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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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Innovation and Technology Co-Op

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: Troy, MI


Job Summary: As a co-op with innovation and technology, you will be responsible for the tasks and project management towards defined Research and Development objectives established by the functional manager. Your tasks may include but are not limited to microscopy, mechanical testing, data analysis, and reporting. Specifically, during the fall 2023 project, you will be required to investigate test conditions and set up material conditions and dimensions as they impact VDA 238-100 bend test results. This project will require you to test different materials with range of bend angles.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Active progress towards bachelors or master’s degree in physical science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
  • Be proficient in mass scale data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Be able to communicate to a variety of internal customers



Job Responsibilities:

  • Engage in project planning and execution including the correction for deviations as encountered during project progress
  • Communicate with internal customers towards completion of research projects and/or service assignments aligned with plant support
  • Investigate test conditions and set up material conditions and dimensions as they impact VDA 238-100 bend test results.
  • Manually measure bend angles




Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

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.  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.   

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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:  May 25, 2023

Troy, MI, US, 48084

Department:  Downstream R and D - Troy
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Temporary

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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