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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.

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Controls Engineer

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 Summary: 

Hydro North American is dedicated to working together with customers to develop solutions that help meet their needs.  The product development team is a diverse group of engineers and designers working to drive the use of aluminum extrusions in North America through automation, new product development, product and system design, design for manufacturability, metallurgy, customer education and new program launch. As a result of the rapidly growing demand for aluminum in today’s market, Hydro is seeking to provide a greater focus on automation in their manufacturing processes. In this role you will support the team by providing insight on intelligent systems and industrial controls, as well as helping in the development of controls processes and procedures for our plant teams.


This position will provide you with the opportunity to use your engineering skills to drive new automation projects, expand your knowledge of aluminum design and industrial manufacturing processes, and work with colleagues in a wide variety of disciplines, from manufacturing engineers to market analysts. This person will work closely with our plants manufacturing teams as well as working closely with integrators, robotic vendors, and other industrial suppliers.


Job Location: Remote  #remote


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


Salary Range:  $106,000-$115,000


Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of Controls/Mechatronics engineer preferable in a production environment.
  • B.S. in Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent work experience.



Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with metals (aluminum preferred) and manufacturing processes.
  • Knowledge of integration tools, PLC’s, robotics, industrial communication, SCADA, and programming.
  • Machine vision focusing on vision measurement strongly desirable
  •  Allen Bradley and Siemens controls systems
  • Ability to effectively drive projects through a manufacturing organization with limited direction.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Put the safety of yourself and the team around you first
  • Oversee the work of suppliers and integrators in accordance with project requirements including testing and validation 
  • Design Automation systems for industrial tasks
  • Review advanced electronic control systems
  • SCADA development and implementation
  • Developing and implementing process techniques and procedures into manufacturing environments.
  • Work with Product Development teams on process concepts, equipment requirements, and new technologies
  • Upgrade existing equipment with control functions
  • Analyzing manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, and throughput.
  • Conduct studies to determine the feasibility, costs, or performance benefits of new equipment
  • Consult with suppliers in determining product specifications, arranging equipment, parts, or materials, and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
  • Travel 50-60%



Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!


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.  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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Posted on:  Feb 23, 2024

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Department:  Traditional Automotive
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

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