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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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Electromechanical 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: City of Industry, CA


This position is located at:            18111 Railroad Street

                                                           City of Industry, CA 91748


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


Expected Salary Range: $77,856 - $122,651


Job Summary: 

This position will work with all levels of management. Programs, trouble shoots, modifies, maintains, upgrades (Electrical/Mechanical) and backs up all PLC and computer software associated with the production equipment. Works with Manager, other Engineers, PLC Techs, Supervisor, Mechanics, and Electricians to support projects, PM, PdM and repairs.



Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, Electrical, and or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years Electro-mechanical controls experience. 
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC-5, SLC-500, ControlLogix, PanelView and PanelView Plus


Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the following industrial control communication protocols: ControlNet, Ethernet, DH+, Remote I/O, Device Net.
  • Working knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical schematics, and combustion control systems.
  • Knowledge of Windows operating system, PC/software configurations, and how PLC software works with computer operating systems.
  • Fluent in AutoCAD & SolidWorks.
  • Prior knowledge of aluminum alloy extrusion
  • Proven history of successful machine integration and automation.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures equipment is operating correctly and communicates effectively with operations team and maintenance to resolve any shortcomings or make modifications.
  • Ensures proper/safe operation of equipment and communicates & troubleshoots issues effectively to the proper resources and frontline leadership.
  • Support scheduled Preventative Maintenance of the press line.
  • Optimize Presses performance through continuous improvement efforts, minimization of dead cycle time, downtime, and creation of Standardized Work / JSA’s.
  • Drives implementation of new technology and plant improvements. 
  • Programming, modify, troubleshooting and documentation of PLC, PMC, HMI, VFD, etc.
  • Manages electrical design / approvals of new equipment. 
  • Develops plant equipment specifications. 
  • Design and install retrofits to existing systems and supports projects of all sizes.
  • Train and mentor maintenance technicians in-terms of machinery controls. 
  • Occasionally creates and maintains plant equipment drawings using AutoCAD. 
  • Assists plant engineering and maintenance departments in selecting and standardizing equipment, software, device upgrades, drivers, and interfaces to improve equipment operation and control system reliability.
  • Provides written documentation of changes to Technical Services Manager, Reliability Engineer, Maintenance Supervisor, Electro-Mechanical/PLC Techs, and notifications to all maintenance employees when significant changes are made to control systems so that troubleshooters on all shifts are aware of recent changes.
  • Communicates within department, and with other technical specialists in IT and plant engineering departments, as needed to resolve problems that are beyond your ability to correct
  • Analyzing manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, and throughput.
  • Confers with suppliers in determining product specifications and arranging equipment, parts, or material purchase, and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
  • Assists with installation, start-up, and maintenance of plant/facility electrical equipment and control systems, with emphasis on troubleshooting PLC-based control systems and electrical troubleshooting.
  • Contacts equipment suppliers for technical support, as needed.
  • Working closely with production department to develop, coordinate, and implement technical training for employees.
  • Provides engineering support in production departments to trouble shoot and resolve technical problems.





Care, Courage, & Collaboration

We care about Safety!

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.  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:  Sep 19, 2023

City of Industry, CA, US, 91748

Department:  City of Industry, CA
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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