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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.

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Quality Engineer-Internal Only

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 standard 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 35,000 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 Summary:

The Quality Engineer focuses on instilling consistency, standardization, and discipline into plant level processes, while establishing a culture based on lean principles to improve quality performance and compliance to our standards. The Quality Engineer assists the Quality Manager on the implementation of best practices for quality process and systems. 


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


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages the pyrometry processes for the plant. 
  • Perform process audits to identify nonconformances and best practices.  Report the results of these audits to the functional areas and work with them on correcting.
  • Supports the plant in Customer Claim resolution by internal investigation of customer claims and complaints, to reduce the cost of Quality.
  • Engages in Corrective Action and problem-solving activity. Participates in brain storming and implementing agreed upon improvement plans.
  • Interprets drawings, aluminum standards, and data publications and confers with the team to understand customer specific requirements and all other required production or quality standards.
  • Streamline existing processes ensuring 100% compliance to new standards for data management and control.  Report all compliance issues identified within the process.


Work Requirements:

  • Ability to read and interpret standards and tolerances.
  • Solid working knowledge of manufacturing systems and quality control systems.
  • Understands key processes and their interaction with each other.
  • Ability to make decisions based on the logical analysis of facts and alternatives and have the understanding and acceptance of those affected.
  • Strong working knowledge of extrusion processes a plus
  • Compliance mindset, ethics, integrity and a solid work ethic are critical to the role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point preferred.


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the engineering sciences.
  • Prior manufacturing experience desirable.



  • Ability to function successfully in a fast-paced, changing work environment.
  • Some travel may be required in this function.
Posted on:  Apr 30, 2021

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

Department:  Quality - YTX
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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