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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.

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

Senior Quality 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 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 – Fabrication Plant

This position is located at:  402 N 44th Avenue

                                           Phoenix, AZ  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



Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy or Engineering-related degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Analysis, APQP and Six Sigma tools and methodologies.
  • ASQ-CMQ/OE, CQE, and/or Master Blackbelt (Preferred)
  • Certified IATF16949 and/or ISO9001 Lead Auditor (Preferred)
  • Core Tool knowledge (PPAP, APQP, PFMEA, MSA, Control plans, DFM)
  • Proven excellence in RCCA using 8D
  • Strong knowledge of statistical quality tools (sampling plans, capability analysis, SPC, DoE, etc.)



Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated project management experience and success in leading change
  • Strong analytical skills, problem solving, documentation and organizational skills
  • Must be a team player and have the ability to be a self-directed team player
  • Experience with Power BI and other data collection and presentation tools
  • Maintenance experience in hydraulics, PLC and electrical system preferred
  • Experience with SAP PM or other CMMS



Job Responsibilities:

  • Daily Shop Floor Problem Solving:  Works almost exclusively on the shop floor daily alongside operators infusing quality thinking and local problem solving for cultural transition.
  • Identifies Internal Issues:  Daily Gemba walks to scour the site for visible issues in the product and process.  Coordinates immediate resolution.
  • Leads Improvement Teams:  Leads formal Optimization Team / kaizen initiatives related to product quality alongside Genesis and Op Ex.  Listens to operator feedback on issues that need resolved.  Gets it done through site resources.
  • Trains / Coaches Shop Floor Personnel:  Supports learning organization initiative through daily teaching / coaching on the shop floor.  Imparts technical knowledge of the process and reactionary logic based on process deviation observation.
  • Becomes Technical Process Expert:  Becomes a subject matter expert in area of coverage (extrusion, fabrication, etc.).
  • Supports Customer Claim Resolution:  Supports internal investigation of customer claims and complaints.
  • Acts as a Liaison with the customer for Automotive Quality Issues.
  • Works closely with the Product Development Team on APQP activities with a proactive “zero defects” approach.
  • Manages / Mitigates Process Variation:  Develops SPC tools and works to manage the output response to special cause variation.  Mitigates deviations in R2R.



Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

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


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:  Mar 20, 2023

Phoenix, AZ, US, AZ 85043-2

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

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