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Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Graduate 2023 - Process Engineer

We are not only offering a permanent position, but we also offer a jump start to your Hydro career and a possibility to work for a company who are in front in the green change. 


The Hydro Graduate Program - The starting point for your Hydro career

In Hydro we have a focus on hiring and developing the workforce of tomorrow. Every year we have several Graduate positions, where we are looking for young professionals early in their careers.

The purpose of the program is to find new colleagues with the right skills, attitude and drive that will make them, and Hydro succeed in the future. 


The position
Hydro Sunndal Carbon Unit consists of three production departments; The Paste Plant produces green anode paste and forms anodes for the Baking Furnace, while the Anode Service Plant assembles the anodes to be used in the electrolysis process. The Paste Plant has newly been upgraded with new production equipment for the future. In addition, there is a project going on to invest in a new baking furnace. We are now looking for a Graduate Position with main focus on the anode production processes, to strengthen the management team with analytical competence to optimize existing and future production equipment and processes. The position will be part of a highly competent team and included in the unit management team.


We offer

  • All Graduate positions are permanent, within different business units and areas of expertise, and will take part in the graduate program. 
  • The Hydro Graduate Program is a structured onboarding program designed to equip you with the competencies needed to successfully thrive in the position and build a longer-term career in Hydro. Through the program you will be exposed to different parts of the Hydro organization, this will help you build network, get to know the business, and develop new skills and competencies. 
  • In addition to the graduate program, we offer you the chance to be part of a solid company with a culture that can be described to be both collaborative and informal. As a global company diversity, inclusion and belonging are top priorities, and this is also crucial to our culture and our business. We depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customers' needs.
  • Management and leadership skills are central to Hydro, so we will work to ensure that you get an engaging manager who can contribute to your further development. Our Learning & Development resources will also make sure that you receive the best training to succeed in Hydro. 


Areas of responsibility


  • Optimize production processes with respect to energy consumption and quality 
  • Initiate and drive improvement work, participate in critical process groups
  • Monitor and follow up of raw material quality
  • Follow up of final product quality
  • Actively contribute to management team discussions


Who are you?


We are looking for colleagues who collaborate, share experiences and care about each other and the environment we are operating in. 

To succeed in this position, we believe that you should be curious, driven by continuous learning and development, and motivated by understanding and developing our company in collaboration with others. We put safety first in everything we do, and we expect you to do the same.

Sustainability is an important part of the Hydro Strategy going forward, and we encourage you to contribute to this agenda and our work to decrease our carbon footprint and grow in renewables. 




  • Master’s degree in Technology or Engineering with strong academic results, preferably within process engineering, mechanical or chemical engineering or similar
  • Maximum two years of full-time work experience after graduation
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and preferably fluency in a Scandinavian language
  • Extracurricular activities and/or voluntary work will be considered an advantage


Some key elements of your structured onboarding during the initial 12 months are: 



  • Thorough introduction program and follow-up 
  • Onboarding sessions as well as local trainings and seminars 
  • Social and professional gatherings with involvement from management in Hydro   
  • Dedicated buddy/mentor throughout the program 
  • Unique opportunity to build network and social ties across the organization


Additional information


The position is located in Sunndal. 


Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. 


As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check.

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.


Apply before: 10/02/2022


If you have any questions, please contact: 


Hiring manager
Morten Elverhoei, Unit Manager Karbon
(Norway +47) 47604643


Marit Bratseth, HR Specialist
(Norway +47) 95908036

Posted on:  Sep 22, 2022

Sunndalsøra, NO, 6600

Department:  Carbon and Anodeservice
Business Area:  Hydro Aluminium Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium AS
Job Type:  Trainee / Graduate

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