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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.  

Headquartered in Norway and with more than a century of experience in renewable energy, technology and innovation, Norsk Hydro, the only fully integrated company in the aluminium sector, has 32,000 employees on 140 sites across 40 countries. Hydro combines local expertise, global reach and unrivaled R&D capabilities to serve its more than 30,000 customers. Besides producing primary aluminium, extruded products and recycling, Norsk Hydro also mines bauxite, refines alumina and generates power to become the only 360° company in the global aluminium industry. Present across the entire value chain, Norsk Hydro is committed to improving the lives of its customers and communities by shaping a sustainable future through innovative aluminum solutions.

‘Hydro Extrusions’ is one of the 4 branches of activity of the Norsk Hydro group (besides ‘Hydro Bauxite Alumina’, ‘Hydro Aluminum Metal’, and ‘Hydro Energy’). ‘Hydro Extrusions’ serves customers across all industries, from automotive and mass transportation to building and construction, electronics, offshore and marine. Our experts help design and manufacture custom extrusions through to fully fabricated components.

'Hydro Extrusions' is present in the Benelux with 7 factories (4 BE, 3 NL), with nearly 1,000 employees, thus offering a wide range of possibilities in extrusion, manufacturing and surface treatment solutions for our customers.

On the Ghlin site, near Mons, is the largest foundry of the Extrusion Europe group (9 foundries). Equipped since 2019 with a 2nd state-of-the-art melting furnace, the Ghlin site aims to become the benchmark in green and sustainable aluminium recycling, and we are on the verge of becoming CO2 neutral in the near future. To achieve these ambitious objectives, a vast investment program in production equipment and facilities is being deployed. At the same time, a strengthening of the organizational structure is also underway. In this context we are recruiting a (m/f):


You will be supporting the Casthouse Production Manager in process optimization and continuous improvement:


  • Improve the degassing, casting, ultrasonic inspection and homogenization processes in order to reduce costs, energy consumption and melt loss.
  • Analyze and map existing processes, analyze all parameters in order to detect anomalies, bottlenecks, yield, and quality losses.
  • Perform internal process and product audits, and perform statistical process control of all process steps.
  • Provide expert technical and process support for quality issues and audits.
  • Together with the Production Manager, help spread a culture of operational excellence through 5S, Lean Manufacturing,.. and other programs.
  • Benchmark with other Hydro casthouses throughout Europe and work on specific developments with our European R&D Center.
  • Strong involvement in future investments in furnaces and installations for treatment, sorting and inspection in order to reach maximum casthouse safety, flexibility and sustainability.



Your profile:


  • A higher degree in engineering is a must, preferably with a metallurgy or materials science specialization. Knowledge of spectrometry is a plus.
  • Some experience in a casthouse / foundry /… is useful, perhaps with knowledge of aluminum, but young graduates are encouraged to apply
  • You prefer a combination of hands-on work in an industrial environment and in-depth analysis of processes
  • You are passionate about your chosen field, happy to share your knowledge and with your colleagues in production, quality, maintenance and metal management and on the shop floor.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment, fluent in French and English.



Our offer:


  • A pleasant team and an informal, results-oriented company culture.
  • Extensive possibilities for personal development, training and international exchange within a world-wide industry leader.
  • An attractive salary package with company car and benefits.
  • The opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future through innovative aluminum solutions.


Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for the position.

Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way.
Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability.


How to apply: 

Interested? Please send your CV to Jan Vandenhende via , more details via mail or +32 477 328534. We guarantee a fast and discrete treatment of your application.

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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.

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Posted on:  27 Mar 2024

Ghlin, BE, 7011

Department:  Production
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde SA / Ghlin NV
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