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Graduate 2021 - Quality Engineer

Technology and Operational Support (TOS) is part of Hydro’s Primary Metal business area, which has a total annual production capacity of more than 2 million tons of primary aluminium and around 5000 employees in 16 countries. The main task of TOS is to support all commercial and operational units in accelerating Primary Metal’s profitability and sustainability agenda in the short and medium term - while having longer term technology development as a core activity.

We are now recruiting a Graduate to join the Operational Support Casthouse team in TOS. They support casthouses in 15 locations around the world to achieve their goals within safety, quality and productivity, and to contribute to Hydro’s strategic ambition to increase recycling and the production of greener products. 

If you’d like to use and develop your technical knowledge in a collaborative environment with high activity and involvement across many locations, this is a great opportunity for you to start your career!

Area of responsibility 
As part of the Casthouse Support team, you will work closely with our plants, driving and supporting projects and improvements. 


These are some key tasks: 

  • Contribute to problem-solving and improvement initiatives
  • Support cross functional learning between the casthouses around the world
  • Participate in and develop performance audits in casthouses
  • Support Hydro’s commercial strategy and implementation of new products for customers
  • Use data to analyze and improve operation
  • Contact and cooperate with Hydro's technology department
  • Secondments to casthouses, also internationally


Our Graduate positions give considerable knowledge about the aluminium business and are essential for developing new leaders and professionals in Hydro. Key roles will typically require experience from different parts of the company, so a Graduate is expected to be flexible and mobile. For the right candidate, the position might give interesting possibilities both nationally and internationally. 



  • Master’s degree within Materials Science, Metallurgy or similar  
  • Maximum 2 years’ work experience after graduation 
  • Good academic results and analytical skills
  • Commitment to protecting health, safety, security and environment (HSE) through your attitude and actions
  • Fluency in English is required. Additional skills in Norwegian, German, French or Spanish will be considered an advantage


To succeed in this position, we believe that you should be curious, motivated by understanding and solving issues in collaboration with others. You have an analytical approach and are driven by continuous learning and development. If you’re also keen to experience different locations, we’d very much like to consider your application.


The Hydro Graduate Program 
The Hydro Graduate Program is a structured onboarding program designed to equip you with the competencies needed to successfully thrive in the position. We see this as the first step towards your longer-term career and future possibilities in Hydro. Some key elements of your structured onboarding during the initial 12 months are:

  • Thorough introduction program and follow-up 
  • International onboarding sessions as well as local trainings and seminars 
  • Possibility for rotation, normally within your own plant/area 
  • Dedicated buddy/mentor throughout the program 


We offer competitive terms in a friendly and international work environment with interesting challenges, teamwork and room to influence throughout a flexible and diverse working day. 


Additional information
This graduate position will be located in Sunndal, Årdal or Karmøy, due to proximity with both casthouses and team members.


Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail.  
As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check. 


Apply before: 11/01/2020


If you have any questions, please contact: 


Hiring manager:
Christian Stette 
Email: Christian.Stette@hydro.com
Phone: (Norway +47) 90149026


Astrid Skogen
Phone:(Norway +47) 98006451

Posted on: 

Sunndalsøra, NO, 6600 Haugesund, NO, 4265 Årdal, NO, 6884

Department:  Operational Support - Casthouse
Business Area:  Primary Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium AS
Job Type:  Trainee / Graduate

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