. GRP is an approximately $8 billion global business.
As suppliers to the aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation, building and construction, industrial, and packaging and consumer goods markets, our high-quality materials are the foundation for many products that touch everyday life.
Since it opened in 1948, the company’s Davenport, Iowa aluminum facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,400 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with 25 percent of revenues coming from exports. Through continued modernization, including a $500 million investment over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace and automotive supply plant.
We have an immediate opening for a Thermal and Combustion Engineer. Will provide combustion engineering services to the Ingot Department to safely meet the company’s business plan by providing support to production, maintenance, and engineering. In this role, you will serve as a critical team member in the efficiency, output, and quality of our processes and will be responsible for combustion systems safely integrated with manufacturing, along with upgrades of existing equipment.
The Thermal and Combustion Engineer will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following job duties:
Coordinate all phases of assigned area thermal engineering projects from concept, scope development, written specifications, bid solicitations, design, manufacturing, installation, equipment commissioning, and project closure.
Maintain a working relationship with vendors and current contractors of thermal and combustion equipment and be knowledgeable of external developments.
Lead and participate in problem solving efforts with multi-discipline technical staff, maintenance and production. Drive resolution of chronic problems within area of expertise & organize support from other resources when necessary.
Use PI Vision and Data Link to analyze process issues and provide input to solve problems.
Create and develop combustion control solutions that will support process improvements and improve equipment reliability.
Assist production and maintenance with equipment and process issues.
PLC/HMI and controls redesign and upgrades of existing processes
May mentor employees to increase their knowledge of equipment and process.
While this position is a primarily day-shift position, off-hours support will be required as needed.
Participate in technical assessments of equipment.
Optimization of process equipment
Provide equipment, control, and process training to the technical base.
Develop and deploy standard practices.
Provide engineering and operational support for large capital improvement projects.
Sponsor, participate, and occasionally lead development projects.
Be relied upon by plant resources for advice and direction on capital and process solutions.
Ability to navigate Rockwell PLCs for troubleshooting a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or mechanical Engineering with PLC experience (at time of employment)
Minimum of 1 years of Electrical or Mechanical Engineer experience in a manufacturing environment (co-op, internships can be included)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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
Experience with combustion systems (maintenance) a plus.
3 years’ experience with PLC’s, HMI’s, AC/DC drives & motors and measuring instruments.
Proficiency with Rockwell programming software (i.e.: RS Logix and FactoryView)
3 years or more of experience in leading electrical projects
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Project programs
The country’s largest aluminum rolling mill; it was opened in 1948 and currently employs more than 2,000 people and ships product worldwide. It is in Riverdale in the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf in southeastern Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline in northwestern Illinois). The Quad Cities is 3 hours south-west of Chicago, 4 hours north of St. Louis, and less than 3 hours from Des Moines. The Quad Cities is home to St. Ambrose University among 8 educational institutes. Major outdoor summer music festivals include the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, and River Roots Live.
ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Our company, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building and construction markets. Building on more than a century of innovation, the company helps to transform the way we fly, drive, and build. We are proud that 77% of our employees are happy working for the company and would recommend it as a great place to work and that 80% of our employees would recommend their managers to others.
Our company reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits). Our company is in compliance with all relevant Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations.
Security Clearance Required: No
Visa Candidate Considered: No