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Quality Manager

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 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 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, Canada

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:

This critical position oversees the work and evaluates the effectiveness of quality resources, ensuring compliance within all quality systems and operational compliance. This position is also responsible for timely resolution of customer claims with the expectation of using engineered solutions to implement irrevocable countermeasures to correct any product, system or process anomalies.

The Quality Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager and functionally to the HE NA Director, Quality & Management Systems.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience managing quality and/or continuous improvement functions in the heavy manufacturing industry
  • Proven experience in external quality roles – depth and breadth of exposure to successful quality systems implementation and management in heavy manufacturing
  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent technical degree
  • Preferred engineering discipline in metallurgical, materials science or mechanical (in that order)

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated intensity and tenacious approach to managing safety. Understands the critical link between safety and quality
  • Focus on diversity of industrial exposure with a strong quality / improvement background and process-based thinking
  • Demonstrated proficiency in disciplined, systemic problem solving. Understands A3 / PDCA
  • Demonstrated proficiency in formal quality systems deployment (ISO 9001 / IATF 16949) including automotive quality standards
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working to enhance integrity and scope of process measurements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with customer and industry specifications and new product launch processes (APQP, PPAP)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in coaching, teaching and developing employees in needed skill sets that contribute to their personal betterment and to the betterment of the company.
  • Demonstrates critical focus on customer-facing issues

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides a safe working environment for all in the department and enable professional growth
  • Leads a team of Quality professionals to ensure the business is achieving its quality goals and improvement plans
  • Directs the business technical strategy in support of market and product development and plays a major role in shaping business strategy and developing policy across the organization
  • Facilitates decision making processes in the development of the business plan and critical operational issues
  • Focuses on the strategic outlook and plans for a product or service capability, technical or administrative functions, or production capability
  • Drives process improvement initiatives to reduce customer complaints and internal scrap
  • Other responsibilities as needed



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.

Please apply before:  

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.

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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:  Jun 12, 2024

Mississauga, ON, CA

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

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