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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.

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Lab Analyst

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.

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


Job Summary: 

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


Required Education/Experience:

  • A High School Diploma or GED


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Good mechanical aptitude to safely and efficiently operate equipment including testing equipment, band saw, milling machines, lathe, drill presses, hand tools, etc.
  • Good mathematical written skills to accurately analyze and report all types of test results.
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work responsibly without direct supervision in a team environment.  Good communication skills to interact with other analysts.
  • Basic problem-solving skills and ability to exchange and explain technical information.
  • Must have good safety awareness and record.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform all tasks in a safe manner, adhering to all company, department, and EHS policies and procedures
  • Must have a good working knowledge of ISO/IATF Lab-related Procedures
  • Determine and report the chemical analysis of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods via optical emissions spectroscopy, including sample preparation.
  • Determine and report the mechanical properties of finished goods in accordance with the prescribed company, federal, military, and/or all other specifications required by the customer, including sample preparation.
  • Perform daily calibration checks on equipment necessary to perform the above testing and make necessary adjustments as required and permitted.
  • Perform other metallurgical inspection functions as required by the company and/or customer requirements (e.g. – ultrasonic inspection, grain size analysis).



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.

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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:  Jun 23, 2022

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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