Industry: Manufacturing & Production
Job Category: Engineering – Industrial / Manufacturing
Job Details
Job Description
Our company is currently in search of a Mechanical Engineer to join our team in Davenport, IA.
Our company is the world’s leading producer of fabricated aluminum products and is active in all major aspects of the industry.  The company serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of the company’s businesses as a single solution to customers.
Since it opened in 1948, the company’s Davenport, Iowa aluminum plant has been at the forefront of American manufacturing.  Built on the bank of the Mississippi River, the plant employs over 2,400 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry, with a significant percent of revenues coming from exports.  Through continued modernization, including over $600 million investment over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as a premier aerospace and automotive supply plant, and is today an important hub of the company’s business.
The Mechanical Engineer will provide mechanical engineering services to the Ingot department to safely meet the company’s business plan for engineering, production, maintenance, and quality standards.  In this role, you will serve as a critical team member to optimize the safety, efficiency, output, and quality of our plant infrastructure (including but not limited to machine tools & roll grinding equipment, buildings, grounds, water systems, compressed air systems, environmental systems, and cranes) and manufacturing processes. This position is responsible for mechanical system integration for assigned area projects to create, sustain, or improve manufacturing infrastructure, equipment, and processes.
 Other duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:
Utilize project management tools for the successful implementation of both sustaining and new capital improvement projects.
Coordinate all phases of assigned area mechanical engineering projects from concept, scope development, written specifications, project safety reviews, bid solicitations, design, manufacturing, equipment commissioning, and project closure.
Manage external vendors and contractors who provide design, material, installation, and other support functions.
Focus on tactical projects in the areas of safety, infrastructure reliability, training, and production.
Lead and support the execution of problem-solving efforts related to process and machine improvements.
Although the person in this position works primarily daytime shifts M-F, it is expected that they work off-shifts and/or weekends as needed to support the functions of this role.
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Ag Engineering from an accredited institution
Minimum 1 year of Engineering experience in a manufacturing industry (co-op and internships may be included)
Excellent verbal & written communication skills with the ability to work & interact at all levels of an organization.
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
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 may require access to export-controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. §730, et seq.) and/or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Qualified candidate must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the relevant government agency. Business demands may require employer to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.
Preferred Qualifications:
3 years of Engineering experience in an industrial manufacturing environment
1 year or more experience with aluminum rolling mill or related technology
Experience interpreting design and control of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and/or utility systems for machine understanding and performing improvement modifications.
Experience developing and implementing mechanical engineering project work.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
ABOUT Davenport Works
Davenport Works is 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.
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.
We live our core values and commit to delivering sustainable value to our customers, our employees, our communities and our shareholders.
At our company, we:
Act With Integrity.
We lead with respect, honesty, transparency and accountability.
Safeguard our Future.
We protect and improve the health and safety of our employees, communities and environment.
Grow Stronger Together.
We cultivate an inclusive and diverse culture that advocates for equity.
Earn Customer Loyalty.
We build customer partnerships through best-in-class products and service.
Drive Operational Excellence.
We pursue continuous improvement through innovation, agility, people development and collaboration.
Create Value.
We achieve success by generating and growing value for our shareholders.
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
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Davenport
State: Iowa

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