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Alcoa Inc. | Ferndale, WA
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Job Description

Works under the direction of a Staff or Process Engineer on the following engineering special projects in the Maintenance department: Collect power system equipment and cable data (e.g. cable lengths, cable sizes, conduit material, fuse sizes, circuit breaker catalog number and settings, transformer nameplate info) Enter collected power system data into Easypower model Use Easypower software to calculate arc flash hazards and print labels Apply labels on equipment in field Formulate and propose solutions for resolving exposure issues for areas of the plant where arc flash hazard is higher than allowed (> 40 cal.cm-2) Enhance utility of plant Easypower file by adding equipment and load details on equipment such as MCCs and Power distribution panels Assist with building and prioritizing 10-year capital projects plan for the entire substation and power distribution system for Alcoa Intalco Works Assist with formulating, documenting and standardizing maintenance procedures for Low Voltage (LV) switchgear, LV circuit breakers, grounding, and associated equipment Assist with formulating, documenting and standardizing maintenance procedures for High Voltage (HV) switchgear, HV circuit breakers and switches, transformers, grounding, and associated equipment Become familiar with aspects of an Aluminum Smelting operation Basic Qualifications Pursuing BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering- with a minimum 3.0 GPA and some experience in data analysis. Preferred Qualifications Previous work experience is a plus, with knowledge of reliability systems and principles. Good analytical problem solving abilities coupled with Strong communications and interpersonal skills.

About Alcoa Inc.

Alcoa Inc. (Alcoa) is engaged in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined. It's products are used worldwide in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, building and construction, oil and gas, defense, and industrial applications. Alcoa is a global company operating in 35 countries. North America and Europe generated 54% and 26%, respectively, of Alcoa's sales during the year ended December 31, 2008. In addition, Alcoa has investments and activities in Australia, Brazil, China, Iceland, Guinea and Russia. In June 2009, Platinum Equity Holdings completed the acquisition of the wire harness and electrical distribution business of Alcoa.