• Electrical Engineer - Finishing

    Tech, R&D and Engineering
    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.


    Our Rolled Products North America (RPNA) division is seeking to add a talented Electrical Engineer – Finishing to our Engineering team. The purpose of this role is to plan, manage, and implement capital, maintenance and upgrade projects to continuously improve the finishing departments electrical equipment, achieving specified measurable results, following all Aleris policies and governmental regulations.

    Responsibilities Include

    • Comply with all safety standards and regulations.
    • Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in making minor adaptations and modifications to electrical equipment.
    • Apply lean manufacturing techniques.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing tasks, promoting open communication with peers and providing updates to direct management.
    • Draft and submit budget proposals, recommend subsequent budget changes when necessary.
    • Maintains compliance with all company and governmental regulations.
    • Prepare and/or modify Electrical drawings, specifications, calculations, charts and graphs.
    • Build effective partnerships with plant personal through the implementation of small capital projects.
    • Provide technical assistance and training to all applicable personnel regarding electrical systems and functions.
    • Assist and lead maintenance in diagnosing equipment problems and recommend methods to prevent reoccurrence of these issues to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs in the finishing department.
    • Analyze and diagnose root causes of problems and failures recommending and providing solutions to maximize uptime.
    • Identify potential issues related to the proper and cost effective operation and maintenance of equipment and processes to reduce costs and increase throughput.
    • Maintain the integrity of engineering drawings, files, project and equipment archives along with updating deficiencies as they arise.
    • Research, plan, and implement assigned projects/tasks to achieve the stated purpose while using the best technologies at the lowest cost.
    • Develop and maintain up-to-date specialist knowledge on finishing equipment.

    Required Qualifications

    • Four-year degree in Electrical Engineering or Technology and minimum of three years’ experience in an industrial environment required.
    • Minimum three years' experience with controls.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organization skills required.
    • Must be willing to support troubleshooting efforts in a 24/7 operation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Aluminum industry experience and experience with the finishing process strongly preferred.
    • Lean manufacturing/Six Sigma experience highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Continuous Improvement principles helpful

    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.


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