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Alcoa Corporation Power Systems Engineer in Massena, New York

About the location

Alcoa's U.S. portfolio includes Alcoa's corporate headquarters (ACC), Alcoa's Technology Center (ATC), four smelters, hydroelectric power and a calcined coke plant. Our Massena facility in New York State, established in 1902, is home to the longest continuously operating smelter in the world. Located on the St. Lawrence River, Massena, NY is the center for commercial, industrial, and manufacturing success in St. Lawrence County. Its four seasons of natural beauty and abundant outdoor recreational activities attract tourists and local residents to enjoy year-round. Massena's caring sense of community, affordable cost of living, and extremely low-cost locally-supplied energy, coupled with four public and private universities nearby, make Massena a great place to call home. From the Thousand Island region to explore by boat, to fishing in the St. Lawrence River, to swimming in three beautiful nearby riverside beaches, to experiencing beautiful foliage and hiking in the Fall, to snowmobiling, and many other winter sports, there's always something fun to see and do. And within a two hour drive (or less) are cosmopolitan and historic Montreal and Ottawa, Canada to the north, and to the south are the tall, beautiful views of Adirondacks and within it is Lake Placid, The Olympic Village.

About the job

We have a great opportunity available for you at Alcoa Massena to join our team as a Power Systems Engineer! This role is accountable for providing technical assistance for the maintenance and operations of multiple high and low voltage areas and transmission systems. We're looking for someone who would be accountable for both new project development and existing technical operation of the high voltage areas and Power System equipment for the Massena Operations. The position along with the Process Flow Leader will be responsible for system testing, calibration, solving problems and providing technical, maintenance and operational direction to achieve initiatives, equipment modernization and department operational goals. Future career growth is available in this role. Are you ready to face this challenge?
Provide technical guidance for the maintenance and operations of the NERC registered Bulk Electric System (BES), Rectifier Station, plant high voltage systems and Long Sault / Alcoa Utilities (Water Systems).
Play a key role in maintenance and training efforts to improve reliability of the operations of the Long Sault BES, potline power and location high voltage Power Systems equipment.
Give the department technical directions for high voltage equipment maintenance requirements
Ensure the JSA/ESA (safety procedure) system is in place for all Rectifier and Power System equipment's. Act as onsite backup to the Power System Controller and Power Supervisor (Group Leader) for vacations, training, sick leave etc.
Provide safety expertise and leadership to entire plant around high and low voltage electrical systems.
Coordinate technical and special safety initiatives as the need arises for high voltage maintenance.

About you:
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:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
Minimum of 5 years of electrical experience. 10+ years preferred
Deep electrical and operational knowledge of the Rectifier Station and Power System
Outstanding technical, communication and organization skills to assist department employees in the implementation of the area's directives
Preferred experience with transformer oil testing and maintenance requirements, system protection and coordination, calibrations, testing and SCADA knowledge.
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.

To support our teams and their families beyond the workplace, Alcoa provides an outstanding benefits package effective day one of employment! In addition to medical benefits, we offer structured work-from-home programs, employee resource group opportunities, 401K options and a first-rate vacation plan for valuable work-life balance.

Alcoa encourages applications from women, a diverse group of backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences. Alcoa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


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