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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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Senior Quality 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 standard 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 34,000 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: Sidney, OH


Summary: The Senior Quality Engineer works together with a team of Quality professionals along with directing a team of Quality Technicians to ensure the business is achieving its quality goals and improvement plans for the fabrication center. This is a working supervisor role – the ability to multitask and lead by example is a must.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe working environment for all in the department and enable professional growth
  • Facilitate 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
  • Drive process improvement initiatives to reduce customer complaints and internal scrap
  • Demonstrate use of Six Sigma Experience or advanced problem-solving methodology to improve downstream product benchmarks
  • Strong problem-solving skills and follow up communication is key to the success of this role
  • Develop strong business relationships with customer quality representatives.
  • Use fundamental knowledge of aluminum fabrication to improve process performance
  • Demonstrated proficiency in constructing and delivering high quality presentations to large and small groups. Excellent verbal articulation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in coaching, teaching and generally 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 and processes – takes care of the customer first. Examples of process improvements that improve ease of doing business.
  • Demonstrated proficiency (specific examples) in working with customer and industry specifications and new product launch processes (APQP, PPAP). 

Job Requirements:

  • A well- rounded Quality background, with experience in some Quality systems
  • High preference for experience in Automotive Industry and IATF 16949.
  • Fabrication (CNC, Forming, Stamping, etc.) experience preferred.
  • High level of competence with ISO Certification, and Microsoft Office software is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and through teams, with all levels of the workforce; including the ability to provide in-depth expertise related to policies, procedures and services in a functional area.
  • Must have good customer relation skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization (verbal and written), self-motivated
  • Experience with Geometric and Dimensional Tolerance


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of Quality experience in a Manufacturing facility
  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the Engineering Sciences
  • Metallurgical or Materials Science Degree preferred
  • Lead Auditor Certification (AIAG/RABQSA) desired
  • ASQ Certification
  • Understanding of IATF 16949 requirements desired


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 this form or
by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.


Posted on:  May 4, 2021

Sidney, OH, US, 45365

Department:  Quality
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
Nearest Secondary Market: Cincinnati

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