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30+ days ago

*Manager, Transportation and Logistics Services

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

- Lead all aspects of the day to day activities of both Howmet Logistics and Transportation Services. - Set the vision of the organization, establish… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

*Project Finance Manager

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

This position provides an ideal opportunity for a finance professional who desires career growth within Alcoa, a values-based company that offers… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

*Facilities Engineering Manager

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

This high-profile position will apply Lean Manufacturing and other continuous improvement initiatives to manage the physical infrastructure of the… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

*Metallurgical Engineer

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

include, but are not limited to, the following: • Support manufacturing in the processing of castings through all operations • Maintain… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Manager, Production Control

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

• Lead the plant level monthly Supply Planning Meeting to review the results of Rough Cut Capacity Planning on the Demand Plan. Create the rolling… CareerBuilder


18 days ago

*New Product Introduction (NPI) Program Manager

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

This position is responsible for managing all Aerospace and Industrial Gas Turbine NPI programs within the Alcoa Howmet LaPorte Casting facility. The… CareerBuilder


7 days ago

Automation & Process Controls Technician

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Maintain accurate records for all robot/automation programs and all changes to these… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

*Process Engineer

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

Requirements of the position also include support of manufacturing through process control & improvement initiatives, assume responsibility for… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

*Senior Buyer - Procurement Operations

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

The Senior Buyer - Procurement Operations, is accountable and responsible for executing the Day-to-Day Procurement of assigned commodities. This… CareerBuilder


22 hrs ago

APP Corporate Process Owner - Post-Cast Processing – new

Alcoa Inc La Porte, IN +2 locations

•Acting as a conduit between the Research Center and manufacturing facilities to ensure that technology needs are communicated and new technology is… CareerBuilder


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    It was a badly aging factory in a dying Midwestern industrial backwater of a town, peopled by unskilled geriatrics.

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    Former Employee - Programmer in LaPorte, IN
    Former Employee - Programmer in LaPorte, IN

    I worked at Alcoa full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Actually, the pay was fairly high, considering the area, and the skills and education of the people doing much of the work - too high, actually, in many cases.

    Cons

    Most of the people there were nearing sixty, and had never worked at another job in their lives. They graduated high school and came to work there. They were xenophobic, jealous of their legacy knowledge, unhelpful, unschooled, and not terribly interested in making their process or their product any better. The middle management was recruited from those who were good at doing the manual labor, and there appeared to be no other requisite for those positions. Promotion from within does not work if those promoted are not qualified. The entire culture of this facility was a holdover from the 1950s; xenophobia, paranoia, fear and distrust of anything new (especially technology). Employees commonly sabotaged one another's work in hopes of coming to favor with their supervisors.

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    Clean house. Do it today. I can't actually specify my job because there were so few people doing it that it would be easy to narrow my identity to one of just a couple people.

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