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Moline, IL 61265
Last Updated: March 26, 2018





At Alcoa, our goal is to be the best company in the world. Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Alcoa’s businesses as a single solution to customers. This position is within Alcoa's North American Aerospace & Automotive Products Business Unit. AAP produces the widest variety of aluminum sheet and plate products in the world. Our aluminum is the foundation for many products serving customers in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, building and construction, and automotive systems and distribution. The successful candidate will have the following major responsibilities:

•Provide systems, written, and verbal communication within the Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Shipping areas to prioritize activities that drive customer delivery performance while balancing operating efficiencies, costs, and inventory impacts.

• Improve delivery performance by increasing focus on connections of downstream Production Center’s to their suppliers

• Interface regularly with external customers, including conference calls and plant visits

• Create plans to react appropriately to urgent customer requirements and communicate actions required to the operating departments.

• Coordinate changes to customer orders between Sales, Operating, Metallurgical and Supply Chain Management.

• Monitor metal allocation for depot orders, planning material flow to supply metal to customer orders on time with the appropriate lead time.

• Facilitate order identification, order entry, and flowpath management for outside processing on the orders and flowpaths assigned to them. 

•Provide direction to outside processors as needed.

• Act as a change agent within SCM to drive systemic delivery solutions for the plant.

• Support scheduling of production centers as-needed.

• Support occasional coverage of weekend SCM duties in a rotation with other team members.

This position is administered at an internal job band of 25 depending on qualifications and experience.

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor Degree
  • The incumbent must be articulate, computer literate, and have outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • They are also expected to have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop and implement systemic solutions to chronic delivery issues.
  • A working knowledge of ABS tools or lean manufacturing principles is also required.
  • With an increased level of experience and proficiency, the incumbent will be expected to perform the duties of the job with little direction.
  • It is also expected that the incumbent will take on special assignments related to delivery, scheduling, planning, and the implementation of SCM teams.
  • The candidate must be comfortable on the floor in a heavy manufacturing environment, as well as being able to support limited weekend overtime as required.
  • The candidate should be comfortable working in high pressure situations related to customer deadlines, communications with upper management, and external customer interfaces.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor Degree in supply chain or business related field.
  • Prior experience within SCM, as well as a working knowledge of fabricating and administrative processes in the plant order fulfillment process, is preferred.
  • A high level of understanding of the capabilities of the production equipment in the plant is also useful.



Position at Amplified Local


Amplified Local, a division of Lee Enterprises, Inc., is seeking an Account Manager.  The pivotal role of the Account Manager is responsible for facilitation and support in the timely and satisfactory fulfillment of advertiser’s digital products. They will be responsible for coordinating communications between sales team, the customer and the fulfillment team in order to hit deadlines.

The Account Manager will be instrumental in the translation of the advertiser’s business goals into the creative concept of all products they purchase. They will also be the customer’s advocate and primary point of contact on the fulfillment team.

Responsibilities include brainstorming with internal fulfillment team to determine a successful creative approach to advertiser needs, day-to-day liaison between sales team, advertiser and internal fulfillment teams, developing and maintaining effective communication and appropriate working relationships with sales team, advertiser and internal fulfillment teams.  Qualified candidate must stay up-to-date on all evolving product and industry best practices

Qualified candidates should have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interface with all levels in an organization.  Project management experience and previous experience in digital media preferred.  Ideal candidate will be a self starter, able to work independently and handle multiple ongoing tasks with rapidly changing priorities.  Understanding of Google Analytics and related tracking technologies and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) preferred.

This position offers medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.  Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST.  If interested, please apply online.

Amplified Local is a Drug-Free Employer.  Amplified Local ( and Lee Enterprises, Inc. ( are Equal Opportunity Employers.



Sets up, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and operates hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, instrumentation, and electrical systems and equipment in a team environment to conduct laboratory and field tests of agricultural implements and component assemblies and parts to obtain engineering data for product development and improvement.


Various hand and power tools, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic, instrumentation, and test equipment and vehicles, precision measuring tools, computers, dynamometers, agricultural equipment and components, and engines.


Work is not closely supervised, must maintain a safe work environment.

Details are dependent on the duties assigned, but generally consist of:

  • Traveling for field testing and reporting approximately 40 percent of the year.
  • Working in a self-directed team environment where work is not closely directed or supervised.
  • Effectively working with engineers and customers in planning, developing, implementing, and analyzing the results of laboratory and field test processes.
  • Performing all work required for product development, testing and evaluation at the John Deere Global Crop Harvesting Product Development Center and other locations in North America and worldwide.
  • Setting up and conducting laboratory tests on experimental equipment and components using electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical instrumentation to determine performance, power, efficiency, environmental impact, vibration, fatigue, durability, and operational characteristics.
  • Developing, building, calibrating, installing, maintaining, and operating electronic, electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical instrumentation and test equipment in the experimental test laboratory and instrumentation vehicles.
  • Conducting tests to obtain engineering data for evaluation and design of agricultural equipment and components.
  • Assembling, disassembling, diagnosing problems, overhauling, repairing, adjusting, and testing experimental agricultural equipment and components, performing major mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic work to determine the accuracy of specifications, part dimensions, adjustments, functional performance, stability, durability, and field service feasibility characteristics.
  • Setting up and maintaining test fixtures and stands, associated controls, and instrumentation.
  • Checking, servicing, and calibrating test equipment to keep it in satisfactory working condition.
  • Maintaining inventory of equipment.
  • Possibly coaching and directing other team members.


  • Associates or Bachelors degree in technology-related field (Electronic Engineering Technology, Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Agricultural Systems Management, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Agricultural Technology Management, etc) 
  • Hands-on aptitude
  • Willingness to travel
  • Valid driver’s license

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Function:

Operates the Building Automation System which controls the entire utilities of the administration buildings.  Operates, adjusts and maintains all mechanical equipment in the boiler room of the administration buildings (boilers, pumps, air compressors, fans, water treatment equipment, etc.).  Inspects, adjusts, maintains, lubricates and takes readings of all equipment remote to the boiler rooms following a tour schedule.  Maintains close liaison with the Building Automation System.  Performs emergency mechanical and electrical maintenance tasks, with proper PPE, as required.

Types of Machines, Tools and Equipment Used or Operated:

Includes, but not limited to, boilers, motors, compressors, fans, refrigerators, lubrication equipment, recording devices, log books, stationary and portable power tools, hand tools of various types, measuring instruments, ladders, hand trucks, material handling equipment and computer applications such as Building Automation System, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Excel.

Job Details:

  • Receives general instructions from supervisor.
  • Work is not closely supervised.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude and a high sense of responsibility.
  • Maintains a 5S compliant work environment.
  • Continuously monitors and operates equipment and systems controls at the Building Automation Control Center and observes the Building Automation System for the purpose of detecting mechanical inefficiencies, failures and other problems that might occur to the utilities in the administration buildings.
  • Reports malfunctions to maintenance staff and supervisor.
  • Initiates notification system in case of emergencies to alert maintenance staff.
  • Maintains logs and records.
  • Inspects, adjusts, lubricates and maintains all utility equipment outside the boiler room and performs maintenance tasks as required.
  • Responds to alarms from the Building Automation System and makes needed adjustments or repairs.
  • Operates, adjusts, lubricates and maintains all the utility equipment in the boiler room which includes boilers, refrigeration equipment, pumps, air compressors, fans, water treatment equipment, etc.
  • Cleans equipment, work area and performs other miscellaneous duties inherent to the job.
  • Takes water samples and conducts chemical tests on required water systems to insure proper water treatment and orders required chemicals.


  • Experience operating, inspecting, adjusting, lubricating and maintaining utility equipment
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.