Director - Casting Technology Development
Alcoa
Lugo, Spain
hace 19 horas

About the job

Reporting to the Director Smelting - Casting Technology and Commercialisation, this position, is accountable for producing new integrated technology solutions to improve Alcoa’s global network of aluminum cast houses.

This position will be accountable for completing individual projects or project deliverables independently and as a part of multi-disciplined teams.

This position will also support alloy development activities as needed based on workload and priorities.

Job Description

  • Initiate, prioritize and execute aluminum casting research technology project in the field of metal treatment, process optimization and casting technologies.
  • Lead commercial discussion for external funding, joint development, or technology commercialization.
  • Participate in decision-making process regarding intellectual properties protection of new technologies.
  • Direct project managers and commercial services laboratories into plant support and technology development activities.
  • Coordinate casting technology pilot testing and industrial deployment within Alcoa’s operation.
  • Providing expert technical consultation and leadership to Alcoa’s operations and higher management of technology development programs.
  • Leading complex problem solving activities related to product, processes and process equipment.
  • Leading commercialization of casting technologies outside Alcoa when approved by commercialization board.
  • Participate in establishing project plans, development strategy, deployment strategy and commercialization goals.
  • Apply scientific knowledge, independently solving problems, implementing solutions and identifying opportunities related to metal treatment, furnace operations and casting technology improvement.
  • Develop and maintain expertise withing Casting Technology team via development programs for employees and participation in technical conferences.
  • Requirements for the role :

  • BS in Material Science, MSc in Metallurgy or related subject, PhD Metallurgy or related subjects.
  • Demonstrated scientific knowledge in metallurgy, process metallurgy, aluminium Cast House operations and technical customer support.
  • Demonstrated capacity for development and deployment of new technologies in industrial operations.
  • Strong knowledge of Aluminum ingot processing done by rolling, extrusion and shape casting customers.

  • Strong skills and proficiency in data analysis, and hands-on in carrying out plant and laboratory experiments, special measurement / trials (i.
  • e., thermal study and other special measurements).

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel
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