Stilling hos: Hydro


Graduate 2021 – Automation Engineer

Frist: 1. november 2020 00:00

Type: Traineeprogram

Arbeidssted: Husnes

Fagfelt: Automation Engineer

Kontakt: Stig Bruntveit -- Phone: (Norway +47) 94185616

The Primary Metal business area has a total annual production capacity of more than 2 million tons of primary aluminium and has around 5 000 employees in 16 countries. We produce primary aluminium, recycle, and supply our customers with casthouse products.

Hydro Husnes has about 320 employees and is located at the end of the Hardanger fjord. The plant currently produces 95 000 tons of electrolysis metal and a casthouse producing extrusion ingots. 

We are facing an exciting time in light of the decision to upgrade and restart a new production line and an upgrade of the casthouse with the goal of delivering new high-quality products. Upgrading and restarting the new production line will lead to a doubling of production, which means great activity at Husnes in the years ahead.

The long-term strategy for Hydro Husnes is to be the world´s most effective 200 tons aluminium plant. To reach this goal we are now recruiting a dedicated and engaged Graduate - Automation Engineer.

Our Graduate positions give considerable knowledge about the aluminium business and are essential for developing new leaders and professionals in Hydro. 


Area of responsibility 

As an Automation Engineer you will work within the following areas where some of the tasks and responsibilities will be:   

  • Develop, maintain, and improve process control system 

  • Perform PLC programming, documentation, troubleshooting, and testing

  • Identify improvement potentials and translate them into operational solutions

  • Collaborate with production and R&D teams to ensure operational advances

  • Take our aluminium production to the next level by increased automation and digitization

The candidate will be part of the Technical department and report to the Technical Manager.



  • Master’s degree within Information Technology, Cybernetics

  • Maximum 2 years of work experience after graduation  

  • Good academic results  

  • Good communication and cooperation skills

  • Engagement through student activities is an advantage  

To succeed in this role, you can work efficiently through other people. We also believe that you are proactive with a result-oriented attitude and strong problem-solving skills. You communicate and collaborate well with others and are driven by continuous learning and development.



The Hydro Graduate Program

The Hydro Graduate Program is a structured onboarding program designed to equip you with the competencies needed to successfully thrive in the position. We see this as the first step towards your longer-term career and future possibilities 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 conferences

  • Possibility for rotation, normally within your own plant/area

  • Dedicated buddy/mentor throughout the program

We offer competitive terms in a friendly work environment with interesting challenges, teamwork and room to influence throughout a flexible and diverse working day.

Apply here before November 1st, 2020.