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Manufacturing Engineer

Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.

Job Location: Phoenix, AZ


Summary: This position will work with all levels of management. Main responsibilities involve developing, maintaining and improving Fabrication Process for existing Products and assist on the New Products launch to meet Customer’s Requirements.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Product Development in setting up new production fabrication lines including cut to length, miter, CNC, bending, stamping, punching, clinching, welding and assembly.
  • Develop and document work instructions to be used by plant personnel during fabrication processes.
  • Conduct time studies to capture current operation process cycle times.
  • Analyzing manufacturing process flows continually for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, and throughput.
  • Drive implementation of new technology and plant improvements for the fabrication processes to improve product quality or error proof manufacturing processes and increase output.
  • Assist in conditioning and approving manufacturing tooling.
  • Select and order tooling to support machine operations and process improvements.
  • Train and mentor Maintenance Technicians and Manufacturing Engineers. 
  • Create and maintain plant equipment drawings using AutoCAD and SolidWorks. 
  • Confer with suppliers in determining product specifications and arranging equipment, parts, or material purchase, and evaluating products according to quality standards and specifications.
  • Working closely with manufacturing department to develop, coordinate, and implement technical training for employees.
  • Designing and developing manufacturing processes for enhancements, product changes, and new products.
  • Provide engineering support in production departments to trouble shoot and resolve technical problems.


Job Requirements:

  • Blue Prints Reading (Geometric Dimensioning& Tolerancing) – basic level
  • Tooling / Fixtures Design – 3D Modeling Software, SolidWorks or similar CAD (2 years minimum)
  • Continuous Improvement Projects, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma is a plus
  • CNC Programming experience in a manufacturing environment, Master Cam or Surf Cam is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office to develop and document work instructions to be used by plant personnel during fabrication processes.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in new product and/or manufacturing engineering would be preferred, however, recently graduated engineers will be considered.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing concepts. Experience in the fabrication of metal components including extruding, machining, bending, stamping, punching, clinching, welding and assembly is a plus.
  • Strong project management, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to perform and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Working Experience as (Hands on) Manufacturing Engineer (4 years minimum). Automotive Experience is a plus
  • Language: Fluency in English. Spanish is a plus.


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

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

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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Posted on:  Oct 14, 2020

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

Department:  Engineering Tech
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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