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Electrical Engineer


Massena, NY
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Job Title:Electrical Engineer


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.


+ 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.


+ 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Jobid: alcoa-108284391


Location:Massena, NY, 13662, USA

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