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Company: Alcoa
Location: Massena, NY
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


About the location

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.  Our Massena facility in New York State, established in 1902, is home to the longest continuously operating smelter in the world. Located on the St. Lawrence River, Massena, NY is the center for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing success in St. Lawrence County. Its four seasons of natural beauty and abundant outdoor recreational activities attract tourists and local residents to enjoy year-round. Massena's caring sense of community, affordable cost of living, and extremely low-cost locally-supplied energy, coupled with four public and private universities nearby, make Massena a great place to call home. From the Thousand Island region to explore by boat, to fishing in the St. Lawrence River, to swimming in three beautiful nearby riverside beaches, to experiencing beautiful foliage and hiking in the Fall, to snowmobiling, and many other winter sports, there's always something fun to see and do. And within a two hour drive (or less) are cosmopolitan and historic Montreal and Ottawa, Canada to the north, and to the south are the tall, beautiful views of Adirondacks and within it is Lake Placid, The Olympic Village.

About the job

This position is accountable to facilitate, lead and provide support and direction for all activities related to achieving the Reliability Excellence (REX) target state at Massena Operations. The principal challenge is to provide project management skills and leadership in support of the Leadership and Focus teams implementing REX. This position is also the principal contact with Asset Management CoE at both regional and global levels.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide project management support and leadership to Massena teams as we undertake the REX journey.
  • Act as the principal contact with CoE and Asset Management experts
  • Support and coordinate activities and communication between plant focus teams and leadership team. Facilitate, support and encourage communication and sharing between teams at Massena.
  • Coordinates and communicates all initiative activities with all levels of the organization ensuring that assignments resulting from focus and leadership teams activities are executed in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates leadership/focus team meetings as necessary.
  • Maintain the overall REX gap action plan for Massena.
  • Ensures that proper correspondence is generated for all meetings and compiles program status, issues, barriers, and progress to objectives, goals and milestones met.
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate REX initiative results in the form of standard reports, business unit updates, monthly reports, or other forms as necessary.
  • Leadership and provide direction in the area of Operational Excellence and OEE implementation at the Massena.
  • Be an agent of change through the REX journey.
  • Be a quick leaner of the target state, take learnings and teach each role in our maintenance organization their role and demonstrate (walk the walk) how to run our organization utilizing the new tools and systems.
  • Backfill for multiple positions in the maintenance organization (Maintenance Process Flow Leader, Engineer Leader, Lead Planner and the Maintenance Manager)

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:

  • Supervisory experience in a manufacturing or process industry.
  • Excellent communication skills with confirmed ability to establish relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Influential and flexible leadership with experience encouraging and championing a diverse workforce.
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills

Combinations of education or military service and industrial manufacturing experience:

  • 4-year degree and 2 years of industrial manufacturing leadership experience; or
  • 2-year associates degree and 4 years of industrial manufacturing experience; or
  • High school diploma or GED with 8 years of industrial manufacturing experience
Additional Qualifications:
  • Ability to influence and communicate across the spectrum of the workforce (i.e. management to operators and maintainers)
  • 8 years of increasing responsibility in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • Computer literacy; MS office and related packages. MS Excel is important
  • Results-focused aptitude.
  • Strong work ethic to deliver safe, clean and efficient maintenance.
  • Strong communicator, ability to train others and speak in front of an audience
  • Must be self-motived and a problem solver

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, employee resource group opportunities, 401K options and a first-rate vacation plan for valuable work-life balance.

We are values led, vision driven and united by our purpose of transforming raw potential into real progress.  Our commitments to Inclusion, Diversity & Equity include providing trusting workplaces that are safe, respectful and inclusive of all individuals, free from discrimination, bullying and harassment and that our workplaces reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.   

As a proud equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer, Alcoa is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of a person's gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, nation of origin, disability, veteran status, language spoken or any other characteristic or status protected by the laws or regulations in the places where we operate. 

If you have visited our website in search of information on U.S. employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Alcoa Recruiting via email at 

This is a place where you are empowered to do your best work, be your authentic self, and feel a true sense of belonging. Come join us! 


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