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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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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: 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 all the equipment used in production. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Work safely and ensure the safety of all team members
  • 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
  • Maintain high level of housekeeping and 5s, ensuring maintenance area is clean and clear of obstructions.
  • Set up, program, engineer and operate all maintenance equipment
  • Assist/direct maintenance associates as needed on high level maintenance issues.
  • Assist engineering with new equipment designs, modifications and installations, including project management of machine upgrades, modifications or new installations
  • Provide PLC troubleshooting and programming to support all plant equipment
  • Properly update, document and maintain all PLC programs.
  • Record work in MVP
  • When conditions dictate, overtime may be required 


Job Requirements

  • Must be proficient in troubleshooting and programming of PLC’s, specifically Allen Bradley
  • Ability to calibrate temperature probes, pressure sensors, pyrometers, etc.
  • Extensive 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:

  • 5-10 years maintenance experience preferred
  • Technical degree or extensive relative PLC training with experience is required
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent


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


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:  Feb 3, 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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