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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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Welded Tube 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: Rockledge, FL

Job Summary:

Perform functions to provide manufacturing departments with technical and engineering support in areas related to manufacturing problem resolution and process improvement, working within the limits of established policies. Developing, configuring and optimizing industrial processes from inception through to start up and certification. Assessing processes, taking measurements and interpreting data. Designing, running, testing and upgrading systems and processes.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Monitor manufacturing processes.  Document operation processes and investigate existing and emerging technology to determine potential process improvements to affect quality and efficiency of production.
  • Examine specific problem areas, efficiency opportunities and devise solutions.  Determine process and equipment modifications required to affect desired change.  Conduct experiments, document results, prepare reports and make presentations to management regarding process and equipment modifications, to correct designated problems.  
  • Implement trials of authorized programs, monitor, measure, examine, validate and report results.  Document programs, including procedures, timing and costs. Initiate, implement permanent process changes and manage related implementation projects, working with vendors, manufacturing management and all levels of production, quality and engineering staff.
  • Provide production support through process parameter controls, process design and changes. Staff training as required to implement new process or equipment improvements, scrap reduction and productivity improvements. 
  • Monitor implementation programs, anticipate and resolve related issues. Ensure programs operate within designated budgetary constraints and prepare any range of related progress reports and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain process control plans, FMEAs and process manuals.
  • Respond to and investigate customer product complaints.  Examine product or results of product utilization and identify specific problems. 
  • Examine process and quality documentation. Determine cause, conduct root cause analysis, recommend solutions to implement or support change. Communicate results to customers and document incidents for further review and historical files.
  • Equipment validations, safety and quality audits.
  • Requires the ability to perform all duties within limitations of standard methods and procedures and in accordance with strict adherence to HSE, Quality and Productivity requirements.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from ABET accredited university.
  • Travel may be required up to 25%
  • 0-5 years’ work experience in engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in induction welded tube manufacturing.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations
  • Working Knowledge of modeling software
  • Detailed orientated with strong statistical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient Microsoft Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Knowledge of process related standards.
  • Proven ability to develop successful partnerships with internal and external team members


Demonstrated Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of electrical and mechanical components
  • Knowledge of material sciences, metallurgy, aluminum, preferred
  • Knowledge of 6-sigma and LEAN manufacturing principles
  • Previous experience with SolidWorks
  • Ability to think critically and theoretically.
  • Knowledge of induction principles (high frequency welding and annealing), preferred
  • Work Environment and Physical Demands must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job including: 
  • Frequent sitting, use of hands to finger, ability to feel, reach and perform repetitive motion with hands and arms. Must have close visual acuity. 
  • Occasional: stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Must be able to lift or move up to 25 pounds.
  • May experience additional hazards when accessing manufacturing floor, including but not limited to: fumes, odors, airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, noise and temperature changes.


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions

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

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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:  Oct 2, 2021

Rockledge, FL, US, 32955

Department:  HBIG Project
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Precision Tubing USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Melbourne

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