Sr. Application Engineer

Arconic Massena, NY
Job Description Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) is seeking Sr. Applications Engineer to support new product sales in our Massena, NY location. Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through continuous capital investment, operational excellence and career development. Supporting the R&D Department, the successful candidate will liaison between our external customers, commercial, and production. The ideal candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, create a positive customer experience while instilling confidence in the proposed Arconic approach, and navigate complex development program plans, identifying and resolving gaps before they cause issues. If this describes you, then we encourage you to apply. This position reports to the Director, Extrusion Technology and is based in Massena, NY.

Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) serves the global aerospace and automotive markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of forgings and extrusions. Our vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise in aluminum and titanium structural casting is taking the industry to new heights. This BU is also home to our suite of direct and hybrid additive offerings. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH; AES employs 6000 people in 6 countries at 30 locations. AES is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE: ARNC).

Profile: The primary purpose of this position is to link customer requirements to new products and plant capabilities (leveraging key resources including the Arconic technical center, technology peers, industry advancements, and universities partnerships) to drive profitable new product growth.

Compensation:

Strong base salary plus variable compensation bonus structure

Generous Health Benefits beginning day 1; medical, life, dental and vision plans

401(k) Program with a Company Match (up to 6%)

Retirement contribution (3%)

Competitive annual vacation accrual

10 annual paid holidays

Employee discount programs

Essential Functions: Under the direction of the Director Extrusion Technology, this position is accountable for development of product lines in the Massena, NY location and technical support of northeast region aerospace and distribution customers. This position includes both tactical & strategic initiatives, examples include but are not limited to:

* Lead for critical technical and business case aspects of Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) NPD&I (New Product Development & Introduction) projects, including new product and alloy development, R&D, and application engineering projects related to aerospace & non-aerospace extruded products as well as extruded and drawn rod, bar & wire products.

* Linking customer requirements to new products and plant capabilities (leveraging key resources including the Arconic technical center, technology peers, industry advancements, and universities partnerships) to drive profitable new product growth

* Technology integration activities related to synergies between AES extrusion, forging and titanium businesses, including: managing projects and communication across AES extrusion facilities, managing "Degrees of Implementation" (DI) synergy projects, coordinating critical technology based meetings, project management of synergy projects, capturing and protecting intellectual properties, and leveraging knowledge across AES, ATC and other EPS business units

* Assessing the program needs and pulls together a cross-functional team to build an execution plan, drive discipline and challenge barriers

* Manages customer and ensures customer deliverables are met

* Interacting with AES Commercial, Manufacturing and Product – Process Engineering, Metallurgical / Quality systems functions to support delivery and quality requirements of the customer:

* Leads cross-functional recurring program and technology reviews

* Leads cross-functional team during recurring program execution meetings to ensure the timely completion of tasks (meetings include functional managers).

* Ensures clear communication of meeting minutes including notes, assignments and highlights.

* Communicates to the broader organization the status of each program.

Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

* Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

* Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

* Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

* Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

* Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

* Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

* Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others with an acute sense of urgency.

* Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

* Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.

* Communicating Effectively — Oral/Written as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Basic Qualifications

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