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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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Hydraulics Specialist

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 Extrusions North America (ENA) is seeking an energetic and experienced oil hydraulics expert.

The position is responsible for tuning hydraulic extrusion equipment and monitoring other Non-Destructive testing to achieve optimal performance and reliability across all Hydro Extrusion North America locations. This position reports directly to the Director of Reliability. The job requires extensive travel (80%), and the home office will be based in the United States.


Job Location: 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


Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years industrial hydraulics experience.
  • BS in Engineering is preferred or hydraulic experience without a BS in Engineering will be considered.


  • Knowledge of extrusion press hydraulics helpful.
  • PLC programming knowledge for the purpose of tuning hydraulic systems.
  • Experience in using change management principles to successfully change organizational culture.
  • Demonstrated engineering experience in Asset Strategy, PdM, PM, and Problem Solving.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Hydraulic systems
  • Read and interpret hydraulic drawings
  • PLC experience in hydraulic systems.
  • Basic controls and electrical systems.
  • Good Computer Skills. (Includes knowledge of Microsoft products as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project, CAD experience is preferred). Experience with data analysis from a computerized management system is helpful.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform testing and tuning to ensure no hydraulic shock is occurring during operation that can result in early hydraulic system failures.
  • Tune hydraulic equipment to OEM standards ensuring dead cycle times are maintained at design levels for productivity and equipment reliability.
  • Trouble shoot hydraulic issues when plant resources require support.
  • Coordinate all activities through the local Maintenance Manager.  Coordination with the Supply Chain Manager in the event of required scheduled outages.
  • Work within
  • Perform root cause analysis on hydraulic failures with emphasis on preventing and/or delaying future failures to increase mean time between failure.
  • Ability to travel extensively.


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.

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.

Posted on:  Sep 23, 2022

Moon Township, PA, US, 15108 Elkhart, IN, US, 46514 St.Augustine, FL, US, 32086 Spanish Fork, UT, US, 84660 Monett, MO, US, 65708 Rockledge, FL, US, 32955 Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211 Sidney, OH, US, 45365 Delhi, LA, US, 71232 North Liberty, IN, US, 46554 Gainesville, GA, US, 30504 Cressona, PA, US, 17929 Connersville, IN, US, 47331 Yankton, SD, US, 57078 Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043 Mountain Top, PA, US, 18707 City of Industry, CA, US, 91748 Troy, MI, US, 48084 Rosemont, IL, US, 60018

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

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

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