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Novelis Senior Mechanical Engineer in Spokane Valley, Washington

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will provide support for the mechanical portion of capital engineering projects, specifically with a focus on Cold End (recycling) process equipment. These capital projects incorporate new technologies requiring process and equipment expertise for construction, commissioning, and startup phases.


  • Act as a mechanical subject matter expert for equipment in various areas of the recycle and remelt processes, including the cold end, hot end, and casting areas.

  • Provide innovative ideas and engineering support for JTA projects focused on recycle equipment.

  • Provide support to customers with regards to recycle equipment for day to day troubleshooting and for larger capital projects.

  • Utilize CAD software such as Solidworks for design support and equipment improvements.

  • Work with external suppliers on the design and testing of equipment.

  • Maintain patent reviews / invention records / patent applications during initial product design work. Participate in projects that generate IP.

  • Responsible for the quality of assignments with moderate scope and complexity involving application of standard scientific practices, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.

  • Propose, justify, and lead moderately complex projects for a site or segments of larger projects with regional or global impact. Work cohesively with teams of other engineers to execute project objectives.

  • Manage and coordinate schedules for clear communications with project team and project stakeholders.

  • Plan for resources and expenditures that impact project timelines.

  • Deliver data, reports, and communication to project stakeholders.

  • Utilize equipment in a safe operating manner.

  • Perform any and all of the above responsibilities with a safety-focused mindset.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields.

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience, or equivalent experience.

  • Strong understanding of aluminum recycling process and equipment.

  • High level experience with Solidworks design software.

  • Intermediate experience with drafting techniques.

  • High level skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Utilizes sound engineering and time management skills to accomplish a wide variety of technical tasks on the plant/regional level.

  • Considers fundamental aspects in problem solving (e.g. economics, operating, maintenance and technical) in area of responsibility.

  • Able to effectively present technical information to peers or superiors in the technical community.

  • Proven ability to work independently as well as lead/participate on teams and work in a matrix environment.

  • Proven experience as a self-starter, who effectively manages multiple tasks, achieves results with minimal supervision and possesses excellent documentation and record-keeping skills.

  • Position will require travel to support customer base, build understanding of prospective technologies, and support capital projects. Ability to travel globally up to 50% annually depending on project needs.

  • Knowledge specific to rolled aluminum products and related processes, with the ability to implement and identify simple or site-specific process improvements preferred.

Novelis recognizes its talented and diverse workforce as a key competitive advantage. Novelis provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. All terms and conditions of employment at Novelis including recruiting hiring placement promotion termination layoffs recalls transfers leaves of absence compensation and training are without regard to race color religion age sex national origin disability status genetics protected veteran status sexual orientation gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal provincial or local laws.

iCIMS Requisition Number: 2021-38231

Name: Novelis Manufacturing Excellence

Job Type: Standard

Street: Novelis Technology Center, 16004 E. Euclid