A New Era for the Aluminum Industry – ELYSIS
Carbon Free Aluminum
The ELYSIS™ technology is the greatest breakthrough in the aluminum industry since its beginnings in 1886. Work is underway now to further develop this revolutionary new way to produce aluminum, eliminating carbon dioxide and all other greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process.
The ELYSIS process eliminates the use of carbon anodes, replacing those with proprietary materials. It is the first industrial process that emits oxygen as its by-product and has the potential to transform an entire industry.
In 2018, two international aluminum producers, Alcoa and Rio Tinto, came together to form the ELYSIS joint venture with the provincial government of Quebec. With support from the Canadian Government and Apple, the technology is progressing and is currently being designed to support the construction of new smelters or retrofits.
ELYSIS is headquartered in Montreal, with Technology Research & Development locations in Alma, Quebec, (Canada), in Jonquiere, Quebec, (Canada), in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, (United States), and in France.
Commercial quality metal produced by ELYSIS during the ongoing R&D process is already being used by Apple in a variety of products (The 16-inch MacBook Pro and the iPhone SE); Ab InBEV (cans); Audi (e-tron GT wheels produced by the RONAL Group), and Corona (cans).
Join the ELYSIS team in this exciting work!
About the location
The ELYSIS US Research & Development facility is located in the Alcoa Technical Center (ATC) in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. Located near Pittsburgh, the carbon-free smelting process was first developed at ATC, where a dedicated team is working to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future.
About the job
The Maintenance Technician will conduct reliability focused maintenance practices and implement technology enhancements during commercialization efforts for ELYSIS technology. This individual will provide expert technical electrical & mechanical support to the ELYSIS technology team. The Maintenance Technician will report to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager.
Key Activities / Responsibilities:
Plan reliability maintenance activities on site wide systems and equipment
Installation of mechanical, instrumentation, and electrical equipment including welding (3G & 6G), soldering, crimping, and structural fasteners, HMI screens
Critical breakdown troubleshooting and repair on mechanical and electrical system components
Responsible for problem solving of complex mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems
Applies knowledge of functional operation of mechanical equipment and systems to diagnose cause of malfunction and repair accordingly
Responsible for problem solving of advanced electronic systems (VFD's, PLC's, programable logic controllers, integrating, indicating or recording electrical or electronic instruments, HMI, etc.)
Diagnoses, tests, and maintains combustion systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems
Calibrates testing equipment
General facility maintenance and repair with back-up responsibilities to logistics coordinator
Ability to read complex blueprints to effectively troubleshoot equipment and determine root cause failure analysis
Interface with external stakeholders, including customers, contractors, and suppliers in conjunction to developing scope, schedule, and cost to meet maintenance objectives
Ability to physically perform work in laboratory and industrial environments, with occasional demands for flexible hours, and travel
ELYSIS is a global company with operations in Canada, France, and the United States. Business related travel and extended duration assignments or missions may be essential for the success of this role.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (Associates Degree Preferred)
Minimum 2 years of working experience in industrial related field
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Demonstrated working knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, and combustion systems and associated controls
Work weekends as needed for equipment maintenance needs
Be Part of an Unprecedented Partnership
At ELYSIS we are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to success of the unprecedented partnership that ELYSIS is. We treat each other respectfully, fairly, compassionately and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.
At ELYSIS, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, the LGBTQIA2 community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.
ELYSIS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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