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PLC Technician

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: North Liberty, IN


This position requires the ability to work with area managers, supervisors, maintenance technicians, equipment suppliers, and set-up personnel to program and maintain the equipment used in production. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide PLC troubleshooting and basic programming to support plant equipment
  • Update and maintain all PLC programs
  • Assist engineering with new equipment designs, modifications and installations
  • Ensure the proper safeguarding of all production equipment.  No equipment to be used or commissioned into service unless all safety guards and interlocks are in place
  • Work safely and ensure the safety of all team members
  • Maintain high level of housekeeping and 5S

Job Requirements:

  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting and basic programming of PLC’s, specifically Allen Bradley
  • Ability to calibrate temperature probes, pressure sensors, pyrometers, etc.
  • Knowledge in troubleshooting and repairing of pneumatic and hydraulic operated machinery, equipment, complex electrical circuits, and systems
  • Ability to read and troubleshoot from schematics
  • Fluency in English, any other language is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and through teams and all levels of the workforce

Education and Work Requirements:

  • 2-5 years maintenance experience preferred
  • Technical degree or relative PLC training with experience is required 

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
  • Training available (Allen Bradley, Equipment Vendor Training, etc.)
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.

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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:  Jul 9, 2024

North Liberty, IN, US, 46554

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

Nearest Major Market: South Bend

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