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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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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: The Dalles, OR


Job Summary: The Quality Engineer is responsibilities for shop-floor operator interaction, data analysis for continuous improvement of products, processes, and operator knowledge. The Quality Engineering function is the core of the quality group innovation. Resources tasked with this function should be true engineering minds who can see inefficiencies, understand the metallurgy of the product and thrive on the shop floor working to solve problems alongside the operators. They should be proficient in mass scale data analysis and interpretation and can communicate with and can relate to the mindset of an operator. Resources in these positions should be highly proficient in training and coaching.


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.
  • 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.
  • Conducts Shop Floor Trials: Coordinates internal product / process trials and serves as NATC liaison for new product development initiatives in the plant.
  • Analyzes Data Mass Scale: Utilizes mass scale data analysis and statistics to identify and resolve process issues at their root cause. Measures the process.
  • Engages in Benchmarking: Works with counterparts across the organization to benchmark and standardize best practices. Works to define True North performance levels for KPIs at each unit.
  • Compliance & Ethical Behavior: Demonstrated high standard for excellence and core belief in quality compliance, accuracy in reporting and ethical behavior within a manufacturing environment (laboratories, in particular). Must be capable of coaching and training direct reports on subjects of compliance and ethic


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy is preferred but a degree in a related field will be considered
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a related role preferably in a manufacturing environment


Demonstrated Abilities:

  • Good problem-solving skills including the use of the problem-solving tools such as A3’s, fishbones, 5 why’s, etc.
  • Understanding the calibration process including the scheduling and maintenance of equipment.
  • In-depth knowledge of a world class 5S program
  • Understanding legal and compliance issues including maintaining a dept. that understands and complies with all ethical and legal requirements
  • Understanding the quality and lab inventory, vendors and supply system to ensure critical parts and components are always available
  • Understanding tier 3 level of PPAP’s for automotive applications including part submission warrants, FMEA’s and control plans.
  • Understanding the homogenizing survey process and ensuring schedule is maintained.



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

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.

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Posted on:  Jan 6, 2022

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211 Vancouver, WA, US, 98660 Portland (OR), OR, US, 97220 The Dalles, OR, US, 97058

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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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