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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 Manager

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: Phoenix, AZ


Summary:  The Quality Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager in Phoenix, AZ. This critical position oversees the work and evaluates the effectiveness of quality resources within the organization ensuring compliance with quality systems and engineering.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides a safe working environment for all in the department and enable professional growth.
  • Leads a team of Quality professionals to ensure the business is achieving its quality goals and improvement plans.
  • Directs the business technical strategy in support of market and product development and plays a major role in shaping business strategy and developing policy across the organization.
  • Facilitates decision making processes in the development of the business plan and critical operational issues.
  • Focuses on the strategic outlook and plans for a product or service capability, technical or administrative functions, or production capability
  • Drives process improvement initiatives to reduce customer complaints and internal scrap



Job Requirements:

  • Must have passion around safety. Must drive a safety culture where safety is the number one priority for all employees. Understands the critical link between safety and quality.
  • Focus on diversity of industrial exposure with a strong quality / improvement background and process-based thinking.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in disciplined, systemic problem solving. Understands A3 / PDCA. DMAIC optional.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in formal quality systems deployment (ISO / TS) including automotive quality standards.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working to enhance integrity and scope of process measurements.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with customer and industry specifications and new product launch processes (APQP, PPAP).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in coaching, teaching and developing employees in needed skill sets that contribute to their personal betterment and to the betterment of the company.
  • Demonstrates critical focus on customer-facing issues.
  • Demonstrate a true ’shop floor presence’. Work closely with line operators and other shop floor personnel to understand the current state and drive permanent improvement.
  • Demonstrated high standard for excellence and core belief in quality compliance.
  • Excellent Communication Skills (Verbal & Written) used for presentations, training, diverse group facilitation, leading Kaizen activity.
  • Highly motivated self-starter, enthusiastic, capable of bringing out the best in people with proven history of leading change.
  • Working knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office.
  • Language Fluency in English. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or equivalent technical degree.
  • Preferred engineering discipline in metallurgical, materials science or mechanical.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience managing quality and/or continuous improvement functions in the heavy manufacturing industry;
  • Experience in external quality roles – depth and breadth of exposure to successful quality systems implementation and management in heavy manufacturing.


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.

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:  Dec 20, 2021

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

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

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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