Apply now »

Do you want to shape a sustainable future?

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.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.


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: 

This position reports directly to the Maintenance Supervisor.  The qualified candidate will be accountable for health, safety, and environmental issues related to this position.  Applies machining skills on all components and equipment with a constant focus on improving component and equipment reliability.  Work with experienced craftsmen to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for advancement. Assist as required with performing/assisting other projects as required by customer demand.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Applies knowledge of machining skills (lathe, milling machine, drill press, surface grinder, etc.), troubleshoots for the root cause, and develops solutions utilizing a scientific approach with at a minimum the following tools: prints, sketches, manuals, diagnostic equipment, etc. coupled with machinery knowledge and common sense in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Safely dismantles, adjusts, repairs, and operates complex equipment using hand and power tools, cranes, and hoists.
  • Applies knowledge of machining (lathe, milling machine, drill press, surface grinder, etc.), mechanics, and other crafts and trades to efficiently fabricate, repair or maintain complex equipment.
  • Completes work in a timely manner, often without direct supervision and able organize work for maximum efficiency.
  • Capable of prioritizing & organizing assignments for maximum efficiency
  • Ability to read precision measuring instruments.
  • Ability to read blueprints, basic mechanical skills and good math skills
  • Ability to perform CNC Conversational Programming


Required Education/Experience:

  • A Machinist Technical Degree and/or Certificate with 1-year practical experience and/or 3-5 years of practical experience in an industrial setting is desired.  
  • Candidates will be required to take a written assessment as well as perform hands-on skill demonstrations to assist with proofing/evaluating their knowledge and skill level.
  • Participation in the Craft Academic Training Center is required.


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • $3000 Retention Bonus (for external hires)
  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Referral Bonuses
  • 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:  Feb 9, 2024

Cressona, PA, US, 17929

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

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

Apply now »