Arconic IT Control Systems Engineer in Savannah, Georgia



IT Control Systems Engineer

Job Function:


Business Unit Group:

Engineered Products and Solutions

Position Description:


The IT/Control Systems Engineer directs and coordinates the operations of the Company’s computer, software, and information integration systems. This role is responsible for the planning and management of all Information Technology activities including the manufacturing, quality, engineering, E&I, and process control areas. The incumbent will provide development, operational, and data acquisition services. Responsible for integration, training, and software security and must understand the structure of the company and the work of each department to ensure all systems can communicate information and data to meet Company and customer expectations. Maintain current to new technology that may be applicable to Company needs and within the “IT” budget.

This role needs to understand manufacturing operations at the plant level. Needs to be hands on and must have strong leadership qualities to manage a team of highly skilled workers. The IT / Control Systems Supervisor will be responsible for the development and implementation of computer controlled manufacturing processes (such as large furnaces, Press, CMM, Machining Equipment, etc.), and for assuring the accuracy and reliability of those processes and continuously improving the performance and cost of computer controlled manufacturing processes.


This is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

  • Provide hardware design, including I/O, response units, control units, network requirements and software.

  • Accuracy of process data based on periodic audits and reported problems. Consistency of process.

  • Implement system and provide operator training. Impact on manufacturing time, cost, and capacity

  • Plant Integration and Process Applications Development

  • Gather and analyzes business process, data, and system integration requirements.

  • Conducts feasibility studies and develops system, time, equipment and cost requirements.

  • Actively participate in project execution to drive milestone deliverables

  • Designs relational data structures to support programming requirements

  • Codes programs in varied languages with focus on VBScript, C++ and Ladder Logic

  • Provide integrated SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) solutions

  • Maintain systems throughout a multi-plant division

  • Meets programming standards by following production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; identifying work process improvements; implementing new technology.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks

  • Maintain Software, Hardware, Interfacing capabilities, and Personnel status operational and current.

  • Establishing and implementing strategic plans to achieve Information Technology goals.

  • Establish a process to continuously evaluate revenues, control costs and assure company financial plans and EBIT goals are met for “IT” department and Company needs.

  • Develop staffing plans to minimize labor cost and maximize efficiency of all operations

  • Be the primary source of Information Technology policies and procedures.

  • Enforce a conduct code and confidentiality policy for employees and guests, including knowledge and compliance to all Federal, State and local laws

  • Ensure that the Information Storage and Control systems are properly maintained, including the upkeep (condition) of all equipment and software.

  • Formally review and document the performance of Information Technology staff

  • Participate in all Management meetings as applicable

  • Work with appropriate departments to help the Company implement Arconic Policies

  • Maintain and validate adherence to Arconic’s IT policies

  • Maintains hardware and software, plans and executes projects as needed to implement new and upgraded communication equipment and procedures

  • Research and analyze business problems to determine if systems solutions are advisable and available.

  • Support both large enhancements and ongoing system maintenance work simultaneously.

  • Able to work in a manufacturing environment where downtime must be minimal

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • General working knowledge of EPA and OSHA regulations.


Directly supervises employees in the IT & Control Systems departments. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsible for developing employee knowledge and creating a plan to transfer knowledge for developing future growth.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proficiency in: Proficy Plant Applications (iFix, Historian, Portal), Rockwell Automation Software (Factory Talk View, RSLinx, Factory Talk Historian), VBA, Microsoft Suite / SQL / AutoCAD / Server / Active Directory / Group Policy / Cisco

  • Experience with creating or following business analyst competencies:

  • Requirements elicitation.

  • Requirements documentation.

  • Requirements management and communication.

  • Process Workflow Diagrams

  • Ability to adjust priorities based on changing situations.

  • Ability to embrace feedback and the desire to further develop skills.

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.

  • Ability to support change through collaboration, brainstorming, asking questions, and thinking outside of the box.

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Minimum Years of Experience:


Preferred Qualifications:

•Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in IT, MIS, Computer Science, Electrical or instrumentation field, Engineering from an accredited institution.

•Minimum of 3 years experience in an plant based IT/ Engineering role.

•Minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience

Primary Location:


Minimum Education Required:


Minimum Travel Required:


Basic Qualifications:

•Associates Degree in IT, MIS, Computer Science, Electrical or instrumentation field from an accredited institution.

•Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Business Unit:

Arconic Engines

Job Type:


Compliance With the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits). We live our Values and measure our success by the success of our customers, shareholders, communities and people. Arconic’s success is driven by the advantage created by the collective efforts of its employees, and is dependent upon a diverse, inclusive environment that embraces change, new ideas, respect for the individual and fosters an equal opportunity for success. We have zero tolerance for discrimination, intimidation or harassment of any kind.