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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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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Process Engineer

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: Portland, OR


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


Job Summary: By reviewing processing techniques and methods, develop improved manufacturing and testing processes to achieve performance, quality and increase efficiencies of extrusion presses.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Manufacturing preferred)  
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar role preferably in a manufacturing/production environment


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Bilingual
  • Lean manufacturing principles including waste reduction experience
  • Must be familiar with computer software and programs:  Axapta, MS Office, IMS
  • Analytical, problem solving, and statistical process control (SPC)


Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop improved manufacturing and testing processes that are necessary to achieve the performance and cost requirements of future aluminum applications.
  • Recommend and prepare changes, additions, and modifications that will facilitate value created in the manufacturing process.
  • Compile and evaluate test data to determine appropriate limits and variables for process or material specifications
  • Lead continuous improvement through regularly scheduled assessments and closed loop corrective action implementation.
  • Ensure processes are capable, have sufficient controls in place, can meet delivery requirements and meet cost targets.
  • Respond efficiently and effectively to address product quality issues and play an active role in meeting departmental KPIs.
  • Assist in implementing required process changes to meet all of the above criteria as well as training plant personnel on these procedures and process changes.



Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

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:  Sep 21, 2022

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

Department:  Extrusion MP & RS + Die Repair All
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Portland, Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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