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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.

PLC Technician

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


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

Pay Range: Expected Wage: $32.00


Shifts Available and Hours: Monday-Friday

                                               Days (1st) – 6:30am – 3pm

                                               Evenings (2nd) – 2:30pm -11pm

40 hours/week with availability for overtime



Shift Premium: 2nd shift - $2.00/hour extra 



Job Summary: 

PLC Technicians will apply technical knowledge to install, repair, write, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of electrical and electronic equipment and controls related to production and building equipment, including motors, servos, steppers, relays, circuit breakers, pic’s, proximity sensors, machine and process controls, circuits, alarms, and communication systems.


Required Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2-year Technical Degree or Certification in Electronics or Automation/Programming functions. - Preferred
  • 3 years plus of maintenance experience diagnosing PLC Logic
  • 3 years plus of maintenance experience troubleshooting PLC logic
  • 3 years plus of maintenance experience editing/modifying PLC logic

Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Extensive experience in troubleshooting, interpreting, modifying, and programming PLCs. 
  • Working knowledge of Allen Bradley PLCs. 
  • Experience using Control logic and ladder logic. 
  • Ability to draw out PLC/Electrical circuits. 
  • Maintain PLC systems by ensuring backups of all programs are available and spare parts are available for the existing systems. 
  • Knowledge of industrial electrical, including advanced electrical (three phase 460 volt and higher) design, sizing of components and installations, etc.  
  • Must have knowledge of electrical systems including motors, air compressors, pumps, AC, DC, drive troubleshooting, etc.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoots electrical devices in operation. Dismantles and examines devices to gain access to and remove defective parts. Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments, repairs or replaces defective parts.  
  • Troubleshoots, designs, upgrades, and installs electrical equipment, circuits, and systems. 
  • Research supplies, parts, and machines needed to complete work orders.  
  • Work with maintenance technicians to troubleshoot instrument and PLC problems. 
  • Work with engineering personnel in determining routine changes to programming on the PLCs and HMIs.  
  • Support projects involving PLCs by overseeing contractors and / or writing the PLC and HMI programming themselves.  


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

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.   

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.




Posted on:  Mar 17, 2023

City of Industry, CA, US, 91748

Department:  Shift 1
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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