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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

PLC Technician

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: Mountain Top, PA


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Disability – Short and Long term
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility - profit sharing
  • Parental Leave (4 weeks paid leave)
  • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Annual Wages Increase


Payrate based on qualifications:  


Shifts Available and Hours: 



  • Plant/Facility Technical Electronic Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Preventative Maintenance. This position reports to the Mountaintop Maintenance Manager.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Successful bidder will be accountable for health, safety and environmental aspects related to this position
  • Provides first response to problem solving with and engages employees to resolve problems utilizing practical problem-solving techniques
  • Responsible for maintaining all maintenance assigned computers, software and activations
  • Responsible for maintaining file management for PLC Programs and other critical files
  • Assists in identifying needs and participates in training activities as needed to ensure that employees acquire skill sets that promotes flexibility across tasks where possible
  • Responsible for evaluating and providing technical assistance concerning maintenance issues and equipment reliability requirements as related to PLC process equipment
  • Responsible to assist with establishing equipment asset strategy and maintenance best practices
  • Responsible to serve as primary contact for PLC process equipment as part of the Maintenance Department Equipment Uptime Help Chain
  • Responsible to research and recommend equipment or process changes to improve overall uptime
  • Assist with installation, start-up, and maintenance of plant/facility electrical equipment and control systems, with particular emphasis on troubleshooting PLC-based control systems
  • PLC and HMI/operator interface configurations and minor/low-level changes such as adding new alarms, adding timers or other methods to eliminate problems from bouncing input contacts and other “noisy” input signals.
  • Assist operating and maintenance departments in selecting and standardizing equipment, software, device upgrades, drivers and interfaces to improve equipment operation and control system reliability
  • Provide written documentation of changes to control systems engineers and notifications to all maintenance employees when significant changes are made to control systems so that troubleshooters on all shifts are aware of recent changes
  • Communicate within department, and with other technical specialists in IT and plant engineering departments, as needed to resolve problems that are beyond your ability to correct.
  • Contact equipment suppliers for technical support, as needed.


Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge base relative to all technical non-PLC aspects (i.e., Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Combustion)
  • Working knowledge base of plantwide equipment and processes
  • Proficiency in programming/navigating and troubleshooting PLC control systems is a must
  • Experience with Allen Bradley PLC-5, SLC-500, ControLogix, and Panelview Plus is a big plus
  • Familiarity with the following industrial control communication protocols: ControlNet, Ethernet, DH+, Remote I/O, DeviceNet
  • Knowledge of Windows operating system, PC/software configurations, and how PLC software works with computer operating systems
  • Selected candidates will be required to pass written and hands on tests


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associates degree in electrical/electronic technology field preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on industrial experience with control systems


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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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:  Nov 10, 2022

Mountain Top, PA, US, 18707

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

Nearest Major Market: Scranton
Nearest Secondary Market: Wilkes Barre

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