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Quality Engineer (night shift)

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. 

Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 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: Mississauga


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave


Job Summary: As a Quality Engineer, you will provide technical expertise and leadership to the plant, contributing to meet requirements for safety, quality, environment, cost, and production performance. In addition, you will assist with delivering and reporting of capital projects. 


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing, leadership, or quality experience in the metals/mining industry.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years ‘ experience of Quality Engineering experience in heavy/metal/mining/chemical industry
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience of Project Management
  • Basic understanding of Extrusion metallurgy
  • Mathematical proficiency with a large emphasis in process and manufacturing statistics – SPC, Capability, and GRandR.
  • Knowledge and a background in control logic preferred
  • Experience with fabrication or industrial painting.
  • Proficient with MS Office.
  • VBA (Intermediate Level)
  • Read and correct PFD and P&ID (Intermediate Level)
  • Use of AutoCAD or SolidWorks.
  • Able to work in extreme heat or cold conditions.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day operational support in troubleshooting extrusion processes
  • Work directly with Quality Leads, Extrusion Supervisors and Operators in defining, implementing & sustaining process improvements
  • Assist with leading projects that improve efficiency and quality of the plant.
    1. Run-to-Recipe Improvement project
    2. Production Downtime Improvement project
    3. Scrap Improvement project
      1. Develops SPC tools and works to manage the output response to special cause variation.
  • Review data sets from historical data and SQL query to generate and implement recommendations
  • Utilize project management tools to ensure timely delivery of projects within scope and budget.
  • Identify and participate in the identification and reduction of ergonomic risks.
  • Perform system checks to ensure established system designs are functioning and being applied as designed.
  • Develop systems to support departmental and plant goals as defined in the strategic plans.
  • Work with internal and external engineering resources, equipment suppliers, and construction contractors to complete assigned projects safely, on time, and on budget.
  • Trains / Coaches Shop Floor Personnel: Supports learning organization initiative through daily teaching / coaching on the shop floor. Imparts technical knowledge of the process and reactionary logic based on process deviation observation.
  • Supports Customer Claim Resolution: Supports internal investigation of customer claims and complaints.
  • Supports Product Dispositioning: Works with TSE and Process Technicians to ensure held material is dispositioned appropriately. Provides direction to the techs.
  • Engages in Benchmarking: Works with counterparts across the organization to benchmark and standardize best practices. Works to define True North performance levels for KPIs at each unit.
  • Compliance & Ethical Behavior: Demonstrated high standard for excellence and core belief in quality compliance, accuracy in reporting and ethical behavior within a manufacturing environment (laboratories, in particular). Must be capable of coaching.


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!



At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

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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 the form below or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.

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:  Mar 30, 2024

Mississauga, ON, CA

Department:  Quality
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Canada Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

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