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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.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Maintenance Multi-Craft *$1,000 sign on bonus*

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 34,000 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: 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: 10/30/2021 

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.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing this form or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.

Posted on:  Sep 20, 2021

Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Department:  Gainesville, GA
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

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