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Mold Engineer 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 York, Toronto


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave

Shifts Available and Hours: 

Day Shift Monday - Friday

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Job Summary: This position reports directly to the Assistant Production Manager. The Mold Engineer Tech is responsible for maintaining the Wagstaff AirSlip Billet Casting Systems to ensure each system is ready to operate safely & efficiently.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Wagstaff Training Course / 5 Day. Completion of the Wagstaff 5-day training course
  • Minimum 5 years of related direct chill casting experience or equivalent

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Good analytical and mathematical skills
  • Interpersonal Skills Required: team player, organized, self-starter, adaptable to change, results oriented and able to work with limited supervision. Willing to accept changes in operating procedures
  • Forklift and Crane certified
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, changing production environment while adhering to the highest standards of excellence
  • Operative communication skills both verbal & written
  • Proficient in Microsoft office; excel, word, power point
  • Excellent Safety and Attendance record required
  • Ability to perform physical requirements. Lift up to 50 lbs, work long hours in high temp environment
  • Certification in a Skilled trade an asset
  • Previous experience as a technician or skilled trade (preferred)


Job Responsibilities:

  • Operation of Billet production equipment and auxiliary items
  • Prepare casting table for proper size, alloy and length of logs and control start-up and ongoing monitoring of the casting operation
  • Repair Wagstaff molds & maintain tables for cast units
  • Repair and maintain bottoms for cast units
  • Repair and rebuild trough sections, filter bowels
  • Ensure proper Gas Flow and upkeep of autoflow control systems
  • Gather parts for rebuilding of air slip molds and tables, change carbon rings and “T” plates out of air slip molds. Inspect and repair damaged stool bases and caps
  • Fabricate miscellaneous tools
  • Work closely with vendors (Wagstaff, Selee, Pyrotech, RMG, Etc.) 
  • Planning of all workflows, using MVP, SAP, APICS & other stocking tools
  • Work with all suppliers to ensure quality of supply and oversee accuracy of receiving related to these vendors
  • Review all customer orders and determine tooling readiness into production
  • Monitor inventory levels at all stock locations
  • Assure Material Replenishment and maintain correct levels



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:  Apr 3, 2024

North York, CA

Department:  Crew 5
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Canada Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

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