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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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Mechanical Engineer Technician

Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.



Performs a variety of engineering project assignments in the largest aluminum extrusion mill in North America.  Provide hydraulic and machine design expertise and general mechanical engineering knowledge of assigned projects.  Involves the upgrade and design of equipment, specification of materials and services, supervision of installation, start up and troubleshooting of new and existing equipment. Must be able lead projects from definition of project scope through final execution while working with diverse plant project teams.  Must be able to lead contractors and support plant maintenance team to ensure equipment functionality and reliability. Provides recommendations to increase equipment efficiency and overall production system efficiency and reliability. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage a variety of projects simultaneously: Provide alternate solutions. Provide cost estimates. Develop scope of work for project. Provide /Design drawings and specifications for project. Verify project design meets all regulatory codes and regulation, including Sapa standards. Provide requisitions and work orders for completion of project. Provide direction to labor force to complete projects.
  • Work with internal and external engineering resources, equipment suppliers, and construction contractors to complete assigned projects safely, on time and on budget.
  • Perform a variety of engineering tasks such as analytical problem solving, design calculations, review of proposals from equipment suppliers and contractors, selection of equipment and contractors, and review and approval of vendor drawings, scheduling, and cost control.
  • Provide engineering assistance to maintenance and manufacturing departments: Develop solutions for ongoing maintenance/reliability problems, evaluate equipment upgrades, update drawings to reflect changes made by maintenance, troubleshoot existing systems, coordinate/provide training and equipment documentation.
  • Communicate schedules and project status within department, with other departments within the plant, and with equipment suppliers and construction contractors.


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ heavy industrial experience, preference will be given to those with extrusion, rolling or forging experience.
  • Must have expert working knowledge of hydraulic design, troubleshooting and start-up.
  • Must have expert working knowledge of machine design and heavy machine installation and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to direct controls engineers in building machine control software to perform proper machine operations
  • Work experience in relatively high-speed manufacturing and robotics is a plus
  • Basic proficiency with AutoCAD software.
  • Solid Project Management skills



Education and Work Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in Engineering is preferred, non-degree candidates will be considered for mechanical engineering technician job classification.


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.

Please apply before: 11/30/2021 

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:  Dec 5, 2021

Cressona, PA, US, 17929

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

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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