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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.

 
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Graduate Research and Development

Do you want to shape a sustainable future?
We are Hydro, a global family of 34,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, batteries 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.

 

The Hydro Graduate Program - The starting point for your Hydro career
In Hydro we have 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. All positions are permanent, within different business units and areas of expertise, but all graduate positions will take part in the graduate program. 

 

Graduate Research and Development - Sunndal
The Research and Development team in Sunndalsøra is a group of 20 highly competent, engaged and creative researchers. We work on developing new casthouse products and alloys, often in close collaboration with customers.

 

A new focus area in recent years has been to develop Hydro’s new line of green aluminium products with unprecedented low carbon footprint. These products are now marketed under the brand Hydro CIRCAL & REDUXA. This focus is fitting with the megatrend towards a circular, more sustainable and low-carbon economy. Our work is essential for Hydro to reach strategic growth pillars with ambitious targets in use of post consumed scrap in our production of green aluminium products. Another key research area is to develop alloys tailormade for automotive applications, and a current focus is having solutions ready when the automotive industry transfer to electrical drivetrains accelerates globally. Integrated in our work is also the development and use of modelling tools for optimizing processes and alloys. In all our projects we work closely with our production units and sales organizations across the globe.

 

We are located close to other Hydro units in Sunndalsøra; Europe’s most modern Aluminium Primary Plant and Hycast, the world leading supplier of casthouse technologies. In total, we constitute a leading competence center in the global aluminium casting industry. 

 

We are looking for two Graduates to join our team. We are seeking both newly educated candidates and candidates with relevant work experience at the start of their career. This is a unique opportunity if you want to become a part of an industrial solution for the future, and great starting point for career within Research and Development, Commercial or Operations in Hydro. 

 

Area of responsibility
As part of the Research and Development team you might be engaged in a variety to of tasks. Some examples of potential tasks are:

  • Carry out experiments and tests both in laboratory and industrial environment
  • Development and testing of optimized/ new alloys for various applications
  • Casthouse technologies development, tests and verification
  • Plan, execute and lead projects 
  • Participate in research council funded projects together with universities, institutes and industrial partners
  • Contact to and cooperation with universities and institutes.
  • Technical support to customers and participate in joint customer development project. 
  • Communicate with stakeholders
  • Present R&D results through reports, webinars, publications and presentations.  

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree/PhD preferably within Metallurgy, Material Sciences, Physics, Applied Mathematics or similar 
  • Good academic results
  • Fluency in English

 

Personal Traits

  • A drive to develop new insights, products and processes and see these through to implementation
  • Good communication (written and oral) and cooperation skills
  • Fluency in English


Additional Information 
Some travelling, both domestic and internationally, will be expected in this role.


We offer
The Hydro Graduate Program is a structured onboarding program designed to equip you with the competencies needed to successfully thrive in the position and your longer-term career opportunities in Hydro. Some key elements of your structured onboarding during the initial 12 months are: 

  • Thorough introduction program and follow-up 
  • International onboarding sessions as well as local trainings and seminars 
  • Possibility for rotation, normally within your own plant/area 
  • Dedicated buddy/mentor throughout the program 
  • Unique opportunity to build network and social ties cross the organisation 

 

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. 

 

Apply before: 07 Nov 2021

 

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Hiring manager
Stig Brusethaug
Email: Stig.Brusethaug@hydro.com
Phone: (Norway +47) 90859383

 

Recruiter
Marte Muri Soerensen
Email:Marte.Sorensen@hydro.com
Phone:(Norway +47) 90948996

Posted on:  Sep 20, 2021
Location: 

Sunndalsøra, NO, 6600

Department:  Laboratories
Business Area:  Primary Metal(ALME)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Aluminium AS
Job Type:  Trainee / Graduate

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