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Do you want to shape our story with your personality, expertise and ambitions? At Hydro we are a global family of 35 000 people that extract, produce, shape and reuse the world’s most flexible and sustainable metal into infinite innovations and applications. Click here if you would like to read more about Hydro and our operations.

Production Operator

Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.

Job Location: The Dalles, OR 


Summary: Daily production to meet customer demands.  Reports directly to Casthouse Supervisors. 


Starting Rate: $15.65/hr, up to $17.92/hr after 90 days.


Job Responsibilities:  

  • Work in heavy industrial, fast paced environment producing aluminum. 
  • Perform accurate equipment set ups, read/interpret gauging equipment ranging from digital to dial. 
  • Maintain all records on job assignment in correct/timely manner on paper as well as in the computer. 
  • Safely use mobile equipment and overhead cranes. 
  • Maintain QC checks on the operation in process.  Follow/support all safety guidelines. 
  • Understand that performing job tasks in a safe manner is the highest priority.  Adhere to all safety rules, guidelines and wears appropriate PPE when required. 
  • Complete “near miss’ paperwork on any unsafe condition or action and reports any unsafe condition or act to your supervisor. 



Job Requirements:  

  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. 
  • Must maintain punctuality/attendance standards. 
  • Must be able to understand and deliver basic commands in English. 
  • Must have basic math skills, know how to use a calculator and how to read a measuring tape. 
  • Must be able to lift 50 lobs and work cohesively in a team environment. 
  • Interpersonal skills required:  Team player, organized, self starter, adaptable to change, results oriented and able to work with limited supervision. 
  • Forklift and crane experience a plus. 
  • Work days, but subject to rotating shifts. 
  • Be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screening. 


Education and Work Requirements:  

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent  


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.

Please apply before: 09/30/2020 

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 this form.



Posted on: 

The Dalles, OR, US, 97058

Department:  Shift D
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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