Product Development Engineer/Program Manager

Job Description
About Us

Hydro is a global supplier of aluminium with activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite extraction to the production of rolled and extruded aluminium products and building systems. Based in Norway, the company employs 23,000 people in more than 40 countries. Rooted in a century of experience in renewable energy production, technology development and progressive partnerships.

Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of the customers and communities we serve. Within North America, Hydro provides aluminum solutions including supply sourcing, extrusion, finishing, and fabrication of components, as well as engineering and contract manufacturing services, for a variety of industries. Our North America network consists of casthouse/remelt, extrusion, drawn tubing, fabrication, finishing and contract manufacturing facilities that span from the East Coast to Mexico. Hydro is a values based business. By using our values of courage, respect, cooperation, determination and foresight to guide our business, we ensure that our businesses create shared economic and social value for our employees, shareholders, stakeholders and host communities

About the Role:

Hydro Aluminum North America, Inc. is actively recruiting a Product Development Engineer/Program Manager for our Western Region (Phoenix) to supply strong engineering support to its manufacturing processes.

Area of Responsibility

Provides strong HSE leadership at all levels. Ensures Hydro's HSE standards are well integrated into the manufacturing processes. Leads by example that safety is a way of life and demonstrates a passion for an injury-free workplace.

Works closely with sales team and customers to develop and document product requirements

Concepts, designs, validates, industralizes and fully releases aluminum extruded and fabricated parts and assemblies to met product requirements

Develops 3D models using SolidWorks software and perform FEA on structural components when required

Project manages product development cycle and on-boarding process of new products including project plan creation, tracking progress to the plan, conducting project meetings and reporting status in project review meetings. Also manages imporvements to existing products or processes.

Determines tool requirements in terms of capacity and capability and coordinates justification and initial build of fabrication tools.

Assists in developing engineering processes and procedures to meet ISO 9001 requirements.

Supports all engineering functions within the plant facilities.


•Minimum requirement of BS in Mechanical Engineering

•Minimum 7 years experience in new product development and project management

•Strong communication skills. Must possess full communication capability in English.
Spanish capability is desirable

•SolidWorks related experience is preferred, experience in other 3D modeling software will be considered

•Experience in the fabrication of metal components including extruding, machining, stamping, punching and assembly is a plus.

•Experience in lean manufacturing, 5S, and quality interpretation

Additional Information
Closing Information:

•Hydro Aluminum Extruded Products-North America is actively seeking to recruit individuals with a focus on process improvement, ethical leadership, and employee/team development. Hydro offers competitive salary, strong relocation package, and comprehensive benefit plans.

•EOE Employer- Drug Free Workplace

•Position requires the right to work in the United States- local Conditions Apply


Hydro Aluminum North America

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