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We are Hydro, a global family of 30,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium and metal recycling, and energy 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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Industrial Painter

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 standards 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 30,000 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: Portland, OR


Summary: Responsible for application of high-performance coatings for aluminum products in a manufacturing/production environment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with the Plant Supervisor the status of the department’s schedule and potential changes, inventory level, special considerations in regarding to production and any concerns as they arise
  • Inspects and starts equipment according to company standards
  • Receives training on and ensures that Environmental, Safety and Quality Control procedures and policies are strictly adhered to per established company standards and guidelines
  • Applies high-performance aluminum extrusion coatings using electrostatic spray systems (spray gun or reciprocator)
  • Conducts in-process quality inspections
  • Monitors paint application and curing process and adjusts as needed
  • Conducts minor maintenance work to repair leaks and troubleshoot other problems
  • Communicates and exchanges feedback with quality control, pre-treatment, racking, and packing teams


Job Requirements:

  • Handles various types’ hazardous materials, specifically painted related wastes and putting those waste into appropriate containers.
  • Removes full drums of Hazardous/Non-Hazardous Waste from each department’s storage area and ensure each drum is properly filled, sealed, and labeled.
  • Responsible for ensuring containers of hazardous waste meet Department of Transportation requirements for hazardous material shipping.
  • Responsible for signing hazardous waste manifests.
  • Handles various types’ hazardous materials, including hazardous and universal wastes and putting those waste into appropriate containers.
  • Responsible for proper handling and management of universal waste such as empty aerosol cans.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have previous training or experience with chemical pre-treatment process, electrostatic paint application, paint viscosity and temperature
  • Requires basic computer skills to look up orders and profile drawings in Microsoft Dynamics AX software
  • Must be able to wear respirator


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
  • Parental Leave

At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing the form below or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.


Posted on:  Oct 13, 2021

Portland (OR), OR, US, 97211

Department:  Swing Shift - VPL
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Portland Holding Inc.
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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