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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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Automation 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 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: St. Augustine, FL


Automation Engineer must be detailed in design specifications, programming, simulation and testing automated machinery and processes in order to complete task.  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Create and improve automated systems and processes.
  • Research and implement new manufacturing machinery and controls.
  • Coordinate with other departments regarding existing manufacturing systems to design and implement improvements.
  • Create Standardized Work / JSA’s for new manufacturing processes.
  • Ensure proper/safe operation of equipment and communicates issues effectively to the proper resources and/or frontline leadership
  • Develop improved manufacturing and testing processes that are necessary to achieve the performance and cost requirements of current and future aluminum manufacturing applications.
  • Recommend and prepare changes, additions, and modifications that will facilitate value created in the manufacturing process.
  • 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.

  • Assist in implementing required process changes to meet all the above criteria as

          well as training plant personnel on procedures and process changes.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Three (3)+ years of industrial automation systems design & implementation, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity implemeting Motion Controls, Robotics, CNC and Material Handling Systems
  • PLC/HMI/SCADA systems design experience
  • Field Engineering background (mechanical / electrical)
  • Prior knowledge of aluminum extrusion process a plus
  • Fluent in AutoCad & Solidworks
  • Fluent in MS office (word/excel/powerpoint)
  • Familiarity with SQL, Python and JAVA
  • Lean manufacturing principles including waste reduction experience


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering, and or equivalent work experience
  • Must be able to meet physical demands of job including standing for extended periods of time, walking, sitting, bending, crawling, reaching, lifting 15-25# frequently and lifting up to 50# infrequently
  • Abides by company rules, policies and procedures at all times
  • Ability to perform job tasks in a safe manner is the highest priority
  • Reports any unsafe condition or act immediately to supervisor, team lead or HSE
  • Completes “Near Miss” paperwork reporting any unsafe condition or act
  • Participates in daily pre-shift meeting
  • Must be knowledgeable and capable of responding to emergency situations


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.

Please apply before:  

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 25, 2021

St.Augustine, FL, US, 32086

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

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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