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Company: Alcoa
Location: New Kensington, PA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


Shape Your World

At Alcoa, you will become an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. The way we see it, every Alcoan is a work-shaper, team-shaper, idea-shaper, world-shaper.

This is your opportunity to shape your career through the skills and experience you bring to the role now and by training for the roles you may want in the future. Our success depends on great teams, where you can thrive and do your best work in a supportive environment.

About the Role:

  • Manufacture powders and components and prepare and test samples using laboratory analytical equipment consisting of LECO chemical analysis, viscometers, pH measurements, density measurements, powder particle size and surface area analysis, sample polishing, microscopy.

  • 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.

What you can bring to this role:

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – 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, or 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.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. from waist level as needed.

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

  • Valid Driver's License required.

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.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages, including pay-for performance variable pay, recognition and rewards programs, and stock-based compensation awards (3-year vesting schedule)

  • Flexible spending accounts and generous employer contribution to the HSA

  • 401(k), employer match up to 6%, additional employer retirement income contribution (no vesting period), and a nonqualified deferred compensation plan

  • Holiday Pay: 10 holidays and one flexible holiday of your choice.

  • 8 hours of Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Alcoa has been chosen as one of America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 by Newsweek


About the Location

Every day is a new and exciting challenge at the Alcoa Technical Center in New Kensington, PA, just north of Pittsburgh. We develop new technologies with our Breakthrough Technologies team that has the potential to impact the life of millions of people and foster the sustainable footprint from Alcoa to the world. It was here where we developed the technology recently announced in partnership with Rio Tinto, called ELYSIS™, where we will produce aluminum with ZERO emission of greenhouse gases. In fact, we will actually be generating oxygen to our atmosphere during the aluminum production process– a revolution to the aluminum industry!

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 and shape your career!  

Your work. Your world. Shape them for the better. 

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