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Quality 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 aluminum 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.

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

Shifts Available and Hours:


7:30am -5:00pm

Job Summary:

The Quality Technician will be integral in ensuring that our products consistently meet Hydro's stringent quality standards. This role emphasizes the verification of product quality, traceability, and adherence to established standards and process instructions, with a particular focus on dimensional and mechanical inspections.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of quality experience or a degree in a quality-related field.
  • Experience with Print reading.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Background in quality with experience in testing and inspection procedures.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Exposure to the aluminum extrusion industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of ASTM testing procedures (e.g., B221, B557, etc.)
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)  
  • Strong mathematical skills and problem-solving abilities; proficient in using calculators and reading metrology gauges.
  • Strong computer skills, including intermediate proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to lab and company quality documentation.
  • Experience with optical metrology systems such as Keyence or OGP products, including programming, running measurement routines, and capturing complete dimensions of samples without existing production prints.
  • Proficiency in operating test and inspection equipment and conducting various destructive and non-destructive tests, including tensile (mechanical properties), flare, hardness, and conductivity tests.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct dimensional inspections of products using hand gauges and digital optical measurement systems.
  • Perform mechanical testing, including receiving incoming samples, preparing test specimens, and executing tests.
  • Prepare samples using saws, CNC lathe, and CNC mill.
  • Adhere to testing procedures, policies, and standards.
  • Maintain a clean and efficient workspace.
  • Uphold the highest levels of ethical and compliant behavior.


 Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro values diverse skills and perspectives among employees. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered regardless of race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We strive to provide equal opportunities for all to contribute and succeed with us.

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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:  Jul 20, 2024

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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