Graduate Process Engineer - Electrolysis Husnes

Hydro is a global aluminium company with production, sales and trading activities throughout the value chain, from bauxite, alumina and energy generation to the production of primary aluminium and rolled products as well as recycling. Based in Norway, the company has 13,000 employees involved in activities in more than 40 countries on all continents. Rooted in more than 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.

The Primary Metal (PM) 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.

Husnes plant has been 100 % fully owned by Hydro since November 2014. The plant has a beautiful location by the mouth of Hardangerfjorden and is Norway’s fourth largest aluminium producer measured by production capacity. Approx. 250 employees have their daily work at the plant, and the production capasity is 185 000 tonn primary metal.

Area of Responsibility

Improve the productivity, quality and reduce the emission from the prebake process in close cooperation with the production teams, utilizing various improvements tools.

You main area of responsibility will involve process improvements. You will be working closely with the production teams in order to acieve an increase in the amperage, improve productivity and quality, and in addition reducing emissions.

You will run and follow up trials, implement new technologies, while cooperating with other smelters in the Hydro System and specialists in Primary Metal Technology (PMT).

You will also lead and be a driving force in the implementation and use of Aluminium Metal Business System (AMBS) in the unit.


  • Master’s degree within Chemistry or Metallurgy 
  • Maximum 2 years of work experience after graduation 
  • Good academic results 
  • Good communication and cooperation skills 
  • Engagement through student activities is an advantage 
  • ​Analytical mindset

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 and international work environment with interesting challenges, teamwork and room to influence throughout a flexible and diverse working day.

As a graduate in Hydro, you take part in our joint efforts to create a more viable world where value creation, climate and energy go hand in hand – through continuous innovation, technological development and commercial skills, and by providing benefit to society through smart solutions in aluminum. Hydro has meant a difference for more than a hundred years, and together we will pave the way for another hundred years – only better, bigger and greener.

Application Deadline: November 5th 2017

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Updated: September 22, 2017