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Process 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


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


Job Summary: Strategic partner on plant strategic projects and initiatives, such as new CAPEX projects for equipment, new business launch, product development, etc.  This position will support quality and production in driving improvements, leading to lower PPM while improving efficiencies in rates, recoveries, and uptime.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field preferred
  • Five plus years of manufacturing process experience in the extrusion industry is preferred


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Above average working knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Strategic A3 thinker, Effective problem-solving skills, and Project management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to identify waste and the business value associated with its elimination.  Capable of facilitating diverse teams systematically through waste elimination methods.
  • Strong working knowledge of personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, databases, presentation software, and associated networking and communication tools. 
  • Basic understanding of Extrusion metallurgy and extrusion process.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand A3 structure and promotes the use of A3 thinking for assigned projects or continuous improvement activities. 
  • Understands the use and application of SCS Recipe Management, and related systems.  Manages or uses these systems for training, storing, and accessing data, monitoring, and driving Key Performance Indicator (KPI) results. 
  • Effectively use & analyze process data to identify facts for decision-making in process improvement activities and to ensure improvement methods and systems are effective and sustained.
  • Lead or assist in key plant strategic initiatives, such as equipment up-grade selection/specifications, post-commissioning capability validation, and value stream process flow improvements.



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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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:  May 9, 2024

North Liberty, IN, US, 46554

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

Nearest Major Market: South Bend

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