Lean Manufacturing Specialist, Cast Products CoE - Location Flexible Globally

  • Knoxville, TN
  • 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

This position is a key Lean Manufacturing role in Alcoa's Cast Products Center of Excellence supporting Alcoa’s 15 globally located Casthouses. This position is for a ABS (Alcoa Business Systems) role with experience in Lean Manufacturing principles and aluminum Casthouse operations. Primary responsibilities include providing on-site plant support to our Continuous Improvement efforts in developing A3's, seting up daily management systems, driving the implementation of core operating standards, helping analyze and support root cause of downtime events on major process centers, conducting Kaizen events to drive process improvement, driving standardization, and working towards higher levels of productivity. This position reports to the Operational Excellence Manager in the Cast Products CoE located in Knoxville, TN.

The position requires the individual to be able to work well with a broad group of cultures.  The position requires the desire and ability to travel extensively (at least 50%) with roughly half of the travel being international.  Operating locations include Brazil, Canada, US, Norway, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, and Spain. The location of the individual is preferred to be in Knoxville, but other Alcoa locations will be considered due to the large percentage of travel.  International relocation and sponsorship may be provided, based upon business need.


  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Five (5+) years of casthouse experience
  • Ability to travel to worldwide Alcoa facilities


  • Lean manufacturing casthouse operations experience preferred

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