Summer Internship 2018 - Engineer Casthouse Årdal

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 foundry alloy and sheet ingot casthouses in Øvre Årdal produce around 220 000 tons of semi-finished products per year. Foundry alloys are commonly used in car parts such as wheels, engine and suspension parts, and structural components, whereas sheet ingots are used to produce foil, plates for (i) offset-print, (ii) building and construction and (iii) automotive industry. We are working with continues improvement in all production processes on a every day basis, upgrading our operator knowledge base, establishing a pro-active approach increasing the performance of our casthouse. Understanding the underlying link between historic production data, process parameters and scrap rates is fundamental to keeping a competitive edge in our key markets.

As a student 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. It is an important social responsibility, and to us in Hydro also a business opportunity. 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.

Area of Responsibility

The internship is related to finding process data solutions associated with Hydro`s ambition to be leading in Industry 4.0. The possible candidate will continue to work with and implement learnings from a project called “Scrap rate analytics” into the busy workday of a production site. Analysis of data from our history client - server or cloud services with the aid of Python/Matlab will be essential. Main focus will be on multivariable regression analysis.


  • Minimum three years of completed studies in Cybernetics/IT
  • Good academic results
  • Good communication and cooperation skills
  • Engagement through student activities is an advantage

The Hydro Internship Program

Summer Internship in Hydro:

  • 8 weeks (mid. June to mid. August)
  • Theory into practice
  • Real tasks and challenges
  • Dedicated buddy/mentor
  • A taste of a potential career

Common program with all interns:

  • Two-day Introduction Program
  • Plant Visit / Excursion
  • Social Events
  • Group Case Assignment
  • Closing Event

Application Deadline: November 5th 2017

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Updated: September 22, 2017