Product Integrity Engineer

| Cleveland, OH
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Howmet Aerospace is searching for a Product Integrity Engineer to join our Howmet Wheel Systems (HWS) business unit in Cleveland, OH.

Howmet Aerospace (NYSE: HWM) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.

Howmet Wheel Systems (HWS) is a business unit with a rich tradition and a bright future. We invented the forged wheel in 1948 and have remained the global leader in providing safe, strong, lightweight, and innovative aluminum transportation products ever since. ALCOA® Wheels are highly engineered products operating in challenging environments with significant product liability risk and wide diversity of end use applications ranging from passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks to commercial and military vehicles. HWS employs 1,700 people at 14 locations worldwide and produces over 4 million aluminum wheels globally with annual sales more than $800 million.

Our customers trust us to deliver a wide range of great looking and dependable products that improve fuel economy and increase payload to address their customer's business needs. Our Commercial Vehicle Wheel products lead the world in market innovation and truck, trailer, and bus customers recognize our LvL ONE®, Dura-Bright® and Ultra ONE® wheels as the current innovative products in this market.

Job Dimensions:
  • The principal focus of this position is to perform data analytics on Forged Aluminum Wheels before shipment to customer and during its lifetime in the field.
    • Product Integrity
      • Track and develop year in service metrics for product field performance
      • Analyze warranty trends and regularly communicate with field service, product design, program launch, die design, process engineering, quality, and R&D
      • As part of the cross functional team, support the root cause analysis on projects resulting from product data analysis
      • Provide close loop feedback to design engineers to develop future designs with focus on warranty mitigation
      • Monitor manufacturing scrap and provide analysis to functional departments to drive improvements
      • Work with product validation to develop new test methods

  • The secondary focus of the role is to rotate in adjacent disciplines to learn the skills that will provide in depth understanding of the product life cycle.
    • Product Design Engineering
      • Design, Finite Element Analysis, and print creation of Heavy, Medium, and Light-Duty wheels using 3D CAD and Finite Element Analysis toolsets.
      • Supporting the Advanced Quality Planning Process throughout product development and providing DFMEA & DVP (&R) support on new and revised wheel programs.
      • Ensuring all design standards and technical requirements are adhered to throughout the design process.
    • R&D
      • Manage the R&D project from conception to prototype, and implementation when required. Experience in the use of project management tools, such as Microsoft Project. Provide product samples, coordinate, or conduct necessary tests to the prove concept, develop supporting business case, and prepare process documentation.
      • Identifying potential new technologies that can add value to the business.
    • Program Management
      • Manage the global product launch process for specified programs to ensure accurate, timely and cost-effective product launches.
      • Manage Gantt charts for assigned projects.
      • Manage product and process development and qualifications for specified programs at all locations globally.

Environment, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • This position is within the Product Engineering and Quality department and provides technical support to the global HWS organization for the development of new designs, technology, processes and products, and continuous improvement to reduce manufacturing costs and improve the marketability of the product.
  • The incumbent communicates continually with the Product Engineering and Quality department staff, production, process engineering, quality assurance personnel in all global manufacturing sites.
  • Internal contacts include the technical department staff, production, process engineering, supply chain, quality assurance, sales, and marketing personnel. External contacts are with other Howmet Wheel Systems locations including outside university contacts, technical consultants, and outside suppliers.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • Engineering/Data Analytics focused internship or work experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our employees, Howmet requires newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to the extent permitted under federal, state, and local law. Requests for reasonable accommodations on the basis of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious beliefs or legally recognized exemptions will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with the following programs: CAD software (SolidWorks or similar)
  • Experience in creating Gantt chart / timeline
  • Prior experience in a manufacturing environment.
More Information on Howmet Aerospace
Howmet Aerospace operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Howmet Aerospace was founded in 2020. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Paid Holidays and Paid Sick Days. To see all 15 open jobs at Howmet Aerospace, click here.
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