Apply now »

Process Engineer - Extrusion Plant

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

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 30,000 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: Phoenix, AZ – Extrusion Plant 

This position is located at:       249 S. 51st Ave

                                                Phoenix, Arizona 85043


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
  • Parental Leave


Job Summary:

This Process Engineer will be assigned to Extrusion.  This position will also work closely with Maintenance in Uptime & Reliability improvement activities.  Designs plans and implements new improved process solutions to drive continuous systematic improvement and the elimination of waste in our manufacturing processes.  Leads departmental and/or plant strategic projects and initiatives, such as new CAPEX projects for equipment, new business launch, product development, etc.  This position will support quality and production in driving improvements, leading to lower PPM while improving efficiencies in rates, recoveries, and uptime.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field
  • Five plus years of manufacturing process experience in the extrusion industry


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Above average working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Strategic A3 thinker, Effective problem-solving skills, and Project management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to identify waste and the business value associated with its elimination.  Capable of facilitating diverse teams systematically through waste elimination methods.
  • Demonstrated track record of accomplishing projects in a collaborative environment.
  • Mathematical proficiency, with an emphasis on applied Statistical Process Control.
  • Strong presentation skills, including group facilitation, training, Kaizen Team Leader, and public speaking.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills are essential as this position interacts with all levels of our organization.
  • Highly motivated self-starter, enthusiastic, capable of bringing out the best in people with reward and recognition.
  • Strong working knowledge of personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, databases, presentation software, and associated networking and communication tools. 
  • Basic understanding of Casting and Extrusion metallurgy.


Job Responsibilities:

  • This position requires a passion for waste elimination and is a role model for using Lean tools and methodology.  Provides leadership, training & coaching to all leaders and team members to promote the growth of Lean thinking and culture. 
  • Accountable for leading teams of salaried and hourly team members in defining, implementing & sustaining process improvements using small experiments, Kaizen events, or CI teams.
  • Leads assist and guide teams in developing and maintaining daily management, process control systems, preventive maintenance, 5S, TPM, and problem-solving tasks.
  • Understands A3 structure and promotes the use of A3 thinking for assigned projects or continuous improvement activities. 
  • Understands the use and application of Oracle, CIMX, Recipe Management, and related systems.  Manages or uses these systems for training, storing, and accessing data, monitoring, and driving Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results. 
  • Effectively uses & analyzes process data to identify facts for decision-making in process improvement activities and to ensure improvement methods and systems are effective and sustained.
  • Ensures best practices are captured with a heavy emphasis on training, documenting, and standardizing the work across all shifts for peak performance and results. 
  • Leads or assists in key plant strategic initiatives, such as equipment up-grade selection/specifications, post-commissioning capability validation, and value stream process flow improvements.
  • Works across departments on problem-solving plant flow issues & support Maintenance on reliability & uptime. 
  • Provide weekly progress updates on assigned projects or activities as required by the Extrusion Manager. 


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.


Please apply before:  

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.

A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger.  Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Posted on:  Jun 8, 2024

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

Department:  Extrusion
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Apply now »