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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

We are Hydro, a global family of 30,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium and metal recycling, and energy and renewables, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.

We have a proud history and are committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future by developing natural resources into innovative products and solutions. In doing so, we truly believe that our people matter the most to make the difference.

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Plant Engineer

Hydro  Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.  Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 34,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.

Job Location: Gainesville, GA

Summary: This position reports directly to the Plant Manager. This position is responsible for a broad range of duties, including new materials development and project management.  Additionally, the plant engineer performs implant and instrument design work and actively participates on multifunctional team to advance assigned projects through the design/development process. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Carries out process improvement, problem resolution, project management and employee training.
  • Performs research, work with HSE Manager to help support regulation compliance, designs and developments of processes including flow, methods, materials and equipment.
  • Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Design and implement projects/program to develop bench strength for plant maintenance.
  • Train operators, supervisors, managers, and leads in reliability-best practices and foster continuous improvement throughout the network extrusion operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Drive continuous improvement and benchmarking related to maintenance/Equipment processes for improved productivity, quality, safety, and profitability
  • Time on the floor with hands on improvements
  • Manage facility expansions including permitting, contractor support and work direction, coordination of efforts
  • Help move the plant strategy to a futuristic state including increased automation practices


Job Requirements:

  • 5-7 years in a manufacturing environment (Aluminum extrusion industry, a plus)
  • Previous experience/ best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as: Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean Manufacturing and to drive improvement.
  • Proficiency with leading office software programs (i.e. Excel, Word, Access etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles and application associated with manufacturing, quality, and engineering.
  • AutoCad experience a plus
  • Fluency in English


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree preferred


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility

At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before:  

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing the form below or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.


Posted on:  Oct 14, 2021

Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Department:  Maintenance Reliability / CRI
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

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