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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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Senior Extrusion Maintenance Supervisor

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 Maintenance Extrusion Senior Supervisor is a key member of the Maintenance Department Lead Team reporting to the Maintenance Department Manager. The successful candidate would be part of a succession plan preparing them for future advancement.  


Job Responsibilities:

  • Key member of the Maintenance Department Lead Team to define and cascade departmental strategies.
  • Develop and implement maintenance strategies to improve equipment reliability to achieve higher saleable capacity with a high degree of focus in the Extrusion Department.
  • Responsible for managing the base of Hydro attached Maintenance Contractors centered within the Extrusion Department work area.
  • Forge clear partnerships with all Hydro stakeholders including but not limited to Maintenance Department counterparts, Engineering and Extrusion operations to align 100% of Maintenance activities.
  • Progress the Maintenance organization to world-class service levels in the Preventative Maintenance areas of Planning, Kitting, Scheduling and Work Execution, and completing Major Rebuild projects.
  • Plan, Resource and Balance Improvements, Repairs and Preventative activities in the interest and progress toward World-Class Uptime levels with a high degree of focus in the Extrusion Department. 
  • Review Extrusion schedules and Coordinate maintenance activities with the Supply Chain and Operations Team to ensure end-product quality standards meet both internal/external customer specs.
  • Analyze Financial and EAM KPIs to identify key areas of opportunity, cost reduction, energy efficiency and optimize asset uptime and performance.
  • Ensure Machine Shift Inspections are robust and effectively identifying, documenting, and fixing pending equipment failures in a proactive and collaborative way with Operations.
  • Develop/Revise standard operational and work practices/tools to best available methods and technology.
  • Ensure observations of Shop Floor work are in place, organizationally and personally, for compliance.
  • Assure the following Maintenance activities are done safely with quality/precision, at low cost and timely. 
  • Routine Maintenance including PM and preservation activities
  • Maintenance back log relief, dealing with investigation, repairs, and restoration activities
  • Emergency response, immediate action to address breakdowns and other critical conditions.
  • Manage, coach, and develop a high performing Maintenance team and further develop a Reliability-centered culture on the Shop Floor to meet objectives and delivers best in-class results.
  • Participate in the management of labor including but not limited to weekly resource assignments, overtime management and output preservation resource reallocation.
  • Participate and facilitate problem solving session between Operation/Engineering and maintenance to eliminate repetitive failures.  Conduct Injury and Near-Miss investigations.
  • Develop systems and drive a balanced culture of reward and recognition and workmanship accountability to maximize maintenance craft wrench time and effectiveness.



  • Safety- Comply with Health, Safety & Environmental requirements
  • Language- Able to communicate orally and in writing effectively with Managers, supervisors, peers and subordinates
  • Other Skills- Strong leadership, communication, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; Demonstrated ability to drive cultural change in an organization; Ability to “think outside the box” and “on your feet”.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Work Experience- Minimum of 5 - 10 years Maintenance and Reliability experience, and managing people
  • Education- Minimum of a High School Diploma required; A combination of technical school and experience in a similar role


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:  Feb 25, 2023

Cressona, PA, US, 17929

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

Nearest Major Market: Allentown

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