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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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HR Manager

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: Cressona, PA


Job Summary: 


The Human Resources (HR) Manager oversees and coordinates HR activities and implements “people” processes and procedures that assists in achieving business goals at Hydro Cressona. Hydro Cressona is a large 24/7 operation with over 1,000 employees. The HR Manager reports directly to the Plant Manager – Cressona and indirectly / functionally to the Regional HR Manager – Industrial Region or the VP HR – Extrusion North America.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement methods that enhance the plant employee / labor relations and foster superior employee engagement of the plant’s workforce.

  • Conduct plant HR processes (i.e., employment, recruitment, hiring, policy administration, comp & benefits, performance management, training, retention, etc.) in compliance with plant, Business Area (BA) and Corporate policies.

  • Support and administer benefit and compensation/bonus programs at the plant level in accordance with BA directives.

  • Conduct employment / compliance / workforce related training programs.

  • Implement and maintain plant processes to control absenteeism.

  • Support performance management, succession planning and recognition processes for the plant.

  • Support plant workforce reduction processes and employment terminations, as required.

  • Oversee and conduct best-practice on-boarding practices to promote quality safety performance, policy compliance and employee satisfaction.

  • Administer and supervise the plant payroll and HRIS processes and procedures.

  • Conduct investigations and decision-making processes to resolve complaints, grievances, potential policy violations, etc., and implement discipline and coaching / counseling processes, as required.

  • Coordinate and conduct plant labor relations and plant contract negotiations.

  • Serve as an essential and key member of the Hydro Extrusion North America HR Leadership Team to promote a unified and consistent HR approach throughout the Business Area.



Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field is required.  HR Professional certification preferred.

  • At least 7 – 10 years of HR generalist experience is required.

  • Experience in a union and manufacturing environment is required. Also, prior experience as top HR official in a plant / facility preferred.

  • Functional / Technical Knowledge:  A strong foundation in all HR areas – recruiting & hiring, ER, LR, benefits, compensation, performance management, policy administration, training and organization development is required.

  • Other: Pro-active, team-builder, problem-solver, negotiations skills, ability to work with all personnel levels, KPI orientation, training skills. Must possess a safety and employee engagement acumen.


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
  • On-site Gym & Café





Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.  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:  Mar 17, 2023

Cressona, PA, US, 17929

Department:  HR Manager
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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