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405999912588854 Computer Systems Engineer - Newburgh, IN
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This position is an engineering position within the Process Computer Systems (PCS) Division of the Warrick Information Technology and Automation Systems (ITAS) department. Working in a hands-on environment, the successful candidate will provide plant wide support and maintenance of PCS systems at Alcoas Warrick Operations plant near Newburgh, Indiana. The primary responsibilities include design, development, deployment, enhancement, and maintenance of process control systems, and optimization of process equipment for maintaining and improving safety, quality, capacity, and reliability.

Working under the standards established by the PCS organization, the principle challenge of this position is to apply computer technology including hardware, software, and networking to solve manufacturing problems in a safe, economical, and timely fashion within a set of development standards.

This computer technology includes:

  • Control System, Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Data Collection systems.
  • Process improvement project design and execution
  • Working with Production and Maintenance personnel to improve uptime and equipment reliability, through implementation of both new and existing Process Computer Systems applications.
  • Providing support of manufacturing network and domain

Position includes design, programming, testing and maintaining systems using the following:

  • UNIX/LINUX Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Programming in C, VB.NET, FORTRAN
  • Citect Human Machine Interface (HMI) software
  • Database Development (SQL and Microsoft Access)
  • Basic Network Communications
  • Peripheral Interfacing with equipment such as cameras, touch screens, etc.

Candidate must be a self starter and demonstrated results working in a team based environment. Teams refer to not only just within the Process Computer Systems organization, but also the maintenance and production organizations within the area in which they are assigned.


Basic Qualifications:
BS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering, or a minimum of 10 years experience with application development or process control in a manufacturing environment is required.
Strong communication and problem solving skills, self motivated, bias for action and experimentation, attention to detail, systems thinking and initiative for change are required.
Experience working with Unix, Linux or Open System based operating systems
Experience with application programming in a C based programming language.

Preferred Qualifications:
Citect or other Human Machine Interface (HMI) systems
Unix, Linux or other Open Systems administration experience
SQL or similar relational database administration
Visual Basic, Visual Studio, .NET system experience

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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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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 ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo 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), ParentCo 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 Corporations 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.

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