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Maintenance Multi- Craft

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.


Job Location: Gainesville, GA


Summary: Plant/facility technical, electronic, mechanical maintenance, troubleshooting, preventative maintenance.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Place safety first, understand, enforce and embody OSHA compliance and NFPA requirements
  • Hydraulic troubleshooting and support
  • Assist with installation, start-up, and maintenance of plant/facility electrical equipment and control systems, with emphasis on troubleshooting PLC-based control systems and electrical troubleshooting.
  • Read an interpret schematics and piping diagrams
  • Ability to build small to midsized control panels to NFPA 69 standards
  • Install and align power transmissions
  • PLC and HMI/operator interface configurations and minor changes


Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of documented hands-on industrial experience with control systems and mechanical.  Must be able obtain welding certification within 6 months. The willingness to work any shift. 
  • Ability to communicate in English; Good verbal communications skills a plus
  • PLC and HMI/operator interface configurations and minor changes
  • Assist operating and maintenance departments in selecting and standardizing equipment, software, device upgrades, drivers and interfaces to improve equipment operation and control system reliability
  • Provide written documentation of changes to control systems engineers and notifications to all maintenance employees and stakeholder when significant changes are made to control systems so that troubleshooters on all shifts are aware of recent changes
  • Communicate within department, and with other technical specialists in IT and plant engineering departments, as needed to resolve problems that are beyond your ability to correct
  • Contact equipment suppliers for technical support, as needed
  • Support the day to day operations in all departments
  • Proficiency in programming/navigating and troubleshooting PLC control systems is preferred.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC-5, SLC-500, ControLogix, and Panelview Plus is a big plus.
  • Familiarity with the following industrial control communication protocols: ControlNet, Ethernet, DH+, Remote I/O, DeviceNet.
  • knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical devices, and combustion control systems is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Windows operating system, PC/software configurations, and how PLC software works with computer operating systems.
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills; must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations; must have working knowledge of power and hand tools; a steady work history.
  • Self-Starter; Ability to influence others; Adaptable to change and ability to work as a team; Ability to prioritize needs
  • Mobile Equipment Certification required (or the ability to attain this certification through Sapa training as per the Mobile Equipment Policy.
  • Selected candidates will be required to pass written and hands on tests


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Associates degree in electrical/electronic technology field preferred, or at least 5 years equivalent experience. 


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: 08/15/2020 

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 this form.

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Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Department:  Maintenance Reliability / CRI
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extruder LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

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