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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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Process 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: Yankton, SD


Job Title: Engineer Process Emphasis


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
  • Monthly Profit Sharing
  • Parental Leave


Shifts Available and Hours: Days Monday-Friday

                                               7am to 4pm

While primarily a Monday thru Friday day shift role, flexibility for off-shift and weekends should be understood as necessary for assignment completion on occasion


Job Summary: 

This position provides engineering support for Company by supporting functions utilization of facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel to improve efficiency of operations by performing the following duties, working well on a team as well as on their own with minimal supervision.


Required Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bachelor of Science degree from ABET accredited engineering program, preference towards Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Strong organization and detail management skills, with accountability for project from inception through production launch
  • Basic proficiency with AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Basic PLC skill would be a plus
  • Work with internal and external engineering resources, equipment suppliers and construction contractors to complete assigned projects safely, on time and on budget.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills on MS Office.
  • Able to present in high level management meetings.
  • Able to communicate in all levels of the organization


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Provide alternative solutions, cost estimates, develop scope of work for project, design drawings and project specifications. 
  • Work with Hydro Health, Safety and Environmental team to verify all projects meet regulatory codes and regulations with established PESHA protocol. 
  • Requisition equipment and develop work orders for completion of the project.  Provide instruction for labor (internal or external) to complete projects.
  • Perform a variety of engineering tasks such as analytical problem solving, design calculations, review of proposals from equipment suppliers and contractors, and review and approval of vendor drawings, scheduling and cost control.
  • Communicate schedules and project status within the engineering department, with other departments within the plant and with equipment suppliers and construction contractors.



Care, Courage, & Collaboration

We are Aluminum

At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

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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:  Sep 5, 2022

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

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

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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