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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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Program Manager - Automotive

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 Summary: This position is for a Program Manager to coordinate and facilitate activities related to launches and ramp up of new business opportunities  for the operation; especially automotive and complex programs.  The  main objective for this position is to take new business opportunities from

concept to reliable & standard production flow while meeting customer required capabilities and profitability targets.  This person will coordinate, oversee and be engaged from capability analysis, presale, process trial and process verification through all manufacturing areas (Cast, Extrusion, Fabrication & Packing).  This person will work closely  and be a Liaison between Quality, our Commercial team and key Customer contacts. 


Job Location: Remote


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



Salary Range: $106,000-$121,000


Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years of industrial / manufacturing experience  
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience executing launch processes.
  • Fluency in English is required.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree or 12 years relevant experience. Otherwise, Associates’ degree or unrelated degree plus 6 years’ relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline is preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Exposure to the aluminum extrusion industry is a plus.
  • Exposure to the Automotive Industry a plus (Tier 1-3)
  • Extrusion, Fabrication experience a plus
  • Familiarity with metals (aluminum preferred) and fabrication processes, exposure to lean manufacturing, and proficiency in technical writing.
  • Familiarity with PMBOK, basic program management discipline skills
  • Proven ability to effectively drive projects and prototype orders through a manufacturing organization and execute successful hand-offs.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Manage program Scope, timing and budget.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible as Program manager of the program launch from inception to a (3) month post launch period.
  • Work as a liaison between Hydro’s Business Development personnel, Hydro manufacturing facilities, Product Development Engineers and the customers to clarify RFQ requirements, SOW (scope of work), timing and budget tracking.  
  • APQP – complete program execution.
    • Capacity Planning / Asset and Plant selection
    • PFMEA / Control Plan / PPAP
    • WIS / SOP / Standard Work
    • SCM (supply chain management)  /  CS (customer service)
    • pVolecity / Verible margin post mortem reviews
    • Lessons Learned
  • Responsible for a successful hand off – post (3) months period to local plant team(s). Conduct studies to determine the feasibility, costs, or performance benefits of new equipment
  • 50% travel required, domestic and international.



Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!


Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.  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:  May 24, 2023

Rosemont, IL, US, 60018 Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211 Delhi, LA, US, 71232 Phoenix, AZ, US, AZ 85043-2 City of Industry, CA, US, 91748 Gainesville, GA, US, 30504 Cressona, PA, US, 17929 Spanish Fork, UT, US, 84660 Yankton, SD, US, 57078 Sidney, OH, US, 45365 Connersville, IN, US, 47331 St.Augustine, FL, US, 32086 Elkhart, IN, US, 46514 Mountain Top, PA, US, 18707 Moon Township, PA, US, 15108 North Liberty, IN, US, 46554

Department:  Engrg Auto
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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