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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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Quality 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 is critical to the day to day operations in the Laboratory for testing and certification. Candidate must have proven problem-solving capabilities in real time and the technical proficiency to understand the metallurgy of tensile, mechanical and chemical testing.  This position reports to the Quality Manager. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Required to report all non-conforming material immediately 
  • Ability to make continuous improvement recommendations
  • Assists Quality Manager in the performance of his duties to meet customers specific requirements.
  • Builds and Maintains profiles within QTS and updates the system as required to maintain compliance to Hydro Policies and procedures
  • Builds and Maintains profiles within QTS and updates the system as required to maintain compliance to Hydro Policies and procedures
  • Informs the CSR’s with necessary customer requirement to facilitate the required mechanical and chemical testing of products
  • Assists and or leads off-site sorting of products either in-house or at customers locations
  • Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals and ensure product quality
  • Analyze quality data and prepare reports.
  • Perform quality testing of products in the lab as well on the Extrusion floor.
  • Perform internal and process audits and reports audit findings.
  • Assists the Quality Manager in implementation of record management procedures
  • Creates lab certifications for products being tested in the lab. Works with customer service to coordinate the release and shipment of referrals for NCM to the customer
  • Trained to effectively operate equipment in the laboratory ranging from CNC sample preparation to tensile testing and measurement of parts with all instruments in the lab including the Keyence, and the Haas Mini mill
  • Must understand the function of the QTS laboratory information management system and how it interfaces with the Zwick laboratory hardware
  • Understands all applicable industry specs, and deploys those requirements at a 100 % compliance level within the lab


Job Requirements:

  • Interprets engineering drawings, aluminum standards, data publications and understands customer requirements / standards
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively
  • Ability to multitask, maintain priorities and take direction from multiple sources.
  • Must be computer literate, able to use various computer programs / systems in the performance of his / her duties
  • Candidate should have compliant mindset, be ethical with a high degree of integrity as these are critical to the role
  • Works with the Quality Manager to investigate complaints, updating internal management process. (EX. Complaint Pro Quality Management System)
  • Instructs the Supervisor and Extrusion employees on the Quality Management System, procedures and work instructions.        
  • Inspects defective parts when they are received back from customers, informing Quality Manager of inspection outcome


Education and Work Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • A college degree is preferred, with equivalent automotive work experience is required
  • Prior manufacturing experience desirable with experience working with Quality Management Systems. (EX. ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016)


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Benefits start immediately (day 1)
  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave


At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before:  

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:  Jul 30, 2022

North Liberty, IN, US, 46554

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

Nearest Major Market: South Bend

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