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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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Quality Systems 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: St. Augustine, FL


Summary: The role of the Quality Systems Engineer is the implementation and maintenance of best practices for quality processes and systems, working alongside all resources within the plant.  The focus of the Quality Systems Engineer is centered on business system improvement following the internal auditing that identify areas of improvement and generate the need for effective Corrective Action . The position will focus on instilling consistency, standardization and discipline into plant level processes while  establishing a culture focused on the fanatical reduction in product variation and improve quality compliance. This position works closely with the all plant teams.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all site quality systems certifications (ISO, IATF and others as required). 
  • Oversees internal auditing, corrective action, management review, external registrar auditing.
  • Oversees deployment and efficient site use of internal quality systems (Corrective & Preventative Action, Change Control Management).
  • Oversees use and information management within the Compliant PRO Quality Systems platform.
  • Manages standard operating practice and standard work documentation within the QMS, coordinates updates and revisions. 
  • Coaches writing standard work and maintaining documentation compliance with current operating practices.
  • Coordinates compliance with customer-specific quality systems standard requirements including PPAP process oversite.
  • Conducts Business Management System Internal Audits per the ENA Audit Schedule; driving the sites to a state where the quality system is continuously sustainable.
  • Participates in training and coaching site resources in quality systems and compliance issues.  Serves as local quality compliance liaison with corporate compliance organization.
  • Extends the ‘reach’ of the Central Quality Organization in the continued journey to develop a sustainable quality culture at the plant level by supporting site resources using a collaborative and proactive approach.
  • Engages in Corrective Action and problem-solving activity. Participates in brain storming and implementing agreed upon improvement plans.


Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience with and successful sponsorship implementing quality processes. 
  • Must have been part of a cultural change within an organization and have vision for ‘True North’ based improvement.
  • Demonstrated experience in APQP practices (or willingness to develop proficiency).
  • Tier I & Automotive PPAP knowledge & compliance 


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline is preferred. 
  • Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor / IATF 16949:2016 Auditor certification (or willingness to get certified).
  • Travel may be required in this role several times yearly. 

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 14, 2021

St.Augustine, FL, US, 32086

Department:  Quality - STA
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville

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