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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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Operations 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 Summary: 


Responsible for ensuring all HSE policies, regulations, and compliance requirements are met.  Manages and oversees overall plant manufacturing operations to ensure profitability and attainment of goals. The duties and responsibilities include formulating\updating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of raw materials.  Reports directly to the Plant Manager.


Required Education/Experience:


  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred.
  • At least 10 years experience in a leadership role within the heavy manufacturing industry.


Preferred Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Excels at operating in a fast-paced business
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view



Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for plant production goals and for the coordination of plant operations within company policies and procedures.
  • Improve the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of organizational goals -- specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process, and organizational planning.
  • Play a significant role in long-term strategic planning, including leading initiatives geared toward operational excellence.
  • Provide support to overall financial management and production planning systems and controls.
  • Management of respective departmental budgets in coordination with location Controller. 
  • Maintain a clean and safe plant while meeting safety goals.
  • Support plant recruiting and retention initiatives, training systems, and succession planning for the L2-L4 levels.
  • Drive initiatives in the management team and organizationally that contribute to long-term operational excellence.


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!

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:  Aug 1, 2022

Cressona, PA, US, 17929

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

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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