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Aluminium Smelter - Cast-house Specialist (ACE)

Requisition ID:  255163

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/30/2022


Company Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Exp Level: 20+ years




This position is for a Senior Specialist in Aluminium Centre of Excellence having minimum 20 years’ experience in detail engineering of large modern Aluminium smelters. The casthouse specialist requires knowledge of specialized equipment on liquid metal handling, holding and angling furnaces and metal purification equipment, various semi-finished casting machines including ingot casters, Sow casters, HDC, VDC and billet, slab, and tee ingot casters as well as Dross systems, cooling water system and the safety procedures required for liquid metal handling. Experience on various specialized billet and slab handling, sawing, bundling and automated inspection systems are also required.




Applies expertise in a specialized field of engineering. Has technical responsibility for independently interpreting, identifying and defining problems. Conducts or leads special studies on latest technologies, methods, and materials. Carries out special or unique studies requiring unconventional or novel approaches or research techniques. Uses all available guides and precedents and expands and develops where these contain critical gaps. Serves as consultant to project providing advice on assignments having unique features. Supports preparation of and reviews discipline estimates, discipline work plans, budgets and schedules.


Leads in the formulation of engineering concepts during preliminary design phases and presents these to client. Presents papers and keeps abreast of technological developments in a specialty, keeping engineering management informed of important new advances.


Provides technical guidance to engineers, as required. Assists in the development and coordination of training programs for Bechtel personnel. Maintains contacts with client representatives, suppliers, regulatory authorities, consultants and Bechtel personnel as required to obtain and exchange information pertinent to assignments.




A recognized degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university, or a professional license in an appropriate discipline from a recognized licensing board, to meet job requirements.


Work experience: Detail design engineering experience is must. Experience in startup, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities or process plants is desirable. Knowledge of systems engineering, calculations, applications, construction methods and materials. Good working knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and design criteria in the specialty.


Has the capability to develop procedures and design guides and demonstrated knowledge of computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to perform calculations.


Good knowledge of 2-D and 3-D computer aided design tools.


Skill in oral and written communication. Has participated in technical society committee or a code committee.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.