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Company: Alcoa
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Just as aluminum is the element of possibility, so too, are our current and future employees. We relentlessly pursue outstanding and sustainable results and creatively transform ideas into value. At Alcoa you can quickly make your mark, impact your world and grow your career. Alcoa is a truly global company with many locations worldwide. Alcoa's U.S. portfolio includes Alcoa's corporate headquarters (ACC), Alcoa's Technology Center (ATC),  four smelters, hydroelectric power and a calcined coke plant. While some roles are based on-site, Alcoa also offers a flexible working model for certain positions. Come learn what's possible for you!

About the job

Does the prospect of playing a key part in innovative and breakthrough technology interest you? As a Materials Production Specialist I at our Alcoa Technical Center located in New Kensington, PA, you will be an integral member of the production team responsible for equipment operation, maintenance and repair, and recording and documenting results and observations systematically and completely in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.

This role will be part of a pilot-scale production team focusing on manufacturing and testing advanced proprietary materials for the development of innovative technology.


  • Manufacture powders and components and prepare and test samples using laboratory analytical equipment consisting of LECO chemical analysis.

  • Responsible for supporting operational tasks to meet project requirements including, but not limited to, material batching and mixing, powder processing (milling and spray drying), forming (die presses), furnace and kiln loading/unloading while maintaining process equipment.

  • Operation of overhead cranes, forklifts, and other mobile equipment as needed.

  • This position requires a diverse set of skills including strong mechanical aptitude to work collaboratively with a team for equipment disassembly, repair and trouble shooting.

About you:

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people & lead with courage – are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success we desire the following background:

  • High school diploma, GED, trade school degree in mechanical/electrical trades.

  • Preference for candidates with production experience in materials industries.

  • Ability to perform material handling, weighing, completing process steps in sequence, and documenting process data.

  • Strong communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a team oriented and learning environment.

  • Willingness to learn.

  • Become knowledgeable about Alcoa EHS standards, protocols and tools to ensure that safety protocols are being followed accordingly.  

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Basic digital literacy: MS Outlook (email), MS Excel (data entry), MS Access or other database (data entry).

Special Instructions:

  • Must wear task specific PPE.

  • Must have the ability to work in relatively noisy conditions.

  • Must be flexible with schedule changes.

  • Must be able to work a 12-hour rotating day and evening shift schedule.

To support our teams and their families beyond the workplace, Alcoa provides an outstanding benefits package effective day one of employment! In addition to medical benefits, we offer structured work-from-home programs, employee resource group opportunities, 401K options and a first-rate vacation plan for valuable work-life balance.

Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences.


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