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Research Engineer, Alloy Development

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

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 standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries. 


About us 
Hydro Extrusions (HE) is part of the fully integrated aluminum company Hydro. We have an unrivalled position as #1 extrusions provider globally with some 21,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents.
We deliver tailored aluminum components and solutions to customers in diversified end-markets, from automotive and mass transportation to building and construction, electronics, offshore and maritime.

Overall Role
As a Research Engineer at Innovation & Technology Extrusion Europe your technical focus will be alloy and process development for extruded products. You will be part of a highly skilled organization of researchers, with access to quality laboratories. Execution of development projects in close collaboration with Hydro Extrusions' commercial teams and customers, as well as other internal and external R&D units.

In particular, the role includes:
•    Member of the Metallurgy, Extrusion and Surfaces team.
•    Planning and execution of development projects including budgets and deliverables as a project manager.
•    Working in close contact to Hydro Extrusions customers having a key role in translating customer needs to R&D.
•    Build up professional networks incl. contacts towards Universities/Institutes and external research organizations
•    Foster innovation spirit within the I&T EE team, and collaboration between I&T departments

Key Qualifications
•    M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree in metallurgy, material science or physical engineering
•    Minimum 5 years' experience within industrial/applied R&D, including management of projects
•    Experience within aluminium industry
•    Experience from operations and/or commercial organization is a plus
•    Fluency in English, good written and oral communication skills, including the ability to translate R&D to customers and customers needs to R&D

Interpersonal Skills: 
•    Team player able to collaborate with various functions/departments and to share your knowledge and develop business opportunities
•    Self-driven, result oriented professional
•    Flexible and willing to travel 

What we offer:
For the right candidate we offer an international and collaborative workplace that will enable you to shape the role and grow your career through professional and personal development. You will have a key seat in an organization focused on value creation and get the opportunity to build a strong network, both across Hydro Extrusion and Hydro.

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.


Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way.
Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability.
Please apply online in ONE with your CV and a cover letter until 2024-08-31.

Please also note that the recruitment process begins as soon as possible and the selection is ongoing, hence the position may be filled before the application deadline.

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A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger. Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

Click here if you would like to read more about Hydro and our operations.
Posted on:  28 Jun 2024

Finspång, SE, 61281

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