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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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Lab Analyst Leader

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: Cressona, PA


Job Summary: 


To lead the team to perform the required chemical and physical analysis on both the raw materials and the finished products of aluminum alloys and extrusions.


Job Responsibilities:

  • This leadership position requires you to perform all the duties of a Lab Analyst and the ability to safely lead the team, while delivering the required results to meet customer on time delivery.
  • Successful bidders will be accountable for all safety, health and environmental issues related to this position.
  • Prepares, analyzes, and reports physical & chemical properties of chemical analysis samples and finished extrusions in accordance with testing procedures and industry/customer required specifications.
  • Responsible for maintaining Sample flow through the Lab in most efficient manner and accountable for Lab Sampling Delivery on time.
  • Acts as a liaison between other mill departments to ensure testing is scheduled to ensure high customer on time delivery goals
  • Operates, maintains, performs preventive maintenance, and calibrates various types of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains preparation and testing equipment, performs laboratory safety audits.
  • Performs other metallurgical tests as required to satisfy customer and company requirements.
  • Performs and assists with other Metallurgical testing as required to maintain on time delivery including the reworking of test failures, as needed. 


Required Education/Experience:

  • Good mechanical aptitude to safely and efficiently operate equipment including testing equipment, band saw, milling machines, lathe, drill presses, hand tools, etc.
  • Good computer, mathematical, written, and problem-solving skills to accurately analyze and report all types of test results.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to lead a team of laboratory analysts to ensure timely testing of laboratory samples in the safest manner possible.
  • Previous Supervisory and/or Laboratory/Quality experience preferred. Associate degree or other post-secondary education preferred.
  • Must have good safety awareness and record.


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
  • On-site Gym & Café


Salary Range: $55,000- $64,000/ year, based on experience

This is a night shift position- 6:00 pm to 6:00 am on an EOWEO (Every Other WeekEnd Off) schedule.


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.   


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:  Jan 24, 2023

Cressona, PA, US, 17929

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

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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